Paulo Roberto Rocha
usually known as Paulinho
or Paulinho Criciúma
(born on August 30, 1961 in Criciúma
, Santa Catarina
) is a former football
player and a football manager.
During his football career, he played as a center-forward. He defended Criciúma
, where he started his career, between 1976 and 1982, América-SP
in 1983, Bangu
in 1984, POSCO Atoms
of South Korea
in 1985 and 1986, then returned to Bangu AC
in 1987, signed with Botafogo
in 1988, and left the club in 1990, In 1991 he played for Internacional
, moving to Toyota Motor FC
in the same year, staying in the Japanese club until 1992. In 1993, Paulinho signed with the United States
club Los Angeles Salsa
which played in the American Professional Soccer League
. Paulinho was the league's points and goals leader, being named a first team All Star and the league MVP. In 1994, he tied teammate Paul Wright
for the points lead, but finished second on the goals list. The Salsa folded at the end of the 1994 season and he moved north to the Montreal Impact
. The fall of 1995, Paulinho signed with Atlético Celaya
, playing until 1996.
Paulinho Criciúma won the......