Hulk Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | May 10, 2024

Date of Birth

25 / July / 1986


38 Years



Hulk, born Givanildo Vieira de Sousa on July 25, 1986, is a Brazilian professional footballer renowned for his powerful playing style. He earned the nickname “Hulk” due to his imposing physique and strength on the field.

Hulk Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Family, Biography & More

Hulk made his professional debut for Vitória in 2004 and quickly gained recognition for his exceptional skills as a forward and winger. His international debut for the Brazilian national team followed in 2009, marking the beginning of a successful career at both club and international levels. Donning the jersey number 8, Hulk has left an indelible mark on the football world with his powerful presence and dynamic playing style.

Early Life

Hulk, born Givanildo Vieira de Sousa on July 25, 1986, in Campina Grande, Brazil, discovered his love for football at an early age. Raised in a modest household, he spent countless hours honing his skills on the streets and makeshift pitches of his neighborhood. Despite facing financial constraints, Hulk’s passion for the game drove him to pursue a career in football. He impressed scouts with his natural talent and determination, eventually earning a spot in the youth academy of a local club. This marked the beginning of his journey towards becoming a professional footballer.


Details about Hulk’s schooling, college, and educational qualifications are not publicly available.


He was born on July 25, 1986, in Campina Grande, Brazil, under the zodiac sign of Leo. He is 38 years  years old and held Brazilian nationality.

Physical Stats

Hulk measures 180 centimeters (1.80 meters) tall and weighs 86 kilograms (189.5 pounds), with a chest size of 42 inches, a waist of 34 inches, and biceps measuring 15 inches. His brown eyes and black hair contribute to his distinct appearance.

Wife and Children

He has been married since 2006 to his wife Iran Souza. Together, they have two children: a son named Ian Souza and another son named Tiago Souza.


Hulk’s family includes his father, Jovan Souza, and his mother, Maria do Socorro Souza. He has several sisters: Gilvânia Souza, Nilda Souza, Jéssica Souza, Nayara Souza, Irmãs Souza, and Corrinha Souza. Additionally, he has a sister named Angélica Aparecida Vieira de Souza. The family practices Christianity.

Hulk  Mother Maria do Socorro Souza

Hulk Mother Maria do Socorro Souza

Hulk  Mother Sister Nilda Souza

Hulk Mother Sister Nilda Souza

Hulk  Mother Wife Iran Souza

Hulk Wife Iran Souza


Hulk’s football career began when he joined the youth academy of a local club in Brazil. He quickly rose through the ranks, showcasing his exceptional talent as a forward and winger. He made his professional debut for Vitória in 2004, where he caught the attention of scouts with his powerful playing style. His impressive performances earned him a move to top European clubs, including FC Porto and Zenit Saint Petersburg. Hulk’s success continued as he became a key player for both club and country, known for his strength, agility, and goal-scoring prowess.

Net Worth

Hulk’s salary is $20.31 million, and his net worth is estimated to be $54 million.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Hulk

  • He got married in 2006 with Iran Souza. The Couple has two children.
  • Hulk is considered one of the powerful strikers in the World.
  • Hulk got his nickname from “The Incredible he television show” in the 1970s, due to his likeness to the actor Lou Ferrigno who played the Incredible Hulk in that show.
  • In September 2012, he was transferred to Zenit Saint Petersburg from Porto at the transfer fee of 60 Million Euro.
  • His sister Angelica Aparecida Vieira was in news for being kidnapped at gunpoint.
  • Neymar, Brazilian footballer is the best friend of Hulk.
  • Hulk alleged that he faced racism from Russian referee Alexei Matyunin during a league game.
  • Does Hulk smoke?: Yes
  • Does Hulk drink Alcohol?: Yes

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Body Measurements Chest: 42 Inches, Waist: 34 Inches, Biceps: 15 Inches
Birth Place Campina Grande, Brazil
Children Son: Ian Souza and Tiago Souza
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 180 CM
Height In Meter 1.80 M
Nationality Brazilian
Parents Father: Jovan Souza, Mother: Maria do Socorro Souza
Profession Footballer
Siblings Sisters: Gilvânia Souza, Nilda Souza, Jéssica Souza, Nayara Souza, Irmãs Souza, Angélica Aparecida Vieira de Souza and Corrinha Souza
Spous Iran Souza
Weight 86 kg
Zodiac Sign Leo


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