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Lima

Published: Saturday 2 April 2011, 19.09CET
SC Braga
Published: Saturday 2 April 2011, 19.09CET

Lima

SC Braga

Clubs: Paysandu SC, Iraty FC, J. Malucelli Futebol, Paraná Clube, CA Juventus, Santos FC (loan), Avaí FC (loan), CF Os Belenenses, SC Braga, SL Benfica

• Lima started out with Paysandu and spent several restless years in his homeland, playing for a variety of clubs, most of them on loan, including a spell at Santos in 2008.

• Set to join Ukrainian outfit FC Metalist Kharkiv in 2009 but the transfer broke down and he moved to Portugal instead, joining Belenenses.

• Made his Liga debut for Belenenses against SL Benfica (0-4) on 13 September 2009 and scored seven goals in 27 appearances (26 as a starter), but his haul was not enough to prevent the Lisbon club from being relegated.

• Made a stunning early impression at Braga by scoring a hat-trick in a 4-3 win at Sevilla FC that put Braga into the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time.

• Scored his first league goal for Braga in a 3-2 defeat by FC Porto and also found the net in the UEFA Champions League group stage against FK Partizan in a 2-0 home win on Matchday 3; ever-present (eight appearances) in the UEFA Europa League as the Arsenalistas reached the 2011 final in Dublin.

• Struck 20 league goals for Braga during the 2011/12 season, before moving to SL Benfica on the final day of the summer transfer window in August 2012 and scoring three in his first two league games for the Eagles. Made seven appearances in the UEFA Europa League as Benfica made it to the final, losing to Chelsea FC. 

UEFA honours
UEFA Europa League:
 runner-up 2011, 2013

Last updated: 10/07/13 17.28CET

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