Douglas Santos

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Douglas Santos
Personal information
Full name Douglas dos Santos Justino de Melo
Date of birth (1994-03-22) 22 March 1994 (age 21)
Place of birth João Pessoa, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Atlético Mineiro
Number 6
Youth career
2009–2012 Náutico
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Náutico 22 (1)
2013–2014 Granada 0 (0)
2013–2014 Udinese (loan) 3 (0)
2014– Udinese 0 (0)
2014– Atlético Mineiro (loan) 13 (1)
National team
2012– Brazil U20 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Douglas dos Santos Justino de Melo, simply known as Douglas or Douglas Santos (born 22 March 1994), is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Atlético Mineiro, on loan from Udinese, as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 2011, after an unsuccessful trial at Corinthians,[1] Douglas was signed by Náutico. A year later, he was called up to first team by manager Waldemar Lemos.


On 15 February 2012, Douglas made his first team debut, in a 2–0 home win over Central.[2] On the 26th, he scored his first professional goal, the second of a 3–1 home win over Belo Jardim.[3]

On 18 July, he made his Série A debut, in a 3–0 home win over Ponte Preta.[4] On 10 October, he scored his first top flight goal, in a 1–2 away defeat against Ponte Preta.[5]

Granada, Udinese and Atlético Mineiro[edit]

On 12 July 2013, Douglas signed a five-year deal with La Liga side Granada CF, for an undisclosed fee.[6] On 2 September, he joined Udinese Calcio in a season-long loan deal.[7]

He was bought by Udinese at the beginning of the 2014–15 season and was immediately loaned to Brazilian club Atlético Mineiro for 12 months.[8]

International career[edit]

After featuring with the U-20's in 2013 Toulon Tournament, Douglas received a call-up for the full squad on 2 April 2013, for a match against Bolivia.[9] However, he did not leave the bench.[10]


Atlético Mineiro
Brazil U20


  1. ^ Revelação do Náutico, Douglas demonstra respeito e agradecimento a Lúcio (Náutico's revelation, Douglas demonstrates respect and gratitude to Lúcio); Terra Esportes, 23 November 2012 (Portuguese)
  2. ^ PE 2012: Náutico 2x0 Central -> Patativa mais uma vez não se deu bem nos Aflitos (PE 2012: Patativa does not get along in Aflitos one more time); Giro dos Esportes, 15 February 2012 (Portuguese)
  3. ^ Náutico bate o Belo Jardim por 3 a 1 e reassume vice-liderança (Náutico beats Belo Jardim by 3–1 and regain second place); Globo Esporte, 26 February 2012 (Portuguese)
  4. ^ Kieza estreia, marca dois goals e dá vitória ao Náutico sobre a Ponte Preta (Kieza debuts, scores twice and leads Náutico to victory over Ponte Preta); Globo Esporte, 18 July 2012 (Portuguese)
  5. ^ No embalo da torcida, Ponte bate o Náutico com virada em dois minutos (With crowd's rhythm, Ponte beats Náutico with two-minute comeback); Globo Esporte, 10 October 2012 (Portuguese)
  6. ^ Douglas Santos nuevo jugador del Granada CF (Douglas Santos new Granada CF's player); Granada's official website, 12 July 2013 (Spanish)
  7. ^ Udinese acquires Douglas Dos Santos and leaves Torje, Geijo and Sissoko; Udinese's official website, 2 September 2013
  8. ^ Douglas Santos quer aproveitar chance no Galo; Atlético Mineiro's official website, 14 August 2014
  9. ^ Felipão convoca Neymar, Alexandre Pato e R10 para jogo contra a Bolívia (Felipão calls Neymar, Alexandre Pato and R10 to match against Bolivia); Globo Esporte, 2 April 2013 (Portuguese)
  10. ^ Bolivia vs. Brazil 0 - 4; Global Sports Media, 6 April 2013

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