Renan Brito Soares

Renan Brito Soares or simply Renan (born 24 January 1985 in Viamão) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Bento Gonçalves.

Personal information
Full name Renan Brito Soares
Date of birth (1985-01-24) January 24, 1985 (age 36)
Place of birth Viamão, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Bento Gonçalves
Youth career
2004–2005 Internacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Internacional 33 (0)
2008–2011 Valencia 19 (0)
2009–2010Xerez (loan) 35 (0)
2010–2011Internacional (loan) 27 (0)
2011–2012 Internacional 1 (0)
2013–2017 Goiás 122 (0)
2018 Ceará 0 (0)
2019 São Bento 0 (0)
2020– Bento Gonçalves 0 (0)
National team
2008 Brazil U23 8 (0)
Representing  Brazil
Men's Football
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Team Competition
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:51, 17 October 2015 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 June 2012


Renan made his professional debut for Internacional against Juventude in the Rio Grande do Sul State League in a 1–0 win on April 3, 2005.[1]


Renan joined Spanish club Valencia on 13 August 2008.[2] He made his debut for Valencia CF in a 3–0 win against Real Mallorca. He made a great start to his Valencia CF career and was their number one keeper, but on 20 January 2009 he sustained a groin injury in a match against Athletic de Bilbao and was ruled out for six weeks, enabling veteran César Sánchez to step in. After recovering from his injury he remained on the bench till the end of the 2008–09 season owing to Cesar's fine form, and following the close season signing of Miguel Ángel Moyà from Real Mallorca he left the Mestalla.


Xerez signed the Brazilian goalkeeper on loan from Valencia on 27 July 2009.[3]


On 4 June 2010, Sport Club Internacional signed him on loan from Valencia.[4]

On 13 December 2018, Renan joined Campeonato Brasileiro Série B side São Bento on a one-year contract.[5]

International careerEdit

Renan was a member of Brazil's team for the 2008 Summer Olympics, he was the first-choice goalkeeper for the tournament, appearing in all matches as Brazil went on to get the bronze medal.







  1. ^ "Site oficial do Sport Club Internacional de Porto Alegre". Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved June 5, 2010.
  2. ^ "Inter confirma e Renan vai para o Valência" (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. August 11, 2008. Retrieved August 11, 2008.[dead link]
  3. ^ Valencia empresta goleiro Renan ao Xerez Archived August 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Goleiro Renan acerta retorno ao Internacional, diz jornal
  5. ^ "São Bento anuncia contratação de goleiro Renan e lateral Guilherme Romão" (in Portuguese). Esporte Clube São Bento. December 13, 2018. Retrieved December 14, 2018.

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