Paulo Jr. (footballer)

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Paulo Jr.
Paulo Araujo Jr.jpg
Personal information
Full name Paulo Morais de Araújo Júnior
Date of birth (1989-01-23) January 23, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Teresina, Piauí, Brazil
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Ottawa Fury
Youth career
2006–2007 Flamengo-PI
2008 Ituano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Ituano 4 (0)
2009–2011 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 38 (11)
2010–2011 Real Salt Lake (loan) 14 (2)
2012 Real Salt Lake 22 (2)
2012 Fort Lauderdale Strikers (loan) 3 (1)
2013 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 (0)
2013 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 12 (0)
2014 Náutico 15 (0)
2015- Ottawa Fury 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paulo Morais de Araújo Júnior (born January 23, 1989) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Ottawa Fury.

Career[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Araujo was a member of the youth sides at Flamengo do Piaui and Ituano and began his professional career with Ituano in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C in 2008.

United States[edit]

Araujo signed with Miami FC in early 2009. After receiving his work visa in May 2009,[1] Araujo made his debut for Miami on May 20, 2009, in a game against Charleston Battery.[2] He scored his first career professional goal on June 20, 2009, in a game against Cleveland City Stars.[3] On March 15, 2010 Miami announced the re-signing of Araujo to a new contract for the 2010 season.[4]

On September 9, 2010, having enjoyed a successful season with Miami FC in the USSF Division 2 Professional League, Araujo was loaned to Real Salt Lake for the final few months of the 2010 Major League Soccer season.[5] Araujo scored his first goal for Salt Lake on September 15, 2010 in a 4-1 win over Toronto FC in the CONCACAF Champions League.[6] He scored a brace (2 goals) in the final match of CONCACAF Champions League group-stage tournament play in Rio Tinto Stadium against Mexican giants, Cruz Azul.[7]

Having enjoyed a successful initial loan spell, RSL extended the loan on December 27, 2010 through the 2011 MLS season. The extension also provided RSL the option to purchase Araujo and sign him through the 2014 season.[8] The club exercised its purchase option in February 2012 and promptly signed Araujo through 2014.[9]

Paulo Jr. was released by Salt Lake on December 3, 2012.[10] He elected to participate in the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft and was selected by Vancouver Whitecaps FC in stage two of the draft on December 14, 2012.[11] He signed with Vancouver on January 23, 2013[12] and was waived on April 17 having not played any league or national cup matches for the team.[13]

On August 8, 2013 the Fort Lauderdale Strikers announced that Paulo Jr. had joined the club.[citation needed]

Honors[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miami FC to Debut Ex-Cubans Nationals During Crucial Road Trip[dead link]
  2. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. May 20, 2009. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. June 20, 2009. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Miami FC Inks Five Players from Brazil". NASL.com. Retrieved March 15, 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ Randy Davis (September 9, 2010). "RSL get D2 star Paulo Jr. on loan from Miami". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Champions League 2010/2011". Concacaf.globalsportsmedia.com. September 15, 2010. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.sltrib.com (October 20, 2010). "Utah Local News - Salt Lake City News, Sports, Archive - The Salt Lake Tribune". Sltrib.com. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ RSL Media Relations (December 27, 2010). "RSL Extends Loan Deal for Forward Paulo Jr.". Real Salt Lake. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Real Salt Lake Re-Signs Four Key Cogs for 2012 Season and Beyond - OurSports Central - Independent and Minor League Sports News". OurSports Central. February 9, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ "2012". Real Salt Lake. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Califf, Casey among 14 picked in Stage 2 Re-Entry Draft". MLSsoccer.com. December 14, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Whitecaps FC add three | Vancouver Whitecaps FC". Whitecapsfc.com. January 23, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Whitecaps FC waive midfielder Paulo Jr. | Vancouver Whitecaps FC". Whitecapsfc.com. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 

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