Jéferson Rodrigues Gonçalves

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Personal information
Full name Jéferson Rodrigues Gonçalves
Date of birth (1984-07-15) July 15, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Brasília, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2003-2004 Brasiliense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Brasiliense
2005 Atlético Goianiense (loan) 6 (3)
2006-2008 Santo André 36 (14)
2006 Guarani (loan) 13 (0)
2009–2011 Vasco da Gama 40 (7)
2010 Avaí (loan) 19 (5)
2011 Sporting Kansas City (loan) 9 (0)
2012–2013 Bahia 2 (0)
2013 Atlético Goianiense 6 (0)
2014 Boavista 8 (2)
2014 América-RN 12 (2)
2015– Boavista 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 March 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jéferson Rodrigues Gonçalves or simply Jéferson (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒɛfiʁsõ]; born July 15, 1984 in Brasília), is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Boavista.


Early career[edit]

Born in Brasilia, Jéferson debuted as a professional for Brasiliense. He spent four years at the club after being loaned out to Atlético Goianiense. During his short stay with Atlético Goianiense, Jéferson helped the club gain promotion by winning the Campeonato Goiano da Segunda Divisão.[1]

He later spent time with Guarani, a São Paulo based club, after being transferred to Santo André, where he began the ascent of his playing career and leading the squad to a Campeonato Paulista Série A2 championship and runners-up in the 2008 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B campaign.

Vasco da Gama[edit]

Jéferson's role as a playmaker for Santo André caught the attention of more notable Brazilian clubs, in particular, Vasco da Gama, who signed him a year later in 2009. Early on, he struggled to find his place in the squad, due to the bevy of high caliber midfielders at Vasco da Gama. While with Vasco Jéferson enjoyed his best run of form during the Campeonato Carioca, where he made 32 appearances and scored 5 goals.


After struggling to win a starting role, he was subsequently loaned to Avaí, a Brazilian club based in Florianópolis, in 2010. He impressed scoring four goals in his first eight appearances during his short stay with the club.[2]

Sporting Kansas City[edit]

On July 17, 2011, Jéferson signed a loan deal with MLS side Sporting Kansas City. The loan deal also stated that he would be signed under the league's Designated Player Rule making him Sporting KC's second Designated Player alongside Omar Bravo.[3] He was waived by the club on November 23, 2011.[4]


Atlético Goianiense
  • Campeonato Goiano da Segunda Divisão: 2005
Santo André
Vasco da Gama


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