|Full name||Luiz Carlos Saroli|
|Date of birth||8 March 1965|
|Place of birth||Cascavel, Brazil|
|Date of death||28 November 2016 51)(aged|
|Place of death||La Unión, Colombia|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1998||XV de Piracicaba|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He spent his 14-year professional career in Brazil and Portugal, notably amassing Primeira Liga totals of 140 games and 31 goals in the latter nation in representation of three teams, mainly Vitória de Guimarães.
Born in Cascavel, Paraná, Caio Júnior's Série A input consisted of 37 games and nine goals combined for Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, Sport Club Internacional and Paraná Clube, during four seasons. in 1987 he moved to Portugal where he would remain the next eight years, starting out at Vitória S.C. in the Minho Province.
Caio Júnior made his debut in the Primeira Liga on 23 August 1987, coming on as a 67th-minute substitute in a 2–2 away draw against Varzim SC. He finished his first season with eight goals from 31 appearances, helping his team to the 14th place as well as the third round of the UEFA Cup.
Having returned to his homeland at the age of 31, and with the exception of Paraná in 1997, Caio Júnior competed exclusively in the lower leagues until his retirement.
On 27 February 2014, Caio Júnior was appointed coach of Criciúma Esporte Clube. In June of that year he returned to the UAE Arabian Gulf League, after signing for Al Shabab (Dubai) in the same capacity.
Caio Júnior reached Associação Chapecoense de Futebol on 25 June 2016. He took the team to the final of the Copa Sudamericana, after disposing of Argentina's San Lorenzo de Almagro on the away goals rule.
On 28 November 2016, whilst travelling with Chapecoense to the aforementioned finals, 51-year-old Caio Júnior was among the fatalities of the LaMia Airlines Flight 2933 accident in the Colombian village of Cerro Gordo, La Unión, Antioquia. Shortly after having reached the decisive match in the competition, he uttered: "If I died tomorrow I'd die a happy man".
- Campeonato Gaúcho: 1985, 1986, 1987
- Vitória Guimarães
- Estrela Amadora
- Campeonato Gaúcho: 1994
- Campeonato Paranaense: 1997
- UAE President's Cup: 2012
- Campeonato Gaúcho: Top Scorer 1985 (15 goals)
- "Época 1987/88: Primeira Divisão" [1987/88 season: First Division] (in Portuguese). Arquivos da Bola. 15 July 2007. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
- "Caio Júnior chega ao Criciúma com desejo de 'imitar' Felipão em 91" [Caio Júnior arrives at Criciúma aiming to 'imitate' Felipão in 91] (in Portuguese). Fox Sports. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
- "Técnico Caio Júnior acerta com clube árabe e vai comandar o Al Shabab" [Coach Caio Júnior agrees with Arab club and will take charge of Al Shabab] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
- "Chapecoense já tem novo treinador: Caio Junior é anunciado pelo clube" [Chapecoense already has new coach: Caio Júnior is announced by club] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
- "Chapecoense empata com San Lorenzo e avança à final da Sul-Americana" [Chapecoense draws with San Lorenzo and advances to the final of the Sudamericana] (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
- "Ex-Jazira, Shabab boss Caio Junior dies in plane crash". Sport 360. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
- "Chapecoense: Brazil plane crash football team 'a fairytale story with tragic ending'". BBC Sport. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
- "A arrepiante frase de Caio Jr.: "Se morresse amanhã, morria feliz"" [Caio Jr.'s chilling sentence: "If I died tomorrow, I'd die a happy man"] (in Portuguese). O Jogo. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
- "カイオ ジュニオール" [Luis Carlos Saroli (CAIO JUNIOR)] (in Japanese). J.League Data Site. Retrieved 15 September 2016.