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Émerson Ferreira da Rosa (born April 4, 1976, in Pelotasmarker), simply known as Emerson, is a Brazilian football midfielder.



He made a name for himself in his native Brazil, at Grêmio, where he won three state championships, two Brazilian Cups, one Brazilian Championship and one Copa Libertadores da America, but eventually losing the Intercontinental Cup on the penalty kicks to Ajax; before going to Europe to play for Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayer Leverkusen

Emerson spent 5-year at Leverkusen and acquired a German passport.


Emerson signed with AS Roma, winning the Scudetto and the Italian Super Cup in 2001.


After a prolonged transfer saga, in which Roma wanted to sell him to Real Madrid instead of league rivals Juventus but his will leaned towards the Italian club, he was sold for €12million plus Matteo Brighi, which tagged as €16million, following his former coach Capello's foot steps.

Real Madrid

After two seasons with Juventus FC with coach Fabio Capello, he moved to Real Madrid in July 19, 2006, again following Capello, costing Real Madrid €16 million. However, due to the declining relationship between Emerson and Capello and Emerson's poor performances for Real Madrid the player, in January 2007, declared his desire to return to Juventus, rumoured to be willing to take a pay cut. However, by May, his performances had picked up considerably, along with a great improvement in the team's results, and on May 12, 2007 he declared his intention to remain with Real. But in his conversation with the radio program "El Larguero", the president of Real Madrid, Ramon Calderon, said that Emerson would leave Real Madrid this summer along with the Italianmarker striker Antonio Cassano for technical reasons.


On August 21, 2007, Milan officially confirmed the transfer of the Brazilian midfielder. He made his official debut in Milan's 3–1 UEFA Super Cup victory over Sevilla F.C. on August 31. Emerson has not been able to contribute to his new club much due to injury, only managing 20 appearances for Milan in the 2007-08 campaign. On April 21, 2009, he and the club arrived at a mutual consent to terminate his contract.

Immediately following his release, Emerson began negotiations with Grêmio with the aim of ending his career with his first club. However, due to international transfer restrictions, Emerson is unable to join Grêmio until August 2009 at the earliest.


He signed a contract to Santos on July 26, 2009, after his releasing from A.C. Milan.

On October 16, 2009 Emerson has decided to terminate his contract and leave Santos due to injury, the former AS Roma, Juventus and AC Milan player went undergo surgery next week..

International career

He participated for Brazil at the 1998 and 2006 World Cups but missed out on the victorious 2002 squad after suffering an unfortunate training injury shortly before the tournament began.


He is a combative and dynamic defensive midfielder renowned for his tackling and passing, his nickname is Il Puma for his feline movements in midfield.


  1. Agreements with the Spanish club Real Madrid CF
  2. Emerson Set For Juve Return -
  3. "We're breathing down Barcelona's neck" - Real
  4. "After a year in office, I am still as excited as on my first day" - Real
  5. Welcome Puma! - AC
  6. Schluss für Émerson

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