Joãozinho (footballer, born 1988)
Joãozinho with PFC Sochi in 2021
|Full name||João Natailton Ramos dos Santos|
|Date of birth||25 December 1988|
|Place of birth||Umbaúba, Brazil|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 May 2021|
João Natailton Ramos dos Santos or simply Joãozinho (Russian: Жоао Натаилтон Рамос Дос Сантос; born 25 December 1988) is a Brazilian-Russian professional footballer who plays as a right or left winger for Sochi.
He signed his five-year-contract with Levski Sofia on 7 December 2007. The same day he made his first training with his new club. Joãozinho made his unofficial debut in a friendly match against FC Dynamo Kyiv on 20 January 2008. He played for 45 minutes. Levski lost the match with a result of 1–2.
He scored his first goal for Levski on 10 February 2008 in a friendly match against FC Rapid București. Joãozinho scored a penalty kick. Joãozinho made his official debut for Levski on 24 February 2008 in a match against Chernomorets Burgas, the match from Bulgarian A PFG. Levski won the match. The result was 2–1, after goals from Jean Carlos and Daniel Borimirov. He scored his first goal for Levski on 22 March 2008 against Belasitsa Petrich in the 87th minute, making the result 4-0 for Levski. He directed the ball into the net after a shot by Darko Tasevski which was going out of the goalkeeper's frame.
On 30 January 2011, after days of speculations, Joãozinho revealed that he had moved to Krasnodar. In early February 2011, the transfer was finalized and the Brazilian signed his contract with the Russian club. On 6 February 2011, Joãozinho made his unofficial debut for the team from Krasnodar, playing the first 63 minutes in the 2–2 draw with Ukrainian side SC Tavriya Simferopol in a friendly match. On 15 February 2011, he scored a goal and provided an assist in the 4–0 rout against Czech club FK Baumit Jablonec. Joãozinho's official debut came on 6 March 2011 in the 1–0 win against Amkar Perm in a Russian Cup match, with the Brazilian being in the starting line-up. His Russian Premier League debut occurred 6 days later in the 0–0 away draw with FC Anzhi Makhachkala. On 14 June 2011, the Brazilian opened his account for the team, netting twice in the 4–2 home win against Volga Nizhny Novgorod. He suffered a broken foot in a March 2015 match. He left Krasnodar at the end of the 2017–18 season.
- As of 13 January 2020
|PFC Levski Sofia||2007–08||Bulgarian A Group||12||2||1||0||–||13||2|
|FC Krasnodar||2011–12||Russian Premier League||39||7||2||0||–||41||7|
|FC Dynamo Moscow||2018–19||Russian Premier League||29||4||1||0||–||30||4|
- Levski Sofia
- Russian Premier League – Krasnodar fans' and footballers' player of the season: 2013–2014
- List of 33 top players of the Russian league: 2013/14.
Joãozinho is dating the Russian model Lera Yalovets. In the fall of 2017 the couple announced that they are expecting their first child.
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- "Жоазиньо ще бъде награден за най-коректен играч в "А" група" (in Bulgarian). donbalon.eu. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2012.[permanent dead link]
- "Левски финализира трансфера на Жоазиньо във ФК Краснодар" (in Bulgarian). novsport.com. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
- "João Natailton Ramos Dos Santos match log". soccerway.com. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
- "'КРАСНОДАР' ТОРЖЕСТВЕННО ПРОВОДИЛ ГРАНКВИСТА И ЖОАОЗИНЬО" (in Russian). FC Krasnodar. 13 May 2018.
- "Жоаозиньо – в 'Динамо'!" (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 23 July 2018.
- "Жоаозиньо остаётся в 'Динамо'!" [Joãozinho stays at Dynamo!] (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 10 June 2019.
- "31-летний бразильский полузащитник Жоаозиньо стал игроком сочинцев" (in Russian). PFC Sochi. 11 August 2020.
- "Жоазиньо №1 в Краснодар за сезона, признание за бразилеца". topsport.bg. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- "Жоаозиньо признан лучшим игроком сезона в "Краснодаре". soccer.ru. 13 May 2014. Archived from the original on 24 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- ЖОАОЗИНЬО ПОЛУЧИЛ РОССИЙСКОЕ ГРАЖДАНСТВО (in Russian). FC Krasnodar. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- Красива рускиня ще направи баща бивша звезда на "Левски" (снимки + видео) (in Bulgarian). sportal.bg. 9 December 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2017.