Former Arsenal forward Julio Baptista didn't exactly set the Premier League on fire during his loan spell in 2006/07, but the 35-year-old did make an impact with MLS side Orlando City SC in 2016.

Baptista, who has made 47 appearances for Brazil throughout his career, scored just three goals for Arsenal in the Premier League and he looked good in Major League Soccer with the likes of fellow Brazilian Kaka.

But it just didn't work out for the Brazilian. His contract option was declined by the club on November 23, 2016, making him a free agent.



Julio Baptista looked ripped during his time at Orlando City. Image: PA

After years of looking, we've finally found Baptista's calling - a tiny six-a-side pitch at the O2 Arena.

Big names have put on a show for the likes of Spain, England and Brazil, minus Carles Puyol's 'career ending' tackle on Phil Neville a couple of days ago.

And Julio 'the beast' Baptista almost broke the net for Brazil against China to make it 2-0.

As Sir Alex Ferguson once famously said, he could have killed someone here:


Credit: @StarSixes

His physique and stature was impressive, but Baptista's time at Real Madrid was far from it.

He was banging them in left, right and centre for Sevilla between 2003 and 2005 and earned himself a move to La Liga giants Real Madrid for a reported fee of £13.8 million.

He managed to score just eight league goals throughout the 2006 league campaign and was shipped to Arsenal in 2006.

But still, he can score absolute thunderbastards at the O2 Arena and that's all that matters.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He dabbles in all things sport. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt.

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