José Paulo Bezerra Maciel Júnior, commonly known as Paulinho, (Brazilian Portuguese: [pawˈlĩj̃u]); born 25 July 1988) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Barcelona and the Brazil national team.

Paulinho has been described as a box-to-box midfielder, with powerful running and good movement into the box. He also offers a useful presence in set piece situations at both ends of the pitch.