Thiago Heleno

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Thiago Heleno
Personal information
Full name Thiago Heleno Henrique Ferreira
Date of birth (1988-09-17) 17 September 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Sete Lagoas, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Atlético Paranaense
Number 44
Youth career
2004–2005 Cruzeiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Cruzeiro 89 (4)
2010–2016 Deportivo Maldonado 0 (0)
2010 Corinthians (loan) 5 (1)
2011–2012 Palmeiras (loan) 43 (1)
2013 Criciúma (loan) 0 (0)
2014–2015 Figueirense (loan) 93 (6)
2016 Atlético Paranaense (loan) 51 (5)
2017– Atlético Paranaense 0 (0)
National team
2005 Brazil U17
2007 Brazil U20 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:44, 13 June 2016 (UTC).

Thiago Heleno Henrique Ferreira (born 17 September 1988), known as Thiago Heleno, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Atlético Paranaense as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, Thiago Heleno was a Cruzeiro youth graduate. He made his first team – and Série A – debut on 16 April 2006, coming on as a second-half substitute for injured Moisés in a 1–2 away loss against São Caetano.[1]

Thiago Heleno scored his first professional goal on 3 June 2006, netting the first in a 2–0 win at Fortaleza.[2] He finished the year with 17 appearances, losing his recently gained first-choice status in September.

Thiago Heleno appeared regularly for Raposa in the following years, being an undisputed starter in 2008. In August 2010 he was sold to ghost club Deportivo Maldonado, being subsequently loaned to fellow top league club Corinthians.[3]

Thiago Heleno appeared in only five league matches (scoring in a 3–4 home loss against Atlético Goianiense), and was released at the end of the season.[4] In January 2011 he moved to fierce rival Palmeiras.[5]

On 26 March 2011, Thiago Heleno scored a double in a 3–0 Campeonato Paulista home win against Bragantino, which granted his team's qualification to the following round.[6] He was released in December 2012, after the club's relegation.[7]

In 2013 Thiago Heleno signed for Criciúma, but left the club in July after failing to make a single appearance for the club.[8] On 15 January 2014 he joined Figueirense,[9] winning promotion from Série B in his first season.

International career[edit]

Thiago Heleno represented Brazil at under-17 and under-20 levels, winning the 2005 South American Under 17 Football Championship with the former and the 2007 South American Youth Championship with the latter.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 6 December 2015[10]
Club Season League State League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cruzeiro 2006 Série A 17 1 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 18 1
2007 27 0 4 1 2 0 2[a] 1 35 2
2008 32 0 7 1 0 0 7[b] 1 46 2
2009 16 0 6 0 0 0 8[b] 0 30 0
2010 4 0 6 0 0 0 9[b] 0 19 0
Subtotal 96 1 17 2 2 0 27 2 0 0 142 5
Corinthians 2010 Série A 5 1 5 1
Palmeiras 2011 Série A 29 0 14 3 5 0 2[a] 0 50 3
2012 14 1 0 0 4 1 2[a] 0 20 2
Subtotal 43 1 14 3 9 1 4 0 0 0 70 5
Criciúma 2013 Série A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Figueirense 2014 Série B 33 2 13 2 2 1 48 5
2015 Série A 25 0 16 0 4 1 45 1
Subtotal 58 2 29 2 6 2 93 6
Atlético Paranaense 2016 Série A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 202 5 60 7 17 3 31 2 0 0 310 17
  1. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana
  2. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Cruzeiro
Palmeiras

International[edit]

Brazil U17
Brazil U20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "De virada, São Caetano derrota o Cruzeiro em estréia no ABC" [In a comeback, São Caetano defeats Cruzeiro in debut at the ABC] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 16 April 2006. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Cruzeiro vence em Fortaleza e pula para a liderança provisória" [Cruzeiro wins in Fortaleza and jumps to a provisional leadership] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 3 June 2006. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Corinthians confirma acerto e Thiago Heleno é regularizado na CBF" [Corinthians confirms deal and Thiago Heleno is registered at CBF] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Thiago Heleno e Corinthians: os motivos de uma separação amigável" [Thiago Heleno and Corinthians: the reasons of a friendly separation] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Palmeiras confirma Thiago Heleno e anuncia lateral Cicinho, ex-Santo André" [Palmeiras confirms Thiago Heleno and announces full-back Cicinho, ex-Santo André] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Thiago Heleno marca dois, Palmeiras vence e lidera" [Thiago Heleno scores two, Palmeiras wins and leads] (in Portuguese). Veja. 26 March 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Palmeiras faz limpa na defesa e oficializa mais 4 dispensas" [Palmeiras does a cleanup at the defense and turns four releases official] (in Portuguese). Terra. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Sem ter estreado, Thiago Heleno está prestes a deixar o Criciúma" [Without debuting, Thiago Heleno is near to leave Criciúma] (in Portuguese). Terra. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Figueirense apresenta zagueiro Thiago Heleno e atacante Dudu" [Figueirense presents stopper Thiago Heleno and forward Dudu] (in Portuguese). INfoesporte. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  10. ^ Thiago Heleno at Soccerway. Retrieved 26 December 2015.

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