Clemerson de Araújo Soares

Clemerson de Araújo Soares, best known as Araújo (born 8 August 1977) is a former Brazilian footballer who played as a forward.

Araújo
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Personal information
Full name Clemerson de Araújo Soares
Date of birth (1977-08-08) 8 August 1977 (age 43)
Place of birth Caruaru, Brazil
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position(s) Second striker
Club information
Current team
Sete de Setembro
Youth career
1996 Porto-PE
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2003 Goiás 170 (50)
2004 Shimizu S-Pulse 29 (9)
2005 Gamba Osaka 33 (33)
2006–2007 Cruzeiro 15 (5)
2007–2010 Al-Gharafa 84 (68)
2011–2012 Fluminense 6 (0)
2012Náutico (loan) 33 (8)
2013 Atlético Mineiro 4 (1)
2013–2014 Goiás 35 (9)
2016 Central 14 (4)
2017–2018 Sete de Setembro ? (?)
National team
1999 Brazil U-23 3 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 July 2019 13:42 (UTC)

CareerEdit

Araujo was born in Caruaru, PE, Brazil. He played for Japanese side Gamba Osaka in 2005; his 33 league goals helped Gamba to the 2005 J1 League title. 2005 was his last season in Japan. Araujo left for his homeland to sign for Cruzeiro. Two years later Araujo left for Qatar where he the 2007–08 season top scorer award.

Al-GharafaEdit

Al-Gharafa, known as Al Fuhud (The Cheetahs) were Qatar's champions for three years in a row. Araujo was a leading star in the team's success, leading the scorers list for the entire 2008 season. On 4 March 2008, after scoring against Al Khor, he matched Gabriel Batistuta's record of 25 goals in one season.[1] He eventually ended the season as the league's top scorer with 27 goals,[2] a record that was broken in December 2018 by Baghdad Bounedjah.[3] He played alongside fellow Brazilian Juninho Pernambucano. He left in 2010 due to personal reasons, but in 2012 he stated he was interested in rejoining the club.[4]

Club statisticsEdit

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup South America Total
1997 Goiás Série A 5 0 5 0
1998 20 10 20 10
1999 Série B 29 5 29 5
2000 Série A 24 5 24 5
2001 26 7 26 7
2002 25 11 25 11
2003 41 12 41 12
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Asia Total
2004 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League 29 9 0 0 7 1 - 36 10
2005 Gamba Osaka J1 League 33 33 2 2 11 6 - 46 41
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup South America Total
2006 Cruzeiro Série A 1 0 1 0
2007 14 5 14 5
Qatar League Emir Cup Sheikh Jassem Cup Asia Total
2007–08 Al-Gharafa Stars League 27 27 3 4 4 3 4 2 38 36
2008–09 27 20 3 2 4 4 5 5 39 31
2009–10 21 15 0 0 12 17 6 5 39 37
2010–11 9 6 0 0 6 3 2 0 17 9
Country Brazil 185 55 21 13 108 64 37 23 351 155
Japan 62 42 2 2 18 7 - 82 51
Qatar 84 68 6 6 24 29 17 12 133 113
Total 330 164 29 21 152 91 55 35 563 319

HonoursEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Clemerson equals Batistuta's record as Gharrafa win again". footballqatar.com. 4 March 2008. Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Qatar Stars League Prozone Stats: The Season So Far". Qatar Stars League. 5 March 2014. Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  3. ^ Levy, Uri (12 December 2018). "Middle East Football: Move over Messi, Bounedjah is now the world's greatest goal machine". The New Arab. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  4. ^ QSL: Clemerson - Exclusive Interview Archived 7 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine

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