Robson de Souza, better known as Robinho, is a Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward. He is widely recognized for his quickness, agility, and remarkable skill in dribbling and finishing.
Why is Robinho Called Robinho?
In Brazil, it’s common for footballers to use diminutive forms of their names or nicknames, which are often simpler, more memorable, and differentiate them from others on the pitch. Robinho, which translates to “little Robson,” is derived from his first name, Robson. The nickname was given to him in his youth to distinguish him from another player who was also named Robson.
Clubs Robinho Played For
Robinho began his career at Santos FC in Brazil, where he quickly gained attention for his exceptional dribbling skills and scoring ability. His performances at Santos attracted the interest of top European clubs, and in 2005, he moved to Real Madrid in Spain. After three seasons with Real Madrid, he transferred to Manchester City in 2008, becoming the club’s first significant signing under their new ownership.
After two seasons with Manchester City, he moved to AC Milan in Italy. After his stint in Italy, Robinho had a short loan spell back at his first club, Santos, before moving to Guangzhou Evergrande in China. He then had another spell at Santos, followed by a move to Atlético Mineiro. He has also had stints at Sivasspor in Turkey and Basaksehir in Turkey.
Trophies Won by Robinho
Throughout his career, Robinho has won a number of titles and honors. While at Santos, he won the Brazilian Serie A in 2002 and 2004. At Real Madrid, he won two consecutive La Liga titles in the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons. With AC Milan, Robinho won the Serie A title in the 2010-11 season.
On the international stage, Robinho has been successful with the Brazilian national team. He won the Copa America in 2007 and the Confederations Cup in 2005 and 2009. Despite his many personal successes, he was unable to help Brazil to a World Cup victory, with the team coming closest in 2010 when they reached the quarterfinals.
Individually, Robinho’s skill and flair on the pitch have earned him recognition. He was named the South American Footballer of the Year in 2005, demonstrating his impact on the sport in his home continent.