Caion (footballer)

Herlison Caion de Sousa Ferreira, simply known as Caion (born October 5, 1990), is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Thai League 2 club Muangkan United as a Striker.

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Personal information
Full name Herlison Caion de Sousa Ferreira
Date of birth (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 31)
Place of birth Caxias, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Muangkan United
Number 7
Youth career
2007 Icasa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Iraty
2009 Ferroviário
2009–2010 Gangwon 7 (1)
2012 Caxias 18 (2)
2012–2014 Mirassol 6 (5)
2012Bragantino (loan) 8 (3)
2013Náutico (loan) 5 (1)
2013Chapecoense (loan) 7 (0)
2014GO Audax (loan) 7 (1)
2014Portuguesa (loan) 5 (0)
2014–2015 Al Shorta
2015–2016 HB Køge 11 (1)
2016 Cruzeiro–RS 13 (4)
2016 Atlético Goianiense 5 (0)
2016–2017 Juventude 19 (2)
2017 Paysandu 11 (2)
2018 Daegu FC 5 (0)
2018 Navy 16 (4)
2019 Paysandu 11 (2)
2019 PT Prachuap 15 (6)
2019Chonburi (loan) 14 (7)
2020 Chonburi 11 (6)
2020–2021 Suphanburi 14 (7)
2021– Muangkan United 15 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 November 2021 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Born in Caxias, Maranhão, Caion made his senior debuts with Iraty in 2008, after being a youth player for Icasa in the previous year.

In 2009, he joined Ferroviário. After three months playing for the side in the state leagues, he moved abroad.[1]

Gangwon FCEdit

On 30 March 2009, Caion joined K-League newly formed side Gangwon FC,[2][3][4] thus becoming the club's first-ever Brazilian player.

He made his debut for Gangwon on 5 May, against Incheon United, for that year's League Cup, assisting Park Jong-Jin in Gangwon's first goal. He made his league debut on 25 July, against Busan I'Park, as a substitute. Caion scored his first goal in the last match of 2009 K-League, netting the winner against Jeju United.

In the following season, Caion only played in the reserve league, rescinded his link in June 2010.

Back to BrazilEdit

After cancelling his link with Gangwon, Caion returned to Brazil, but only joined a side in November 2011, signing with Caxias.[5] On 25 May 2012 he moved to Mirassol.[6]

On 6 September, after scoring five goals in only six matches, Caion joined Bragantino on loan.[7] After his return to Mirassol, he netted twice in a 6–2 routing over Palmeiras on 27 March 2013.[8]

On 13 May Caion joined Série A side Náutico.[9] However, three months later he moved to Chapecoense.[10]

In January 2014 Caion joined newly promoted side Grêmio Osasco Audax.[11] On 23 April, he moved to Portuguesa.[12] However, two months later he was released by Lusa.[13]

Move to IraqEdit

In August 2014, Caion joined Al Shorta, an Iraqi club who had won back-to-back Iraqi Premier League titles in 2013 and 2014. Caion became the club's second ever Brazilian player after Cristiano da Silva Santos who left the club in June 2014. Caion scored his first goal in a 2-1 win over Al-Minaa, opening the scoring in the match with an exquisite left-foot finish across the goalkeeper and into the net. He scored his second and final goal in the 2015 AFC Cup as Al-Shorta beat Al-Jazeera 4–0 to top their group and advance to the knockout stage.

HB KøgeEdit

In August 2015 Caion signed a contract with the Danish 1st Division club HB Køge.[14] In January 2016 he and the club agreed to end the contract.[15]

Chonburi FC (Loan)Edit

In June 2019 Caion signed a contract with Chonburi FC on loan from PT Prachuap and scored in his debut help team won over Buriram United 1–0

Club career statisticsEdit

As of 21 June 2010
Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
South Korea League KFA Cup League Cup Total
2009 Gangwon FC K League 1 7 1 1 0 2 0 10 1
2010 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 7 1 1 0 2 0 10 1


  1. ^ CONFEDERAÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE FUTEBOL – TRANSFERÊNCIAS PARA O EXTERIOR (Transfers Abroad) Archived 2013-03-15 at WebCite; CBF. (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ "Caion profile update" (in Korean). Gangwon FC. 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2009-04-23.[dead link]
  3. ^ "(FW:까이용) 까이용" (in Korean). Gangwon FC fansite (Narcia). 2009-03-24. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
  4. ^ 브라질 공격수 '까이용' 영입-투(최종) (in Korean). Gangneung MBC. 2009-03-23. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
  5. ^ S.E.R. Caxias apresenta atacante para a temporada 2012 (SER Caxias presents forward for 2012 season); Caxias' official website, 22 November 2011 (in Portuguese)
  6. ^ Atacante Caion deixa o Caxias e acerta com Mirassol (Forward Caion leaves Caxias and signs with Mirassol); Peleia FC, 25 May 2012 (in Portuguese)
  7. ^ Mirassol empresta o atacante Caion ao Bragantino (Mirassol loans forward Caion to Bragantino); Globo Esporte, 6 September 2012 (in Portuguese)
  8. ^ Em novo vexame, Verdão leva seis em um tempo e perde para Mirassol (In new disappointment, Verdão suffers six goals before half-time and loses to Mirassol); Globo Esporte, 27 March 2013 (in Portuguese)
  9. ^ Carrasco do Palmeiras no Paulistão é novo reforço do Náutico (Palmeiras' tormentor in Paulistão is Náutico's new reinforcement); Gazeta Esportiva, 13 May 2013 (in Portuguese)
  10. ^ Chapecoense acerta com o atacante Caion, ex-Timbu, e mais um zagueiro (Chapecoense signs with forward Caion, former Timbu player, and with a stopper); Globo Esporte, 13 August 2013 (in Portuguese)
  11. ^ Elenco do Grêmio Osasco Audax realiza apresentação para Campeonato Paulista (Grêmio Osasco Audax's roster make presentation to Campeonato Paulista); SP Notícias, 15 January 2014 (in Portuguese)
  12. ^ Série B: Portuguesa acerta com lateral-esquerdo Eduardo e Caion (Série B: Portuguesa signs with left-back Eduardo and Caion); Futebol Interior, 23 April 2014 (in Portuguese)
  13. ^ Série B: Portuguesa faz faxina e dispensa quase um time inteiro (Série B: Portuguesa cleans up squad and releases almost an entire team); Futebol Interior, 17 June 2014 (in Portuguese)
  14. ^ HB Køge skriver med brasiliansk angriber Archived 2016-01-28 at the Wayback Machine; HB Køge, 26 August 2015 (in Danish)
  15. ^ Caion stopper i HB Køge Archived 2016-01-25 at the Wayback Machine; HB Køge, 17 January 2016 (in Danish)

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