Nilson Corrêa Júnior
Nilson in 2014
|Full name||Nilson Corrêa Júnior|
|Date of birth||26 December 1975|
|Place of birth||Vitória, Brazil|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 March 2017.
Most of his professional career was spent with Vitória de Guimarães in Portugal, for which he appeared in 226 official games over the course of seven seasons, six spent in the Primeira Liga. He also played three years with Persepolis in Iran.
After spending his most of his Brazilian career representing modest clubs, Vitória-born Nilson moved to Clube Náutico Capibaribe in 2004, helping it reach the final of the Pernambuco State Championship. In the following year he signed with Portugal's Vitória Sport Clube, being first-choice from the start but not being able to prevent, however, the Guimarães side from being relegated to the second division in his first season.
After only missing two league games in 2006–07, as the Minho team returned to the Primeira Liga, Nilson played in all matches in the following campaign as Vitória achieved a third place, good enough for UEFA Champions League qualifying round honours.
On 17 July 2012, aged nearly 37, Nilson signed a two-year contract with Iranian club Persepolis FC. He helped his new team finish second in his second season and thus qualify to the AFC Champions League, keeping a Pro League-best 18 clean sheets; he extended his link for another year on 24 May 2014, but was released on 1 January 2015.
- As of 1 December 2014
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Portugal||League||Taça de Portugal||Taça da Liga||Europe||Total|
|Iran||League||Hazfi Cup||League Cup||Asia||Total|
- Vitória Guimarães