José Cristiano de Souza Júnior
|Full name||José Cristiano de Souza Jr.|
|Date of birth||11 August 1977|
|Place of birth||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2001||→ Londrina (loan)|
|2002||→ Figueirense (loan)||0||(0)|
|2002||→ Guarani (loan)||22||(1)|
|2003||→ Internacional (loan)||13||(0)|
|2004||→ Caxias (loan)||20||(2)|
|2005||→ União São João (loan)||0||(0)|
|2005||→ Vila Nova (loan)||3||(0)|
|2005||→ Pelotas (loan)||0||(0)|
|2008||São José (PA)||0||(0)|
|2008||Brasil de Pelotas||18||(0)|
|2009||São José (PA)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
José Cristiano de Souza Jr. or known as Júnior (born 11 August 1977) is a Brazilian footballer .
Born in Indianópolis neighbourhood of São Paulo city, he started his professional career in Juventus (SP), at that time known as Juninho. He then played for Guarani and Santa Cruz. In 2000, he left for Russia and stayed in Qatar for 1 month.
In November 2000 he was signed by Palmeiras as the club bought 50% rights and the other retained by investor. However, he was injured and he left for Londrina in 2001 season. In 2002, he signed a 6 months contract with Figueirense. He then returned to Guarani and made his Série A debut. In 2003, he left for Internacional, at that time already known as Júnior and teammate Luiz António Gaino Júnior known as "Júnior Paulista" instead, in although they both came from São Paulo state.
In January 2005 he left for fellow Campeonato Paulista team União São João, which the team relegated. In May, he extended his contract with Palmeiras to December 2005 and left for Vila Nova until the end of 2005 Série B, however he only played 3 times. After the team failed to qualify to stage two, he left for Pelotas in September, finished as the losing side of the second stage (round of 16) of 2005 Copa FGF.
He returned to Brazil in January 2007, signed a contract with Tupi until the end of 2007 Campeonato Mineiro. In April, he left for Atlético de Alagoinhas for 2007 Campeonato Baiano. In June, he was signed by Joinville until the end of 2007 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C.
He then returned to Rio Grande do Sul, played for São José de Porto Alegre in 2008 Campeonato Gaúcho. In June, he left for Brasil de Pelotas until the end of 2008 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C first stage, which he known as Júnior Paulista at that time. He extended his contract in August. That season Brasil de Pelotas finished as the sixth.
In December, he returned to São José de Porto Alegre for 2009 Campeonato Gaúcho.
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- "Júnior e Doriva estão bem. Bem demais". A Notícia (in Portuguese). Joinville. 17 February 2002. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
- "BID Acumulativo Série A /2005". CBF. 8 November 2005. Archived from the original on 29 May 2006. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
- "Relatório de Transferências Internacionais em 2006". CBF (in Portuguese). 22 January 2007. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
- José Cristiano de Souza Júnior at Soccerway
- Futpedia[permanent dead link] (Profile 2)
- Polish career (in Polish)
- Profile at Fidelity Sports Agency (in Portuguese)
- 中文足球资料大全 [Chinese Football Database (2009 season)]. 邢走天涯 (Xztiya) (in Chinese). Retrieved 29 April 2011.
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