Pablo Campos

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Pablo Campos
Pablo Campos 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full name Pablo Campos
Date of birth (1983-01-29) January 29, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Minnesota United
Number 9
Youth career
1997–2000 Guarani
2000–2002 Botafogo
2005–2006 Oklahoma Baptist Bison
2007–2008 Fresno Pacific Sunbirds
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Fresno Fuego 25 (32)
2008–2009 GAIS 8 (0)
2009 San Jose Earthquakes 14 (2)
2009–2010 Real Salt Lake 27 (2)
2011 Carolina RailHawks 26 (12)
2012 San Antonio Scorpions 28 (20)
2013– Minnesota United 22 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 3, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Pablo Campos (born January 29, 1983 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Minnesota United in the North American Soccer League.

Career[edit]

College and Amateur[edit]

Campos began his amateur career at Fresno Pacific University, and was named to the 2007 NSCAA/adidas NAIA Men's All-America Team, before going on to excel with the Fresno Fuego of the USL Premier Development League.

In his first year with Fresno in 2007, he scored 18 goals in 15 appearances, ending the year as the top scorer in the entire PDL,[1] and PDL MVP. After being courted by several Major League Soccer teams in the 2007–08 offseason, notably Real Salt Lake, Campos decided to forego a professional career in the USA, where his salary as a developmental player would have been small, and instead chose to continue his college studies and play for Fresno Fuego for one more season; he subsequently scored 14 goals in 10 games for the Fresno Fuego in the PDL in 2008.

Professional[edit]

Campos was signed by GAIS on July 9, 2008.[2] He made his debut for GAIS on September 24, 2008, coming on as a substitute for Björn Andersson in an Allsvenskan game against Gefle,[3] and made his first professional start two weeks later, against Norrköping.[4]

On February 9, 2009, Campos joined the San Jose Earthquakes after the team won a weighted Major League Soccer lottery for his services.[5] He scored his first professional goal on April 18, 2009, in a 1–1 tie with Los Angeles Galaxy.[6]

Campos was later traded to Real Salt Lake on July 15, 2009. Campos scored his first goal for Salt Lake on August 26, 2009 in a home match against Chivas USA at Rio Tinto Stadium. The strike turned out to be the winning goal in a 4–0 RSL triumph. A few days later, he scored the lone goal in Real Salt Lake's 1–0 victory against the Kansas City Wizards – the club's first-ever win in Kansas City. Campos and Real Salt Lake won the MLS Cup in 2009 after a great season.

Campos played sparingly for RSL in 2010 and was released by the club on February 28, 2011.[7]

He signed with Carolina RailHawks of the North American Soccer League in April 2011.[8] After one season with Carolina, Campos signed with NASL expansion side. San Antonio Scorpions in February 2012.[9] This year he won severals awards which include Golden boot(most goals) and Golden Ball(MVP).

Honors[edit]

Real Salt Lake[edit]

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