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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

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 19/05/2014 02:45 CET
18.08.2013Portuguese First DivisionMarítimoMarítimo2-1BenficaBenfica9000
25.08.2013Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-1Gil VicenteGil Vicente9010
31.08.2013Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting1-1BenficaBenfica9000
14.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica3-1Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira4500
17.09.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBenficaBenfica2-0AnderlechtAnderlecht300
22.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionGuimarãesGuimarães0-1BenficaBenfica2500
28.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica1-1BelenensesBelenenses8000
06.10.2013Portuguese First DivisionEstorilEstoril1-2BenficaBenfica8810
01.11.2013Portuguese First DivisionAcadémicaAcadémica0-3BenficaBenfica7400
05.11.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageOlympiacosOlympiacos1-0BenficaBenfica1900
09.11.2013Portuguese CupFourth roundBenficaBenfica4-3SportingSporting2400
23.11.2013Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica1-0BragaBraga9000
01.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionRio AveRio Ave1-3BenficaBenfica9020
06.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-2AroucaArouca9010
15.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionOlhanenseOlhanense2-3BenficaBenfica9010
20.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionSetúbalSetúbal0-2BenficaBenfica9010
04.01.2014Portuguese CupFifth roundBenficaBenfica5-0Gil VicenteGil Vicente9020
12.01.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0PortoPorto9000
19.01.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0MarítimoMarítimo9000
01.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionGil VicenteGil Vicente1-1BenficaBenfica9010
05.02.2014Portuguese CupQuarter-finalsPenafielPenafiel0-1BenficaBenfica1000
11.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0SportingSporting9000
16.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionPaços FerreiraPaços Ferreira0-2BenficaBenfica8300
24.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica1-0GuimarãesGuimarães8600
27.02.2014UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32BenficaBenfica3-0PAOKPAOK3010
02.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses0-1BenficaBenfica9000
09.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0EstorilEstoril9000
13.03.2014UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 16TottenhamTottenham1-3BenficaBenfica300
17.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionNacionalNacional2-4BenficaBenfica9010
20.03.2014UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 16BenficaBenfica2-2TottenhamTottenham1410
23.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica3-0AcadémicaAcadémica9020
26.03.2014Portuguese CupSemi-finalsPortoPorto1-0BenficaBenfica2100
30.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga0-1BenficaBenfica9010
03.04.2014UEFA Europa LeagueQuarter-finalsAZAZ0-1BenficaBenfica2600
07.04.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica4-0Rio AveRio Ave6500
13.04.2014Portuguese First DivisionAroucaArouca0-2BenficaBenfica9000
16.04.2014Portuguese CupSemi-finalsBenficaBenfica3-1PortoPorto2200
20.04.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0OlhanenseOlhanense9020
24.04.2014UEFA Europa LeagueSemi-finalsBenficaBenfica2-1JuventusJuventus2810
04.05.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica1-1SetúbalSetúbal4500
18.05.2014Portuguese CupFinalBenficaBenfica1-0Rio AveRio Ave9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Lima
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 11/08/1983 (30)
  • Country: Brazil
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Benfica ( POR)

  • Height: 178cm

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    28/07/10: Braga 3-0 Celtic

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 15/05/2014 01:05 CET
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