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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 for Shanghai SIPG as a forward, though he can also operate as a winger, and plays for the Brazil national football 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 2,269,624 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 948th most popular soccer player.

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Among soccer players, Hulk ranks 945 out of 13,233Before him are Carvalho Leite, Hiroshi Kanazawa, Carmelo Simeone, Attilio Ferraris, Takeo Takahashi, and Armando Castellazzi. After him are Milorad Pavić, Sérgio Conceição, Bodo Illgner, Michio Ashikaga, Hans Tilkowski, and Manuel Fleitas Solich.

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Among people born in 1986, Hulk ranks 27Before him are Edin Džeko, Alexander Rybak, David Silva, Marta, Amber Heard, and Sebastian Kurz. After him are Alexandra Daddario, Keisuke Honda, Måns Zelmerlöw, Vincent Kompany, Inna, and Nani.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Hulk ranks 228 out of 1,296Before him are José Linhares (1886), Thiago Motta (1982), Rubem Fonseca (1925), Delfim Moreira (1868), Adhemar Pimenta (1896), and Carvalho Leite (1912). After him are Julinho (1929), Branco (1964), Moacir Claudino Pinto (1936), Beth Carvalho (1946), Adhemar da Silva (1927), and Oswaldo de Oliveira (1950).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Hulk ranks 96Before him are Maicon Sisenando (1981), Filipe Luís (1985), Roberto Firmino (1991), Everaldo (1944), Thiago Motta (1982), and Carvalho Leite (1912). After him are Julinho (1929), Branco (1964), Moacir Claudino Pinto (1936), Araken Patusca (1905), Friaça (1924), and Nílton de Sordi (1931).

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