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Petros Matheus dos Santos Araújo’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

IntroFootballer
Is Athlete 
Football player 
Association football player 
From Brazil 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 29 May 1989, Juazeiro
Age:31 years
Star sign Gemini

Petros Matheus dos Santos Araújo (born 29 May 1989), simply known as Petros, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Betis. Mainly a central midfielder, he can also play as a winger or attacking midfielder.

Club career

Early career

Born in Juazeiro, Bahia, Petros graduated with Vitória’s youth setup, and made his debuts while on loan at Democrata de Sete Lagoas in 2008. After another temporary spell at Rio Branco-ES in the following year, he signed for Fluminense de Feira on 29 December 2009.

In January 2012 Petros joined Juazeirense, but only days after, signed for Boa Esporte, as a clause on his contract allowed a free transfer to a club from Série A or Série B. He made his professional debut on 29 May, coming on as a half-time substitute in a 2–1 home win against Atlético Paranaense.

Petros scored his first professional goal on 10 July 2012, netting the last in a 3–4 away loss against Criciúma. He finished the campaign with 31 appearances and four goals, as his side narrowly avoided relegation.

On 17 December 2013 Petros signed for Penapolense.

Corinthians

On 5 April 2014, after impressing with Penapolense in 2014 Campeonato Paulista, Petros signed a one-year loan deal with Corinthians, with a buyout clause.

Petros made his debut on the main category of Brazilian football on 20 April 2014, starting in a 0–0 away draw against Atlético Mineiro. On 15 July he signed a new four-year contract with Timão, who bought 50% of his federative rights, being effective on 1 August; he scored his first goal in the category late in the month, netting the last in a 2–0 home win against fierce rivals Palmeiras.

On 10 August 2014, in a 1–0 win at Santos, Petros deliberately pushed the referee Raphael Claus. Initially being punished with a six-month suspension eight days later, his charge was reduced to three matches on 11 September.

Betis

On 22 June 2015 Petros signed a four-year contract with Real Betis, newly promoted to La Liga, for a rumoured €1.5 million fee, with the transfer being officially announced three days later.

Petros made his debut for the club on 29 August, replacing Alfred N’Diaye in a 0–5 away loss against Real Madrid. He scored his first goal abroad on 24 September, but in a 1–2 home loss against Deportivo de La Coruña.

Career statistics

As of 13 November 2016
ClubSeasonLeagueCupContinentalOtherTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Democrata SL2008?9?9
Rio Branco-ES2009144144
Fluminense de Feira201030150180
201100152152
Total30302332
Boa Esporte201231420334
20133102040370
Total6242060704
Penapolense2014141141
Corinthians201428260342
2015800030132242
Total3626030132584
Betis2015–1630130331
2016–1711000110
Total411300000441
Career total142711030771823325

Honours

Team

Corinthians
  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 2015