Paulo César

  • Date of birth : 05/01/1980
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Brazil Brazil
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Paulo César

Paulo César

Clubs: Vila Nova FC, Gil Vicente FC, Vitória SC, Rio Ave FC, UD Leiria, SC Braga

UEFA honours
UEFA Europa League:
runner-up 2011

• A Brazilian striker, Paulo César moved to Portugal as a 20-year-old, joining Gil Vicente and scoring nine goals in his debut Liga campaign, the first of them in a 2-2 draw at home to FC Porto on 4 November 2000.

• Lost his way following a move to Guimarães and had brief spell back in Brazil before returning to Portugal and reasserting himself with Rio Ave.

• After two seasons with Rio Ave he moved on to Leiria and barely missed a match for the team during a three-year stay, scoring 15 goals in 86 league games; relegation in 2008, however, prompted his departure to Braga.

• Scored six times in his first season at Braga then five the following campaign, including strikes at home to Lisbon giants SL Benfica (2-0) and Sporting Clube de Portugal (1-0) as Domingos Paciência's team surprisingly finished runners-up.

• Scored his first European goal in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League qualifier away to Celtic FC (1-2) but failed to find the net thereafter in the Minho side's long European run before receiving a red card – while playing as an emergency right-back – in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League quarter-final against FC Dynamo Kyiv.

Last updated: 03/08/11 18.39CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 21/06/2013 19:42 CET
25.08.2012Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga3-1Beira-MarBeira-Mar2500
02.09.2012Portuguese First DivisionPaços FerreiraPaços Ferreira2-0BragaBraga7000
30.11.2012Portuguese CupFifth roundBragaBraga2-1PortoPorto300
10.12.2012Portuguese First DivisionAcadémicaAcadémica1-4BragaBraga700
06.01.2013Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga1-0MoreirenseMoreirense1400

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Paulo César
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (age): 05/01/1980 (33)
  • Country: Brazil

  • Height: 175cm

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Third round)
    16/07/05: Leiria 0-1 Hamburg

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 05/01/2013 02:08 CET