João Pedro (Brazilian footballer)

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is dos Santos and the second or paternal family name is Galvão.
João Pedro
Joao Pedro.jpg
João Pedro with Peñarol in 2012
Personal information
Full name João Pedro Geraldino
dos Santos Galvão
Date of birth (1992-03-09) 9 March 1992 (age 22)[1][2]
Place of birth Ipatinga,[1][2] Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)[2]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cagliari
Number TBA
Youth career
2006–2010 Atlético Mineiro[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Atlético Mineiro[3] 11 (0)
2010–2012 Palermo 1 (0)
2011 Vitória Guimarães (loan) 6 (0)
2011–2012 Peñarol (loan) 15 (6)
2012–2013 Santos 10 (0)
2013–2014 Estoril Praia 0 (0)
2014– Cagliari 0 (0)
National team
2009 Brazil U-17 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 July 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

João Pedro Geraldino dos Santos Galvão (born 9 March 1992), commonly known as João Pedro, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Cagliari Calcio as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Atlético Mineiro[edit]

João Pedro joined the youth ranks of Atlético Mineiro in April 2006,[1] and made his competitive first team debut on 23 May 2010 in a game against Atlético Paranaense.[4] His successive good performances then led head coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo to regularly select him for the Brazilian league games held between May and August 2010, also switching him from his original position of second striker to an attacking midfielder role.[4]

Palermo and loan stints[edit]

On 28 August 2010 it was revealed Serie A club Palermo was interested in signing João Pedro, a rumor that was later confirmed by rosanero chairman Maurizio Zamparini and director of football Walter Sabatini. Two days later, Palermo announced through their website to have signed João Pedro on a five-year contract with the Sicilian club.[5] He made his debut with a Palermo shirt as a substitute in the final minutes of a 2010–11 UEFA Europa League game against Sparta Prague. His Serie A debut came on 17 January 2011, as a second-half substitute for Josip Iličić in a 1–3 loss to Cagliari.[6]

On 29 January 2011 Vitória Guimarães announced to have signed João Pedro on loan for the remainder of the season.[7] Debuted in Liga Sagres on 6 February against Nacional. The experience in Portugal closes already at the beginning of April for disciplinary problems.

On 19 August 2011 Palermo confirmed to have loaned João Pedro to Uruguayan club Peñarol.[8]

Estoril[edit]

On 1 July 2013, after not featuring with the first team in 2013 season, João Pedro rescinded with Santos and signed a one-year deal with Estoril Praia.[9]

International career[edit]

João Pedro is a youth international for Brazil, and was part of the under-17 squad that appeared in the 2009 South American U-17 Football Championship and the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of 19 July 2012)
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Atlético-MG 2010 11 0 2 0 13 0
Total 11 0 2 0 13 0
Palermo 2010–11 1 0 3 0 4 0
Total 1 0 3 0 4 0
Vitória Guimarães (loan) 2010–11 6 0 1 0 7 0
Total 6 0 1 0 7 0
Peñarol (loan) 2011–12 15 6 8 1 23 7
Total 15 6 8 1 23 7
Santos 2012 10 0 10 0
Total 10 0 10 0

Honours[edit]

Santos

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "João Pedro" (in Portuguese). Clube Atlético Mineiro. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "João Pedro". Sambafoot.com. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "João Pedro" (in Portuguese). Yahoo! Deportes Brasil. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "MERCATO: LA SCHEDA DI JOAO PEDRO" (in Italian). Mediagol.it. 29 August 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "ACQUISITO JOAO PEDRO" (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Il Cagliari stende il Palermo Pastore non-brilla, Matri a quota 9" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 16 January 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "João Pedro é o último reforço" (in Portuguese). Vitória S.C. 29 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Joao Pedro in prestito al Peñarol" [Joao Pedro on loan to Peñarol]. US Città di Palermo. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Pouco aproveitada, dupla rescinde com Santos e vai para Portugal" [Rarely used, duo rescinds with Santos and goes to Portugal] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 1 July 2013.