Irênio José Soares Filho

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Full name Irênio José Soares Filho
Date of birth (1975-05-27) May 27, 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Carangola, Brazil
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Youth career
1994–1995 América-MG
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2000 América-MG
2000 Atlético Mineiro
2001 Portuguesa-SP
2001–2005 Tigres 152 (29)
2005–2006 América 20 (3)
2006–2007 San Luis 35 (3)
2007 Veracruz 15 (0)
2008 Atlético-PR 4 (0)
2008–2011 América-MG 36 (2)
2009 Clube Náutico Capibaribe (loan) 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 15, 2012.

Irênio José Soares Filho or simply Irênio (born 27 May 1975), is a Brazilian former footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.


Born in Carangola, Soares was labeled as an offensive midfielder who mainly plays down the left side of the pitch. He caught the eye of Mexican executives after a successful stint in his native country. After debuting in the Brazilian league playing for Minas Gerais in 1996, Soares was transferred to Atlético Mineiro, and after one year at Mineiro, he was once again transferred, this time to Portuguesa.

His play at Portuguesa brought him international attention, and he eventually landed in Monterrey, Mexico - where he signed for UANL Tigres. At Tigres, Soares quickly consolidated himself as a key part of an offense that featured Argentine standouts Walter Gaitan and Néstor Andrés Silvera, as well as Brazilian striker Kleber. Soares was part of a Tigres team that reached the Apertura 2003 finals against eventual champions CF Pachuca. After the Clausura 2005 season, Soares was transferred to Club América, which had won their tenth championship at the end of Clausura 2005.

The following season, Soares played 15 games and scored one goal, mostly coming on as a substitute, due to the strength of the team's roster. With his lone goal that season, Soares reached 30 scores in his 3.5 years playing in the Mexican league.

After playing in Club América, Soares was transferred to San Luis form whom he played and lost in the final against CF Pachuca.

For the 2007 season, he played for CD Veracruz.

In 2010, Irênio returned to América-MG.[1]


  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série B: 1997
  • Copa Sul-minas: 2000


  • 2010?


  1. ^ "Irênio acerta bases salariais com Furacão". 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 

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