Júlio César (footballer, born 1984)

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Júlio César
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Personal information
Full name Júlio César de Souza Santos
Date of birth (1984-10-27) 27 October 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Corinthians
Number 1
Youth career
2002–2004 Corinthians
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005– Corinthians 141 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Júlio César de Souza Santos or simply Júlio César (born 27 October 1984 in São Paulo, São Paulo) is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Corinthians in the Brazilian Série A.[1]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in São Paulo, Júlio César started playing football as a child on the streets of the Tucuruvi neighborhood. By the age of 9, he defended Clube de Campo Associação Atlética Guapira. After a friendly match against Corinthians in the age of 15, Júlio was invited by a scout to train at their youth team, with which he won the 2004 and 2005 editions of the Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior.[2]

Professional career[edit]

After Corinthians' main goalkeeper, Fábio Costa was barred by the coach Daniel Passarella and his immediate reserve Tiago suffered 5 goals in a derby match against São Paulo FC, Júlio Cesar's chances began to rise. After another loss with Tiago on the squad and Daniel Passarella's firing, Júlio César made his debut in a match against Figueirense from Santa Catarina. Corinthians won by two goals to one, and Júlio César was sent to the bench again, as he was replaced with Marcelo Marinho, also from the youth team. That would be the only appearance from Júlio César in the 2005 season, which was won by Corinthians in controversial fashion.[3][4]

The departure of Fábio Costa in 2006 caused a quick turnaround of goalkeepers in the team that would only end in 2008, such as Silvio Luiz, Johnny Herrera, and Bruno, who did not play for the team, Jean, who soon was barred from the main team, and Felipe. Júlio César only had a chance in 2008, after Marcelo's departure and Felipe's injury. Playing in matches for the Campeonato Paulista, Júlio earned a place as the main goalkeeper after Felipe failed in the Copa do Brasil, losing it yet again after Felipe rejoined the team, despite playing well. After Felipe's troubled departure from Corinthians, Júlio Cesar finally cemented his place as a main goalkeeper. Corinthians hired Paraguay national football team's Aldo Bobadilla for the goalkeeping position, who did not play for the team.

After poor showings in the 2011 Campeonato Paulista, Corinthians announced the arrival of a new goalkeeper, Renan from Avaí Futebol Clube. In a match against Botafogo, Júlio César suffered a compound fracture in his left pinky finger, but he soldiered on, as Corinthians had already made its 3 substitutions for the game. Renan, however, did not make good use of Júlio César's absence, playing poorly and losing his position to the third keeper, Danilo Fernandes, until Júlio was completely recovered and back to his goalkeeping duties. [5]

In 12 October 2011, Júlio César played his 100th match for Corinthians, losing by 2 goals against Botafogo.[6]

After overcoming harsh criticism from the fans, Júlio César finished 2011 as the absolute main goalkeeper for the team, helping Corinthians win the 2011 Campeonato Brasileiro.[7]

In 2012, however, Júlio César's main team status was in danger. During the 2012 Campeonato Paulista, Júlio was criticized by his performances.[8] The elimination against the Campinas squad AA Ponte Preta in the quarter finals, in which Júlio had committed "grotesque failings", suffering three goals against a weaker team caused manager Tite to replace him with the former goalkeeper of PSV Eindhoven, Cássio.[9] Cássio did not disappoint, and was the main goalkeeper during Corinthians' unbeaten Libertadores campaign. [10] Júlio was briefly linked with São Paulo squad Portuguesa, but the move did not materialize.[11]

Honours[edit]

Club honours[edit]

Corinthians

Personal life[edit]

Júlio César is a protestant, converting in 2005.[12][13]

Statistics[edit]

Club performance
Club Season Brasileirão Série A Brasileirão Série B Copa do Brasil Libertadores Copa Sudamericana Campeonato Paulista Friendly Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Corinthians 2005 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 8 0
2009 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2010 31 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 38 0
2011 33 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 57 0
2012 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 15 0 2 0 27 0
2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Total 73 0 4 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 43 0 9 0 141 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jogadores do Corinthians – Julio Cesar (Julio Cesar de Souza Santos)". Noticiasdocorinthians.com.br. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  2. ^ Site Oficial
  3. ^ "GloboEsporte.com > Futebol > Corinthians – NOTÍCIAS – Para Dualib, Inter seria o campeão de 2005". Globoesporte.globo.com. 24 September 2007. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  4. ^ "Ex-presidente corinthiano declara "roubo" no titulo Brasileiro de 2005". www.campeoesdofutebol.com.br. 24 September 2007. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  5. ^ Luxação de Júlio
  6. ^ Julio Cesar usa camisa especial para celebrar 100 jogos pelo Corinthians
  7. ^ "Campeão em 2005, Julio Cesar tem reconhecimento tardio pelo 2º título". Gazeta Esportiva.Net. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  8. ^ http://esporte.uol.com.br/futebol/campeonatos/paulista/pos-jogo/2012/04/22/ponte-conta-com-frangos-de-julio-cesar-elimina-o-corinthians-e-vai-a-semi-do-paulistao.htm
  9. ^ http://www.estadao.com.br/noticias/esportes,tite-confirma-cassio-no-lugar-do-goleiro-julio-cesar-no-corinthians,866236,0.htm
  10. ^ http://www.meutimao.com.br/noticia/78866/maior_goleiro_da_america_cassio_evita_falar_sobre_invencibilidade_na_libertadores
  11. ^ http://globoesporte.globo.com/futebol/noticia/2012/05/timao-pode-emprestar-julio-cesar-portuguesa-para-contratar-guilherme.html
  12. ^ Renato Cavallera. "Goleiro do Corinthians conta seu testemunho e que sofre preconceito". Noticias.gospelmais.com.br. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  13. ^ "Evangélico e goleiro Júlio César termina pentacampeão com o Corinthias -Confira… :". Odiario.com. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 

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