Souza (footballer, born 1988)

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Elierce Barbosa de Souza or simply Souza (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈso(w)zɐ]; born 8 March 1988, in Posse) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Al-Ettifaq, as a defensive midfielder.

Souza
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Personal information
Full name Elierce Barbosa de Souza
Date of birth (1988-03-08) March 8, 1988 (age 33)
Place of birth Posse, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Defensive midfielder / Right back
Club information
Current team
Al-Ettifaq
Number 20
Youth career
Atlético Goianiense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Ceilândia 3 (3)
2007 Brasília 3 (3)
2008 Dom Pedro 49 (3)
2008–2009 Palmeiras B 0 (0)
2009–2013 Palmeiras 31 (0)
2010Ponte Preta (loan) 28 (4)
2011São Caetano (loan) 33 (5)
2012Náutico (loan) 35 (7)
2013Cruzeiro (loan) 13 (2)
2014–2016 Cruzeiro 5 (1)
2014Santos (loan) 18 (0)
2015Bahia (loan) 8 (0)
2016Cerezo Osaka (loan) 41 (8)
2017–2019 Cerezo Osaka 74 (11)
2020– Al-Ettifaq 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2019 21:36 (UTC)

CareerEdit

Souza began his career playing for various teams in the Federal District, as Ceilândia, Brasília and Dom Pedro.

He made his first team debut for the former on 25 August 2007 in a 0–1 home loss against Capital and scored his first goal in a 2–0 home win against Renovo.[1]

He faced several difficulties, such as living with hunger, sometimes going to training without breakfast, not having enough to eat. He thought of giving up the dream of being a player and for a time did: he gave up football and returned to Posse, his hometown, to work as a bricklayer. In 2008, he revived the dream of being a football player and went to Dom Pedro II in Brasília. He stood out, and was pointed out by many as the best midfielder of the Brasiliense Championship. He was hired by Palmeiras and spent time in Palmeiras B, then, having stood out again, was promoted by Vanderlei Luxemburgo Palmeiras to the first team.

Career statisticsEdit

As of 27 March 2018.[2][3][4]
Club Season League State League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dom Pedro 2008 Série C 0 0 12 1 12 1
Palmeiras 2009 Série A 29 0 3 0 5 0 37 0
2010 2 0 4 0 3 0 9 0
2013 Série B 0 0 10 1 7 1 17 2
Subtotal 31 0 17 1 3 0 12 1 63 2
Ponte Preta (loan) 2010 Série B 28 4 28 4
São Caetano (loan) 2011 Série B 33 5 16 0 49 5
Náutico (loan) 2012 Série A 35 7 18 7 53 14
Cruzeiro 2013 Série A 13 2 0 0 2 0 15 2
2014 5 1 8 1 3 0 16 2
Subtotal 18 3 8 1 2 0 3 0 31 4
Santos (loan) 2014 Série A 18 0 1 0 19 0
Bahia (loan) 2015 Série B 27 3 9 3 4 1 2[a] 0 8[b] 3 50 10
Cerezo Osaka 2016 J2 League 41 8 41 8
2017 J1 League 33 4 5 1 2[c] 1 40 6
2018 13 3 3[d] 0 1[e] 0 17 3
Subtotal 87 15 5 1 3 0 3 1 98 17
Total 277 37 80 13 15 2 20 1 11 4 403 57
  1. ^ All appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Copa do Nordeste
  3. ^ All appearance(s) in Emperor's Cup
  4. ^ All appearance(s) in AFC Champions League
  5. ^ All appearance(s) in Suruga Bank Championship

HonoursEdit

Cruzeiro
Cerezo Osaka

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Passaram por aqui: Souza (Ferrugem)
  2. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "J1&J2&J3選手名鑑ハンディ版 2018 (NSK MOOK)", 7 February 2018, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411529 (p. 25 out of 289)
  3. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2017 J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 (NSK MOOK)", 8 February 2017, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411420 (p. 144 out of 289)
  4. ^ Souza at Soccerway. Retrieved 23 November 2016.

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