|Full name||Eduardo Alexandre Baptista|
|Date of birth||30 March 1970|
|Place of birth||Campinas, Brazil|
|Playing position||Centre back|
Born in Campinas, São Paulo, Baptista started playing for Clube Atlético Juventus, as a central defender. However, due to his lack of temper on the field, he was advised to leave football by his father, Nelsinho.
In 2002, after spells at clubs in his native state, Baptista joined his father's staff at Goiás, as a fitness coach. The duo remained together for the following nine years, only splitting due to the Japanese tsunami in 2011, when both were at Kashiwa Reysol; Eduardo subsequently returned to Sport (club which he already worked from 2007 to 2009) while Nelsinho remained at Kashiwa.
On 31 January 2014 Baptista was appointed interim manager, replacing fired Geninho. On 14 February he was definitely appointed as manager, and led the side to both Campeonato Pernambucano and Copa do Nordeste winning campaigns.
On 17 September 2015, Baptista left Sport and was appointed at Fluminense, replacing fired Enderson Moreira. On 25 February 2016, after only two wins in six matches, he was sacked by Flu. On 15 April, he replaced Alexandre Gallo at Ponte Preta's reign.
Baptista took Ponte to an impressive eighth place in the league, only four points shy of qualifying for the continental championship. On 2 December 2016 he resigned, and signed a one-year contract with Palmeiras fourteen days later.
Baptista is the son of Nelsinho Baptista, who is also a manager.