Jean Paulista

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Jean Paulista
Jean Paulista (Wisla, 2007).jpg
Paulista training with Wisła Kraków in 2007
Personal information
Full name Jean Francisco Rodrigues
Date of birth (1977-11-28) 28 November 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Sertãozinho, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Corinthians-AL
1997–1998 Taubaté
1998–2001 Farense 42 (3)
1999 Braga (loan) 6 (0)
1999–2000 Aves (loan) 9 (2)
2001 Imortal (loan) 11 (2)
2001–2003 Vitória Setúbal 33 (1)
2003–2004 Aves 32 (7)
2004–2005 Maia 30 (7)
2005–2008 Wisła Kraków 54 (10)
2008–2010 APOEL 18 (2)
2010–2011 AEK Larnaca 8 (1)
2011–2012 Polonia Bytom 21 (4)
2012 LZS Piotrówka 5 (0)
2013 Skra Czestochowa 11 (1)
2013–2014 Polonia Bytom 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 February 2015.

Jean Francisco Rodrigues (born 28 November 1977), commonly known as Jean Paulista, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a forward or an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Sertãozinho, São Paulo, Paulista played with modest Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano and Esporte Clube Taubaté in his country. In 1998, he moved to Portugal where he remained for the following seven years, representing S.C. Farense, S.C. Braga and Vitória F.C. in the top division and C.D. Aves, Imortal DC and F.C. Maia in the second level. His best personal output, in the country and overall, came in the 2003–04 season, when he scored seven goals to help Aves to the eighth position.

From 2005 to 2008 Paulista competed in Poland's Ekstraklasa with Wisła Kraków, netting five times in 27 appearances in his second year. In July 2008 he signed a two-year contract with APOEL FC in the Cypriot First Division, making his official debut for his new club in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Cup; also in that competition, against Red Star Belgrade, he suffered a serious injury which sidelined him for almost a year.

Paulista returned to full fitness in the 2009–10 campaign, scoring twice to help APOEL to the second position. He added three appearances in that season's UEFA Champions League.

After one year still in the country, with AEK Larnaca FC, 33-year-old Paulista moved to Poland where he played mostly in the lower leagues, starting with Polonia Bytom.

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