Joel Bertoti Padilha

Personal information
Full name Joel Bertoti Padilha
Date of birth (1980-07-24) July 24, 1980
Place of birth Torres, RS  Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Free Agent
Number 30
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Esportivo
2005–2006 Caxias
2006–2009 Wofoo Tai Po 56 (18)
2009–2010 Guangdong Sunray Cave 46 (2)
2011–2013 South China 63 (16)
2014 Hong Kong Rangers 6 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 April 2014.

Joel Bertoti Padilha (Chinese: 祖爾 Joel; born July 24, 1980 in Torres, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), more commonly known as Joel, is a Brazilian football defender who plays for Rangers FC in the Hong Kong First Division League.

Club career

Wofoo Tai Po (2006-2009)

Joel joined Wofoo Tai Po (Tai Po FC) in September 2006. He established himself as an important first team player immediately and scored a debut goal(The first home game of Wofoo Tai Po, against South China). He became an immediate solution of the team's weakness in defending header and also added a lot of quality in attacking. Besides his passing and run from deep position ability, Joel's attacking header and free kick skills made him the top scorer of the team with 6 goals in 2006/2007, along with striker Christian Annan.

Joel changed his jersey number from 28 to 6 in season 2007/2008, which he scored 7 times and became the third top scorer in the team, and the top scoring defender among the Hong Kong First Division League.

South China AA

Joel joined South China at the beginning of the 2010 season. On 18 December 2011, he scored two goals, one with a header and the other with a penalty kick, to inflict the first defeat of Kitchee's league season.[1] In January 2012, he was named the Most Valuable Player in the 2011-12 Hong Kong First Division League for December 2011 by the Hong Kong Sports Press Association.[2]

Notes and references

  1. 祖爾頭頂腳踢 南華破傑志金身 Apple Daily. 19 December 2011.
  2. (traditional Chinese (HK))花絮 祖爾紅噹噹膺 12月 MVP Apple Daily. 27 January 2012.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Chen Jianlong
Guangdong Sunray Cave captain
Succeeded by
Li Zhihai

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