Birth Day July 25th, 1986
Birth Place Campina Grande
Age 37 Years Old

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Givanildo Vieira de Sousa famed as Hulk is a famous Brazilian professional footballer. He is currently playing for Shanghai SIPG as a forward, though he can also operate as a winger. He was transferred to Shanghai SIPG for an Asian record of €58.6 million in 2016. He made his international debut in 2009 and played for Brazil at the 2012 Summer Olympics as one of the three permitted over-age players. He went on to represent the Brazilian senior team in their victory at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and a fourth-place finish at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Overall, he is a very talented footballer with great skill. 

Celebrating After The Goal


Famous For

  • Playing for Shanghai SIPG as a forward.
  • Being described as "a direct powerhouse of a center- or wide-forward who knows his way around the box" by FIFA. 

What is the real name of Hulk?

Hulk's real name is Giavanildo Vieira de Sousa. He got the name Hulk from his father, who found his son’s behavior similar to that of the famous Marvel Comics’ superhero of the same name. He was born on 25th July 1986, in Campina Grande, Brazil. As of 2019, he celebrated his 33rd birthday with his friends and family. He was born to father, Jovan, and mother, Maria do Socorro. He grew up with his siblings Carrinha, Jessica, Irmas, Angelica, Gilvania, Nilda, and Narayan. His nationality is Brazilian and his ethnicity is Mixed. He is Christian by religion. 

How was Hulk's Early and Professional Career?

  • In 2004, his professional career began with the Esporte Clube Vitoria in Salvador, Bahia.
  • Later, he was loaned to Japan to play for Kawasaki Frontale Sapporo Consadole Sapporo in 2005. 
  • In 2007, he moved to Tokyo Verdy. 
  • He scored a total of 37 goals in 42 matches and also became the top goal scorer of the season.
  • He then moved to the Portuguese team Porto and scored his first goal for the team in a 2-0 win against C.F. Os Belenenses.
  • His performances improved and he was selected as one of the Top 10 Stars by as well. 
  • He also became the league’s top scorer once and won ten major titles, including the 2010-2011 UEFA Europa League as well as three national championships.
  • He then played for the Zenit Saint Petersburg of the Russian Premier League in 2012 where he made his first goal in his second league match against FC Krylia Sovetov Samara, which ended in a 2-2 draw.
  • He declared that he would be leaving the club in January 2013.
  • As FIFA regulations don’t allow players to play for more than two clubs in a season, he was forced to stay till June 2013.
  • Moreover, he was named as one of the top XI players of the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League group stage.
  • In the year 2016, he joined the Chinese club Shanghai SIPG by signing a contract worth £45 million. 
  • He scored his first two goals for his team in a match against Beijing Guoan in September the same year.
  • The match also marked his return from a two-month lay-off due to an injury. 
  • Talking about his international career, he made his international debut for Brazil on 14th November 2009 in a friendly match against England in Doha where he scored his first three international goals in a 3-1 victory against Denmark on 26 May 2012 and played his next match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
  • He represented Brazil at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup as well as he represented his country again at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where Brazil finished in the fourth place.

Who is the Wife of Hulk?

Hulk With His Ex-Wife, Iran Souza


Hulk's marital status is married. He married his beautiful wife, Iran Souza. The couple also has three children. He often posts pictures of his spouse and children on his official Instagram account. The duo is enjoying their relationship with fun. Recently, the duo split after the 12 years of their married life and he is currently dating niece of Iran Souza, his ex-wife. He is dating Camila, niece of Iran Souza. 

What is the Net Worth of Hulk?

The net worth of this famous footballer will be surely in millions as he is a well-recognized player as well as he has achieved a great height in his career. As of 2020, he has a net worth of $54 million. He receives $20 million as a yearly salary from his current club. Currently, he lives in a luxury house in Saint Petersburg. He earns a satisfying amount of money from his product endorsement Mizuno & Nike. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings. 

How tall is Hulk?

With an athletic body build, Hulk stands at the tall height of five feet eleven inches or 1.80 m. He also has got a matching bodyweight of 86 Kg. His chest size is 42 in, waist size is 34 in and his biceps size is 15 in. His eye color is brown and his hair color is black. Overall, he has got a very healthy body and he maintains a lot about his body. 

Hulk Posing His Body


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