Paulo Henrique Ganso
|Full name||Paulo Henrique Chagas de Lima|
|Date of birth|| 12 October 1989 |
|Place of birth||Ananindeua, Pará, Brazil|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|Current club||São Paulo|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 July 2012.|
† Appearances (Goals). ‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 February 2012
Paulo Henrique Chagas de Lima (born 12 October 1989) commonly known as Paulo Henrique Ganso or Ganso (Goose), is a Brazilian footballer who plays for São Paulo FC. In 2009, he received a nomination for the Brazilian Football Confederation award for "Breakthrough Player" of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, given to the best rookie of the competition.
Ganso (right), Neymar and Lucas Moura with President Rousseff.
Paulo Henrique Ganso was brought to Tuna Luso after being discovered by former Brazil international Giovanni. At 15 he joined Paysandu, but he was snapped up by Santos in 2005. In 2007, after an injury that sidelined him for six months, Ganso played in and won the final of the U-20 Campeonato Paulista. He wore the number 10 jersey in Santos' campaign in the Copa São Paulo of 2008, where his team was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Sport Club Internacional. He won the 2010 Campeonato Paulista with Santos on 2 May 2010, defeating Santo André in the final. In August 2010, it was reported that Ganso would have surgery on his injured left knee and will be out for six months. In October, Santos offered "agent company" DIS Group (subsidiary of Sonda Group, a Brazil supermarket chain, which D stand for Sonda president Delcir Sonda) to buy 70% image rights of the player but the group did not accept the offer. He has a contract which will last until 28 February 2015 with a termination fee of €50 million. Group DIS reported owned 45% of the sporting rights of Ganso (which made the group eligible to receive 45% transfer fee from Santos) after winning in the court.
São Paulo FC
On 20 September 2012, Ganso, after a hard period of negotiation, it was confirmed by São Paulo, that Ganso had signed a five year contract, worth R$23.9 million. Ganso will wear the number 8, previously used by Fabrício. 
In 2009 he was called up to play for Brazil in the World Under-20 Championships. In early 2010, the Brazilian media began calling for Brazilian national team coach Dunga to choose Ganso for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, primarily as a substitute for Kaká, because of their similar styles of play. On 11 May 2010, he was named as one of seven backup players for 23-men 2010 FIFA World Cup squad. On 26 July 2010, he was called up by the new coach Mano Menezes to the "Seleção" for a friendly match against USA. On 10 August 2010, in a friendly against the USA he made his senior debut, where one of his shots rattled the post, almost giving him his first senior international goal. He was named in Mano Menezes 23 man 2011 Copa America squad and given the number 10 shirt. During their group game against Paraguay, Ganso assisted Jadson's goal as well as a last minute goal from Fred to tie the game at 2–2.
All stats correct as of 15 September 2012.
As of 29 February 2012.
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- ^ "Brazil – Paulo Henrique Chagas de Lima – Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. http://www.soccerway.com/players/paulo-henrique-chagas-de-lima/65373/. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
- ^ Adilson Barros Santos. "Globo Esporte: Ganso assina renovação, ganha aumento e é do Peixe até 2015". Globoesporte.globo.com. http://globoesporte.globo.com/Esportes/Noticias/Times/Santos/0,,MUL1512322-9874,00-GANSO+ASSINA+RENOVACAO+GANHA+AUMENTO+E+E+DO+PEIXE+ATE.html. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
- ^ "Sky Sports Scout – Ganso". Sky Sports. 20 September 2010. http://www.skysports.com/football/transfers/scout/0,24035,15198_6333055,00.html.
- ^ "Santos' Ganso to have knee surgery, out for six months.". Sports Illustrated. 27 August 2010. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/soccer/08/27/ganso.santos/index.html. Retrieved 10 September 2010.
- ^ "Santos FC esclarece oferta de projeto de carreira a PH Ganso" (in Portuguese). Santos FC. 22 October 2010. http://www.santosfc.com.br/noticias/conteudo.asp?id=23170. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
- ^ "Santos libera Ganso para o São Paulo após penhorar CT; contrato será assinado na Vila". Universo Online. 20 September 2012. http://esporte.uol.com.br/futebol/ultimas-noticias/2012/09/20/santos-libera-ganso-para-o-sao-paulo-apos-penhorar-ct-contrato-sera-assinado-na-vila.htm.
- ^ "Ganso assina contrato de cinco anos e, enfim, é jogador do São Paulo". globoesporte.com. 21 September 2012. http://globoesporte.globo.com/futebol/times/sao-paulo/noticia/2012/09/ganso-assina-contrato-de-cinco-anos-e-enfim-e-jogador-do-sao-paulo.html?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=globoesportecom.
- ^ "globoesporte.com > Estaduais > Campeonato Paulista – NOTÍCIAS – Ganso pede chance na seleção, e Dorival Júnior elogia 'atitude de homem' do meia". Globoesporte.globo.com. http://globoesporte.globo.com/Esportes/Noticias/Futebol/Campeonato_Paulista/0,,MUL1585318-9839,00-GANSO+PEDE+CHANCE+NA+SELECAO+E+DORIVAL+JUNIOR+ELOGIA+ATITUDE+DE+HOMEM+DO+ME.html. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
- ^ Por GLOBOESPORTE.COM Monte Carlo, Mônaco (14 June 2010). "Massa 'corneta' seleção de Dunga e pede Neymar, Ganso e Ronaldinho , globoesporte.com". Globoesporte.globo.com. http://globoesporte.globo.com/motor/formula-1/noticia/2010/05/massa-corneta-selecao-de-dunga-e-pede-neymar-ganso-e-ronaldinho.html. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
- ^ Victor Canedo Rio de Janeiro. "globoesporte.com > Copa do Mundo 2010 – NOTÍCIAS – LEMBRA DELE? Éder pede Ganso e Neymar: ‘Se não levar tem que ser preso’". Globoesporte.globo.com. http://globoesporte.globo.com/Esportes/Noticias/Futebol/0,,MUL1575152-17852,00-LEMBRA+DELE+EDER+PEDE+GANSO+E+NEYMAR+SE+NAO+LEVAR+TEM+QUE+SER+PRESO.html. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
- ^ "Comissão técnica da Seleção Brasileira divulga a lista complementar enviada à FIFA" (in Portuguese). CBF.com.br. 11 May 2010. http://www.cbf.com.br/php/noticias.php?e=29&n=11190. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
- ^ Terence Steed. "USA 0–2 Brazil: Young Samba Stars Regain Brazil's Spark". Goal.com. http://www.goal.com/en-us/match/49564/usa-vs-brazil/report. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
- ^ Continental competitions include the Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana and Recopa Sudamericana.
- ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the FIFA Club World Cup.
- ^ "Melhor da Copa do Brasil, Ganso pede manutenção de Meninos da Vila , globoesporte.com". Globoesporte.globo.com. http://globoesporte.globo.com/futebol/times/santos/noticia/2010/08/melhor-da-copa-do-brasil-ganso-pede-manutencao-de-meninos-da-vila.html. Retrieved 4 June 2011.