Vágner Kaetano Pereira

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Pula
Пула.jpg
Pula celebrating a goal for Russia in 2011
Personal information
Full name Vágner Kaetano Pereira
Date of birth (1980-12-02) 2 December 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Playing position Pivot
Club information
Current team
Dinamo Moskva
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
—2004 Carlos Barbosa
2004—06 Arbat
2006— Dinamo Moskva
National team
2008— Russia 52 (47)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Vágner Kaetano Pereira, aka Pula (Russian Cyrillic: Пула) (born 2 December 1980) is a Brazilian-born Russian futsal player who plays for MFK Dinamo Moskva and Russian national futsal team as a pivot.

He played for Russia at the 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup in his homeland, Brazil, and ended the tournament as top scorer with 18 goals, the first on 2 October in a 10-5 win over Cuba.[1] Nine of them came in a 31-2 group win over the Solomon Islands, the most by a player in the World Cup and biggest win by a team.[2] He then scored the sixth in a 9-1 win over Japan.[3] In the second match of the second group phase, he scored a hat-trick as Russia beat Paraguay 5-4.[4] Pula scored a goal against Brazil but lost 4-2.[5]

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