João Victor de Albuquerque Bruno

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João Victor
Joao Victor 2011.jpg
João Victor in action for Mallorca in 2011
Personal information
Full name João Victor de Albuquerque Bruno
Date of birth (1988-11-07) 7 November 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Olinda, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 19
Youth career
2004–2006 Náutico
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Náutico
2007–2008 São Caetano
2008–2009 Treze
2009–2010 Bunyodkor 28 (5)
2010–2015 Mallorca 86 (1)
2015– Anorthosis 59 (7)
National team
2004 Brazil U17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.

João Victor de Albuquerque Bruno (born 7 November 1988), known as João Victor, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta FC as a defensive midfielder.

Football career[edit]

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.[1]

On 26 August 2010, both Victor and fellow Brazilian Ratinho – his former teammate at Bunyodkor – signed a five-year deal with RCD Mallorca in Spain, following a successful trial.[2] The former made his La Liga debut on 26 September in a 2–0 home win against Real Sociedad,[3] 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.[4] He remained out of action until July 2014,[5] and renewed his contract with the Bermellones for two further years on 21 August.[6]

In the 2015 summer, João Victor left for Cyprus, joining Anorthosis Famagusta FC.[7]


  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Edson Ramos y Joao Victor firman por cinco años con el Mallorca" [Edson Ramos and Joao Victor sign for five years with Mallorca]. Última Hora (in Spanish). 26 August 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cavenaghi at the double". ESPN Soccernet. 26 September 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Real Mallorca midfielder Joao Victor ruled out for season with knee injury". Sky Sports. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Joao Víctor vuelve a jugar tras dos años de baja por lesión" [Joao Víctor returns to play after two years sidelined]. Marca (in Spanish). 25 July 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Joao Víctor renueva hasta la temporada 2016–17" [Joao Víctor renews until the 2016–17 season] (in Spanish). RCD Mallorca. 21 August 2014. Archived from the original on 22 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Κατ’ αρχήν συμφωνία με João Victor" [Agreement in principle with João Victor] (in Greek). Anorthosis FC. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 

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