Vinicius Simon

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Vinicius Simon
Personal information
Full name Vinicius Simon
Date of birth (1986-11-17) 17 November 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Limeira, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Confiança
Youth career
2000–2006 Santos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2014 Santos 15 (0)
2008 Boavista (loan) ? (?)
2009 Santo André (loan) 2 (0)
2010 Criciúma (loan) 0 (0)
2012–2013 América-MG (loan) 11 (1)
2013 Sport Recife (loan) 8 (0)
2015–2016 Vila Nova 35 (1)
2017 XV de Piracicaba 5 (0)
2017 Botafogo–SP 4 (0)
2018 XV de Piracicaba 0 (0)
2018– Confiança 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2018

Vinícius Simon (born 17 November 1986) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Confiança as a central defender.

Career[edit]

Born in Limeira, São Paulo, Simon graduated from Santos' prolific youth setup. He made his first team – and Série A – debut on 3 August 2008, starting in a 1–3 home loss against Coritiba.[1]

In January 2009 Simon was loaned to fellow league team Santo André, in a season-long deal.[2] However, he only appeared rarely for Ramalhão, which was subsequently relegated.

On 23 January 2010 Simon joined Criciúma also in a temporary deal.[3] He was regularly used during the year's Campeonato Catarinense, scoring a goal against Joinville on 4 April, and returned to Peixe in May.

Simon was sparingly used in the following years, and moved to América-MG on 26 May 2012, on loan until December.[4] He returned to Santos in January 2013, being again loaned to Sport Recife in July.[5]

In January 2014 Simon was expected to join Goiás,[6] but remained in Santos due to Edu Dracena and Gustavo Henrique's injuries;[7] however, he also suffered an injury, being sidelined until August. On 8 August he returned to action, but only played 26 minutes in a 1–2 away loss against Londrina, being taken off with two hip injuries.[8]

On 6 March 2015 Simon signed a short-term permanent deal with Vila Nova, after being released by Santos in January.[9]

On 1 May 2017 Simon signed with XV de Piracicaba for Campeonato Brasileiro Série D.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of May 25, 2018)[11]
Club Season State League League Cup CONMEBOL Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Santos 2008 1 0 1 0
2010 5 0 5 0
2011 2 0 7 0 9 0
2012 7 1 1 0 8 1
2014 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Subtotal 9 1 14 0 1 0 24 1
Santo André (loan) 2009 6 1 2 0 8 1
Criciúma (loan) 2010 10 1 10 1
América-MG (loan) 2012 11 1 11 1
2013 1 0 1 0
Subtotal 1 0 11 1 12 1
Sport (loan) 2013 8 0 1[a] 0 9 0
Vila Nova 2015 7 0 20 0 27 0
2016 8 0 15 1 2[b] 0 25 1
Subtotal 15 0 35 1 2 0 52 1
XV de Piracicaba 2017 5 0 5 0
Botafogo–SP 2017 4 0 4 0
XV de Piracicaba 2018 11 1 11 1
Confiança 2018 5 0 2[c] 0 7 0
Career total 52 4 84 2 1 0 1 0 4 0 142 6
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Copa Verde
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in Copa do Nordeste

References[edit]

  1. ^ Santos 1x3 Coritiba; Futpédia (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Santos cede zagueiro para o Santo André (Santos loans stopper to Santo André); Globo Esporte, 7 January 2009. (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ Criciúma acerta com zagueiro do Santos (Criciúma signs Santos' stopper); FutebolSC, 23 January 2010 (in Portuguese)
  4. ^ Série B: América-MG acerta com Vinicius Simon, encostado no Santos (Série B: América-MG signs Vinicius Simon, left out in Santos); Futebol Interior, 26 May 2012 (in Portuguese)
  5. ^ Sport fecha com zagueiro Vinícius Simon, revelado pela base do Santos (Sport signs with stopper Vinícius Simon, groomed in Santos' youth setup); Globo Esporte, 7 July 2013 (in Portuguese)
  6. ^ Fininho e Vinícius Simon são os dois primeiros reforços do Goiás em 2014 (Fininho and Vinícius Simon are Goiás' first two additions in 2014); Globo Esporte, 13 January 2014 (in Portuguese)
  7. ^ Oswaldo elogia opções, mas Santos estuda ir ao mercado por zagueiros (Oswaldo praises options, but Santos looks to go into the market for stoppers); Globo Esporte, 27 February 2014 (in Portuguese)
  8. ^ Após seis meses sem atuar, zagueiro volta e sofre duas lesões no quadril (After six months sidelined, stopper returns and suffers two hip injuries); Globo Esporte, 8 August 2014 (in Portuguese)
  9. ^ Vila Nova se reforça com zagueiro Vinícius Simon, revelado pelo Santos (Vila Nova bolsters with stopper Vinícius Simon, revealed at Santos); Globo Esporte, 6 March 2015 (in Portuguese)
  10. ^ Crystian e Vinicius Simon reforçam XV na Série D; Favoni não vai permanecer; Globo Esporte, 1 May 2017 (in Portuguese)
  11. ^ Vinicius Simon at Soccerway

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