Clemerson de Araújo Soares

Personal information
Full name Clemerson de Araújo Soares
Date of birth (1977-08-08) 8 August 1977
Place of birth Caruaru, Brazil
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number TBA
Youth career
1996 Porto-PE
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2003 Goiás 170 (50)
2004 Shimizu S-Pulse 29 (9)
2005 Gamba Osaka 33 (33)
2006–2007 Cruzeiro 15 (5)
2007–2010 Al-Gharafa 84 (68)
2011–2012 Fluminense 6 (0)
2012Náutico (loan) 33 (8)
2013 Atlético Mineiro 4 (1)
2013–2014 Goiás 35 (9)
2016– Central 0 (0)
National team
1999 Brazil U-23 3 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 January 2016.

Clemerson de Araújo Soares, best known as Araújo (born 8 August 1977 in Caruaru, PE) is a Brazilian footballer. Currently playing for Central.


Araujo played for Japanese side Gamba Osaka in 2005 his 33 league goals helped Gamba to the 2005 J1 League title. But 2005 was his last season in Japan. Araujo left for his homeland to sign for Cruzeiro. But 2 years later Araujo left for Qatar. He won the 2007/08 season top scorer award there.


Al-Gharafa, known as "Al-Fuhud" (The Cheetahs) were Qatar's champions for three years in a row. Araujo was a leading star in the team's success, leading the scorers list for the entire 2008 season. On 4 March 2008, after scoring against Al Khor, he matched Gabriel Batistuta's record of 25 goals in one season.[1] He eventually ended the season as the league's top scorer with 27 goals, a record which still stands.[2] He played alongside fellow Brazilian Juninho Pernambucano. He left in 2010 due to personal reasons, but in 2012 he stated he was interested in rejoining the club.[3]

Club statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup South America Total
1997GoiásSérie A5050
1999Série B295295
2000Série A245245
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Asia Total
2004Shimizu S-PulseJ1 League2990071-3610
2005Gamba OsakaJ1 League333322116-4641
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup South America Total
2006CruzeiroSérie A1010
Qatar League Emir Cup Sheikh Jassem Cup Asia Total
2007/08Al-GharafaStars League27273443423836
Country Brazil 185552113108643723351155
Japan 624222187-8251
Qatar 84686624291712133113
Total 3301642921152915535563319


Personal honours


Preceded by
Iraq Younis Mahmoud
Qatari League Top Scorer
Succeeded by
Brazil Magno Alves
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