João Paulo (footballer, born 1985)

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João Paulo
Personal information
Full name João Paulo da Silva
Date of birth (1985-02-22) 22 February 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Curitiba, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Coritiba
Number 31
Youth career
São Caetano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 São Caetano
2006 Força
2006 São José
2007 Londrina
2008 União Barbarense
2008 América
2009 Iraty
2009 Paraná 29 (2)
2009 Avaí 0 (0)
2010 Paraná (loan) 10 (2)
2010–2011 Albirex Niigata 8 (0)
2011–2012 Ponte Preta 41 (3)
2012–2014 Atlético Paranaense 73 (5)
2015– Coritiba 61 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 December 2016.

João Paulo da Silva (born 22 February 1985), known as João Paulo is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Coritiba as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Curitiba, Paraná, João Paulo graduated from São Caetano's youth setup. A versatile two-footed central midfielder, he signed with the Japanese club Albirex Niigata in August 2010.[1]

After an unsuccessful stint in Japan, João Paulo returned to Brazil and signed for Ponte Preta in March 2011.[2] After appearing regularly for Macaca he moved to Atlético Paranaense on 6 July 2012.[3]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 13 October 2014[4][5]
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Paraná 2009 29 2 0 0 - 29 2
2010 10 2 4 0 - 14 2
Total 39 4 4 0 - 43 4
Albirex Niigata 2010 8 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
2011 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 8 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
Ponte Preta 2011 34 3 0 0 - 34 3
2012 7 0 4 0 20 2 31 2
Total 41 3 4 0 20 2 65 5
Atlético Paranaense 2012 27 4 0 0 - 27 4
2013 31 1 10 0 - 41 1
2014 15 0 2 0 7 0 24 0
Total 73 5 12 0 7 0 92 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albirex Niigata (12 August 2010). "Joao Paulo joins Albirex". Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Ponte Preta apresenta o volante João Paulo, primeiro reforço para a Série B (Ponte Preta presents defensive midfielder João Paulo, first addition for Série B); Globo Esporte, 29 March 2011 (Portuguese)
  3. ^ "João Paulo Silva deixa a Ponte Preta e acerta com o Atlético-PR" [João Paulo Silva leaves Ponte Preta and signs with Atlético-PR] (in Portuguese). Futebol Paranaense. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  4. ^ João Paulo at Soccerway
  5. ^ "2010 Albirex Niigata Player statistics". J. League. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 

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