Felipe Melo de Carvalho (born 26 June 1983) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Brazilian club Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, on loan from Internazionale.
Melo was a Brazilian international and played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He arrived in Europe in 2005 and has played for top division clubs like Juventus, Fiorentina, Almería, Racing de Santander and Mallorca. He also holds the Spanish nationality since the 2007–08 season, and thus was not consumed by the non-EU registration quota for new signings from abroad in Serie A. As of 2015, he is the most decorated Brazilian player in Turkish domestic competitions, winning seven cups, beating the record of his fellow countryman and ex-Galatasaray goalkeeper Cláudio Taffarel.Close