Manoel de Oliveira da Silva Júnior
|Full name||Manoel Oliveira da Silva Júnior|
|Date of birth||24 September 1976|
|Place of birth||Paulista, Brazil|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:05, 22 December 2014 (UTC).
In his country, Júnior played for modest clubs Grêmio Esportivo Anápolis and Associação Garanhuense de Atletismo. In 2002, at the age of 26, he moved abroad, signing with F.C. Paços de Ferreira from Portugal and making his debut in the Primeira Liga on 25 August in a 3–1 home win against Varzim SC (90 minutes played); he suffered team relegation at the end of his second season.
In the 2005–06 campaign, Júnior scored a career-best nine goals in 33 games to help his team rank in 11th position, back in the top division. In the summer he signed with Ergotelis F.C. in Greece, going to play in several Superleague seasons with the side and eventually reuniting with former Paços teammate Beto; he was released on 7 May 2012, at nearly 36.