Paulo Sérgio (footballer, born 1969)

Paulo Sérgio Silvestre do Nascimento (born 2 June 1969), commonly known as Paulo Sérgio is a Brazilian former footballer who played as a forward.[1] Whilst at German club Bayern Munich, he won the Champions League in 2001.[2]

Paulo Sérgio
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Paulo Sérgio in 2005
Personal information
Full name Paulo Sérgio Silvestre do Nascimento
Date of birth (1969-06-03) 3 June 1969 (age 51)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1993 Corinthians 64 (5)
1989–1990Novorizontino (loan) 0 (0)
1993–1997 Bayer Leverkusen 121 (47)
1997–1999 Roma 64 (24)
1999–2002 Bayern Munich 77 (21)
2002 Al-Wahda (UAE) 0 (0)
2003 Bahia 8 (0)
Total 334 (97)
National team
1991–1994 Brazil 13 (2)
Honours
Men's football
Representing  Brazil
FIFA World Cup
Winner 1994 USA
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Paulo Sérgio rose to prominence at Corinthians, where he was a key player in the early 1990s. In 1993, he was signed by Bayer Leverkusen, where he played for four seasons. His form was good enough for him to be included in the Brazilian national team, although he was not among the top scorers of Bundesliga. He was rated as a top class second striker.

In 1997, Paulo Sérgio was bought by Italian club Roma, where he played for two seasons. He formed an effective striking partnership with the emerging Francesco Totti and Marco Delvecchio, scoring 22 goals in 57 league appearances. When Roma signed Vincenzo Montella from relegated Sampdoria in 1999, he moved on. FC Bayern Munich became his new employer, and in his three years at Bayern, he won both Champions League and Bundesliga, his finest club honours.

In 2002, Bayern signed several new players, and Paulo Sérgio was no longer in the first team plans, prompting him to move to Al-Wahda in Abu Dhabi, before finishing his career back in Bahia in his native Brazil.

International careerEdit

Paulo Sérgio was capped for Brazil 13 times between 1991 and 1994, scoring twice, and was a member of the Brazilian squad that won the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Continental
Super Cup
Intercontinental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Corinthians 1988 Série A 7 0 7 0
Novorizontino 1989 Paulista 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
Corinthians 1990 Série A 19 2 ? ? 19 2
1991 15 1 ? ? 1 0 7 4 23 5
1992 23 2 ? ? 23 2
1993 ? ? ? ? ? ?
Total
Bayer Leverkusen 1993–94 Bundesliga 32 17 4 3 1 0 5 1 42 21
1994–95 28 9 2 5 8 4 38 18
1995–96 28 4 5 1 33 5
1996–97 33 17 1 0 34 17
Total 121 47 12 9 1 0 13 5 0 0 0 0 147 61
Roma 1997–98 Serie A 34 12 5 2 39 14
1998–99 30 12 2 0 6 0 38 12
Total 64 24 7 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 77 26
Bayern Munich 1999–2000 Bundesliga 28 13 5 1 2 1 13 7 48 22
2000–01 26 5 1 0 0 0 11 3 38 8
2001–02 23 3 2 0 1 0 12 2 0 0 1 0 39 5
Total 77 21 8 1 3 1 36 12 0 0 1 0 125 35
Al Wahda FC 2002–03 UAE Football League 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bahia 2003 Série A 8 0 ? ? 8 0
Career total

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Bayern Munich

InternationalEdit

Brazil

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Paulo Sérgio". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Champions League final clockwatch". BBC SPort. 23 May 2001. Retrieved 20 November 2012.

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