Igor Julio dos Santos de Paulo (born 7 February 1998), known as Igor Julio or simply Igor, is a Brazilian football player who plays as a central defender for Italian Serie A club Fiorentina, on loan from SPAL.
|Full name||Igor Julio dos Santos de Paulo|
|Date of birth||7 February 1998|
|Place of birth||Bom Sucesso, Brazil|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Fiorentina (on loan from SPAL)|
|Red Bull Brasil|
|2016||Red Bull Brasil||0||(0)|
|2017–2019||FC Red Bull Salzburg||2||(0)|
|2018||→ Wolfsberger AC (loan)||15||(0)|
|2018–2019||→ FK Austria Wien (loan)||27||(0)|
|2020–||→ Fiorentina (loan)||30||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:05, 31 May 2021 (UTC)|
Born in Bom Sucesso, Minas Gerais, Igor joined Red Bull Brasil's youth setup from Portuguesa Santista. In July 2016, after impressing with the under-20 side, he moved abroad and joined Austrian Bundesliga side FC Red Bull Salzburg, being initially assigned to the reserve team.
Igor made his professional debut for Liefering on 22 July 2016, starting in a 1–0 Austrian Football First League home win against SV Horn. After being a regular starter, he made his first team debut the following 28 May, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 home defeat of SC Rheindorf Altach.
Igor was promoted to Red Bull Salzburg's main squad on 26 May 2017, but continued to appear mainly with the B-team. On 7 January 2018, he was loaned to fellow top tier club Wolfsberger AC, until June.
On 2 July 2018, Igor moved to FK Austria Wien also in the first division, on a season-long loan deal.
On 31 January 2020, Igor joined Fiorentina on a two-year loan with an obligation to buy.
|Red Bull Salzburg||2016–17||Austrian Bundesliga||1||0||—||—||—||1||0|
|Wolfsberger (loan)||2017–18||Austrian Bundesliga||15||0||—||—||—||15||0|
|Austria Wien (loan)||2018–19||Austrian Bundesliga||27||0||3||0||—||—||30||0|
- "Zagueiro brasileiro troca de clube na Áustria e tenta quebrar hegemonia" [Stopper changes club in Austria and tries to break hegemony] (in Portuguese). Terra. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
- "Na Seleção Sub-20, Igor relembra passado e fala da importância da base do Toro Loko" [In the under-20 national team, Igor remembers past and talks about the importance of Toro Loko's youth setup] (in Portuguese). Red Bull Brasil. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
- "Game Report by Weltfussball". Weltfussball. 22 July 2016.
- "FC Red Bull Salzburg reveal who will play for them next season". Red Bull Salzburg. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
- "Two Salzburg players leave for Carinthia". Red Bull Salzburg. 7 January 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
- "Igor goes on loan to league rivals". Red Bull Salzburg. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
- "UFFICIALE: SPAL, ha firmato il difensore Igor: contratto fino al 2023" (in Italian). Retrieved 26 June 2019.
- "FIORENTINA SIGN IGOR" (Press release). Fiorentina. 31 January 2020.
- Igor Julio at Soccerway. Retrieved 10 January 2019.