Hélder Bruno Macedo Sousa
|Full name||Hélder Bruno Macedo Sousa|
|Date of birth||13 October 1977|
|Place of birth||Matosinhos, Portugal|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|1995–1997||Senhora da Hora|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Sousa started his career with amateurs Padroense FC, in 1997. In his country, in which he competed almost exclusively in the second and third divisions, he also represented C.D. Trofense (two spells), S.C. Braga's reserves, A.D. Ovarense, Gondomar SC, C.D. Feirense and F.C. Vizela; on 15 September 2002, whilst with Braga, he made his only top level appearance, which consisted of 20 minutes in a 0–2 away loss against Varzim SC.
In the summer of 2010, aged nearly 33, Sousa moved abroad for the first time, joining Cypriot club Olympiakos Nicosia. On 10 January 2012 he signed a 18-month contract with fellow first division outfit APOEL FC, for a transfer fee of €90,000; he made his official debut six days later, playing 23 minutes in a 0–0 home draw against his former team.
Sousa made his UEFA Champions League debut on 14 February 2012 at the age of 34, playing 72 minutes in a 0–1 loss at Olympique Lyonnais for the round-of-16. He added a further two appearances as APOEL reached the quarterfinals for the first time ever.
- "Hélder Sousa given APOEL chance". UEFA.com. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
- "Ευχαριστούμε τον Sousa" (in Greek). APOEL FC. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
- "Hélder Sousa é reforço" [Hélder Sousa strengthens squad] (in Portuguese). CD Trofense. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013.