Daniel da Mota

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is da Mota and the second or paternal family name is Pereira.
Daniel da Mota
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Personal information
Full name Daniel Alexandre da Mota Pereira
Date of birth (1985-09-11) 11 September 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Ettelbrück, Luxembourg
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
F91 Dudelange
Number 9
Youth career
FC Etzella Ettelbruck
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 FC Etzella Ettelbruck 133 (77)
2008– F91 Dudelange 138 (46)
National team
2007– Luxembourg 55 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 June 2014

Daniel Alexandre da Mota Pereira (born 11 September 1985) is a Luxembourgian football striker of Portuguese origin, who plays in Luxembourg for F91 Dudelange.

Club career[edit]

Da Mota finished the 2005–06 season of the Luxembourg National Division as the joint-sixth top goalscorer, and the second-best placed Luxembourgian footballer.

The following season, da Mota scored 24 goals (fully 40% of all of second-placed Ettelbruck's goals), finishing as the league's top goalscorer.[1] In July 2008, he left FC Etzella Ettelbruck and moved for 65,000 Euro to F91 Dudelange.

International career[edit]

Born in Luxembourg to Portuguese parents, Da Mota took up Luxembourgian citizenship in January 2007[2] and made his debut for Luxembourg in a June 2007 European Championship qualification match against Albania. His first two international goals helped Luxembourg defeat Slovakia by a score of 2–1 on 9 February 2011. He scored his second international goal on 7 September 2012 in a World Cup qualifier against Portugal in a 2–1 defeat.


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