Hulk started his professional career playing for Vitória in the Brazilian league before moving to Asia to play for the Japanese side Kawasaki Frontale in 2005 where he played for three seasons and then to Consadole Sapporo and Tokyo Verdy in the same league between 2006 and 2008.
He left Japan in 2008 for the Portuguese team Porto FC where he spent 4 years with 99 appearances and 54 goals for the Portuguese giant.
He left Porto in 2012 for the Russian side Zenit Saint Petersburg for €60 million where he spent 4 years with 97 appearances and 56 goals.
He secured a move back to Asia in 2016 to the Chinese giant side Shanghai SIPG for a then Chinese transfer record fee of €58.6 million where he played 100 games with 51 goals.
Hulk currently plays for Atlético Mineiro in the Brazilian league.
Hulk won various domestic titles and continental titles as well as individual awards.
Hulk transfer fees totalling €118.6 million is something that got people marveled for a player who never played in the Top 5 European league that is (English Premier league, Spanish La liga, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga and French Ligue 1) to cost such amount in transfer fees.
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