Adílson Ferreira de Souza

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Popó
Personal information
Full name Adilson Ferreira de Souza
Date of birth (1978-09-01) 1 September 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Andradina, Brazil
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Penapolense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996 Mogi Mirim
1997 Montevideo Wanderers
1997–1998 Salgueiros 6 (0)
1998–1999 Club América
2000 Bandeirante
2001 Atlético Sorocaba
2002–2005 ADAP
2002–2003 Araçatuba (loan)
2004 Coritiba (loan) 1 (0)
2005–2006 Busan I'Park 66 (24)
2007–2009 Gyeongnam FC 25 (8)
2008–2009 Kashiwa Reysol (loan) 54 (8)
2010–2011 Vissel Kobe 61 (16)
2012 Urawa Reds 21 (3)
2013 Vissel Kobe 40 (16)
2014 Júbilo Iwata 29 (6)
2015 Portuguesa 0 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 December 2014.


This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Ferreira and the second or paternal family name is Souza.

Adilson Ferreira de Souza, commonly known as Popó (born 1 September 1978) is a Brazilian retired footballer. Mainly a forward, he can also play as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Andradina, São Paulo, Popó made his senior debuts for clubs in his native state, and moved to Primeira Liga's S.C. Salgueiros after a short stint in Uruguay.[1] He made his debut for the latter on 7 December 1997, in a 2–2 away draw against S.L. Benfica.

After being mostly used as a substitute, Popó opted to rescind with the Portuguese outfit, and moved to Club América.[1] He then returned to his home country in 2000, appearing for lower league clubs.

On 11 May 2004 Popó moved to Coritiba.[2] However, he suffered an injury and only appeared sparingly for the club.[3]

In the 2005 summer Popó moved to Busan I'Park; after being a regular starter for the side, he moved to fellow league team Gyeongnam FC in 2007. He was, however, loaned to Kashiwa Reysol in 2008.

After a two-season spell at Kashiwa, Popó signed permanently for Vissel Kobe. He remained in Japan for the following years, representing Urawa Red Diamonds, Vissel Kobe and Júbilo Iwata.

On 20 January 2015 Popó joined Portuguesa, freshly relegated to Série C.[4]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 2 April 2015[5]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Salgueiros 1997–98 6 0 6 0
Coritiba 2004 1 0 1 0
Busan I'Park 2005 30 4 ? 4 30 8
2006 36 20 ? 1 36 21
Subtotal 66 24 ? 1 ? 4 66 29
Gyeongnam FC 2007 25 8 25 8
Kashiwa Reysol 2008 29 4 4 1 6 3 39 8
2009 25 4 1 0 5 2 31 6
Subtotal 54 8 5 1 11 5 70 14
Vissel Kobe 2010 29 9 2 0 5 3 36 12
2011 32 7 2 2 1 0 35 9
Subtotal 61 16 4 2 6 3 71 21
Urawa Reds 2012 21 3 3 0 24 3
Vissel Kobe 2013 40 16 0 0 40 16
Júbilo Iwata 2014 29 6 1 0 30 6
Portuguesa 2015 0 0 0 0 9 0 9 0
Total 303 81 13 4 17 8 ? 4 9 0 342 97

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Corintiano, sucessor de Sheik no Japão fica na torcida no Mundial" [Corintiano, Sheik's successor in Japan supports the team in Club World Cup] (in Portuguese). Terra. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Coritiba contrata atacante do Araçatuba" [Coritiba signs forward of Araçatuba] (in Portuguese). Terra. 11 May 2004. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Atacante fica um mês em tratamento no Coritiba" [Forward stays in a month on treatment in Coritiba] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 2 June 2004. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Empresário confirma chegada do meia Popó à Lusa" [Agent confirms Popó's arrival at Lusa] (in Portuguese). Lusa News. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Popó profile at Soccerway. Retrieved 22 January 2015.

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