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Personal information
Full name Keirrison de Souza Carneiro
Date of birth 3 December 1988 (1988-12-03) (age 21)
Place of birth Dourados, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Fiorentina
Number 39
Youth career
2002–2005 CENE[2]
2005–2006 Coritiba[2]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Coritiba 63 (32)
2009 Palmeiras 7 (5)
2009– Barcelona 0 (0)
2009–2010 Benfica (loan) 5 (0)
2010 Fiorentina (loan) 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 March, 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).

Keirrison de Souza Carneiro (born 3 December 1988 in Dourados[1]), commonly known as Keirrison, is a Brazilian footballer, currently playing as a striker for Fiorentina on loan from Spanish La Liga club Barcelona.


Club career



Keirrison became a regular in Coritiba's main squad in 2007,[3] helping the club win the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B and being promoted to the following year's Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.[4] He was the club's top goal scorer in that competition, with 12 goals.[5] He was the top goal scorer of the Campeonato Paranaense in 2008, with 18 goals.[4] He played his first Campeonato Brasileiro Série A game on 11 May 2008, when his club beat Palmeiras 2–0, but he got injured in that game.[6] He scored his first goal for the club on 9 July 2008 in a 4–0 win over Portuguesa. His first hat-trick came less than a month later in a 3–1 win over Santos on 3 August 2008. Keirrison finished as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2008 top scorer, with 21 goals, tied with Washington of Fluminense and Kléber Pereira of Santos, being the youngest top scorer in the history of Brazil.[7]


Keirrison joined Palmeiras in January 2009.[8][9][10] Keirrison made his debut for Palmeiras on 24 January 2009 against Mogi Mirim, scoring twice in the 3–0 win.[11] then twice in the preliminary round of the Copa Libertadores as Palmeiras beat Real Potosí 5–1 on 29 January 2009.[12] On 26 June, it said on the Palmeiras Official Website that FC Barcelona had made a proposed offer for the striker. Due to this Keirrison would not be taking part in Palmeiras next game.

FC Barcelona

On July 23 2009, Barcelona announced on their website that they had agreed to terms with Brazilian club Palmeiras to bring Keirrison to the Camp Nou. The transfer for the Brazilian striker was worth 14 million euros plus a bonus up to €2 million depending on the number of matches played with the first team. Keirrison signed on a five-year contract.[13] On arrival at the Spanish club Keirrison expressed his adulation he has for his new club and was quoted as saying in Barcelona's official website “I hope to break into Pep Guardiola’s side, and join many other famous Brazilians who have played here" and he also said "I always followed Barcelona and the Brazilian players who played here. Now at 20-years old, I am very happy to be here, fulfilling my dream of playing at the best club in the world". [14] Soon after Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola stated that "in principle he'll go out on loan". Many teams throughout Europe were linked with Keirrison after they heard of Barcelona's plans of loaning the Brazilian out to get used to European football. Teams such as Roma, [15]Monaco, and Ajax were keen on taking the Brazilian on loan.[16]

S.L. Benfica

On July 28, 2009 it was announced that portuguese side Benfica agreed on terms to take the Brazilian on loan.[17] Keirrison scored his first goal for Benfica in a friendly against Celtic.[18] With the abundance of strikers in form at Benfica Keirrison had found it hard to find a place in the first team. To some Keirrison was behind Oscar Cardozo, Nuno Gomes and Javier Saviola in the pecking order at the Estádio da Luz.[19] While in Portugal, Keirrison started one game for Benfica and played a total of just 199 minutes. Benfica manager Jorge Jesus even went as far as to say that he did not plan to feature Keirrison for the rest of the season.[20]


On January 31, 2010 Italian side Fiorentina announced on their website that they had come to terms with FC Barcelona to take the Brazilian on loan for 1½ seasons.[21][22][23] Barcelona also granted La viola an option to buy the player for €14 million and Barca reserved to the rights of not selling the player.[24] On February 7, 2010 just a week after being signed Keirrison made his official debut for La Viola coming on as a substitute for Manuel Pasqual in the 84th minute in a 1-0 loss against Roma.[25] On February 21, 2010 Keirrison came on as a substitute for Marco Marchionni in the 76th minute in a match against Livorno, Fiorentina went on to win that game by a score of 2-1.[26] On February 28th Keirrison replaced Adem Ljajic in the 46th minute against S.S. Lazio and he later went on to score the equalizer in the 92nd minute marking his first goal for ACF Fiorentina.[27]

Personal life

He was born in Dourados, Brazil, the son of Operário Futebol Clube footballer Adir Carneiro and Alzira Rosa de Souza. His name was chosen by his father, as a tribute to rock musician Jim Morrison from The Doors, and an admiration for the letter K.[3] Keirrison and his father bought a football club from Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul state in April 2008, and renamed it to Centro de Futebol Keirrison, shortened as CFK9.[28]



Career statistics

Statistics correct as of March 9, 2010[29]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil League Copa do Brasil South America Total
2006 Coritiba Serie B - - - 61 31
2007 Coritiba Serie B 32 12 6 0 - 582 212
2008 Coritiba Serie A 31 21 3 2 - 583 413
2009 Palmeiras Série A 7 5 - 13 6 364 244
Total Brazil 70 38 9 2 13 6 158 89
Portugal League Cup of Portugal Europe Total
2009-10 Benfica Portuguese Liga 5 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
Total Portugal 5 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
2009-10 Fiorentina Serie A 5 1 0 0 1 0 6 1
Total Italy 5 1 0 0 1 0 6 1
Career Total 80 39 10 2 15 6 171 90
1Including 6 matches and 3 goals in 2006 Campeonato Paranaense[30]
2Including 20 matches and 9 goals in 2007 Campeonato Paranaense[31]
3Including 24 matches and 18 goals in 2008 Campeonato Paranaense[32]
4Including 16 matches and 13 goals in 2008 Campeonato Paulista[33]



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  2. ^ a b "Biografia do K9" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Keirrison: nome do artilheiro tem origem em lenda do rock" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 2008-05-12.,,MUL463662-15014,00-KEIRRISON+NOME+DO+ARTILHEIRO+TEM+ORIGEM+EM+LENDA+DO+ROCK.html. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  4. ^ a b "Antes alvo palmeirense, Keirrison vira “mais um” no Coxa" (in Portuguese). Correio Braziliense. 2008-08-15. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  5. ^ "Série B" (in Portuguese). Terra. 2008-05-12.,,OI1556558-EI8818,00.html. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  6. ^ "Keirrison se machuca, mas Coritiba supera Palmeiras" (in Portuguese). Terra. 2008-05-11.,,OI2880351-EI11421,00.html. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  7. ^ "Washington, Keirrison e Kléber Pereira são os artilheiros do Brasileiro com 21 gols" (in Portuguese). O Globo. 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  8. ^ Brown, Nigel (2009-01-20). "Benitez targets Keirrison as Torres partner". Media Corporation plc. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  9. ^ Sica, Gregory (2009-01-15). "Keirrison Completes High-Profile Move To Palmeiras". Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  10. ^ Haigh, Andrew (2009-01-23). "Keirrison not on Reds' radar". The Sun. News International. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  11. ^ "Palmeiras 3 - 0 Mogi Mirim EC". ESPNsoccernet. ESPN. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  12. ^ Homewood, Brian (2009-01-30). "Luxemburgo's Palmeiras rout Potosi in Libertadores". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  13. ^ "Keirrison signs a five-year deal". FC Barcelona. 2009-07-23. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  14. ^ "Keirrison: Barcelona Are The Best Club In The World". 2009-07-23. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  15. ^ "Keirrison: Barcelona Are The Best Club In The World". 2009-07-23. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  16. ^ "Monaco Join Loan Race For Barcelona's Keirrison". 2009-07-25. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  17. ^ "Keirrison reforça linha avançada do Benfica" (in Portuguese). SL Benfica. 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  18. ^ . 2009-09-03. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  19. ^ "Barcelona Looking To Extend Keirrison's Benfica Loan". 2009-10-11. Retrieved 2009-10-11. 
  20. ^ "Barcelona's Keirrison Does Not Figure In Benfica Plans". 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  21. ^ "Accordo per Keirisson". 2010-01-31. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  22. ^ "OFFICIAL: Fiorentina Sign Barcelona Striker Keirrison On Loan". 2010-01-31. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  23. ^ "Official: Keirrison moves to Fiorentina on loan". 2010-02-02. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  24. ^ "Keirrison moves to Fiorentina on loan". FC Barcelona. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  25. ^ "Fiorentina vs Roma". 2010-02-07. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  26. ^ "Fiorentina vs Livorno". 2010-02-19. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  27. ^ "Lazio 1-1 Fiorentina: Keirrison's Late Goal Salvages Point For Viola". 2010-02-27. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  28. ^ "Cartola Júnior". Placar (1322): 24. September 2008. 
  29. ^ "Keirrison Profile, Statistics,- ESPN Soccernet". ESPN. 2009-05-13. Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  30. ^ "Campeonatos Estaduais 2007 - Paranaense" (in Portuguese). Terra.,,OI817520-EI6204,00.html. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  31. ^ "Campeonatos Estaduais 2007 - Paranaense" (in Portuguese). Terra.,,EI8022-ECPR,00.html. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  32. ^ "Campeonatos Estaduais 2008 - Paranaense" (in Portuguese). Terra.,,OI2131024-EI10798,00.html. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  33. ^ "Campeonatos Estaduais 2009 - Paranaense" (in Portuguese). Terra.,,OI3359579-EI12403,00-Artilheiros.html. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
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