Gérson Vieira
Personal information
Full name Gérson Fraga Vieira[1]
Date of birth (1992-10-04) October 4, 1992 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Porto Alegre, Brazil[1]
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Simba S.C.
Number 4
Youth career
2000–2013 Grêmio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2016 Grêmio 0 (0)
2012Oeste (loan) 0 (0)
2014Red Bull Brasil (loan) 0 (1)
2014–2015Atenas (loan) 26 (1)
2015–2016Red Bull Brasil (loan) 8 (0)
2016 Mumbai City 14 (1)
2017 Atlético Tubarão 14 (1)
2017–2018 Mumbai City 17 (1)
2018 Renofa Yamaguchi 4 (0)
2018–2019 ATK 13 (1)
2019– Simba S.C.
National team
2007 Brazil U15
2009 Brazil U17 14 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:42, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Gérson Fraga Vieira (born 4 October 1992), sometimes known as just Gerson, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Tanzanian Premier League club Simba S.C. as a centre back.

Club career

Born in Porto Alegre, Gérson Vieira joined the youth academy of Grêmio at the age of eight.[2] On 17 January 2012, he was loaned out to Oeste for the Paulista championship.[3] On 8 January 2013, during the preseason, he was promoted to the senior team.[4] However, he failed to make a significant impact in the first team and soon speculation arose in the media of him joining French second-tier club Angers on a loan deal.[5]

On 13 December 2013, Gérson Vieira was loaned out to Red Bull Brasil, for the 2014 Paulista A2.[6] On 20 April, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3–2 victory against Rio Branco.[7] On 28 July 2014, he moved abroad and joined Uruguyan club Atenas on a loan deal.[8] Gerson joined Red Bull Brasil, again on loan on 10 July 2015.[9]

Gérson Vieira switched clubs and countries and joined Indian Super League franchise Mumbai City on 28 June 2016.[10] He went on to score for the franchise in a 3–2 semifinal defeat against ATK.[11] After the season ended, he returned to his native country and joined Atlético Tubarão in January 2017.[1] On 28 July, Mumbai City announced that they had retained Gerson for the 2017–18 season.[12] He captained the team five times during the season, with manager Alexandre Guimarães describing him as a key player during the two seasons. After the season ended, he terminated his contract with the club and moved to Japanese second-tier club Renofa Yamaguchi on 20 March 2018.[13]

On 30 July 2018, Gérson Vieira returned to India and joined ATK.[14] On 10 November he scored his first goal for ATK from a header in the 82 minute of the match as ATK won against FC Pune City by 1–0.[15] On 25 June 2019 he joined Simba Sports Club which plays in Tanzania premier league as well as CAF Champions League

International career

Gérson Vieira has been capped at the youth international level. He went on to win the Mediterranean International Cup with the under-15 and under-17 team and was also awarded the best player of the tournament of the 2009 Sendai Cup held at Japan.[2] He has played for the under-17 team in the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup and went on to collect 14 caps for the side.[10]

Club statistics

As of match played on 21 October 2018
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Grêmio 2013[7] Série A 0 0 0 0 4[a] 0 4 0
Oeste (loan) 2012[7] Paulista A1 0 0 0 0 2[b] 0 2 0
Red Bull Brasil (loan) 2014[7] Série D 0 0 0 0 8[b] 1 8 1
Atenas (loan) 2014–15[7] Primera División 26 1 0 0 26 1
Red Bull Brasil (loan) 2015[7] Série D 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2016[7] Série D 0 0 1 0 2[b] 0 3 0
Total 8 0 1 0 2 0 11 0
Mumbai City 2016[7] Indian Super League 14 1 14 1
Atlético Tubarão 2017[7] Catarinense A1 0 0 14 1 14 1
Mumbai City 2017–18[7] Indian Super League 17 0 0 0 17 0
Renofa Yamaguchi 2018[7] J2 League 4 0 0 0 4 0
ATK 2018–19[7] Indian Super League 4 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 73 2 1 0 30 2 104 4
  1. ^ Appearances in Campeonato Gaucho
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in Campeonato Paulista

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Direção anuncia mais duas contratações: o zagueiro Gérson e o meia uruguaio Ferrón" [Direction announces two more signings: the defender Gérson and the Uruguayan half Ferrón] (in Portuguese). CA Tubarão. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Jovens zagueiros do Grêmio miram vaga na Libertadores e valorizam futuro no clube" [Grêmio youth defenders look to the Libertadores and value future in the club] (in Portuguese). UOL. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Grêmio empresta zagueiro Gerson, revelação da base, ao Oeste-SP" [Grêmio lends center back Gerson, revelation of the base, to Oeste-SP] (in Portuguese). UOL. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Garotos disputam espaço no sistema defensivo do Grêmio" [Boys compete for space in Grêmio's defensive system]. Correio do Povo. 8 January 2013. Archived from the original on 23 August 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Pouco aproveitados, Gerson e Misael são liberados para buscar novo clube" [Little used, Gerson and Misael are released to seek new club] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Paulista A2: Red Bull contrata zagueiro campeão mundial e mais três" [Paulista A2: Red Bull hires world champion and three more] (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Gerson". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Atenas: Arias sumó al brasileño Gerson Fraga" [Atenas: Arias added the Brazilian Gerson Fraga] (in Portuguese). Tenfield. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Série D: Red Bull contrata zagueiro Gerson que estava no Uruguai" [Red Bull hire defender Gerson who was in Uruguay] (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  10. ^ a b "ISL 2016: Mumbai City FC bolster squad by signing Krisztian Vadocz, Gerson Vieira". First Post. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  11. ^ "ATK pip Mumbai City FC 3-2 in semi first leg". The Week. 10 December 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Mumbai City FC announce the retention of defender Gerson Vieira". Football Counter. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  13. ^ "ISL 2017-18: Gerson Vieira of Mumbai City FC leaves for Japanese side Renofa Yamaguchi". The Fan Garage. 20 March 2018. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Indian Super League: Brazilian defender Gerson Vieira moves from Mumbai City to ATK". First Post. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Gerson Vieira strikes late in ATK's 1-0 win over FC Pune City". The Indian Express. 2018-11-10. Retrieved 2018-11-21.