Guilherme Choco

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Choco
Guilherme DE SOUZA - CHOCO.jpg
Choco playing for Ludogorets Razgrad in 2011
Personal information
Full name Guilherme de Souza
Date of birth (1990-01-18) 18 January 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Sao Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Right back / Right wingback
Youth career
Corinthians
São Paulo
Santos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Santos 0 (0)
2010 Red Bull Brasil (loan)
2011–2014 Ludogorets Razgrad 71 (2)
2015–2016 APOEL 0 (0)
2016 Sampaio Corrêa (loan) 2 (0)
2016 AO Itabaiana (loan) 7 (0)
2016 Montana 18 (0)
2017 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2017.

Guilherme de Souza (born 18 January 1990, in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil), commonly known as Choco, is a Brazilian footballer. He normally plays in a right back position, but can also play on the right side of midfield.

Career[edit]

Ludogorets Razgrad[edit]

Choco went through the youth academy of Santos Futebol Clube. On 7 January 2011, he moved from Santos to Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad, signing a three and a half-year contract and becoming the team's first foreign signing of the Domuschiev era.[1]

Choco scored his first goal for Ludogorets on 15 October 2011, netting the second goal in a 4–1 home win over Minyor Pernik.[2] He was primarily a starter during the 2011–12 season, being a key part of Petev's team that won its first top division title, but made only very sporadic appearances over the course of the 2012–13 championship. He continued to feature only on rare occasions during the 2013–14 (though he did play a part in the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League group stage, appearing in three of their victories) and 2014–15 campaigns (not being registered for the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage). Choco left the team by mutual consent at the end of November 2014. He stated that Ludogorets will always remain in his heart.[3]

Following his release from Ludogorets, Choco attracted interest from the Kazakhstan Premier League,[4] but eventually he didn't complete any move there.

APOEL[edit]

On 27 May 2015, Choco signed a two-year contract, with the option of a further season with APOEL from Cyprus.[5] His contract with APOEL was terminated in December 2015, leaving the team after only seven months and without managing to appear in any official match.[6]

Sampaio Corrêa[edit]

On 23 December 2015, he moved back to his country and signed a contract with the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B club Sampaio Corrêa.[7]

Lokomotiv Plovdiv[edit]

On 19 December 2016, Choco signed with Bulgarian First League club Lokomotiv Plovdiv.[8] In May 2017, his contract was terminated by mutual consent.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 October 2014[10]
Club Season League National Cup Continental[a] Other[b] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ludogorets Razgrad 2010–11 Bulgarian A Football Group 10 0 0 0 10 0
2011–12 Bulgarian A Football Group 27 1 5 0 32 1
2012–13 Bulgarian A Football Group 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2013–14 Bulgarian A Football Group 23 1 5 0 4 0 0 0 32 1
2014–15 Bulgarian A Football Group 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Total 71 2 12 0 5 0 0 0 88 2
APOEL 2015–16 Cypriot First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 71 2 12 0 5 0 0 0 88 2
  1. ^ Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.
  2. ^ Includes Bulgarian Supercup and Cypriot Super Cup matches.

International career[edit]

On 26 October 2011, Choco received Bulgarian passport and become able to play for Bulgaria.[11]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ludogorets

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Бразилският суперталант подписа с Лудогорец" (in Bulgarian). football24.bg. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ludogorets 4–1 Minyor". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Лудогорец се раздели с първия чужденец в новата история на клуба" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. 30 November 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Бразилец Шоко интересен трем казахстанским клубам". sports.kz/ (in Russian). sports.kz/. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Σύναψη συμφωνίας με τον Guilherme De Souza (Choco)" (in Greek). APOEL FC. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Προσθαφαιρέσεις στην λίστα Α' (in Greek). APOEL FC. 7 January 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Choco faz planos com a camisa Tricolor" (in Portuguese). sampaiocorreafc.com.br. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Локомотив подписа с Гилерме де Соуза – Шоко" (in Bulgarian). lokomotivpd.com. 19 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Шоко се махна от Локо" (in Bulgarian). blitz.bg. 19 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "Soccerway profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Choco is Bulgarian now". ludogorets.com. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 

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