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Hulk: The Player Who Cost €118.6 Million In Transfer Fees But Never Played For A Top European club.

Givanildo Vieira de Sousa popularly known as Hulk is a 35 year old Brazilian who was born in Campina Grande, Brazil. He is a Brazilian player and plays as an attacker. .

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Meanwhile, Hulk started his professional career playing for Vitória football club in the Brazilian league before moving to Asia to play for Japanese side Kawasaki Frontale in 2005 where he played for three seasons and then went to Consadole Sapporo and Tokyo Verdy football clubs, both in the same league between 2006 and 2008.

In 2008, he left Japan for Portuguese team FC Porto, where he spent 4 years with 99 appearances and 54 goals for the Portuguese giants.

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He then left FC Porto in 2012 for Russian side Zenit Saint Petersburg for €60 million where he spent 4 years with 97 appearances and 56 goals.

He then secured a move back to Asia in 2016 to play for Chinese giants, 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 football club in the Brazilian league and he has won various domestic titles and continental titles as well as individual awards. 

Meanwhile, Hulk transfer fees totalling €118.6 million is something that got people marveled for a player who never played in the Top 5 European leagues (English Premier league, Spanish La liga, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga and French Ligue 1).

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