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Happy Birthday Rodrigo!

Our defender Rodrigo Souares turns 27 today, and PAOK FC would like to wish him many years of health, happiness and successes on both a personal and professional level.

26.12.2019

Rodrigo Alves Soares was born on December 26, 1992 in Goia, and just like virtually any child in his native Brazil began playing football from a very young age.

He turned professional at the age of 20 with União São João, before moving to Santo André for a brief stint and then on to Gremio Anapolis. There he played virtually the whole 2014-15 season, making 14 appearances and scoring goal, a performance that was enough to earn him a move to Europe.

FC Porto signed him and used him in the B team for the next two seasons, while in 2017 he moved to Chaves on loan, making his debut in the Liga NOS. The following season, Rodrigo was looking for a team in the top flight to be able to prove himself and Deportivo das Aves gave him the opportunity.

In his first season with the club, the Brazilian full-back made 33 appearances, scored once and contributed two assists, playing a key role in winning the club’s first title in its history. His first big step had been taken. But then another huge jump would come in the 2018-19 season.

What followed was a total of 41 appearances, four goals, and nine assists, plus awards from the Liga NOS as the season’s top full-back, as well as many honors at pan-European level. Rodrigo had a great season and the scouts began to circle around him. Porto and Sporting Lisbon cast their nets, but PAOK moved quickly and managed to bring the Brazilian to Thessaloniki.

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Happy Birthday Rodrigo!

Our defender Rodrigo Souares turns 27 today, and PAOK FC would like to wish him many years of health, happiness and successes on both a personal and professional level.

26.12.2019

Rodrigo Alves Soares was born on December 26, 1992 in Goia, and just like virtually any child in his native Brazil began playing football from a very young age.

He turned professional at the age of 20 with União São João, before moving to Santo André for a brief stint and then on to Gremio Anapolis. There he played virtually the whole 2014-15 season, making 14 appearances and scoring goal, a performance that was enough to earn him a move to Europe.

FC Porto signed him and used him in the B team for the next two seasons, while in 2017 he moved to Chaves on loan, making his debut in the Liga NOS. The following season, Rodrigo was looking for a team in the top flight to be able to prove himself and Deportivo das Aves gave him the opportunity.

In his first season with the club, the Brazilian full-back made 33 appearances, scored once and contributed two assists, playing a key role in winning the club’s first title in its history. His first big step had been taken. But then another huge jump would come in the 2018-19 season.

What followed was a total of 41 appearances, four goals, and nine assists, plus awards from the Liga NOS as the season’s top full-back, as well as many honors at pan-European level. Rodrigo had a great season and the scouts began to circle around him. Porto and Sporting Lisbon cast their nets, but PAOK moved quickly and managed to bring the Brazilian to Thessaloniki.

Relevant News

Happy Birthday Rodrigo!

Our defender Rodrigo Souares turns 27 today, and PAOK FC would like to wish him many years of health, happiness and successes on both a personal and professional level.

26.12.2019

Rodrigo Alves Soares was born on December 26, 1992 in Goia, and just like virtually any child in his native Brazil began playing football from a very young age.

He turned professional at the age of 20 with União São João, before moving to Santo André for a brief stint and then on to Gremio Anapolis. There he played virtually the whole 2014-15 season, making 14 appearances and scoring goal, a performance that was enough to earn him a move to Europe.

FC Porto signed him and used him in the B team for the next two seasons, while in 2017 he moved to Chaves on loan, making his debut in the Liga NOS. The following season, Rodrigo was looking for a team in the top flight to be able to prove himself and Deportivo das Aves gave him the opportunity.

In his first season with the club, the Brazilian full-back made 33 appearances, scored once and contributed two assists, playing a key role in winning the club’s first title in its history. His first big step had been taken. But then another huge jump would come in the 2018-19 season.

What followed was a total of 41 appearances, four goals, and nine assists, plus awards from the Liga NOS as the season’s top full-back, as well as many honors at pan-European level. Rodrigo had a great season and the scouts began to circle around him. Porto and Sporting Lisbon cast their nets, but PAOK moved quickly and managed to bring the Brazilian to Thessaloniki.