You get the feeling Hulk could have achieved so much more in football.
By the time he thundered home 35 goals in 53 games for FC Porto in the 2010-11 season, the Brazilian's stock was at the ceiling and he was being linked to some of Europe's biggest clubs.
But a move to one of the continent's top five leagues never emerged and Hulk instead opted for a Zenit St. Petersburg switch which, albeit successful, somewhat pumped the brakes on his career.
And after four seasons in Russia's former capital - scoring 77 times in 148 appearances - the forward shuffled even further from the limelight with a move to Shanghai SIPG.
Hulk was part of a wave of players including compatriots Oscar and Alex Teixeira that moved to the Chinese Super League for eye-watering wages.
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Hulk's legendary left foot
The 33-year-old has smashed in an impressive 68 goals and won the Chinese FA Super Cup, but has - on the other hand - been dropped from the Brazil set-up.
But regardless of how his career has continued to disappoint fans, Hulk has never been far away from a spectacular moment and he's one of the sport's last few pay-per-view players.
We all know what we're talking about here: the shot power in Hulk's left foot.
'10 times Hulk proved he's not human'
There are some footballers that can just get more behind the ball than others and we'd wager that Hulk has consistently been the hardest hitter over the last decade.
Let's just say the physique that gives him his nickname proves just as true with long-range free-kicks as we're sure it does in the gym.
The result? Some absolutely incredible goals over the years and YouTuber 'Real Madrid Albania' decided to compile 10 of them into one viral video.
And we don't use the word 'viral' lightly. Such is the stunning nature of the goals that the video has accumulated 28 million views and 250,000 'likes', so check out the full compilation down below:
It's official: Hulk's left foot needs to be registered as a lethal weapon.
Sure, using the rather fishy Zenit video of a goalkeeper being physically burst through the net is something of a kop out, but the nine strikers beforehand are still breath-taking.
From blistering free-kicks with Porto to astonishing Champions League strikes with Zenit, it goes to show that Hulk's power is superhuman when he wants it to be.
We're confident that we're not alone in missing those worldies from top European competition, even if his belters in China - often a cameraman's nightmare - are still streamed across the world.
And you certainly can't fault the Brazilian for not leaving some goals for us to remember him by.News Now - Sport News