Rodrigo Souto

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Rodrigo Souto
Personal information
Full name Rodrigo Ribeiro Souto
Date of birth (1983-09-09) September 9, 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 37
Youth career
1998–1999 São Cristóvão
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 São Cristóvão 0 (0)
2000–2004 Vasco da Gama 78 (5)
2005–2006 Atlético Paranaense 0 (0)
2005–2006 Figueirense (loan) 52 (1)
2007–2009 Santos 93 (7)
2010–2011 São Paulo 35 (0)
2011–2012 Júbilo Iwata
2013 Náutico
2013 Figueirense
2014 Botafogo
2015 Penapolense
2016– Resende
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Rodrigo Ribeiro Souto (born September 9, 1983) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Botafogo. He has previously played for several Brrazilian clubs as well as in Japan.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Rodrigo was a product of São Cristóvão youth (along with others such as Brazilian superstar forward Ronaldo). He earned a transfer to Vasco da Gama at only 17 years of age. Souto built his career in Vasco, initially playing as a defensive midfielder. However, the team back then put many players in that position on the lineup, and so Rodrigo was able to show his attacking skills. He then began to be deployed as a right attacking midfielder.

In such position, he made a move to Atlético Paranaense. Although he conquered Paraná State League in 2005, he did not establish himself as a regular and, after six months, switched clubs again, this time to Figueirense. There he again won the State league and again was deployed as a defensive midfielder, and even as a right back or sweeper in emergencies.


Souto's performance at Figueirense in 2006 earned him a transfer to Santos where he made a solid pairing with Chilean international, Claudio Maldonado. He was once again State League champion in 2007, with a really high grade on the final game. He had a great year with Santos in 2007, also finishing 2nd in the Série A.

In 2008, Santos did not perform well in all competitions but Souto continued as a first-choice player in the midfield. In 2009 Santos improved and Souto played well in the beginning of the Série A, scoring two headed goals against Goiás in the first round of the League. Santos however could not qualify for the Copa Libertadores of 2010.

São Paulo[edit]

Souto moved to São Paulo from Santos in 2010, as a deal with midfielder Arouca. He fit well into the squad and played good matches for São Paulo.


Vasco da Gama
Atlético Paranaense

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