Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian top-flight club Coritiba has confirmed the signing of former Fenerbahce playmaker Alex on a two-year contract.
The 35-year-old was officially presented to the club`s fans Thursday afternoon, just hours after the club announced his arrival on a free transfer from the Turkish club, as reported by a news agency.
"I always said that I would come back one day and here I am," said Alex, who began his professional career with Coritiba in 1995.
"In my opinion Coritiba is not far from the top teams in the competition. In terms of administration, it is very well run. I am proud to be a part of this club."
After leaving Coritiba in 1997 Alex moved to Palmeiras before stints at Flamengo, Cruzeiro and Italy`s Parma.
He joined Fenerbahce in 2004, representing the club on 378 occasions before being released earlier this year.
Coritiba is currently 10th in Brazil` s Serie A standings with seven matches remaining in the season.
I`ve always said the person who wins the world championship this year is the person who does the best job on the circuit, but that does not seem the way it is at the moment.