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Position: Midfielder
Height: 6-1
Weight: 172
Born: October 20, 1988 in Cerrinha, Brazil
Hometown: Cerrinha, Brazil
Previous Club: Philadelphia Union
College: n/a



2015: Was loaned to Brazilian club Marília Atlético Clube after re-signing with Republic FC … Returned to Republic FC, playing 45 minutes against Orange County Blues FC on April 24 … Appeared in nine matches for Republic FC in all competitions, including eight USL starts … Recored his first point as a member of Republic FC when he assisted Rodrigo Lopez’s match-winning goal against LA Galaxy II on May 17.

2014: Appeared in 22 matches for Republic FC, starting 10 … Played in 931 minutes including 141 USL playoff minutes.

2013: Spent the first half of the year with Brazilian club Atlético Sorocaba, a top tier club in São Paulo … Appeared in 16 matches, all as a starter, and scored one goal … Was transfered to Philadelphia Union in September … Did not appear in a match for the Union.

2012: Was transfered from Atlético Mineiro to América Mineiro appearing in 5 matches … Was a part of América Mineiro’s runner-up finish in Mineiro 1 … In August, was transfered to Clube de Regatas Brasil (CRB) … Appeared in 10 matches, starting eight, for CRB.

2011: Started the year with Marcílio Dias appearing in 31 matches, starting 29 … In May, was transfered to Atlético Mineiro where he appeared in six matches.

2010: Appeared in two matches with Oeste FC.

2009: Started his career in his home country of Brazil appearing in six matches for Mogi Mirim.


Born Gilberto Dos Santos Souza Jr., goes by “Gilberto” (ZJOO-bear-toe) … Also has the nicknames “Giba” (GEE-bah), which is short for Gilberto, and Juninho (joo-NEEN-yoh) because he is a junior … Enjoys playing tennis, ping-pong, going to the movies, bowling and playing beach soccer in his free-time … Favorite non-soccer sports are basketball and tennis … has an older sister, Aline and a younger brother, Ladison.

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