Pedro Geromel

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Pedro Geromel
Pedro Geromel.jpg
Geromel training with Köln in 2009
Personal information
Full name Pedro Tonon Geromel
Date of birth (1985-09-21) 21 September 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Grêmio
Number 3
Youth career
2002–2003 Palmeiras
2003–2004 Chaves
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Chaves 15 (0)
2005–2008 Vitória Guimarães 67 (1)
2008–2014 FC Köln 116 (4)
2012–2013 Mallorca (loan) 38 (1)
2014 Grêmio (loan) 24 (0)
2015– Grêmio 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 March 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Pedro Tonon Geromel (born 21 September 1985) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Early years / Guimarães[edit]

Born in São Paulo, Geromel moved to Portugal from Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, signing with Grupo Desportivo de Chaves at only 18 and finishing his footballing formation there, after which he made his professional debuts in the 2004–05 season, with the northern club in the second division.

Geromel's performances there attracted the attention of top flight club Vitória Sport Clube.[1] At Guimarães, after making his debuts in a 0–2 derby home loss against S.C. Braga, he eventually became an undisputed first-choice, as the Minho side promoted from the second level and achieved qualification to the UEFA Champions League in just two seasons.

FC Köln[edit]

In an online voting, Geromel was considered as 2007–08's best player in the Portuguese League, beating F.C. Porto's Lisandro López and Lucho González. On 30 June 2008 he moved to Bundesliga side 1. FC Köln, recently promoted to the top division.

An undisputed first-choice from the beginning, Geromel impressed enough during his first two years in Germany, reportedly being courted by La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid.[2] Eventually, nothing came of it.

On 23 August 2012, Geromel signed a four-year loan deal with RCD Mallorca in Spain.[3] In his first season he contributed with 29 starts and one goal (2,612 minutes of action), but the Balearic Islands club was relegated from the top flight; in December 2013 he rescinded his agreement and returned to his country, to sign for two years and a half with Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense while still owned by Köln.[4][5]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 8 March 2015[6]
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vitória Guimarães 2005–06 Primeira Liga 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
2006–07 Segunda Liga 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
2007–08 Primeira Liga 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 1
Total 67 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 67 1
FC Köln 2008–09 Bundesliga 32 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 1
2009–10 29 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 32 1
2010–11 27 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 28 2
2011–12 28 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
Total 116 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 121 4
Mallorca (loan) 2012–13 La Liga 30 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 33 2
2013–14 Segunda División 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Total 38 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 42 2
Grêmio (loan) 2014 Série A 24 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 31 0
Total 24 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 31 0
Grêmio 2015 Série A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 245 6 9 1 3 0 4 0 261 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geromel gets Guimarães chance". UEFA.com. 8 July 2005. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Cologne capture Brazilian". Sky Sports. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pedro Geromel es el sexto fichaje en llegar a la isla" [Pedro Geromel is the sixth signing to arrive on the island] (in Spanish). Marca. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Zagueiro Pedro Geromel é apresentado no Olímpico" [Stopper Pedro Geromel is presented at the Olímpico] (in Portuguese). Grêmio's official website. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Grêmio vê situação 'delicada' e trata sequência de Geromel como contratação" [Grêmio sees 'delicate' situation and treats Geromel's sequence as permanent signing] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Pedro Geromel". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 

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