Paulinho (footballer, born January 1986)

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Paulinho
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Paulinho playing for Livorno in 2012
Personal information
Full name Paulo Sérgio Betanin
Date of birth (1986-01-10) 10 January 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Caxias do Sul, Brazil
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Al-Arabi
Number 28
Youth career
Juventude
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Juventude 9 (0)
2005–2014 Livorno 163 (50)
2007–2008 Grosseto (loan) 31 (2)
2009–2011 Sorrento (loan) 62 (39)
2014– Al-Arabi 48 (20)
National team
000?–2005 Brazil U-20 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 May 2017.

Paulo Sérgio Betanin (born 10 January 1986), more commonly known as Paulinho, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a striker for Al-Arabi. He also holds Italian passport through Venetian descent.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Paulinho started his career at Esporte Clube Juventude. He was signed by Livorno on loan in January 2005. He made his Serie A debut on 17 April 2005 against Fiorentina.

In 2007–08 season he left for Serie B side Grosseto[3] and in 2009–10 season left for Sorrento. His loan was extended in July 2010.[4] With Livorno, he won promotion to Serie A in 2009, only a year after the team had been relegated from the same division. Livrono promoted back to Serie A in 2013. However, the club relegated again in 2014.

In 2014 Paulinho was sold for €8 million[5] (€7.6 million to Livorno[6] and €400,000 as solidarity contribution.)

International career[edit]

Paulinho was capped for the Brazilian under-20 team at the 2005 South American Youth Championship.[7] He played 4 games and scored once.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Il Paulinho "italiano" regala la A al Livorno". tuttomercatoweb.com (in Italian). 3 June 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "ESCLUSIVA TMW - Paulinho porta il Livorno in A, Ricci: "Poteva andare all'Inter"". tuttomercatoweb.com (in Italian). 2 June 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Calciomercato: Giallombardo passa all´Ascoli". AS Livorno Calcio (in Italian). 6 July 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Schiattarella al Livorno. Paulinho in prestito al Sorrento". AS Livorno Calcio (in Italian). 1 July 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Calciomercato: Paulinho all'Al Arabi, al Livorno 8 milioni". Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 21 July 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  6. ^ A.S. Livorno Calcio S.r.l. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2014 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  7. ^ "XXII Campeonato Sul-Americano de Futebol Sub-20 – Colombia – de 13.01 a 06.02.05" (PDF). CBF (in Portuguese). 14 December 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 January 2005. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  8. ^ http://old.conmebol.com/competiciones_evento_partidos.jsp?evento=1052&ano=2005&slangab=S

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