Rubens Pinheiro

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-10-12) 12 October 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2004–2006 Corinthians
2007 Benespa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Grêmio Esportivo Osasco
Red Bull Brasil
2011 Operário 20 (0)
2013 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 April 2013.

Rubens Pinheiro (born 12 October 1989 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian footballer who most recently played as a midfielder for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League.


Early career[edit]

Pinheiro started his footballing career at the youth Academy of Sport Club Corinthians Paulista in 2004 where he stayed till 2006 when he joined Benespa in 2007.[1] He then went on to create a career at the lower levels of the Brazilian footballing pyramid with Grêmio Esportivo Osasco, Red Bull Brasil, and most recently Operário Futebol Clube (MS).[1]

Fort Lauderdale Strikers[edit]

On 21 March 2013 it was officially announced that Pinheiro had signed with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League.[1] On 6 April 2013 Pinheiro made his debut for the Strikers against FC Edmonton in which he started and played 65 minutes as the strikers drew the match 1–1.[2]

Career Statistics[edit]


Statistics accurate as of 7 April 2013

Club Season League US Open Cup Other CONCACAF Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2013 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0


  1. ^ a b c "Strikers sign Brazilian Rubens Pinheiro". Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "FLS 1-1 FCE". The North American Soccer League. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 

External links[edit]