Souza (footballer, born 1982)

Rodrigo de Souza Cardoso (born 4 March 1982), known as Souza, is a Brazilian former footballer who played as a striker.

Souza
Rodrigo de Souza Cardoso (2010).JPG
Personal information
Full name Rodrigo de Souza Cardoso
Date of birth (1982-03-04) 4 March 1982 (age 40)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1997 Madureira
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Madureira - (-)
2001–2003 Vasco da Gama 30 (5)
2003 CSKA Sofia 4 (0)
2004 Marítimo 31 (8)
2005Internacional (loan) 1 (0)
2005–2006Goiás (loan) 63 (35)
2007–2008 Flamengo 33 (9)
2008 Panathinaikos 4 (1)
2009–2011 Corinthians 32 (6)
2011Bahia (loan) 21 (11)
2012–2013 Bahia 32 (8)
2014 Vitória 5 (1)
2014 Criciúma 13 (4)
2015 Paysandu 8 (0)
2017–2018 Madureira 0 (0)
National team
1999 Brazil U-17 - (-)
2003 Brazil U-23 2 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 12 October 2021

CareerEdit

FlamengoEdit

After being the top goal-scorer for the 2006 Brazilian Serie A, playing for Goiás, he then moved on, signing a deal with Flamengo in the beginning of 2007.[citation needed]

PanathinaikosEdit

Souza moved from Flamengo to Panathinaikos on July 2008 for a sum of €3 million. He scored his first goal for the new club in a UEFA Champions League 2008–09 qualifying round match win against Sparta Praha.

CorinthiansEdit

On December 30, 2008 Souza signed a 3-year contract for Corinthians.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

(Correct as of January 2, 2012)
Club Season Brazilian Série A Brazilian Cup Continental State League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vasco da Gama 2001 1 0 - - - - - - 1 0
2002 16 2 1 0 - - - - 17 2
2003 13 3 7 3 - - - - 20 6
Total 30 5 8 3 - - - - 38 8
Internacional 2005 1 0 2 1 - - - - 3 1
Total 1 0 2 1 - - - - 3 1
Goiás 2005 33 18 - - - - - - 33 18
2006 30 17 - - - - - - 30 17
Total 63 35 - - - - - - 63 35
Flamengo 2007 22 6 - - 8 3 10 6 40 15
2008 11 3 - - 8 1 15 5 34 9
Total 33 9 - - 16 4 25 11 74 24
Corinthians 2009 20 4 4 0 - - 14 1 38 5
2010 12 2 - - 5 0 9 2 26 4
Total 32 6 4 0 - - 23 3 64 9
Bahia (loan) 2011 21 11 3 2 - - 9 5 24 18
Total 21 11 3 0 - - - - 24 18
Career total 180 66 17 4 16 4 39 12 261 93

according to combined sources on references [2] and[3]

International careerEdit

Souza has won 2 international matches for Brazil U-23. He featured against Czech Republic on January 16, 2003 and then later appeared against Egypt on January 20, 2003 in the 2003 Pre-Olympic Tournament.

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Vasco da Gama
Internacional
Goiás
Flamengo
Corinthians
Bahia

National teamEdit

IndividualEdit

AchievementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Corinthians official website (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Flamengo official website (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ Flaestatística (in Portuguese)
  4. ^ "Campeão, São Paulo domina a seleção do Brasileiro" (in Portuguese). Terra. December 4, 2006. Retrieved June 21, 2009.
  • Guia 2006 2o Turno Brasileirão - Revista Placar Edição 1297-C

External linksEdit

  • Souza at Sambafoot
  • Souza at Guardian Stats Centre
  • Souza at GloboEsporte (in Portuguese)