Júnior (footballer, born 1973)

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Júnior playing for São Paulo in 2008
Personal information
Full name Jenílson Ângelo de Souza
Date of birth (1973-06-20) 20 June 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Santo Antônio de Jesus, Brazil
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
1992–1994 Vitória
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Vitória 18 (0)
1996–2000 Palmeiras 98 (3)
2000–2004 Parma 89 (3)
2003–2004 Siena (loan) 12 (0)
2004–2008 São Paulo 89 (4)
2009–2010 Atlético Minero 26 (3)
2010 Goiás 16 (1)
Total 348 (14)
National team
1996–2004 Brazil 22 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jenílson Ângelo de Souza, usually known as Júnior (born 20 June 1973) is a Brazilian former association footballer who played as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Júnior spent his early years playing for Brazilian clubs Vitória and Palmeiras before moving to Italy and playing for Parma and Siena from 2000 to 2004. He spent his later career at Goiás, in the Brazilian Série A.

International career[edit]

With the Brazil national football team, Júnior obtained twenty-two international between 1996 and 2004, scoring one goal, which came against Costa Rica in the nation's victorious 2002 FIFA World Cup campaign. He was also previously a member of the Brazilian squads that took part at the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2001 Copa América.

Career statistics[edit]

International goal[edit]

Júnior – goals for Brazil
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 June 2002 Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon, South Korea  Costa Rica
2002 FIFA World Cup



São Paulo




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