Júlio César (footballer, born 1986)
|Full name||Júlio César Jacobi|
|Date of birth||2 September 1986|
|Place of birth||Guaramirim, Brazil|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|2011–2012||→ Granada (loan)||16||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Guaramirim, Santa Catarina, Júlio César started his professional career at Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, signing a five-year contract in August 2005. He made his first division debut in a 0–0 home draw against Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, on 26 November 2006.
In January 2008 Júlio César moved to Portugal, joining C.F. Os Belenenses. He first played in the league on 23 February against C.S. Marítimo, replacing striker Weldon in the 29th minute after goalkeeper Paulo Costinha had been sent off, in an eventual 1–3 home loss.
After having played all the matches and minutes in his first full season – Belenenses was relegated, but later reinstated – he signed with Lisbon neighbours Sport Lisboa e Benfica, thus reuniting with former manager Jorge Jesus. In his first year he backed up Quim, demoting José Moreira to third-choice and starting in the club's campaign in the UEFA Europa League.
On 8 April 2010, in the dying minutes of Benfica's 1–4 loss at Liverpool for the Europa League quarterfinals (and subsequent 3–5 aggregate exit), Júlio César suffered a concussion after colliding with Dirk Kuyt, having to be hospitalized. He fully recovered, appearing in a total of 14 official matches during the campaign.
On 17 August 2011, Júlio César moved to Granada CF in La Liga in a season-long move, alongside teammates Carlos Martins and Jorge Ribeiro. He made his debut for the Andalusians on 13 December in a 1–4 away defeat to Real Sociedad for the campaign's Copa del Rey, and played mostly understudy to Roberto during his spell.
On 1 September 2013, after one year limited to training, Júlio César rescinded his contract with the Lisbon club. On 10 March of the following year, after more than one year out of football, he agreed to a five-month contract with Getafe CF, as an emergency signing after Miguel Ángel Moyà's serious injury.
- "Benfica bring in Júlio César". UEFA.com. 1 August 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
- "Torres at the double". ESPN Soccernet. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- "Julio César, un emperador para el arco" [Julio César, emperor for the posts] (in Spanish). Granada Hoy. 15 August 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
- "El Granada consigue la cesión de Julio César" [Granada gets Julio César loan] (in Spanish). Marca. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
- "La Real Sociedad sentencia al Granada con un Xabi Prieto estelar" [Real Sociedad sentences Granada with stellar Xabi Prieto] (in Spanish). Canal Sur. 13 December 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
- "Júlio César rescindiu" [Júlio César rescinded] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
- "El meta Julio César suplirá a Moyá" [Goalkeeper Julio César will fill in for Moyá] (in Spanish). Marca. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
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