Robson de Souza, popularly known as Robinho, is a young Brazil international footballer currently playing his club football with the Italian and European giants AC Milan. Born in Parque Bitaru, a poor neighborhood of Sao Vicente in Santos, Robinho has arched an amazing trajectory in the world of football and is now regarded as one of the finest players the world has ever seen.
Robinho commenced his professional career at Brazilian giants Santos at the age of 18, scoring 9 goals in 24 appearances as Santos marched on to the 2002 Campeonato Brasileiro conquest. He continued to develop after that at Santos and began to be compared with the football legend Pele very soon.
In the summer of 2005, Real Madrid signed Robinho after a much protracted transfer saga and displayed a decent performance in his debut season for the Merengues. In the 2006-2007 season, Robinho exhibited his true class and quality as he gradually grooved himself into an indispensable fraction of the Real Madrid set-up and helped Real to their 30th La Liga triumph.
Robinho continued to impress in the 2007-2008 campaign and has once again been an important part of the side that clinched their 31st Spanish league championship. Robinho became famous for his runs down the wings, intricate dribbling and accurate shooting.
However, Robinho’s off-pitch antics saw Madrid offload him to Manchester City in the summer of 2008. The Brazil could not live up to expectations in the Premier League despite showing some signs of promise, and after a loan spell with his former club Santos in 2010 joined Milan.
Robinho recaptured his form and class in Serie A and proved himself to be an integral figure in the Rossoneri’s title-winning 2010-11 campaign. However, since then he has struggled to maintain his form.
Robinho has featured over 85 times for Brazil but has managed over 26 goals. He played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cup finals for Brazil.