Tinga (footballer, born 1990)

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Personal information
Full name Luiz Otávio Santos de Araújo
Date of birth (1990-10-12) October 12, 1990 (age 32)
Place of birth Bom Jardim, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Team information
Current team
Youth career
2005–2008 Ponte Preta
Senior career*
2009–2010 Ponte Preta 18 (4)
2010–2015 Palmeiras 59 (3)
2012Ceará (loan) 5 (0)
2013Figueirense (loan) 17 (0)
2014Avaí (loan) 8 (0)
2014Júbilo Iwata (loan) 14 (3)
2015Avaí (loan) 14 (0)
2016 Suphanburi 15 (0)
2016–2017 Joinville 26 (1)
2017–2019 CRB 25 (0)
2018–2019Santo André (loan) 7 (1)
2019Umm Salal (loan) 7 (0)
2019 Vila Nova 13 (0)
2020 Santa Cruz 34 (0)
2021 Brusque 9 (0)
2021– Botafogo-PB 1 (0)
International career
2009 Brazil U-20 6 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Luiz Otávio Santos de Araújo (born 12 October 1990), commonly known as Tinga, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Botafogo-PB.



A product of Ponte Preta's youth team, Tinga became a first team regular player in early 2009 at 18 years old. He made good appearances for Ponte Preta in the Série B and attracted the interest of some big Brazilian clubs.

Tinga transferred to Palmeiras after the end of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and since then became a first choice substitute. His first match for Palmeiras came against Santos, where Tinga scored in the second half to give Palmeiras a 2-1 win in the Série A.

On December 19, 2012, Palmeiras confirmed that loaned Tinga for Figueirense until December 2013. [1]

Club statistics

As of 15 August 2010

ClubSeason League Brazilian Cup South America State LeagueTotal
Ponte Preta 2008 5010--2080
2009 29261--121474
2010 5140--172263
Palmeiras 2010 6100100071
2011 0000000000
Career total45411110313888


Ponte Preta

Brazil U-20

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