Alex Teixeira Santos (Brazilian Portuguese: [aˈlɛks te(j)ˈʃejɾɐ]; (born 6 January 1990) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Chinese club Jiangsu Suning.
Teixeira began his career with Vasco da Gama, making his debut for the senior team at the age of 18, before moving to Shakhtar Donetsk in November 2009. He spent seven years at the club, scoring 89 goals in 222 appearances, while winning the Ukrainian Premier League five times. In February 2016, he transferred to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning for an Asian record transfer fee of €50 million.
Internationally, Teixeira has been capped at under-17 and under-20 level for Brazil.Close