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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-BRAZILIAN " HELTON da SILVA ARRUDA " IS A BRAZILIAN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER WHO PLAYS FOR F.C. PORTO IN THE PORTUGUESE FIRST DIVISION AS A GOAL KEEPER : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

                            BLACK                SOCIAL               HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                   Helton da Silva Arruda (born 18 May 1978), known as simply Helton, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for F.C. Porto in the Portuguese first division, as a goalkeeper.
After starting out at Vasco da Gama he went on to spend his professional career in Portugal, represClub 

Vasco

Born in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, Helton emerged through CR Vasco da Gama's youth system. He first attracted attention after winning the Brazilian League and the Mercosur Cup with the club in 2000.

União de Leiria

In 2002, Helton's contract with Vasco expired and he signed with Portuguese club União de Leiria. He made his official debut on 9 March 2003 in a 3–1 home win against Académica de Coimbra for the domestic cup, and backed up Paulo Costinha in his first season.
At the end of the 2004–05 campaign, after being first-choice in his last two years, Helton signed with F.C. Porto.

Porto

It seemed that Helton was destined to spend a long time bench-warming, as Porto legend Vítor Baía barred his way into the first team. However, he got his chance sooner than expected when Dutch coach Co Adriaanse summarily dropped Baía after a mistake against C.F. Estrela da Amadora cost the team a goal and a 1–2 away defeat, on 15 January 2006.
After initial criticism, Helton gained the number one spot with several solid performances. He celebrated his first season at the club with the domestic double (league and cup).[1][2]
Helton continued to be an undisputed starter for Porto in the following years, as Porto won four consecutive league championships. In 2008–09's Portuguese Cup, however, he stayed on the bench as Nuno Espírito Santo was the starter for the eventual winners.
Helton was again first-choice in the following two seasons, appearing in 49 league games combined as his team won six major titles. On 18 May 2011 he celebrated his 33rd birthday by keeping a clean sheet in the UEFA Europa League final, in a 1–0 win against fellow league side S.C. Braga;[3] following the departure of Lucho González for Olympique de Marseille in the 2009 summer, he was also appointed team captain.[4]
Helton played 30 league contests in the 2012–13 campaign, for his seventh league conquest. On 16 March 2014, however, the 35-year-old suffered an Achilles tendon injury to his right leg during a 0–1 loss at Sporting Clube de Portugal, being sidelined for several months.[5]

International career

After competing at the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship, Helton was a member of the Brazilian team at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He appeared in all four matches, before the nation was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Cameroon.
Helton received his first callup to the main side in October 2006, starting in an unofficial exhibition game against Kuwait club Al Kuwait Kaifan on 7 October 2006. His official debut came on 15 November of the same year, starting in a friendly with Switzerland.
Helton was a member of the national squad who won the 2007 Copa América, although he did not play a single match in the whole tournament as he was second-choice to A.S. Roma's Doni.

Honours

Club

Vasco
Porto

Country

Individual

Club statistics

As of 3 January 2014[6]




































































































Club
SeasonLeagueCupEuropeTotal
AppGoals
Against
AppGoals
Against
AppGoals
Against
AppGoals
Against
Vasco da Gama1999000000811
20000000007783
20010000005670
20020000003756
Total ? ?0000178220
União Leiria2002–0391011001011
2003–04283311453339
2004–05303100643635
Total6774221097985
Porto2005–061122000132
2006–07302210873929
2007–08251221773420
2008–092612239123727
2009–10242021783329
2010–1125103216144426
2011–122917119153933
2012–13301422864022
2013–1414910672116
Total21411816107076300204
Career total33319918128085609509