Nádson Rodrigues de Souza

Personal information
Full name Nádson Rodrigues de Souza
Date of birth (1982-01-30) January 30, 1982
Place of birth Serrinha, Bahia, Brazil
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1999-2000 Vitória
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001-2003 Vitória 22 (11)
2003-2008 Suwon Samsung Bluewings 55 (31)
2005-2006Corinthians (Loan) 6 (1)
2008 Vegalta Sendai 12 [1] (3)
2009 Vitória 0 (0)
2009 Bahia 20 (9)
2010 Sport 4 (0)
2011 Jacuipense 0 (0)
2011 América-RN 2 (0)
2012 Al-Shamal
2012-2013 Jacuipense
2013 Ypiranga
2014 São Mateus
2015- Jacuipense
National team
2003 Brazil 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 December 2008.

Nádson Rodrigues de Souza, usually known as Nádson (born 30 January 1982) is a Brazilian football player.


Before he moved to Suwon in South Korea, he played for Brazilian side Esporte Clube Vitória, and was a squad member of the Brazilian 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup side.

Nádson is known by fans of the K-League as "Nadgol", a portmanteau of the words 'Nádson' and 'Goal'. He was the first ever foreign MVP, during the 2004 K-League season.

After suffering serious injury problems during the 2006 season, Nádson went on loan to Corinthians, as a short-term replacement for West Ham United-bound Carlos Tevez, following the 2006 World Cup.

On 24 July 2008, Nádson transferred to Japanese football club Vegalta Sendai, he left the club after 6 months on 30 December 2008 and turned back to his youth club Vitória.

On January 2010, Nádson transferred to Sport.

National team statistics


Brazil national team



Preceded by
South Korea Kim Do-Hoon
K-League Most Valuable Player
Succeeded by
South Korea Lee Chun-Soo
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