Diego de Souza Andrade, or simply Diego Souza (born 17 June 1985), is a Brazilian footballer who plays as an for in .
Diego Souza began playing club football for in the where he quickly impressed and earned a move to Europe.
Benfica and loans
signed him from Fluminense and loaned to . He returned to Benfica in but only appeared on 19 September 2006 as unused bench. In 2007, he went on loan to . He was influential at Grêmio scoring a handful of goals most notably a set-piece against as they made the Copa Libertadores final losing out to .
In 2008, he moved to (and partner) for €3.75M total fee. He signed a contract until December 2011. Co-currently, along with , Fluminense transferred its shares on both players' economic rights to (owned by ) as part of the deal, made Fluminense gained a profit of 1,320 thousand and R$1,500 thousand respectively. Both players were signed by Palmeiras as part of R$40 million partnership with Traffic, which Palmeiras only owned 10~20% of the rights of Diego.
On 18 April 2009, he received a red card after an argument with during the state semi finals match against Santos. He later took Domingos down after coming back to the field.
On 29 November 2009, he scored a magnificent goal against from the mid-field area. At the same year in the Série A, Diego Souza helped Palmeiras lead until the end, but lost the title in the last rounds of the tournament.
On 30 June 2010, Clube Atlético Mineiro's president Alexandre Kalil announced that Diego Souza had signed a contract. After the transaction, Mineiro owned 70% and 30% owned by Traffic, and costed Atlético Mineiro a reported R$6.6 million (2.2M€).
The Atlético Mineiro number 10 was sold to Vasco for about $1.2 million.(0.9M€) On 20 March, Diego Souza made his debut for the team in the match against a local rival Botafogo. He is remembered scoring the first goal in the 2x0 victory. On 8 June 2011 Diego Souza became a winner of the Brazilian Cup with Vasco da Gama, having his best performance in the Brazil Cup in the game Avai Vasco 0x2 in the semi-final of this competition. Soon after winning the Cup of Brazil, Diego Souza was placed on the bench due to poor performances. Nevertheless, he returned to the starting line-up and did a great performance against Atlético Mineiro, scoring two goals in the away 2x1 victory. In the 24th round of the Brasileirão 2011 has an excellent performance against Gremio (4x0) scoring onr of the goals. He finished with Vasco as a runner-up of the Brasileirão.
On 10 July 2012, he was signed by club on a 3-year contract. On 6 August, He start an impressive game, He's first shot ever was in the crossbar, he assists 3 goals and one of them was an . he helped to a 3–0 victory against .
In July 2013, Diego Souza moved to in Ukraine. For his transfer Metalist paid four million €. In January 2014, Diego wanted to return to Brazil to escape the . A loan deal with was set on September 2014.
Diego was part of the side. Diego was in the winning squad of at the in Peru. He played twice in .
Diego Souza was called to play for , in a game against . He made his debut against the on 11 October 2009.
- As of 3 April 2011.
- Tournaments such as: , , , and are not included.
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- Vasco da Gama