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 Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande, on loan from 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.