Brazilian national football player, Hulk currently plays for “Shanghai SIPG” as a forward and winger. Hulk made his international debut in 2009. Similarly, Hulk became one of the top performers at the 2014 World Cup.
Hulk's birth name is Giavanildo Vieira de Sousa. He was born on July 25, 1986, in Campina Grande, Brazil. Hulk was born to father, Jovan, and mother, Maria do Socorro and grew up with his siblings Carrinha, Jessica, Irmas, Angelica, Gilvania, Nilda, and Narayan.
In 2001, Hulk began his football career with a Vilanovense F.C as a junior player. Similarly, Hulk also played in Sao Paulo F.C. and Victoria F.C. After then, Hulk Joined Kawasaki Frontale F.C in 2005, where he appeared in eleven matches, scoring one goal.
After that, Hulk went to Consadole Verdy and Tokyo Verdy F.C on loan from Kawasaki Frontale. In Tokyo Verdy, Hulk gave his diligent performance, scoring 37 goals in 42 matches and became top goalscorer of the season.
And then, Hulk signed a contract with a Portuguese sports club, FC Porto in 2008, worth, euro 5.5 million. Following, he scored his first goal against C.F. Os Belenenses. On August 2009, he expanded his contract to June 2014, worth 100 million euro.
Similarly, Hulk played numerous season with his team and won ten significant titles including, 2010-11 UEFA Europa League and national championship thrice as well as crowned the league’s top scorer.
Besides, Hulk was fined 45000 euro for assault to steward at the Estadio da Luz stadium on February 17, 2014. Then, in 2012, Hulk signed a contract with Zenit Saint Petersburg, worth 60 million euro to Russian Premier League. His first goal for the club was in his second league, match against FC Krylia Sovetov Samara.
Similarly, Hulk won Russian Football Premier League, Russian Cup, and Russian Super Cup along with his team as well as became one of the best players in the league and top scorer for a season.
Since, 2016, Hulk played for Chinese football club, Shanghai SIPG F.C as a forwarder. He signed a contract with the club in 2016, worth 58.6 million euro. Later, he scored his first goal for the club against Beijing Guoan.
From the national team, Hulk debuted in the international football career, playing a friendly match against the England. Afterward, Hulk performed at the 2012 Summer Olympics as one of three permitted over-age players. At the same year, he scored his first goal and hattrick against Denmark.
Hulk married a gorgeous wife, Iran Souza. The couple has three children. Hulk often posts pictures of his spouse and children on his official Instagram account. As per his Instagram Poata, Hulk and his wife is enjoying their relationship with fun. To this date, there aren’t news or rumors which led them to divorce.
Hulk receives $7 million as a yearly salary from his current club and has a net worth of $22 million. Currently, he lives in a luxury house in Saint Petersburg. Also, hulk earns a satisfying amount of money from his product endorsement Mizuno & Nike.