Samuel Rosa Gonçalves

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Samuel
Personal information
Full name Samuel Rosa Gonçalves
Date of birth (1991-02-25) 25 February 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth São Borja, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Hatta Club
Number 19
Youth career
2009 São José
2010–2011 Internacional
2011–2012 Fluminense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2017 Fluminense 57 (9)
2014 Los Angeles Galaxy (loan)[1] 8 (0)
2014 Goiás (loan) 20 (2)
2015 Sport (loan) 17 (0)
2016 Ferroviária (loan) 13 (2)
2016–2017 Hatta Club (loan) 23 (10)
2017– Hatta Club 7 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 November 2017.

Samuel Rosa Gonçalves (born February 25, 1991) is a Brazilian footballer striker who plays for Hatta Club in the UAE Arabian Gulf League.[2]

Club career[edit]

Samuel began his youth career with São José. He was discovered by Internacional and joined the club in 2010. In April 2011 he was transferred to Fluminense. He made his professional debut for Fluminense during the 2012 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A and scored five goals in 23 league appearances as the club won its fourth national title. That same year he made five appearances in the 2012 Campeonato Carioca, helping the club to that title, the clubs 31st state championship. The following season Samuel made 45 appearances in all competitions scoring 9 goals, which included 8 matches during the Copa Libertadores.[3] Samuel was close to joining La Liga's Espanyol during the 2013 summer transfer period, however, Fluminense was not able to reach a deal with the Spanish side.[4] In January 2014, Samuel was acquired on loan by Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy.[5] On March 12, 2014 Samuel scored his first goal for Galaxy at home against Mexican side Club Tijuana in the first leg of a CONCACAF Champions League tie, Samuel's effort proved to be the only goal as Galaxy defeated the Xolos 1-0. On July 10, 2014, The LA Galaxy terminated Samuel's loan agreement.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samuel joins Los Angeles Galaxy on Loan". mls.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Samuel Rosa Gonçalves". soccerway.com. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Samuel joins Los Angeles Galaxy on Loan". mls.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "No new Espanyol offer for Samuel". sambafoot.com. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Peltz, Jim (7 January 2014). "Samuel joins Los Angeles Galaxy". latimes.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 

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