Joãozinho (footballer, born 1988)
Joãozinho with Krasnodar in 2011
|Full name||João Natailton Ramos dos Santos|
|Date of birth||25 December 1988|
|Place of birth||Umbaúba, Brazil|
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Playing position||Left winger|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
He signed his five-year-contract with Levski Sofia on 7 December 2007. The same day he made his first training with his new club. Joãozinho made his unofficial debut in a friendly match against FC Dynamo Kyiv on 20 January 2008. He played for 45 minutes. Levski lost the match with a result of 1:2. Joãozinho debuted (and surprisingly his debut number was 10). His initial number was supposed to be 20, but when Hristo Yovov left Levski Sofia there were no troubles for Joãozinho to play with number 10. He play like a left winger.
He scored his fist goal for Levski on 10 February 2008 in a friendly match against FC Rapid Bucureşti. Joãozinho scored a penalty kick. Joãozinho made his official debut for Levski on 24 February 2008 in a match against Chernomorets Burgas, the match from Bulgarian A PFG. Levski won the match. The result was 2:1, after goals from Jean Carlos and Daniel Borimirov. He scored his first goal for Levski on 22 March 2008 against Belasitsa Petrich in the 87th minute, making the result 4:0 for Levski. He directed the ball into the net after a shot by Darko Tasevski which was going out of the goalkeeper's frame.
On 30 January 2011, after days of speculations, Joãozinho revealed that he had moved to Krasnodar. On 1 February 2011, the transfer was finalized and the Brazilian signed his contract with the Russian club. On 6 February 2011, Joãozinho made his unofficial debut for the team from Krasnodar, playing the first 63 minutes in the 2:2 draw with Ukrainian side SC Tavriya Simferopol in a friendly match. On 15 February 2011, he scored a goal and provided an assist in the 4:0 rout against Czech club FK Baumit Jablonec. The Brazilian will wear the number 22 during the season. Joãozinho's official debut came on 6 March 2011 in the 1:0 win against Amkar Perm in a Russian Cup match, with the Brazilian being in the starting line-up. His Russian Premier League debut occurred 6 days later in the 0:0 away draw with FC Anzhi Makhachkala. On 14 June 2011, the Brazilian opened his account for the team, netting twice in the 4:2 home win against Volga Nizhny Novgorod.
- As of 12 August 2014
- List of 33 top players of the Russian league: 2013/14.
- "Жоазиньо подписа за пет години с Левски, новите бразилци започнаха тренировки със "сините". Жеан Карлош с фланелка с №9" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 7 December 2007. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
- "Жоазиньо ще бъде награден за най-коректен играч в "А" група" (in Bulgarian). donbalon.eu. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
- "Левски финализира трансфера на Жоазиньо във ФК Краснодар" (in Bulgarian). novsport.com. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
- "João Natailton Ramos Dos Santos match log". soccerway.com. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
- "Жоазиньо №1 в Краснодар за сезона, признание за бразилеца". topsport.bg. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- "Жоаозиньо признан лучшим игроком сезона в "Краснодаре". soccer.ru. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- Joãozinho`s profile on Levski Sofia web-site
- Joãozinho`s profile on LevskiSofia.info
- Joãozinho`s profile on Portuguesa web-site