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Givanildo Vieira de Sousa (born 25 July 1986), known as Hulk (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈhuwki]), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Atlético Mineiro and the Brazil national team. After starting out professionally with Vitória and then playing three years in Japan, he went on to play several seasons in Portugal with Porto, winning ten titles – including the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League and three national championships – and being crowned the league's top scorer once. In 2012, he joined Russian Premier League side Zenit Saint Petersburg for €60 million, winning all three domestic honours and being named the competition's best player and being top scorer, once each. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hulk has received more than 3,150,529 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Hulk is the 991st most popular soccer player (down from 945th in 2019), the 241st most popular biography from Brazil (down from 228th in 2019) and the 101st most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Hulk ranks 991 out of 16,923Before him are Petar Zhekov, Néstor Combin, Esteban Cambiasso, Anfilogino Guarisi, Takayuki Kuwata, and Joan Segarra. After him are Werner Liebrich, Luis Regueiro, Dick van Dijk, Jean Vincent, Andrzej Szarmach, and Keizo Imai.

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Among people born in 1986, Hulk ranks 23Before him are David Silva, Sebastian Kurz, Keisuke Honda, Li Wenliang, Alba Flores, and Alexandra Daddario. After him are Edin Džeko, Kit Harington, Irina Shayk, Olivier Giroud, Alexander Rybak, and Mario Casas.

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Among people born in Brazil, Hulk ranks 241 out of 1,947Before him are Afonso Pena (1847), Ronald Golias (1929), Baltazar Maria de Morais Júnior (1959), Luiz Bonfá (1922), Morena Baccarin (1979), and Anfilogino Guarisi (1905). After him are Silva Batuta (1940), Angelo Sormani (1939), Flávio Costa (1906), Oscar Schmidt (1958), Dorival Caymmi (1914), and Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias (1803).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Hulk ranks 101Before him are Tita (1958), Emerson (1976), Branco (1964), Alexandre Pato (1989), Baltazar Maria de Morais Júnior (1959), and Anfilogino Guarisi (1905). After him are Silva Batuta (1940), Angelo Sormani (1939), Flávio Costa (1906), Djalminha (1970), Evaristo de Macedo (1933), and Carlos Mozer (1960).

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