Pedrão (footballer, born 1997)

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Pedrão
Personal information
Full name Pedro Henrique de Oliveira Correira[1]
Date of birth (1997-05-03) 3 May 1997 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil[1]
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Playing position Defender,[1] Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Palmeiras
Youth career
2012–2017 Água Santa
2017Palmeiras (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Água Santa 8 (0)
2018– Palmeiras 0 (0)
2019América Mineiro (loan) 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:56, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

Pedro Henrique de Oliveira Correia (born 5 May 1997), commonly known as Pedrão is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Palmeiras. He can play both as a midfielder and a defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in São Paulo, Pedrão joined the youth setup of Esporte Clube Água Santa aged 15.[2] While playing for the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior, he drew the attention of scouts. In 2016, he was promoted to the senior team and went on to represent the side in Campeonato Paulista. Although he received an offer from Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense at the end of the season, nothing materialised.[3]

On 21 February 2017, Pedrão was loaned to Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras for a year and was assigned to the under-20 team.[3] In October, Italian club S.P.A.L. 2013 expressed their desire to sign him[4] although nothing materialised.[5]

In December 2017, Palmeiras announced the signing of Pedrão on a five year deal, although the percentage of rights acquired was not disclosed.[6]

In January 2019, Pedrão was loaned to América Mineiro for a year.[7]

Style of play[edit]

Although Pedrão started his career as a defender, he switched his position to the midfield because he could attack and score goals. He can also play as a right winger.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Pedrão". Palmeiras. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Após dar ultimato ao Água Santa, Pedro Henrique é emprestado [After giving ultimatum to the Água Santa, Pedro Henrique is lent]" (in Portuguese). Diario de Grande. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Palmeiras fecha empréstimo de volante do Água Santa para o sub-20 [Palmeiras closes loan of midfielder of Água Santa for the U-20]" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Destaque no Palmeiras sub-20, zagueiro recebe proposta de clube italiano [Palmeiras under-20 highlights, defender receives proposal from Italian club]" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Verdão está perto de comprar zagueiro que marcou gol da vitória em Itaquera [Verdão is close to buying defender who scored victory goal in Itaquera]" (in Portuguese). Sangueverde. 29 October 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Palmeiras acerta compra de Pedrão, destaque da equipe sub-20 [Palmeiras agrees to buy Pedrão, highlight of the U-20 team]" (in Portuguese). Terra. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  7. ^ "América-MG confirma contratação do zagueiro Pedrão por uma temporada" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 22 January 2019.

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