Hulk is a professional footballer from Brazil with full name Givanildo Vieira de Sousa. Givanildo Vieira de Sousa was born on July 25th, 1987. Hulk soccer player plays in the position of a winger or forward and currently he is playing for Shanghai SIPG in China. He is currently one of the most powerful players in the world.
Hulk was Given birth to in Campina Grande. Hulk started his professional football career with Vitoria, Bahia after playing for Vilanovense youth team in 2001-2002 and Sao Paulo youth team in 2002.
In Esporte Clube Vitoria, Hulk was sent on loan to Japanese side Kawasaki Frontale; he was purchased on January 15th, 2006 and on February 1st, 2006 he was then loaned to 2nd division side Consadole Sapporo. In Consadole Sapporo he played all remaining 2006 season having 25 goals, a goal below top scorer.
In 2007 season hulk was loaned to Tokyo Verdy, a second division team having able to score 37 goals in 42 match appearances and was crowned the top scorer of the season. Shortly in 2008, he returned to Kawasaki and then rejoined Verdy just after 18 matches.
He got the attention of Portuguese Football giant FC Porto in 2008 who purchased about 50% of hulk’s playing right for about €5.5 million euro from Rentistas an Uruguayan side.
He had fantastic success in Fc Porto in the 2010-2011 season having won the Portuguese player of the month from September till January. Hulk won Portuguese Primeira Liga in 2008-2009, 2010-2011 and 2012-2013 season.
He also won Taça de Portugal in 2008–2009, 2009–2010, 2010–2011 season Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira in 2009, 2010, 2011 season and also UEFA Europa League in 2010–11 season
Hulk soccer player made his debut for his countryside Brazil on November 14th, 2009 in Doha against a friendly match with England. He won a trophy with Brazil like 2013 FIFA confederations cup and running in 2012 summer Olympic (silver medal) On September 3rd, 2012 he completed a transfer of €60 million to Russian side FC Zenith Saint Petersburg with Porto receiving about €40 million.
Hulk had a superb career in Zenith having won Russian Football Premier League 2014–2015 Russian Cup 2015–2016, Russian Super Cup 2015 and Russian player of the year award
in 2015, Russian best right winger 2012–2013, 2013–2014 seasons and Russian League Top Scorer 2014–2015 with 15 goals.
On June 30th, 2016 Hulk footballer joined Chinese side Shanghai SIPG for an Asian football record fee of 45 million. It was estimated that hulk would earn about £320,000 weekly, which would accumulate to roughly £16.6 million yearly. In Shanghai SIPG hulk soccer player won the Chinese Super League 2018 and Chinese FA Super Cup 2019.
Hulk Footballer Salary As Of 2019
He is among the Brazilian footballers who went ahead to play for Chinese League at their prime despite a call from some European giants. Hulk salary is among the highest in the world of football presently.
Hulk salary is estimated at £320,000 on a weekly wage in the Chinese League and £16,640,000 ($21.4 million) yearly.
Hulk Soccer (Footballer) Net worth As Of 2019
Presently, Hulk soccer player career goal is around 282 goals which 524 appearances for both Clubs and Country with lots of individual awards. Hulk soccer player net worth as at 2019 is Estimated at $71 million.