João Paulo (footballer, born 1964)

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João Paulo
Personal information
Full name Sérgio Luís Donizetti
Date of birth (1964-09-07) 7 September 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth Campinas, Brazil
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1989 Guarani FC 81 (17)
1989–1994 A.S. Bari 84 (22)
1994 CR Vasco da Gama 14 (0)
1995 Goiás EC 22 (3)
1996–1998 Corinthians
1999–2003 União São João
2000 Mito HollyHock (loan)
2004 Taquaritinga
2004 Inter de Limeira
National team
1987–1991 Brazil 17 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sérgio Luís Donizetti, best known as João Paulo (born in Campinas, Brazil 7 September 1964) is a Brazilian former association footballer, who played as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Bari[edit]

João Paulo joined Italian club Bari in 1989, and formed a formitable striking partnership with Pietro Maiellaro and later with Romanian Florin Raducioiu. After scoring six goals in 33 Serie A matches in the 1989–90 season, he would score 12 times in the 1990–1991 season, the most memorable of which was a double against A.C. Milan on the penultimate round of the season, thus sealing the title for another club, Sampdoria, which won its first ever (and so far the only) Serie A title in that club's history.

He started the following season brightly and was on his usually excellent form. But in their third match at home to Sampdoria, in torrential rain, his leg was broken by defender Marco Lanna in a tackle along the sidelines which ended his season. It took him an entire year to recover and he stayed on with Bari after its relegation to Serie B for two more seasons until 1994.

International career[edit]

João Paulo also played for the Brazilian national team, scoring twice (one goal apiece against Uruguay, and in the notorious match against Argentina) in the Copa América in 1991.

He also competed for Brazil at the 1988 Summer Olympics.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Brazil League
1982 Guarani Série A 0 0
1983 0 0
1984 Série B 5 0
1985 Série A 24 2
1986 30 11
1987 13 4
1988 9 0
1989 0 0
Italy League
1989–90 Bari Serie A 33 6
1990–91 29 12
1991–92 3 0
1992–93 Serie B 11 2
1993–94 8 2
Brazil League
1994 Vasco da Gama Série A 14 0
1995 Ponte Preta Série B 0 0
1995 Goiás Série A 22 3
1996 Corinthians Paulista Série A 0 0
1996 Sport Recife Série A 17 1
1997 Bahia Série A 0 0
1998 União São João Série B 0 0
1998 Vitória Série A 1 0
1999 Etti Jundiai 0 0
1999 União São João Série B 0 0
2000 0 0
Japan League
2000 Mito HollyHock J2 League 15 4
Brazil League
2001 CSA 0 0
2001 União São João Série B 0 0
2002 0 0
2002 Guarani Série A 16 2
Country Brazil 151 23
Italy 84 22
Japan 15 4
Total 250 49

International[edit]

[2]

Brazil national team
Year Apps Goals
1987 3 1
1988 1 0
1989 2 0
1990 0 0
1991 11 3
Total 17 4

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Argentina

References[edit]

  1. ^ "João Paulo Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved October 29, 2009. 
  2. ^ João Paulo at National-Football-Teams.com

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