Danilo Luiz da Silva

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Danilo
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Danilo playing for Brazil in 2014
Personal information
Full name Danilo Luiz da Silva
Date of birth (1991-07-15) 15 July 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Bicas, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Porto
Number 2
Youth career
2003–2009 América
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 América 37 (4)
2010–2011 Santos 49 (5)
2012– Porto 86 (9)
National team
2011 Brazil U20 15 (2)
2012 Brazil U23 4 (1)
2011– Brazil 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 April 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2014

Danilo Luiz da Silva (born 15 July 1991), known simply as Danilo, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club F.C. Porto mainly as a right back. He will move to Real Madrid at the start of the 2015–16 season, not Barcelona because after an agreement between the two clubs was made on 31 March 2015.

He began his career with América before moving to Santos, where he scored the goal that won the 2011 Copa Libertadores. In January 2012 he moved to Porto, winning consecutive Primeira Liga titles in his first two seasons.

Danilo was first capped by the senior Brazil team in 2011, also winning the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup and a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic tournament.

Club career[edit]

Early years / Santos[edit]

Danilo was born in Bicas, Minas Gerais. He joined América Futebol Clube (MG)'s youth system at the age of 12, and competed at senior level with the club in the Campeonato Mineiro and the Série C, winning the latter in 2009 and gaining promotion.

In May 2010, Danilo was transferred to Santos FC. Investor DIS Esporte acquired 37.5% of his economic rights, Santos another 37.5% for free and the remaining 25% were retained by América.[1] He won the Campeonato Paulista in 2011, and competed in two Série A seasons with the club. Danilo played the full 90 minutes of both legs of the 2011 Copa Libertadores Finals against Peñarol—the first in central midfield and the second at right-back—and scored the decisive goal in a 2–1 victory following a goalless first match.[2]

Porto[edit]

Danilo (centre) challenging Jordan Ayew of Marseille in a 2013 friendly

In early January 2012, following the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup, Danilo signed for F.C. Porto in Portugal until June 2016, for 18 million and with a €50 million release clause.[3][4][5] He played understudy to Cristian Săpunaru in his beginnings, but soon became first-choice for the Vítor Pereira-led side, with countryman Alex Sandro – who signed at the same time – featuring in the other defensive wing for back-to-back Primeira Liga conquests.

Danilo scored his fourth competitive goal of the 2014–15 season on 18 February 2015, netting from a penalty kick to equalize it 1–1 at FC Basel in the UEFA Champions League first knockout stage.[6]

Real Madrid[edit]

On 31 March 2015, it was announced that Danilo will join Real Madrid starting from the 2015–16 season. Madrid paid €31.5 million and the signed contract runs until 30 June 2021.[7][8]

International career[edit]

Danilo taking on Christian Fuchs of Austria in a friendly in 2014

Courtesy of his Santos performances, Danilo made his debut for Brazil on 14 September 2011 at the age of just 20, featuring in the first leg of that year's Superclásico de las Américas, a 0–0 away draw against Argentina (2–0 aggregate win).[9] In the same year he started for the under-20s at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, with the tournament in Colombia ending in conquest.

Danilo represented the under-23 team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, playing four games and scoring against New Zealand in the group stage (3–0)[10] in an eventual silver medal conquest.

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 11 April 2015[11]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Santos 2010 26 4 0 0 0 0 26 4
2011 23 1 0 0 14 4 37 5
Total 49 5 0 0 14 4 63 9
Porto 2011–12 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 8 0
2012–13 28 2 2 1 5 0 7 0 42 2
2013–14 28 3 6 0 3 0 12 0 49 3
2014–15 25 5 1 0 1 0 9 1 36 6
Total 87 10 9 1 10 0 29 1 136 12
Career Total 135 15 9 1 10 0 43 5 199 21

Honours[edit]

[12]

Club[edit]

América
Santos
Porto

Country[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Santos FC apresenta lateral direito Danilo, maior revelação do futebol mineiro em 2010" [Santos FC presents right-back Danilo, biggest revelation in mineiro football in 2010] (in Portuguese). Santos' official website. 30 June 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Neymar brilha, meninos da vila fazem história e Peixe leva tri da Libertadores" [Neymar shines, local lads make history and Peixe lifts third Libertadores] (in Portuguese). O Globo. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Comunicado" [Announcement] (PDF) (in Portuguese). Porto's official website. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Comunicado" [Announcement] (PDF) (in Portuguese). Porto's official website. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Danilo arrives at Porto from Santos". FIFA.com. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Danilo earns Porto late draw at dogged Basel". UEFA.com. 18 February 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "COMUNICADO" (PDF). FUTEBOL CLUBE DO PORTO – Futebol, SAD. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Official Announcement: Danilo". realmadrid.com. 1 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Argentina y Brasil igualaron 0–0 en Córdoba" [Argentina and Brasil went for 0–0 in Córdoba] (in Spanish). Argentine Football Association. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Three and easy for Brazil". FIFA.com. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Danilo". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Danilo – Trophies". Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "Danilo chega ao Santos para tentar resolver problema da lateral direita" [Danilo arrives at Santos trying to solve right-back problem] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 30 June 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2015. Já em eleição realizada pela TV Globo Minas, Danilo foi eleito revelação do Campeonato Mineiro 2010. 

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