Player Details


Ilson Pereira Dias Júnior




5' 10"


179 lbs

Date of Birth

10.12.1985 (38)



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Career Summary


2021 (Philadelphia): Ilsinho has made five appearances for the Union in 2021. In his first appearance, he came on as a sub during the Union's 1-2 loss to Inter Miami (Apr. 24).

2020 (Philadelphia): Ilsinho has made 22 appearances (2 starts) for the Union at right wing, central attacking midfield, and striker and has score three goals and added two assists...Scored his first goal of 2020 in the 1-1 draw against Orlando City SC (July 20) ... Assisted on the third goal of a 3-0 road win against the New York Red Bulls (September 6)..Scored his second goal of the season in a 3-0 win over Inter Miami CF (September 27)...Notched the game-winning goal in a 3-0 home victory against FC Cincinnati (October 7)...In his second start of 2020, registered his first two-assist match by setting up both goals in a 2-1 win over Montreal Impact (October 11).

2019 (Philadelphia): Ilsinho has made 28 appearances (seven starts) for the Union this season, scoring five goals and adding eight assists ... opened his account for the season with a goal vs. Columbus (March 23) ... notched the game-winning assist on Alejandro Bedoya's 92nd-minute goal vs. FC Dallas (April 6) ... helped close out the win over FC Cincinnati (May 1) with an assist on Fafa Picault's goal ... recorded the game-winning goal and added an assist in the 6-1 win vs. New England (May 4) ... registered another game-winning assist in the 86th minute on Auston Trusty's goal at Minnesota (June 2) ... had a game-changing performance vs. the Red Bulls (June 8), scoring two goals (including the game-winner) and adding one assist in a comeback 3-2 win ... following the match vs. New York, was named MLS Player of the Week (Week 15), becoming the second Union player to ever win the award twice (Sebastien Le Toux) as well as the first to win it in two different seasons; was also named to the MLS Team of the Week (Week 15) ... notched a secondary helper on Kacper Przybylko's goal at NYCFC (June 29) ... missed the stretch of matches from at Orlando (July 3) through at Real Salt Lake (July 13) after being listed as questionable with a left adductor strain ... assisted on Fafa Picault's goal at D.C. United (August 4) ... scored his fifth goal of the season in the 3-1 win over D.C. United (August 24) ... added his eighth assist of the year as part of the 3-1 win over Atlanta United (August 31) ... made one appearance in the Open Cup, starting the Fourth Round match at D.C. United (June 12).

2018 (Philadelphia): Ilsinho made 23 regular-season appearances (nine starts), with 21 appearances coming at right midfield and two at central attacking midfield, totaling six goals and two assists. He made his season debut with a substitute appearance at Colorado (March 31) and started his first match of the season vs. D.C. United (April 28), where he opened the scoring with his first goal of the year. He came on as a substitute in the Union's Knockout Round match at NYCFC (October 31), recording an assist on Cory Burke's goal. In the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, he made one appearance (one start) at right midfield. He started in the Round of 16 win over the Red Bulls (June 16).

2017 (Philadelphia): Ilsinho made 27 appearances (24 starts) for Philadelphia in 2017, with 19 appearances at central attacking midfield, six at right midfield and two at left midfield. He scored six goals with five assists. He scored his first goal of the season as part of a 2-0 win over Houston (May 17). He totaled one goal and two assists (his first career MLS match with at least three combined goals/assists) in a win over FC Dallas (August 5).

2016 (Philadelphia): Ilsinho joined Philadelphia before the 2016 MLS campaign and made 25 appearances during his first season with the club (two goals, two assists). He appeared three times in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and made a substitute appearance in the postseason contest at Toronto FC.

2014-15 (Shakhtar Donetsk): Ilsinho made 14 league appearances, totaling five assists, and also appeared in the UEFA Champions League three times, including a Round of 16 appearance against Bayern Munich. He won the Ukranian Super Cup for the third time with a start and 90 minutes played in the match, a 2-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv.

2013-14 (Shakhtar Donetsk): Ilsinho won his third straight Ukranian league championship in 2013-14, appearing in 13 matches with three assists. He also made four Cup appearances along with three matches played in the UEFA Champions League (including one group stage appearance against Manchester United) and one in the Europa League.

2012-13 (Shakhtar Donetsk): The 2012-13 season resulted in Ilsinho’s second consecutive double with Shakhtar as the club won the league and the cup once again. He made 19 appearances in the league (six goals, two assists) and two in the cup run. He also won the Ukranian Super Cup for the second time, playing 25 minutes in the match. In the UEFA Champions League, Ilsinho played in five matches throughout the Group Stage, including appearances against Juventus and Chelsea.

2011-12 (Shakhtar Donetsk): Returning to the Ukraine for his second stint with Shakhtar, Ilsinho made seven league appearances and two cup appearances during the 2011-12 season as he won his third Ukrainian league title and his second Ukranian Cup.

2011 (Sao Paulo/Internacional): Ilsinho split the 2011 season between two Brazilian clubs, beginning the year with Sao Paulo and finishing it with Internacional. He totaled 17 appearances across the two teams, with one goal and one assist.

2010 (Sao Paulo): Ilsinho rejoined Sao Paulo during the 2010 season, appearing nine times for the Brazilian side, scoring one goal.

2009-10 (Shakhtar Donetsk): Making 23 league appearances in his third season with Shakhtar, Ilsinho scored four goals, added two assists and won his second Ukranian league title. He also appeared in the Europa League, Ukranian Cup, UEFA Supercup and qualification matches for both the Europa League and the Champions League.

2008-09 (Shakhtar Donetsk): The midfielder’s second season with Shakhtar saw him play in 19 Premier Liga matches, nine UEFA Cup contests, two UEFA Champions League matches, two Ukranian Cup matches and one Ukranian Super Cup match, which Shakhtar won. Shakhtar also won the UEFA Cup that season as Ilsinho played 100 minutes in the final, a 2-1 extra time victory over Werder Bremen. He scored four goals across all competitions.

2007-08 (Shakhtar Donetsk): Ilsinho moved to Europe to play for Ukranian giants Shakhtar Donetsk ahead of the 2007-08 season. He made 20 league appearances, scoring five goals and adding two assists as Shakhtar captured the Premier Liga title. The midfielder also played in six UEFA Champions League matches and five Ukranian Cup contests, a tournament that Shakhtar won.

2007 (Sao Paulo): Moving across town to Sao Paulo, Ilsinho made 13 Serie A appearances in 2007, notching one assist.

2006 (Palmeiras): Ilsinho’s professional debut came in 2006 as part of Brazilian Serie A squad Palmeiras, where he made six appearances.


Ilsinho has one cap for the Brazil National team, which came on March 27, 2007 as a rightback against Ghana. He also was a part of Brazil’s team for the 2008 Summer Olympics, where he earned a bronze medal.

ACQUIRED: Philadelphia Union signed midfielder Ilsinho as a Discovery Signing using Targeted Allocation Money on February 24, 2016.