Pedro Ken

Pedro Ken Morimoto Moreira (born 20 March 1987), known as Pedro Ken, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Juventude. He is of Japanese descent.

Pedro Ken
Personal information
Full name Pedro Ken Morimoto Moreira
Date of birth (1987-03-20) 20 March 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth Curitiba, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2006–2007 Coritiba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Coritiba 74 (2)
2010–2015 Cruzeiro 40 (0)
2011Avaí (loan) 26 (2)
2012Vitória (loan) 30 (5)
2013–2014Vasco da Gama (loan) 85 (4)
2015Coritiba (loan) 14 (1)
2015Vitória (loan) 27 (1)
2016–2017 Terek Grozny 6 (0)
2017–2019 Ceará 74 (4)
2020– Juventude 9 (0)
National team
2007 Brazil U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:33, 28 November 2019 (UTC)



Pedro Ken was born in Curitiba, Paraná. In 2007, when Coritiba won the Série B, Pedro Ken, Keirrison and Henrique were called Trio de Ouro (in English: Golden Trio) because of their important role in the championship, young age and good prospects.[1]

On 7 December 2009 Pedro Ken left Coritiba to sign for league rival Cruzeiro.[2] He signed a five-year contract with the club.

On 1 June 2011 Pedro Ken joined Avaí on a season-long loan deal.[3]

On 22 December 2012, on an exchange for Nílton, Cruzeiro loaned Ken for Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama until the end of 2013 season.[4]

In January 2016, Ken went on trial with FC Terek Grozny,[5] going on to sign a 2.5-year contract with Terek on 3 February 2016.[6] He left the club in March 2017.[7]


Pedro played once for the Olympic National Team in a commemorative match against Brasileirão's best players. He did not score in that game.




  1. ^ "Futpédia: Pedro Ken (Pedro Ken Morimoto Moreira)". Globo Esporte. Archived from the original on 2 January 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2009.
  2. ^ Depois de Jóbson e Pedro Ken, Cruzeiro promete novos reforços
  3. ^ "Cruzeiro confirma empréstimo de Pedro Ken ao Avaí até o final do ano". UOL Esporte. Retrieved 1 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Cruzeiro 聴roca Pedro Ken e Sandro Silva por Nílton (in Portuguese)". Archived from the original on 26 December 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  5. ^ Педро Кен находится на просмотре в "Тереке" (in Russian). Football Kulichki. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  6. ^ Педро Кен перешел в «Терек» (in Russian). FC Terek Grozny. 3 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Терек расторг контракт с Педро Кеном". (in Russian). FC Terek Grozny. 15 March 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2017.

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