|Intro||Brazilian footballer and manager|
|Is|| Athlete |
Association football player
|Birth||25 August 1971|
Claudiomiro Salenave Santiago (born 25 August 1971), known simply as Claudiomiro, was a Brazilian football player.
He played for several clubs in Brazil, including (in chronological order) Coritiba, Santos, Vitória and Grêmio, and after that, his destiny is uncertain, and it is unknown if he is truly retired.
The peak of his career was at Santos, despite the fact he was sent off at his debut against São Paulo, where Santos lost at home 2-3. He gained the nickname “Bombeiro” (Portuguese for Firefighter), because he was always putting away crisis with solid displays or key goals – in fact, he only scored on Santos’ single goals victories.
He could play as a defensive midfielder or a defender, whether a centre back or a sweeper, being better at this last role on his late career because he lost most of his pace. He was known for fierce and sometimes ugly tackles. Though, he had a really stead temper, rarely being booked for complaining. He was terrific at aerial game and had good passing skills for a defensive player.