Pedro Geromel

Pedro Geromel

Geromel training with Köln in 2009
Personal information
Full name Pedro Tonon Geromel
Date of birth (1985-09-21) 21 September 1985
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
1996–1999 Portuguesa
1999–2003 Palmeiras
2003–2004 Chaves
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Chaves 15 (0)
2005–2008 Vitória Guimarães 67 (1)
2008–2014 FC Köln 116 (4)
2012–2013Mallorca (loan) 38 (1)
2014Grêmio (loan) 24 (0)
2015– Grêmio 57 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2016.

Pedro Tonon Geromel (born 21 September 1985) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense as a central defender.

Club career

Early years / Guimarães

Born in São Paulo, Geromel moved to Portugal from Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras along with Elias,[1] signing with G.D. Chaves at only 18 and finishing his footballing formation there, after which he made his professional debuts in the 2004–05 season, with the northern club in the second division.

Geromel's performances there attracted the attention of Primeira Liga club Vitória SC.[2] At Guimarães, after making his debut in a 0–2 derby home loss against S.C. Braga, he eventually became an undisputed first-choice, as the Minho team promoted from the second level and achieved qualification to the UEFA Champions League in just two seasons.

FC Köln

In an online voting, Geromel was considered as 2007–08's best player in the Portuguese League, beating FC Porto's Lisandro López and Lucho González. On 30 June 2008 he moved to Bundesliga side 1. FC Köln, recently promoted to the top division.

An undisputed first-choice from the beginning, Geromel impressed enough during his first two years in Germany, reportedly being courted by La Liga club Real Madrid.[3] Eventually, nothing came of it.

On 23 August 2012, Geromel signed a four-year loan deal with RCD Mallorca in Spain.[4] In his first season he contributed with 29 starts and one goal (2,612 minutes of action), but the Balearic Islands club was relegated from the top flight; in December 2013 he rescinded his agreement and returned to his country, to sign for two years and a half with Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense while still owned by Köln.[5][6]

International career

On 27 August 2016, Geromel was called up for the Brazil national team by coach Tite, replacing the injured Rodrigo Caio.[7]

Club statistics

As of 8 March 2015[8]
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Vitória Guimarães 2005–06 Primeira Liga 170000000170
2006–07 Segunda Liga 210000000210
2007–08 Primeira Liga 291000000291
Total 671000000671
FC Köln 2008–09 Bundesliga 321000000321
2009–10 291300000321
2010–11 272100000282
2011–12 280100000290
Total 11645000001214
Mallorca (loan) 2012–13 La Liga 301310000332
2013–14 Segunda División 8010000090
Total 381410000422
Grêmio (loan) 2014 Série A 240003040310
Total 240003040310
Grêmio 2015 Série A 0000000000
Total 0000000000
Career total 24569130402617


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