Clemerson de Araújo Soares

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Araújo
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Personal information
Full name Clemerson de Araújo Soares
Date of birth (1977-08-08) 8 August 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Caruaru, Brazil
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Al-Gharafa
Number 10
Youth career
1996 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997-2003
2004
2005
2006-2007
2007-
Goiás
Shimizu S-Pulse
Gamba Osaka
Cruzeiro
Al-Gharafa
National team
1999 Brazil U-23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Clemerson de Araújo Soares (born 8 August 1977) is a Brazilian football player. He plays for Al-Gharafa in Qatar after recently moving from Cruzeiro on July 31 2007, in a 3-year deal. He is all-time goias top scorer with 136 goals. He scored 52 goals in 73 matches in Goiás State League. He scored 19 goals in 39 matches with Cruzeiro

Araujo played for Japanese side Gamba Osaka in 2005 his 34 league goals helped Gamba to the 2005 J-League title. But 2005 was his last season in Japan. Araujo left for his homeland to sign for Cruzeiro. But 2 years later Araujo left for Qatar. He won the 2007/08 season top scorer award there.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Club performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
BrazilLeague Copa do Brasil League Cup South AmericaTotal
1997 Goiás Série A 5 0 5 0
1998 20 10 20 10
1999 Série B 29 5 29 5
2000 Série A 24 5 24 5
2001 26 7 26 7
2002 25 11 25 11
2003 41 12 41 12
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J. League Cup AsiaTotal
2004 Shimizu S-Pulse J. League 1 29 9 0 0 7 1 - 36 10
2005 Gamba Osaka J. League 1 33 33 2 2 11 6 - 46 41
BrazilLeague Copa do Brasil League Cup South AmericaTotal
2006 Cruzeiro Série A 1 0 1 0
2007 14 5 14 5
QatarLeague Emir of Qatar Cup League Cup AsiaTotal
2007/08 Al-Gharafa Stars League 27 27 3 4 4 3 4 2 38 36
2008/09 27 20 3 2 4 4 5 5 39 31
2009/10 21 15 0 0 12 17 6 5 39 37
Country Brazil 185 55 21 13 108 64 37 23 351 155
Japan 62 42 2 2 18 7 - 82 51
Qatar 75 62 6 6 20 24 15 12 116 104
Total 321 158 29 21 146 88 53 35 546 310

Al-Gharafa[change | change source]

Al-Gharafa, known as "Al Fhoud" (Leopards) are Qatar's champions two years in a row. Araujo has been a leading star in his team so far, leading the scorers list all season long. He plays along with Fernandao in the attacking line, making up a thriving offence.

Honours[change | change source]

Personal Honours[change | change source]

  • World's top scorer in 2005 33 goals in 33 games, considered worlds best striker in 2005 by, the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).
  • J. League MVP : 2005
  • J. League Top Scorer : 2005
  • J. League Best Eleven : 2005
  • Qatari League Top Scorer : 2007/08

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