The Daily Mirror linked us this week with a Brazilian striker, who is currently playing in Portugal for Vitoria FC. He goes by the unfortunate nickname of Pitbull.
Claudio Pitbull – playing for Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2006
His unfortunate nickname is Pitbull and you can just imagine how that will go over at Newcastle United. 😀
When the news came up it was hard to know whether this was for real, but it certainly seems to be, and he looks to be a decent enough player, although exactly how good he is is hard to tell. He’s never played for the Brazilian National side, and we haven’t been able to find a picture of him anywhere.
Striker Pitbull – whose full name is Claudio Mejolaro but goes by his nickname Claudio Pitbull â€“ or simply Pitbull, is currently on loan at Portuguese club Vitoria Setubal, who are currently 5th in the Portuguese Liga.
Pitbull was born in Brazil on January 8th, 1982, so he will turn 26 years old tomorrow. He has a Portuguese passport, and is said to be very keen to move to the English Premier League.
The 26-year-old was quoted in several papers last week as saying:
“I hope I get this opportunity because England’s league is famous around the world.”
The Brazilian has played for eight different clubs in the last 8 years and below is his playing history, although it is not complete. He stands just 5’8â€ tall.
Year Team App Goals 1999-2002 GrÃªmio 49 6 2002 Juventude - loan 20 6 2003-2004 GrÃªmio 66 21 2004-2005 FC Porto 5 0 2005-2006 Al Ittihad - loan 2005 Santos - loan 11 2 2006 Fluminense - loan 21 2 2006-2007 AcadÃ©mica 2007- VitÃ³ria FC - loan
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