Paulo Vitor Barreto

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Personal information
Full name Paulo Vítor Barreto de Souza
Date of birth (1985-07-12) 12 July 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 10
Youth career
2000–2003 Treviso
2002 Milan (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Treviso 33 (12)
2005–2008 Udinese 53 (8)
2007–2008 Treviso (loan) 32 (14)
2008–2011 Bari 77 (41)
2011–2013 Udinese 11 (0)
2013– Torino 27 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 aprile 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paulo Vitor de Souza Barreto (born on 12 July 1985) commonly known as Barreto, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Torino as a striker.


Treviso & Milan[edit]

Barreto grew up in the youth ranks of Treviso. In 2002, he was loaned to Milan, where he was aggregated to the Campionato Allievi Nazionale under-17 team that won the 2002 Torneo Città di Arco.[1][2]

After scoring 12 goals in the 2004–05 season with Treviso, he was signed by Udinese, who gave him the opportunity to mark his debut not only in the Italian top flight but also in the UEFA Cup, a competition in which he scored two goals against RC Lens, in the 2005–06 season. He returned to Treviso on loan in 2007, scoring 14 goals in the Serie B 2007–08 season.


Barreto spent the 2008–09 season on loan to Serie B side Bari.[3] He scored 23 goals for the Serie B Champion, one goal short after the Serie B top-scorer of the season. In 2009–10 season, his loan was extended and his goal scoring made Bari impress in the first half of the Serie A season. However, after the injury of centre-back Andrea Ranocchia and his striking partner Vitaly Kutuzov, the team performance also slipped.

On 25 June 2010, Bari signed him in a co-ownership bid, for €4.5 million.[4][5]

In the next season, despite Kutuzov was recovered from injury, the team saw the departures of Italian international centre-backs Andrea Ranocchia and Leonardo Bonucci. With the failure to sign important replacements, not only for the centre-backs, the team conceded more goals and their tactics where affected. Barreto scored 4 goals before the winter break as team top-scorer, however much lesser than his performance last Christmas. The team finished as the bottom to enter the winter break.

Barreto also injured in November, the match against Parma.[6] He injured again after came out from injury in December, against Palermo.[7]

Udinese bought back Barreto in June 2011 for €3 million and Salvatore Masiello moved to Bari outright for free.[8]


In January 2013 Barreto was sold to Torino in a co-ownership agreement, making his debut on 20 January 2013 as a starter against Pescara (won 0-2).[9][10] Torino's head coach Giampiero Ventura was already familiar with Barreto from their earlier success at Bari. However, Barreto had a disappointing season, scoring only 3 goals in 16 appearances despite mainly playing as a starter.[11] On 18 June 2013 his co-ownership agreement was renewed for an additional year.[12]


  1. ^ "Milan squad". Torneo Città di Arco official site (in Italian). Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Oggi finale Milan-Fiorentina". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 12 February 2002. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Il Bari prende Barreto" (in Italian). AS Bari. 2008-07-14. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  4. ^ AS Bari Report and Accounts on 31 December 2010 (Italian)
  5. ^ "Meggiorini alle buste. Barreto è del Bari". AS Bari (in Italian). 25 June 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Ripresa degli allenamenti". AS Bari (in Italian). 16 November 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Barreto, S. Masiello e Ghezzal fermi". AS Bari (in Italian). 30 December 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  8. ^ AS Bari SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts )on 31 December 2011 (Italian), Italian CCIAA
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