Júlio César (footballer, born 1986)

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Júlio César
Personal information
Full name Júlio César Jacobi
Date of birth (1986-09-02) 2 September 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Guaramirim, Brazil
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 22
Youth career
2003–2004 J. Malucelli
2005 Paraná
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Botafogo 20 (0)
2008–2009 Belenenses 41 (0)
2009–2013 Benfica 4 (0)
2011–2012 Granada (loan) 16 (0)
2014 Getafe 5 (0)
2014– Fluminense 40 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 October 2017

Júlio César Jacobi (born 2 September 1986), known as Júlio César, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Fluminense FC as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Born in Guaramirim, Santa Catarina, Júlio César started his professional career at Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, signing a five-year contract in August 2005. He made his Série A debut in a 0–0 home draw against Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, on 26 November 2006.

In January 2008, Júlio César moved to Portugal, joining C.F. Os Belenenses. He first played in the Primeira Liga on 23 February against C.S. Marítimo, replacing striker Weldon in the 29th minute after goalkeeper Paulo Costinha had been sent off, in an eventual 1–3 home loss.[1]

After having played all the matches and minutes in his first full season – Belenenses was relegated, but later reinstated – he signed with Lisbon neighbours S.L. Benfica,[2] thus reuniting with former manager Jorge Jesus. In his first year he backed up Quim, demoting José Moreira to third-choice and starting in the club's campaign in the UEFA Europa League.

On 8 April 2010, in the dying minutes of Benfica's 1–4 loss at Liverpool for the Europa League quarter-finals (and subsequent 3–5 aggregate exit), Júlio César suffered a concussion after colliding with Dirk Kuyt, having to be hospitalized.[3] He fully recovered, appearing in a total of 14 official matches during the campaign.

On 17 August 2011, Júlio César moved to Granada CF in La Liga in a season-long move, alongside teammates Carlos Martins and Jorge Ribeiro.[4][5] He made his debut for the Andalusians on 13 December in a 1–4 away defeat to Real Sociedad for the Copa del Rey,[6] and played mostly understudy to Roberto during his spell.

On 1 September 2013, after one year limited to training, Júlio César terminated his contract with Benfica.[7] On 10 March of the following year, after more than one year out of football, he agreed to a five-month contract with Getafe CF as an emergency signing after Miguel Ángel Moyà's serious injury.[8]

Júlio César was signed by Fluminense FC on 9 September 2014, returning to his homeland after six years.[9]





  1. ^ "Belenenses-Marítimo, 1–3 (Weldon 14'; Bruno 31' g.p., Marcinho 47', Mossoró 73')" [Belenenses-Marítimo, 1–3 (Weldon 14'; Bruno 31' p.k., Marcinho 47', Mossoró 73')]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 February 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Benfica bring in Júlio César". UEFA.com. 1 August 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Torres at the double". ESPN Soccernet. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Julio César, un emperador para el arco" [Julio César, emperor for the posts] (in Spanish). Granada Hoy. 15 August 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "El Granada consigue la cesión de Julio César" [Granada get Julio César loan]. Marca (in Spanish). 17 August 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "La Real Sociedad sentencia al Granada con un Xabi Prieto estelar" [Real Sociedad sentence Granada with stellar Xabi Prieto] (in Spanish). Canal Sur. 13 December 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Júlio César rescindiu" [Júlio César cut ties]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 1 September 2013. Archived from the original on 2 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "El meta Julio César suplirá a Moyá" [Goalkeeper Julio César will fill in for Moyá]. Marca (in Spanish). 10 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Goleiro Júlio César é a nova contratação do Fluminense para o Brasileiro" [Goalkeeper Júlio César is new Fluminense signing for Brazilian League] (in Portuguese). Fluminense FC. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Ferj divulga seleção do Campeonato Carioca: Fluminense e Vasco dominam indicações". UOL. 8 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  11. ^ "Ferj divulga seleção do carioca com cinco jogadores do Flu e dois do Bota". Globoesporte.com. 8 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018. 

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