Hélio (footballer)

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Personal information
Full name Hélio José de Souza Gonçalves
Date of birth (1986-01-31) January 31, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Number 5
Youth career
2002–2006 Santos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Ceará 0 (0)
2007–2008 Olímpia 20 (2)
2008–2014 Citizen 103 (11)
2014– Kitchee 51 (1)
National team
2015– Hong Kong 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 February 2018

Hélio José de Souza Gonçalves (born 31 January 1986), commonly known as Hélio (Portuguese: [ˈɛlju]; Chinese: 艾里奧, Cantonese: [ŋàːi le̬i (ŋ)ōu]), is a Brazil-born Hong Kong professional football player who plays as a centre back for Hong Kong club Kitchee.[1]

Hélio acquired his HKSAR passport on 31 October 2015, which means he is eligible for representing Hong Kong at the international level.[1]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He was transferred from Sántos B to Ceará SC for an unknown fee in the January transfer window of the 2006-07 season, and was then transferred to Olímpia SP for an unknown fee in the January transfer window of the next season without playing a single game for Ceará. He played 20 games for Olímpia, scoring 2 goals. He was then sold to Citizen AA in Hong Kong in the summer transfer window 6 months later for an unknown fee.


He played a total of 76 games for Citizen, scoring 7 goals in his 6-year stay at the club. He won the HKFA Senior Challenge Shield once with the club. He left the club for Kitchee SC in the summer transfer window of 2014.


He has played a total of 51 games for Kitchee thus far, scoring a single goal, and has won the Hong Kong Premier League and the HKFA League Cup twice with the team, and has won the Season play-offs and Senior Challenge Shield once with Kitchee. He also completed the treble with the team in the 2016-17 season.

On 27 March 2018, Hélio suffered an injury in a crucial Asian Cup qualifier against North Korea and was removed in the 11th minute.[2] The injury left him out of action for nine months until he returned on 16 December as a late substitute against Hoi King.[3]





  1. ^ a b "Paulinho and Hélio acquired the HKSAR passports". Kitchee Football Team (in Chinese). 31 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  2. ^ "港足教練廖俊輝失望但滿意香港精神 葉鴻輝嘆高空波對抗輸晒". Ming Pao. Retrieved 27 March 2018. (in Chinese)
  3. ^ "下半場入5粒!傑志分組賽開齋". on.cc. Retrieved 16 December 2018. (in Chinese)

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