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Chiquinho (footballer, born 1989)

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Place of birth  Caxias, Brazil
Role  Footballer
Playing position  Midfielder
Height  1.70 m

Name  Francisco Santos
Number  23
Weight  70 kg
2004–2009  Atletico Mineiro
Career start  2009
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Full name  Francisco Sousa dos Santos
Date of birth  (1989-07-27) 27 July 1989 (age 26)
Current team  Santos FC (#23 / Defender, Midfielder)

Francisco Sousa dos Santos, (born 27 July 1989) is a Brazilian footballer. Mainly a Full back, he can also play as a Midfielder or Forward. He currently plays for Oita Trinita.

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Club career

Born in Caxias, Maranhão, Chiquinho was spotted by Atlético Mineiro's youth setup in 2004, aged 15. He made his first team – and Série A – debut on 21 June 2009, starting in a 3–2 away win against Santos.

However, Chiquinho was rarely used by Galo, and subsequently served loan spells at Tupi, Ipatinga and Nova Iguaçu. He was released by Atlético in May, and immediately returned to Ipatinga.

On 21 August 2012 Chiquinho signed an 18-month deal with Corinthians. He was rarely used by the club, and moved to Ponte Preta on 13 December.

Chiquinho scored his first goal in the top division on 5 June 2013, netting the first in a 3–4 home loss against Atlético Paranaense. He was also a regular during Ponte's Copa Sudamericana run, scoring one goal in eight appearances.

On 10 January 2014 Chiquinho joined Fluminense, in a one-year deal. He was a regular starter during his spell, being mostly used as a left back and overtaking longtime incumbent Carlinhos.

On 8 January 2015 Chiquinho signed for Santos, after agreeing to a one-year contract. He made his debut for the club on 1 February, starting and scoring the second in a 3–0 home win against Ituano.

On 17 January 2017 Chiquinho signed for Shonan Bellmare.

Career statistics

As of 11 September 2017

Honours

Santos
  • Campeonato Paulista: 2015
  • References

    Chiquinho (footballer, born 1989) Wikipedia