|Hulk Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||July 25, 1986|
Hulk is a Brazilian professional soccer player who has represented, as a forward, several clubs around the world including Esporte Clube Vitória (2004–2005) and Clube Atlético Mineiro (2021-Present) in Brazil; Kawasaki Frontale (2005, 2006-2008), Consadole Sapporo (2006), and Tokyo Verdy (2007, 2008) in Japan; FC Porto (2008–2012) in Portugal; FC Zenit Saint Petersburg (2012–2016) in Russia; and Shanghai Port F.C. (2016–2020) in China. With FC Porto, he had won the Primeira Liga (2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13), the Taça de Portugal (2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11), the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira (2009, 2010, 2011), and the UEFA Europa League (2010–11). With FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, he had clinched the Russian Premier League (2014–15), the Russian Cup (2015–16), and the Russian Super Cup (2015). With Shanghai Port F.C., he had won the Chinese Super League (2018) and the Chinese FA Super Cup (2019). With Clube Atlético Mineiro, he had secured the Campeonato Mineiro title in 2021. At the international level, representing Brazil, he was a member of the national squads that had won the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2012 Olympics and the FIFA Confederations Cup title in 2013.
Givanildo Vieira de Sousa
Campina Grande, State of Paraíba, Brazil
Professional Soccer Player
- Father – Jovan Souza
- Mother – Maria do Socorro Souza
- Siblings – Irmãs Souza (Sister), Jéssica Souza (Sister), Nilda Souza (Sister), Corrinha Souza (Sister), Nayara Souza (Sister), Angélica Aparecida Vieira de Souza (Sister), Gilvânia Souza (Sister)
- 12, 19, 7, 21, 20 – Brazil
- 19, 11 – Kawasaki Frontale
- 10 – Consadole Sapporo
- 9 – Tokyo Verdy
- 12 – FC Porto
- 29, 7 – FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
- 8, 10 – Shanghai Port F.C.
- 7 – Clube Atlético Mineiro
Hulk’s net worth had been $70 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
85 kg or 187.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Hulk has dated –
- Iran Angelo (2007–2019) – Hulk had married Iran Angelo in 2007, having first met her in Japan while he was representing Japanese professional soccer club Kawasaki Frontale (2005, 2006-2008). They have 3 children together – 2 sons named Ian Souza and Tiago Souza, and a daughter named Alice Souza. After more than a decade of wedlock, the pair had parted ways in July 2019.
- Camila Angelo (2019–Present) – A few months later, in October 2019, Hulk had, rather controversially, started dating Iran’s niece, Camila Angelo. In March 2020, it was reported that the pair had married, partly because Camila had needed a visa to stay in China with Hulk who was representing the Chinese professional soccer club Shanghai Port F.C. (2016–2020) and was staying in that country at that time. In September 2021, it was reported that they were expecting their first child together.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Brazilian descent.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, side-parted hair
- Often sports a light stubble
- Affable smile
- Has tattoos on both his forearms
- Due to his muscular physique, it is often assumed that he was nicknamed after the fictional superhero character ‘Hulk’. However, the actual reason is his likeness to actor Lou Ferrigno, who had portrayed the superhero on the eponymous TV show in the 1970s.
- He was one of the 3 overaged players (that are allowed in the Olympics‘ soccer tournament above the age of 23) in Brazil’s squad at the 2012 Olympics.
- When he was transferred to Shanghai Port F.C. in 2016, the deal had set a new transfer fees record (€58.6 million) for an Asian soccer league.
Featured Image by Hulk / Instagram