Douglas Pereira dos Santos

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Pereira and the second or paternal family name is Dos Santos.
Douglas
Personal information
Full name Douglas Pereira dos Santos
Date of birth (1990-08-06) August 6, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Monte Alegre de Goiás, Brazil
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Barcelona
Number 16
Youth career
2002–2009 Goiás
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Goiás 64 (5)
2012–2014 São Paulo 69 (4)
2014– Barcelona 1 (0)
National team
2009 Brazil U20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 25, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 25, 2014

Douglas Pereira dos Santos (born 6 August 1990), simply known as Douglas, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona as a right back.

Career[edit]

Goiás[edit]

Born in Monte Alegre de Goiás, Douglas joined Goiás' youth setup in 2002, aged 12,[1] and was promoted to the first-team in 2009, mainly as a backup to Vítor. He made his professional – and Série A – debut on 20 June 2009, coming on as a late substitute in a 2–2 away draw against Grêmio.[2]

Douglas was handed his first start on 15 July, in a 0–2 home loss against Avaí.[3] He finished the campaign with 14 appearances (seven starts, 741 minutes of action), as his side finished ninth.

In 2010, after Victor's departure to Palmeiras, Douglas became the club's first-choice, appearing in 24 matches but being relegated. He scored his first professional goal on 15 July 2011, netting the last of a 4–1 home routing over Vitória for the Série B championship.[4]

Douglas finished the season with 26 appearances, scoring five goals as the Esmeraldino finished in the 11th place.

São Paulo[edit]

On 11 February 2012, Douglas signed a three-year deal with São Paulo.[5] However, he missed the whole Campeonato Paulista due to a pubalgia.

Douglas made his debut for Tricolor on 6 June 2012, starting in a 0–1 away loss against Internacional.[6] He scored his first goal for the club on 14 October, netting the last of a 2–0 home success against Figueirense.[7] He was also a regular in the club's Copa Sudamericana winning campaign.

Douglas featured regularly for the club in 2013, but faced fierce competition with new signing Paulo Miranda.[8] The latter was later more used as a centre-back, while the former also appeared as a central midfielder in some occasions.

In 2014 Douglas was again challenged by another new face, Luis Ricardo. He was mainly a backup to the latter during the year's Campeonato Paulista, but later retained his place in the starting XI.

Barcelona[edit]

On 26 August 2014, Douglas agreed a five year deal with La Liga club FC Barcelona for amount of 4 million fee plus €1.5 million in add-ons.[9] He signed his contract with the Catalans three days later,[10] being presented hours later.[11] He was assigned the number 16 shirt.[12]

After being an unused substitute in Barça's 1–0 home win against APOEL FC for the season's UEFA Champions League, Douglas made his debut on 24 September, starting and being booked in a 0–0 draw at Málaga CF.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of December 17, 2014)[14]
Club Season League Cup Continental[i] Other[ii] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goiás 2009 14 0 1 0 15 0
2010 24 0 5 0 8 0 0 0 37 0
2011 26 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 5
Total 64 5 5 0 9 0 0 0 78 5
São Paulo 2012 33 2 5 1 6 0 0 0 44 3
2013 26 1 0 0 16 0 15 0 57 1
2014 10 1 4 0 0 0 9 1 23 2
Total 69 4 9 1 22 0 24 1 124 6
Barcelona 2014–15 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 134 9 16 1 31 0 24 1 205 11

International career[edit]

Douglas was a member of the Brazil national under-20 team, and appearing in the 2009 South American U-20 Championship and 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[15]

Honours[edit]

Goiás
São Paulo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Após 11 anos no Goiás, Douglas espera 'jogo do ano' no Tricolor" [After 11 years in Goiás, Douglas waits for 'the game of the year' in Tricolor] (in Portuguese). Veja. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Maxi López salva atuação ruim do Grêmio contra o Goiás: 2 a 2" [Maxi López saves Grêmio's poor performance against Goiás: 2–2] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 20 June 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Goiás tropeça no Serra Dourada, e Avaí vence a segunda no Brasileirão" [Goiás slips in Serra Dourada, and Avaí wins the second in Brasileirão] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ficha Técnica: Goiás 4 x 1 Vitória" [Match report: Goiás 4–1 Vitória] (in Portuguese). Veja. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "São Paulo acerta com Douglas, que só terá condição de jogo em abril" [São Paulo signs Douglas, who will only have match fitness in April] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 11 February 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "D'Alessandro volta, marca, e Inter derrota o São Paulo no Beira-Rio" [D'Alessandro returns, scores, and Inter defeats São Paulo in Beira-Rio] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "São Paulo dá presente a Ceni no jogo 500, bate o Figueira e entra no G-4" [São Paulo gifts Ceni in his 500th match, defeats Figueira and gets in G-4] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 14 October 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Muricy tem dúvida: Douglas ou Paulo Miranda na lateral" [Muricy has doubts: Douglas or Paulo Miranda in the right back] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Principio de acuerdo para la incorporación de Douglas Pereira" [Agreement for the signing of Douglas Pereira]. Barcelona's official website. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Douglas Pereira signs FC Barcelona contract". Barcelona's official website. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Douglas' first day in 100 seconds". Barcelona's official website. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Douglas: “I'm ready to play for FC Barcelona”". Barcelona's official website. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Barcelona drop first points of season in draw at Malaga". ESPN FC. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  14. ^ Douglas profile at Soccerway
  15. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Douglas". FIFA. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 

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