Vágner Kaetano Pereira

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Pula
Пула.jpg
Pula celebrating a goal for Russia in 2011
Personal information
Full name Vágner Kaetano Pereira
Date of birth (1980-12-02) 2 December 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Playing position(s) Pivot
Club information
Current team
Sorocaba
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–2004 Carlos Barbosa
2004–06 Arbat
2006–16 Dinamo Moskva 276 (95)
2016–17 KPRF 18 (8)
2017–2018 Avtodor Smolensk 24 (11)
2018– Sorocaba
National team
2008–2014 Russia 52 (47)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vágner Kaetano Pereira, a.k.a. Pula (Russian Cyrillic: Пула) (born 2 December 1980) is a Brazilian-born Russian futsal player who plays for Magnus Sorocaba Futsal as a pivot.

He played for Russia at the 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup in his homeland, Brazil, and ended the tournament as top scorer with 18 goals, the first on 2 October in a 10–5 win over Cuba.[1] Nine of them came in a 31–2 group win over the Solomon Islands, the most by a player in the World Cup and biggest win by a team.[2] He then scored the sixth in a 9–1 win over Japan.[3] In the second match of the second group phase, he scored a hat-trick as Russia beat Paraguay 5–4.[4] Pula scored a goal against Brazil but lost 4–2.[5]

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