Pedro Geromel

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Pedro Geromel
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Personal information
Full name Pedro Tonon Geromel
Date of birth (1985-09-21) 21 September 1985 (age 28)
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)
2008–2013 1. FC Köln 116 (4)
2012–2013 Mallorca (loan) 38 (1)
2014– Grêmio 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 July 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Pedro Tonon Geromel (born 21 September 1985) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Grêmio.

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 Sporting de 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goal (2,612 minutes of action), but the Balearic Islands club was relegated from the top flight; in December 2013 he rescinded his agreement and returned to his country to sign on loan with Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, until the end of his Köln link.[4]

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. ^ "Pedro Geromel". Portal Oficial do Grêmio. 

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