Vítor Hugo (footballer, born 1981)

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Vítor Hugo
Personal information
Full name Vítor Hugo Manique de Jesus
Date of birth (1981-11-03) 3 November 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Porto Alegre, Brazil
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Novo Hamburgo - (-)
2003 Altay Constanța - (-)
2004 Inter de Lages - (-)
2004 Atlético Universidad - (-)
2005 Real Brasil - (-)
2006 Pelotas - (-)
2006 Happy Valley 6 (1)
2006 Xiangxue Sun Hei 3 (1)
2007 Veranópolis - (-)
2007 Sport Recife 2 (0)
2007 Partizan 2 (0)
2008 Cienciano 2 (0)
2009 Caxias do Sul - (-)
2009 América de Natal 1 (0)
2010 Inter de Santa Maria - (-)
2010 Al Nahda - (1)
2011 Manama - (-)
2012 Guarani de Venâncio Aires - (-)
2013 Celaya 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 March 2014.

Vítor Hugo Manique de Jesus (born 3 November 1981), or simply Vítor Hugo, is a Brazilian football striker. A journeyman, Vítor Hugo started his professional career in his homeland and also played for numerous clubs in Romania, Peru, Hong Kong, Serbia, Oman, Bahrain and Mexico.

Career[edit]

Born in Porto Alegre, Vítor Hugo started his football career with Novo Hamburgo. In September 2003, he moved to Romanian club Altay Constanța, playing in the lower league. In 2004, he spent some time playing with Inter de Lages, before moving abroad again to play with Atlético Universidad of the Peruvian Primera División.

In 2006, Vítor Hugo was playing with Pelotas, but in the middle of the year he joined his fellow Brazilian coach José Ricardo Rambo at Happy Valley in Hong Kong. He also played with Xiangxue Sun Hei during the 2006–07 Hong Kong First Division League.

In 2007, Vítor Hugo returned to Brazil by signing with Veranópolis. He was the top scorer of the Campeonato Gaúcho with 13 goals. He then signed with Sport Recife,[1] making his debut in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.

In July 2007, Vítor Hugo joined Serbian side Partizan, but he left the club during the winter break. He then moved to Peruvian club Cienciano, playing with them in the 2008 Copa Libertadores.

Vítor Hugo also appeared in the 2009 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B with América de Natal, previously joining them from Caxias do Sul.

In 2010, after a short spell with Inter de Santa Maria in the Campeonato Gaúcho, Vítor Hugo moved abroad again, this time signing with Omani League side Al Nahda, playing in the 2010 AFC Cup group stage.[2] Afterwards, he moved to play with Manama of the Bahraini Premier League.

Vítor Hugo returned to Brazil once again by joining Guarani de Venâncio Aires for the 2012 season. His next club was Celaya of the Ascenso MX, making two appearances in the 2013 Clausura.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sport contrata atacante Vítor Hugo" (in Portuguese). terra.com.br. 12 May 2007. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "AFC Cup Match Day 2, Tuesday wrap-up". uzreport.uz. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 

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