Irineu Calixto Couto

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Irineu
Personal information
Full name Irineu Calixto Couto
Date of birth (1983-03-27) 27 March 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Betim
Youth career
0000-2001 Cruzeiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 Cruzeiro 23 (1)
2005 Ipatinga (loan) 0 (0)
2006 → Ipatinga (loan) 0 (0)
2006 Braga (loan) 6 (0)
2007 Flamengo (loan) 10 (1)
2007 Marília (loan) 17 (0)
2008 Académica (loan) 19 (0)
2008–2009 Denizlispor 22 (0)
2009 Juventude 20 (2)
2010 Paraná 26 (2)
2011 ABC 13 (0)
2012 Duque de Caxias 0 (0)
2012 ASA 2 (0)
2013– Betim
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Irineu Calixto Couto or simply Irineu (born 27 March 1983 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Betim as a centre-back.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in São Paulo, Irineu started his professional career at Cruzeiro. He also loaned to Ipatinga twice, from December 2004 to April 2005 (along with Diego da Silva) and in April 2006, which he played for the club at the national cup (2005 and 2006). Originally loaned to the club until the end of year, he left for Portuguese side Sporting Braga in August 2006.[2][3] He also signed a new 3-year contract with Cruzeiro in July 2005.[4] In January 2007 he returned to Brazil and loaned to Flamengo.[5]

In August 2007 he left for Marília.[6]

In January 2008 he was loaned to Portuguese Primeira Liga side Académica.[7] The team avoided from relegation.

In July 2008, he signed a 3-year contract with Denizlispor[8] after his contract with Cruzeiro expired.

In September 2009 he returned to Brazil for a third time, for Juventude.[9][10] After the season he left for Paraná.[11] In 2011 he left for newly promoted side ABC.[12]

Honours[edit]

National
State level

References[edit]

  1. ^ "REIS". soccerway.com. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "RELATÓRIO DE TRANSFERÊNCIAS INTERNACIONAIS EM 2006". Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF) (in Portuguese). 22 January 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Zagueiro Irineu, ex-Cruzeiro, já treina com o Braga". Jornal da Midia (in Portuguese). 11 July 2006. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "BID ACUMULATIVO SÉRIE A /2005". CBF (in Portuguese). 8 November 2005. Archived from the original on 29 May 2006. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Flamengo anuncia contratação de Irineu". Terra Brasil (in Portuguese). 24 December 2006. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Dispensado pelo Flamengo, Irineu acerta com o Marília". O Globo (in Portuguese). 24 August 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Académica contrata o zagueiro Irineu". GLOBOESPORTE.COM. 14 January 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "DENİZLİSPOR 'SAMBA' YAPTI". habervitrini (in Turkish). 2 July 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Juventude contrata zagueiro Irineu, ex-Flamengo". O Globo (in Portuguese). 12 September 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "BOLETIM INFORMATIVO DIÁRIO ELETRÔNICO (BID-E) RELAÇÃO PELA DATA 18/09/2009". CBF (in Portuguese). 18 September 2009. Archived from the original on 13 January 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Zagueiro Irineu chega ao Paraná". Paraná Clube (in Portuguese). 18 December 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Mais Querido contrata o zagueiro Irineu". ABC FC (in Portuguese). 9 January 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 

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