Amarildo Souza do Amaral
|Full name||Amarildo Souza do Amaral|
|Date of birth||2 October 1964|
|Place of birth||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|1995||→ União São João (loan)||?||(5)|
|1995||→ São Paulo (loan)||11||(1)|
|1996||→ Bahia (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Curitiba, Amarildo appeared in his country's Série A for four different teams: Operário Futebol Clube, Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, Sport Club Internacional and São Paulo FC, the first three early into his career. Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas and Sport Club Internacional. He started playing football with Paraná-based Toledo Colônia Work, in 1982.
In the 1988–89 season Amarildo moved abroad, playing in Spain for Celta de Vigo and scoring 16 goals – fourth-best in La Liga, which included a brace in a 2–0 home win against Real Madrid – as the Galicians finished in tenth position. He spent the following three years in Italy, appearing for S.S. Lazio and A.C. Cesena and suffering Serie A relegation in his second year with the latter side.
After another spell in Spain's top flight with CD Logroñés (only one goal), Amarildo mainly represented F.C. Famalicão in Portugal. His best campaign with the club came in 1993–94 when he netted six times in 19 games in an eventual Primeira Liga relegation; he also represented the team in the second and third levels, interspersed with stints back in his homeland with São Paulo, União São João Esporte Clube and Esporte Clube Bahia, playing one match in the domestic cup with the latter in 1996.
- "Amarildo: todos os jogos (51 a 56)" [Amarildo: all the games (51 to 56)] (in Portuguese). Futpédia. Retrieved 29 May 2011.[permanent dead link]
- "Amarildo: todos os jogos (1 a 50)" [Amarildo: all the games (1 to 50)] (in Portuguese). Futpédia. Retrieved 29 May 2011.[permanent dead link]
- "Amarildo Souza" (in Spanish). Yo Jugué en el Celta. 16 April 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- "Se buscan extranjeros" [Foreigners wanted] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 19 July 1989. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- "Las caras nuevas del "calcio"" [New faces in "calcio"] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 12 August 1990. Retrieved 20 December 2012.