Career

Fluminense

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 .

Palmeiras

In 2008, he moved to (and partner) for ‚ā¨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.

Atlético Mineiro

On 30 June 2010, Clube Atl√©tico 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 Atl√©tico Mineiro a reported R$6.6 million (2.2M‚ā¨).

Vasco

The Atl√©tico Mineiro number 10 was sold to Vasco for about $1.2 million.(0.9M‚ā¨) 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 Atl√©tico Mineiro, scoring two goals in the away 2x1 victory. In the 24th round of the Brasileir√£o 2011 has an excellent performance against Gremio (4x0) scoring onr of the goals. He finished with Vasco as a runner-up of the Brasileir√£o.

Al Ittihad

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‚Äď0 victory against .

Metalist Kharkiv

In July 2013, Diego Souza moved to in Ukraine. For his transfer Metalist paid four million ‚ā¨. In January 2014, Diego wanted to return to Brazil to escape the . A loan deal with was set on September 2014.

National team

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.

Career statistics

As of 3 April 2011.
ClubSeasonLeagueCupContinentalTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
70100080
2933100324
40100050
Total4034100454
2253100256
10700080
Total23510100336
00000000
Total00000000
338--1124410
Total338--1124410
3364131408
348--944312
00710071
Total67141121259021
2850040325
Total2850000325
22993113213
Total22993113213
41001152
Total41001152
Career total2194534725927356
  • Tournaments such as: , , , and are not included.

Honours

Club

Fluminense
  • : 2005
Flamengo
  • :
Grêmio
  • : 2007
Palmeiras
  • : 2008
Vasco da Gama
  • :

National team

  • :