João Pedro (Brazilian footballer)
João Pedro with Peñarol in 2012
|Full name||João Pedro Geraldino
dos Santos Galvão
|Date of birth||9 March 1992|
|Place of birth||Ipatinga, Brazil|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2011||→ Vitória Guimarães (loan)||6||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ Peñarol (loan)||15||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 July 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
João Pedro joined the youth ranks of Atlético Mineiro in April 2006, and made his competitive first team debut on 23 May 2010 in a game against Atlético Paranaense. 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.
Palermo and loan stints
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. 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.
On 29 January 2011 Vitória Guimarães announced to have signed João Pedro on loan for the remainder of the season. Debuted in Liga Sagres on 6 February against Nacional. The experience in Portugal closes already at the beginning of April for disciplinary problems.
- (Correct as of 19 July 2012[update])
|Vitória Guimarães (loan)||2010–11||6||0||1||0||—||—||7||0|
- "João Pedro" (in Portuguese). Clube Atlético Mineiro. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
- "João Pedro". Sambafoot.com. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
- "João Pedro" (in Portuguese). Yahoo! Deportes Brasil. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
- "MERCATO: LA SCHEDA DI JOAO PEDRO" (in Italian). Mediagol.it. 29 August 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
- "ACQUISITO JOAO PEDRO" (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
- "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.
- "João Pedro é o último reforço" (in Portuguese). Vitória S.C. 29 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
- "Joao Pedro in prestito al Peñarol" [Joao Pedro on loan to Peñarol]. US Città di Palermo. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
- "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.