João Victor de Albuquerque Bruno
João Victor in action for Mallorca in 2011
|Full name||João Victor de Albuquerque Bruno|
|Date of birth||7 November 1988|
|Place of birth||Olinda, Brazil|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 June 2015.
Born in Olinda, Pernambuco, João Victor played in his country with Clube Náutico Capibaribe, Associação Desportiva São Caetano and Treze Futebol Clube, helping the first club promote to Série A in 2006. In 2009 he joined compatriot Luiz Felipe Scolari at Uzbekistan's FC Bunyodkor.
On 26 August 2010, both Victor and fellow Brazilian Ratinho – his former teammate at Bunyodkor – signed a five-year contract with RCD Mallorca in Spain, following a successful trial. The former made his La Liga debut on 26 September in a 2–0 home win against Real Sociedad, and finished his first season with 32 games (21 starts) as the Balearic Islands side narrowly avoided relegation.
On 7 October 2012, after just 15 minutes of an eventual 1–2 home loss to Granada CF, João Victor ruptured the cruciate ligament on his right knee, being sidelined for the remainder of the campaign. He remained out of action until July 2014, and renewed his link with the Bermellones for two further years on 21 August.
- "João Victor, meia escanteado no Náutico, hoje marca Messi e Cristiano Ronaldo" [João Victor, midfielder put on ice at Náutico, marks Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo nowadays] (in Portuguese). NE10. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
- "Edson Ramos y Joao Victor firman por cinco años con el Mallorca" [Edson Ramos and Joao Victor sign for five years with Mallorca] (in Spanish). Última Hora. 26 August 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
- "Cavenaghi at the double". ESPN Soccernet. 26 September 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
- "Real Mallorca midfielder Joao Victor ruled out for season with knee injury". Sky Sports. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
- "Joao Víctor vuelve a jugar tras dos años de baja por lesión" [Joao Víctor returns to play after two years sidelined] (in Spanish). Marca. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
- "Joao Víctor renueva hasta la temporada 2016–17" [Joao Víctor renews until the 2016–17 season] (in Spanish). Mallorca's official website. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
- "Κατ’ αρχήν συμφωνία με João Victor" [Agremeent in principle with João Victor] (in Greek). Anorthosis' official website. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.