Juan Silveira dos Santos
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Juan with Brazil in 2010
|Full name||Juan Silveira dos Santos|
|Date of birth||1 February 1979|
|Place of birth||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 July 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Juan Silveira dos Santos (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈɐ̃ siɫˈvejɾɐ dus ˈsɐ̃tus]; born 1 February 1979 in Rio de Janeiro), commonly known as Juan is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays as a central defender for Brazilian side Internacional.
Juan played for Roma between 2007 and 2012. In all competitions for Roma he scored 11 goals in more than 140 appearances. With Roma he won one Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana. He was a first-choice centre-back for Roma, and wore the number four jersey. Juan scored his first goal for Roma against Reggina on 16 September 2007.
In the 2011–12 season, he usually played alongside Gabriel Heinze. He scored his seventh goal for Roma in a 5–1 win over Cesena on 21 January 2012. He scored again in Roma's 4–2 loss Cagliari in Sardinia, followed by his third goal of the season, and the opening goal, in Roma's 4–0 demolition of Internazionale at the Stadio Olimpico. He scored nine goals for Roma during his time there.
On 16 July 2012, Roma and Juan agreed to cancel his contract by mutual consent, which was set to end on 30 June 2013. On the same day, Juan signed a two-year contract with the club of Porto Alegre Internacional, with a one-year option.
Juan plays for the Brazil national football team. Juan played on Brazil's tournament winning teams in the Copa América 2004 and the Copa América 2007. He is widely considered to be one of the most consistent players on the Brazilian national team, with generally solid performances. He was also part of the Brazil squad which participated in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. On 28 June 2010, Juan scored the first goal against Chile with a headed finish from a corner as Brazil won 3–0 to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
|01.||11 July 2004||Estadio Monumental Virgen de Chapi, Arequipa, Peru||Costa Rica||
|02.||4 September 2005||Estádio Mané Garrincha, Brasília, Brazil||Chile||
|03.||24 March 2007||Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden||Chile||
|04.||7 July 2007||Estadio Olímpico Luis Ramos, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela||Chile||
|05.||6 June 2009||Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay||Uruguay||
|06.||15 June 2009||Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa||Egypt||
|07.||28 June 2010||Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa||Chile||
- "Aquisizione a titolo definitivo del diritto alle prestazioni sportive del calciatore Juan Silveira dos Santos". asroma.it (in Italian). AS Roma. 21 June 2007. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
- "JUAN DOS SANTOS SILVEIRA" (PDF) (in Italian). A.S. Roma. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
- Fletcher, Paul (29 June 2010). "Brazil 3–0 Chile". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 30 June 2010.