Edmilson Gonçalves Pimenta
|Full name||Edmilson Gonçalves Pimenta|
|Date of birth||September 17, 1971|
|Place of birth||Santa Teresa, Brazil|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Striker / Winger|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
After starting out as a senior for modest outfit of Esporte Clube Democrata, Edmilson moved to Portugal in the 1993 summer, going on to remain in the country for most of his professional career; he began with lowly C.D. Nacional – then in division two – and S.C. Salgueiros, where his solid performances earned him a transfer to top level powerhouse F.C. Porto.
At Porto, Edmilson was instrumental as the club won the second and third of its five consecutive league accolades, signing a lucrative contract with French side Paris Saint-Germain FC. Unsettled, he returned to Portugal in January 1998, joining Sporting Clube de Portugal; he scored 10 goals in his first full season with the Lions and, although not an essential first-team member, still contributed with 20 matches in 1999–2000 as the capital club ended an 18-year drought and conquered the title.