In the series of football player’s facts, now its turn for Givanildo Vieira de Sousa aka Hulk. Five Cool and Interesting Fun Facts about Hulk’s life. He was born on 25 July 1986. He is most commonly known as Hulk. He is a professional footballer who mainly plays as an attacking forward and as a winger.
On the club level, he has played from number of clubs including Esporte Clube Victoria in Salvador – Bahia, Kawasaki Frontale in Japan, Porto, Zenit Saint Petersburgh in Russia and Shangai SIPG in China. The Chinese club offered him an Asian record fee transfer. His aggressive style of the game has always made him an integral part of his side helping his team to win numerous titles. While in international matches, he represents Brazil national team and made his debut in 2009.
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Hulk Interesting Facts
Here in this article we will be sharing some cool and interesting facts about Hulk.
Signed up by Chinese football club for an Asian Football record fee
A very impressive fact about him is that, he has been signed by a Chinese football club, Shangai SIPG for a record Asian fee. He received an offer of €55.8 million. This will enable him to earn €384,000 per week translating into €20 million a year.
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Record holder of winning Primeira Liga Player of the Month Award
Another inspiring fact about him is that, he holds the record of winning most Primeira Liga Player of the Month award than any other player. He has grabbed this prestigious title for six times for February 2009, September 2010, October 2010, December 2010, January 2011 and April 2012.
Honours and Titles at club level
Interesting fact about hulk is that, he has got some impressive track record of honours and titles. On club level, while playing from Porto he won 3 Primeira Liga for the years 2008–09, 2010–11 and 2011–12, 3 Taça de Portugal for the years 2008–09, 2009–10 and 2010–11, 3 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira for the years 2009, 2010 and 2011, 1 UEFA Europa League for the years 2010–11. While representing Zenit Saint Petersburg, football club he grabbed 1 Russian Football Premier League for the year 2014–15, 1 Russian Cup for the year 2015–16 and 1 Russian Super Cup for the year 2015.
Honours and titles at national level for Brazil
Another cool fact about him is that he has even better track record for playing from his national side, Brazil, having won 1 Summer Olympic Games – Silver medal for the year 2012, 1 FIFA Confederations Cup for the year 2013.
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Honours and titles on individual level
On individual level, this great player is literally awesome having won 1 Top scorer in J2 League for the year 2007, 1 Top scorer in Primeira Liga for the year 2010–11, 1 Primeira Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year for the year 2008–09, 2 Primeira Liga Player of the Year for the consecutive years of 2010–11 and 2011–12, 1 Russian Premier League Best Player for the year 2012–13, 1 Russian Premier League Player of the Month for October 2013, 1 Russian Premier League Best Right Winger for the year 2013–14, 1 Top Scorer in Russian Premier League for the year 2014–15 scoring 15 marvellous goals. 1 UEFA Champions League Team of the Group Stage Winner for the year 2015.