João Pedro Geraldino dos Santos Galvão (born 9 March 1992), commonly known as João Pedro, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Cagliari Calcio as an attacking midfielder.
João Pedro joined the youth ranks of Atlético Mineiro in April 2006, and made his competitive first team debut on 23 May 2010 in a game against Atlético Paranaense. His successive good performances then led head coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo to regularly select him for the Brazilian league games held between May and August 2010, also switching him from his original position of second striker to an attacking midfielder role.
Palermo and loan stints
On 28 August 2010 it was revealed Serie A club Palermo was interested in signing João Pedro, a rumor that was later confirmed by rosanero chairman Maurizio Zamparini and director of football Walter Sabatini. Two days later, Palermo announced through their website to have signed João Pedro on a five-year contract with the Sicilian club. He made his debut with a Palermo shirt as a substitute in the final minutes of a 2010–11 UEFA Europa League game against Sparta Prague. His Serie A debut came on 17 January 2011, as a second-half substitute for Josip Iličić in a 1–3 loss to Cagliari.
On 29 January 2011 Vitória Guimarães announced to have signed João Pedro on loan for the remainder of the season. Debuted in Liga Sagres on 6 February against Nacional. The experience in Portugal closes already at the beginning of April for disciplinary problems.
On 19 August 2011 Palermo confirmed to have loaned João Pedro to Uruguayan club Peñarol.
On 1 July 2013, after not featuring with the first team in 2013 season, João Pedro rescinded with Santos and signed a one-year deal with Estoril Praia.
João Pedro is a youth international for Brazil, and was part of the under-17 squad that appeared in the 2009 South American U-17 Football Championship and the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
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- Serie B: 2015–16
- Recopa Sudamericana: 2012