Kierrison- The Talented Brazilian Prodigy


Keirrison de Souza Carneiro (born December 3, 1988 in Dourados), commonly known as Keirrison, is a Brazilian football striker, currently playing for Palmeiras of the Série A.

He was born in Dourados, Brazil, the son of an Operário Futebol Clube footballer Adir Carneiro and Alzira Rosa de Souza. His name was chosen by his father, as a tribute to rock musician Jim Morrison from The Doors, and an admiration for the letter K. His older brother is called Kimarrison and his younger Krayon. Keirrison and his father bought a football club from Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul state in April 2008, and renamed it to Centro de Futebol Keirrison, shortened as CFK9.

Keirrison became a regular in Coritiba's main squad in 2007, helping the club win the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B and being promoted to the following year's Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. He was the club's top goal scorer in that competition, with 12 goals. He was the top goal scorer of the Campeonato Paranaense in 2008, with 18 goals.

He played his first Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A game on May 11, 2008, when his club beat Palmeiras 2–0, but he got injured in that game. He scored his first goal for the club on July 9, 2008 in a 4–0 win over Portuguesa. His first hat-trick came less than a month later in a 3–1 win over Santos on August 3, 2008. Keirrison finished as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2008 top scorer, with 21 goals, tied with Washington and Kléber Pereira, being the youngest top scorer in the history of Brazil.

Currently Keirrison's contract is owned by two parties. Palmeiras, having bought Coritiba's share on the player, own twenty percent of the player with Traffic Sports Marketing owning the other eighty percent.

Keirrison joined Palmeiras in January 2009. Keirrison made his debut for Palmeiras on January 24, 2009 against Mogi Mirim, scoring twice in the 3–0 win. then twice in the preliminary round of the Copa Libertadores as Palmeiras beat Real Potosí 5–1 on January 29, 2009.

On June 26, 2009 it said on the Palmeiras Official Website that Barcelona had made a proposed offer for the striker. Due to this Keirrison would not be taking part in Palmeiras next game.