Givanildo Vieira de Souza (born 25 July 1986), commonly known as Hulk, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for FC Zenit Saint Petersburg in Russia, as a striker or winger.
After starting out professionally with Vitória and playing three years in Japan, he went on to play several seasons in Portugal with Porto, winning ten major titles – including the 2011 Europa League and three national championships – and being crowned the league's top scorer once.
Hulk represented Brazil at the 2012 Summer Olympics as one of the three allowed overaged players.
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“To anybody who can hold the Present at its worth without being inappreciative of the Past, it may be forgiven, if to such an one the solitary old hulk at Portsmouth, Nelsons Victory, seems to float there, not alone as the decaying monument of a fame incorruptible, but also as a poetic approach, softened by its picturesqueness, to the Monitors and yet mightier hulls of the European ironclads.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)