Roberto de Sousa Rezende

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Roberto Sousa
Personal information
Full name Roberto de Sousa Rezende
Date of birth (1985-01-18) 18 January 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Goiânia, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rio Branco-SP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Guarani 62 (0)
2005–2009 Celta 12 (0)
2006–2007 Salamanca (loan) 33 (1)
2008 Racing Ferrol (loan) 14 (0)
2008–2009 Leixões (loan) 23 (1)
2009–2012 Marítimo 73 (1)
2012 Persepolis 3 (0)
2014–2015 Leixões 17 (0)
2016– Rio Branco-SP
National team
2004–2005 Brazil U20 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 May 2015

Roberto de Sousa Rezende (born 18 January 1985), known as Sousa, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Rio Branco Esporte Clube as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Goiânia, Goiás, Sousa made his professional debuts with São Paulo-based Guarani Futebol Clube. He played 34 games in his second year, but his team suffered relegation from Série A.

Sousa moved to Europe in 2005, joining Celta de Vigo in Spain. He never imposed himself with the Galicians, also being loaned several times for the duration of his contract, mainly in the country's second division;[1] his La Liga debut came on 20 November 2005, as he played 18 minutes in a 2–1 home win against Atlético Madrid.[2]

After a third and final loan, with Leixões S.C. in Portugal, Sousa was released by Celta but remained in the country of his last club, joining C.S. Marítimo. On 2 December 2011 he scored one of only three official goals in his spell in the island of Madeira, helping to a 2–1 home success over S.L. Benfica for the season's Portuguese Cup.[3]

On 30 June 2012, Sousa moved teams and countries again, signing for Persepolis F.C. in Iran.[4] He was released the following month, however.

International career[edit]

Sousa featured in six games for Brazil at the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup, helping the national side finish third in the Netherlands.[5]


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