Lino (footballer)

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Lino playing for PAOK
Personal information
Full name Dorvalino Alves Maciel
Date of birth (1977-06-01) 1 June 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
free agent
Number -
Youth career
1997–1998 Corinthians
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 São Caetano 11 (0)
2000 Mauaense
2001 Iraty
2001–2005 São Paulo 23 (1)
2002 Figueirense (loan) 19 (6)
2003 Bahia (loan) 32 (5)
2005 Fluminense (loan) 18 (1)
2006 Marília 12 (0)
2006 Juventude 9 (5)
2006–2007 Académica 29 (5)
2007–2008 Porto 11 (0)
2009–2014 PAOK 158 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dorvalino Alves Maciel, commonly known as Lino born (1 June 1977 in São Paulo), is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a left defender and currently is a free agent.

Lino signed for Porto in 2007 from Académica, where he had a fantastic season with 5 goals from 29 appearances. He was brought onto the FC Porto squad for the start of the 2007-08 Portuguese Liga. He did not make much of an impact during his time in Portugal, playing only 17 games in a year and a half of a season. He did however manage to score in the UEFA Champions League against Fenerbahçe S.K. in a 3-1 win on the first matchday, were he came on as a sub and scored in the 90th minute.

On January 2009, PAOK have officially announced the signing of Brazilian left-back Dorvalino Alves Maciel or ‘Lino’ from Portuguese giants Porto. The 31 year-old defender joins the Greek club on a one-and-a-half year deal, after he struggled to find first team football during a two-year stay at the Estadio do Dragao. A statement on PAOK’s website confirmed the move, which had been widely reported within Greece in recent days. [1]

The former São Paulo player spoke for the first time to gathered press after signing with his new club and said he looked forward to the prospect of first team football. “My first impressions are extremely good,” Lino said. “The people at PAOK have received me in the best way and I thank them for that. My goals are in line with those of PAOK. I came here to give my best, I am thirsty for football and I want to play and show myself on the pitch. They told me that this was a great club and I thank the people who brought me here.” [2]

Though preferably a left-back, Lino has quickly dedicated himself to the cause of his new manager Fernando Santos, stating that he can play virtually anywhere on the left-hand side of the pitch. Such an attitude will be welcomed by the Portuguese manager, who has quickly set about strengthening his squad this month by securing the services of veteran French defender Olivier Sorlin on-loan from Stade Rennais. [3]

Lino had a fantastic season (2013/14) with PAOK besides the fact that the club did not succeed to gain a title. Lino finished the year having in 42 games in all competitions 13 assists being the first in this season for his club. [4] The very good year he had Lino with PAOK, was rewarded with his selection as the MVP for the 2013/14 season, for a consecutive year. The choice of course was not random, but in a vote organized by the governing body of the fans through the official website. "The definition of defense falls on him. Lino took advantage of the opportunities given to him throughout the year and besides his age had a catalytic role for the club. Stable, with leadership characteristics and tendency to win the ball without making easily a mistake" was the description for Lino, who overpassed in the voting his teammates Miroslav Stoch and Stefanos Athanasiadis. [5] [6]




  1. ^ "Dorvalino Alves Maciel". 
  2. ^ "PAOK Sign Lino From Porto". 10 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "PAOK Sign Lino From Porto". 9 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Lino". 
  5. ^ "Το αφιέρωμα στο Λίνο". 18 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Λίνο ο MVP της σεζόν". 18 May 2014. 

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