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Joelinton Apolinário de Lira

Position:
Striker
Date signed:
24th July 2019

Newcastle United broke their transfer record to being Brazilian forward Joelinton to St. James' Park in the summer of 2019.

He put pen to paper on a six-year deal which will keep him at St. James' Park until the summer of 2025.

Joelinton began his career at Sport Recife in his homeland, making his first team debut at the age of 16 and netting three times in 12 outings before his move to the Bundesliga in June 2015.

A year after joining Hoffenheim, he joined Rapid Wien on loan for two seasons, where he went on to net 21 goals in 79 appearances during a productive spell in the Austrian capital.

On his return to the PreZero Arena, Joelinton established himself in the German side’s attack, where his 11 goals in 35 games – including one in the Champions League, against Lyon – helped Hoffenheim secure a ninth-placed finish before he made the switch to Newcastle.

He scored his first goal for the Magpies in a 1-0 Premier League victory away at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in August 2019.

Full Name:
Joelinton Apolinário de Lira
Position:
Striker
Squad Number:
9
Nationality:
Brazil
Date of birth:
14th August 1996
Height:
186
Weight:
81
Date signed:
24th July 2019
First Team Appearances:
27
Previous club:
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
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First Team Appearances This Season
26

Goals
2
Big Chances
3
Fouls
23
Tackles
18
Interceptions
9
Minutes Played
2040
Tackles Won and lost
10 / 8
Duels Won and Lost
203 / 271
Aerial duels Won / Lost
42 / 169
Touches
982
Interceptions
9
Clearances
24
Fouls
23

Cards

4 0

Goals

Left Foot
1
Right Foot
1
Head
0
Penalty
0
Short Balls
562 %
Long Balls
7 %
Pass success rate
73.48
Total Passes
569
Key Passses
21
Crosses
4
Shots on Target
18
Shots off Target
23
Blocks
0

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