Pablo Campos

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Pablo Campos
Pablo Campos 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full name Pablo Campos
Date of birth (1983-01-29) January 29, 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1997–2000 Guarani
2000–2002 Botafogo
2005–2006 Oklahoma Baptist Bison
2007–2008 Fresno Pacific Sunbirds
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Fresno Fuego 25 (32)
2008–2009 GAIS 8 (0)
2009 San Jose Earthquakes 14 (2)
2009–2010 Real Salt Lake 27 (2)
2011 Carolina RailHawks 26 (12)
2012 San Antonio Scorpions 28 (20)
2013–2015 Minnesota United 53 (20)
2016 Miami FC 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 4, 2016

Pablo Campos (born January 29, 1983) is a Brazilian footballer.


College and Amateur[edit]

Campos began his amateur career at Fresno Pacific University, and was named to the 2007 NSCAA/adidas NAIA Men's All-America Team, before going on to excel with the Fresno Fuego of the USL Premier Development League.

In his first year with Fresno in 2007, he scored 18 goals in 15 appearances, ending the year as the top scorer in the entire PDL,[1] and PDL MVP. After being courted by several Major League Soccer teams in the 2007–08 offseason, notably Real Salt Lake, Campos decided to forego a professional career in the US, where his salary as a developmental player would have been small, and instead chose to continue his college studies and play for Fresno Fuego for one more season; he subsequently scored 14 goals in 10 games for the Fresno Fuego in the PDL in 2008.


Campos signed with GAIS in July 2008.[2] He made his debut for in an Allsvenskan game against Gefle,[3] on September 24 and made his first professional start two weeks later, against Norrköping.[4]

In February 2009, Campos joined the San Jose Earthquakes after the team won a weighted Major League Soccer lottery for his services.[5] He scored his first professional goal on April 18, 2009, in a 1–1 tie with Los Angeles Galaxy.[6]

Campos was later traded to Real Salt Lake in July 2009. Campos scored his first goal for Salt Lake on August 26 in a home match against Chivas USA at Rio Tinto Stadium. The strike turned out to be the winning goal in a 4–0 RSL triumph. A few days later, he scored the lone goal in Real Salt Lake's 1–0 victory against the Kansas City Wizards – the club's first-ever win in Kansas City. Campos and Real Salt Lake won the MLS Cup in 2009 after a great season. Campos played sparingly for RSL in 2010 and was released by the club ahead of the 2011 season.[7]

He signed with Carolina RailHawks of the North American Soccer League in April 2011.[8] After one season with Carolina, Campos signed with NASL expansion side. San Antonio Scorpions in February 2012.[9] This year he won several awards which include Golden Boot (most goals) and Golden Ball (MVP). In 2013, Pablo joined the relaunched Minnesota Franchise now known as Minnesota United where he continued his success in front of goal. He became the all-time modern NASL leading scorer on June 3, 2015.

Campos joined NASL expansion team Miami FC ahead of the 2016 season.[10]


On April 30, 2015, Campos announced that he had become an American citizen.[11][better source needed]


Real Salt Lake[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 17, 2008. Retrieved July 13, 2008.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 27, 2008. Retrieved October 20, 2008.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved October 20, 2008.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ San Jose Earthquakes Media Relations, Quakes acquire Brazilian Pablo Campos, archived from the original on March 28, 2009, retrieved February 9, 2009
  6. ^ Quakes suffer another late breakdown Archived April 22, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Seldom-used Campos released by RSL a day before roster deadline". The Salt Lake Tribune. April 23, 2011. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 31, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 17, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Modern NASL all-time leading goal scorer signs with Miami FC". February 19, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  11. ^

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