Paulinho is a Brazilian professional football player who plays as a midfielder. On 22 July 2021, he joined Al-Ahli, a club in Saudi Professional League. But on 18 September 2021, he terminated his contract with the club.
He is a quick, hard-working, energetic midfielder with reasonable ball control, physical strength, and good ball-winning abilities. He is used by different clubs in different positions throughout his career as he is a well-rounded player.
Paulinho: Quick Facts
|Full Name||José Paulo Bezerra Maciel Júnior|
|Date of Birth||25 July 1988|
|Birth Place||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Father’s Name||José Paulo Bezerra Maciel|
|Mother’s Name||Erika Lima Nascimento|
|Height||5 feet 12 in / 182 cm|
|Weight||172 lb / 78 kg|
|Body Measurements||Under Review|
|Shoe Size||Under Review|
|Net Worth||around $4 Million|
|Social Media Presence||Facebook, Twitter, Instagram|
|Source of Wealth:||Football, Endorsements|
|Last Updated||Jan 2022|
Footballer Paulinho was born on the 25th day of July 1988 in São Paulo, located in the Southeast Region of Brazil. His father name is José Paulo Bezerra Maciel, that’s where he got his name from, while, his mother’s name is Erika Lima Nascimento.
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He started playing football from an early age. In 2004, he joined the youth squad of Pão de Açúcar, which is a professional association football club. There, he failed to get into the senior team of the club. So, in 2006 he joined Lithuanian side FC Vilnius.
He played at least a season for four clubs from 2006 to 2010 until he joined Corinthians.
Paulinho has always been a good student from his childhood. He got enrolled in high school at the age of 16. After completing his high school, Paulinho completed his Bachelor’s Degree from a public US state university.
Paulinho Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurement
Paulinho is 33 years old as of 2021, born in 1988. He is a citizen of Brazil and is of mixed ethnicity.
Footballer Paulinho stands 5 feet 12 inches (182 cm) tall and is a physically strong player. He weighs around 78kg. His eyes are black and have black hair. Paulinho’s body measurements are under review at the moment.
Who is Paulinho Wife?
After dating for 9 years, he married his long love, Barbara Cartaxo in August 2016. They started dating in 2007 and had two children’s before marriage. After marriage, they gave birth to twins. Ana Beatriz & Benjamin were before their wedding. Sofia & Jose Pedro are twins, who were born after marriage.
Paulinho’s keeps his personal life a little biased. Only some of his personal life is known to the world. After this couple got separated, he got married to Vivian Pereira. His four children’s and current wife live together with him and are happy.
Paulinho’s Salary and Net Worth
Paulinho signed a contract with Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli. But Paulinho terminated his contract with the club soon. Footballer Paulinho’s Salary: Paulinho’s salary is under review at the moment.
Paulinho’s Net Worth is around $4 million as of 2021. His overall salary and net worth are from playing football and endorsements.
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- Paulinho started playing football at an early age. There was a lot of football craze in Brazil when he was growing up which became his motivation to become a professional footballer.
- In 2004, he started his career by joining the youth side of Pão de Açúcar.
- In 2006, he joined the Lithuanian side FC Vilnius after failing to get in the senior team of Pão de Açúcar.
- After two seasons with the club, Paulinho joined Polish club .
- After one season with the club, he returned to Brazil, joining his former club Pão de Açúcar in 2008.
- He was on the move again, joining Série B side Bragantino in 2009.
- After scoring 6 goals in 28 appearances in 2009, he drew the attention of Corinthians, which is one of the biggest clubs in São Paulo.
- On May 30 2010, coming off the bench, he scored Corinthians’s fourth goal and his first for the club in a 4-2 win over Santos.
- He helped his team win 2011 Brasileirão and the 2012 Copa Libertadores, making him the club’s hero.
- On 23 May 2012, he scored the only goal in the two legged quarter-final against Vasco da Gama in which the goal came in the second leg, helping his team reach the semi-finals.
- On 16 December, Paulinho and his team Corinthians won the Club World Cup in Yokohama in a 1-0 victory against European champions Chelsea.
- He scored 34 goals in 161 appearances for the club.
- Premier League club Tottenham hotspur signed Paulinho with a fee of under £17 million.
- On 18 August 2013, he made his Premier League debut against Crystal Palace. He was named man of the Match in which Tottenham won 1-0 away.
- Similarly, In the first leg of Europa League qualifier against Dinamo Tbilisi, he scored his first goal for the club.
- Paulinho scored his first Premier League goal with the club on 22 September 2013 against Cardiff City in 1-0 victory.
- Likewise, he scored 10 goals in 67 appearances for the club.
- Paulinho joined Chinese Super League Guangzhou Evergrande for €14 million (£9.9 million), signing a four-year deal.
- Similarly, Paulinho made his debut for the club as a substitute in the 78th minute on 11 July 2015.
- Footballer Paulinho scored his first goal for the club with a 35-yard free-kick in the first leg of a 2015 AFC Champions League Knock-Out stage on 25 August 2015.
- He helped his team reach the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup quarter-final by scoring a header against Club América.
- Paulinho extended his contract with the club until 31 December 2020 in January 2017.
- He scored 28 goals in 95 appearances for the club before going to Barcelona.
- Paulinho was purchased by Barcelona from Guangzhou Evergrande on 14 August 2017 with the transfer fee of €40 million.
- On 26 August 2017, he made his debut for the club after coming on as a substitute for Andrés Iniesta in the 87th minute.
- Likewise, he scored his first goal for Barcelona on 16 September 2017 against Getafe in a 2-1 win.
- He had consistent performance, which earned him a starter in the club.
- He was praised for his excellent performance throughout the year, helping the club win domestic double.
- Paulinho finished the season with 9 goals in 49 appearances.
Return to Guangzhou Evergrande
- On 8 July 2018, Guangzhou re-signed Paulinho on a one-year loan deal.
- On 18 July, he made his return debut playing the whole match against Guizhou Hengfeng.
- Guangzhou Evergrande purchased Paulinho for €42 million on 4 January 2019.
- Due to COVID-19 pandemic, he was released from his contract after mutual agreement on 21 June 2021.
Paulinho was signed by Saudi Leauge side Al-Ahli on 22 July 2021 but soon terminated his contract with the club on 18 September 2021 citing “inability to provide the desired addition to the team” as the reason.
International Career | Brazil
- On 20 September 2012, he scored first goal for his international team against Argentina.
- Paulinho was selected for the 23-man Brazil squad for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup held in Brazil.
- On 26 June, he scored a goal in the 86th minute of the game against Uruguay, booking Brazil a spot in the final.
- Brazil won the final match against Spain with a score of 3-0. Paulinho was awarded with the Bronze Ball as the competition’s third best player.
- 2014 World Cup was disappointing for both Brazil and Paulinho due to the humiliating 7-1 loss against Germany.
- In the FIFA 2028 World Cup qualifiers, he scored his first-ever career hat-trick in a away match against Uruguay.
- Likeiwsem in May 2018, he was named in the Brazilian 23 ma squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
- He scored a goal in Brazil’s final group match against Serbia in a 2-0 win, which sent his team to the knock-out stages of the competition.
- He scored 13 goals in 56 appearances for Brazil.
|Appearances and goals by club|
|Pão de Açúcar||7||39|