Hulk Footballer Biography

Hulk

Quick Facts Of Hulk

Celebrated Name Hulk
Age 33 Years
Nick Name Hulk
Birth Name Givanildo Vieira de Sousa
Birth Date 1986-07-25
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Birth Nation Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Place Of Birth Campina Grande
Father Jovan
Mother Maria do Socorro
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Christian
Marital Status Married
Wife Iran Souza
Children 0
Net Worth $54 million
Salary $20 million
Height 1.80 m
Weight 86 Kg
Chest Size 42 in
Waist Size 34 in
Bicep Size 15 in
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown

Givanildo Vieira de Sousa famed as Hulk is a famous footballer from Brazil. He is currently playing for Shanghai SIPG as a forward. In 2012, he joined Russian Premier League side Zenit Saint Petersburg for €60 million, winning all three domestic honors and being named the competition's best player and being top scorer, once each. 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, 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and a fourth-place finish at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Overall, he is a very talented footballer.

Brazil footballer Hulk has reportedly married his ex-wife

The striker ended his 12-year relationship with ex-wife Iran Angelo in July of last year and reports of his relationship with her niece Camila Angelo, 31, later surfaced in December. It was claimed the couple had been dating since October of that same year. The 33-year-old striker has reportedly married Camila after writing “married” on his social media bio. The couple has posted several pictures together where they can be seen wearing what appear to be wedding rings. According to the Argentine newspaper ‘Infobae’, the “sudden marriage was also due to" the fact Camila “needed a visa to stay in the country (China)”.

Hulk Marries His Neice

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What is the birthplace of Hulk?

Hulk was born on 25th July 1986 as Giavanildo Vieira de Sousa. His nationality is Brazilian and his ethnicity is Mixed. He is Christian by religion. His birthplace is in Campina Grande, Brazil. 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 to his father, Jovan, and his mother, Maria do Socorro. He grew up with his siblings Carrinha, Jessica, Irmas, Angelica, Gilvania, Nilda, and Narayan. There is no information regarding his education. 

How Hulk Pursue his career in Football?

  • Hulk began his professional career in the year 2004 with Esporte Clube Vitoria in Salvador, Bahia and was loaned to Japan to play for Kawasaki Frontale Sapporo Consadole Sapporo after a year. 
  • In the year 2007, he moved to Tokyo Verdy where he made a total of 37 goals in 42 matches and also became the top goal scorer of the season.
  • Again, he moved to the Portuguese team Porto and scored his first goal for the team in a 2-0 win against C.F. Os Belenenses.
  • Due to his improved performances, he was selected as one of the Top 10 Stars by UEFA.com as well. 

Hulk Against The Opponent

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  • Moreover, 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.
  • After that, he 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 was named as one of the top XI players of the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League group stage.
  • In 2016, he joined the Chinese club Shanghai SIPG by signing a contract worth £45 million and 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. 
  • Regarding 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 and 2014 FIFA World Cup, where Brazil finished in fourth place.
  • At the 2014 World Cup, in the round of 16 matches against Chile in Belo Horizonte, he had a goal disallowed for a handball. 
  • In the shootout, he had his penalty saved by Claudio Bravo, although Brazil nonetheless advanced.

Hulk Going To Kick The Ball

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Who is Hulk's Wife?

Hulk is a married person. He was married to his beautiful wife, Iran Angelo. The couple also has three children. He often posts pictures of his spouse and children on his official Instagram account. But the couple separated after the 12 years of their married life. Recently, he married Camilo Angelo, his ex-wife suddenly. “It was Hulk himself who made the information public because he had nothing to hide. His position is transparency and he wants to avoid lies and malicious comments.” As of now, the couple is living a happy life without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.

How much is Hulk's net worth as of 2020?

The net worth of Hulk as of 2020 is believed to have $54 Million where he received $20 Million as a yearly salary from his current team. He is a very successful footballer and his major source of earning is from his football career and he is satisfied with his earnings. 

How tall is Hulk?

Hulk is a very handsome person with an athletic body build. He has got a tall height of 5 ft 11 in or 1.80 m. His body weighs 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. He maintains his body a lot. 

Did You Know?

  • He is currently playing for Shanghai SIPG as a forward.
  • He was transferred to Shanghai SIPG for an Asian record €58.6 million in 2016.
  • He made his international debut in 2009.
  • He went on to represent the Brazilian senior team in their victory at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and fourth-place finish at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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