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Alcides leaves PSV for FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (

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PSV MEDIA - Alcides will leave PSV for FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Ukraine. The Brazilian, whose full name is Alcides Eduardo Mendes de Araújo Alves, joined PSV on loan from Premiership side Chelsea in January 2007 and won two Dutch championships during his spell in Eindhoven.
Two goals
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk is the Ukrainian name for Dnjepr Dnjepropetrovsk, a team that earned a great reputation in the Soviet Union during the eighties of the former century. AZ, with current PSV striker Danny Koevermans, met the Ukrainian team in a UEFA Cup tie in the autumn of 2005. The Alkmaar outfit enjoyed a 1-2 victory. In January 2008, another former PSV player, the Argentinian Osmar Ferreyra, joined FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, signing a four-year contract. After three games, FC Dnipro currently lie ninth in the table. Alcides, born on 13 May 1985, a product of the Salvador club EC Vitória, had a short loan spell with FC Schalke 04 in Germany in 2003/04 before returning to Europe in 2004/05 to play for Benfica. Having won the Dutch title with PSV in the 2006/07 season, he was usually played at left back in the 2007/08 campaign. Alcides, a former Brazil youth international, scored two goals for PSV.