|Full name||Dannyu Francisco dos Santos|
|Date of birth||28 October 1984|
|Place of birth||Penedo, Brazil|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2011–2012||Red Bull Brasil||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 March 2018|
Dão began his professional career with Recife, before making moves to CRB and Mirassol. In 2009, he joined Guarani where he made 22 appearances before leaving Brazil for the first time to join Slovakian club Spartak Trnava in summer 2010. He returned to his homeland a year later, without playing for Trnava, to sign for Botafogo. He failed to register an appearance for Botafogo before signing for Red Bull Brasil, he again didn't make an appearance.
2012 saw a move to Luverdense where he stayed for one season, during his time in Lucas do Rio Verde he played 16 times and scored twice. After a relatively successful period with Luverdense, Dão was on the move again as he joined Chapecoense, he played in 22 Chapecoense matches and scored one goal. Between 2014 and 2015, Dão completed transfers firstly to Vitória and secondly to Paysandu, overall he made nine appearances for the two aforementioned clubs before signing for Piracicaba at the beginning of 2016. His spell with Piracicaba was short as he left on 12 April.
- "Dão profile". Soccerway. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
- TASR. "Dannyu novou akvizíciou Trnavy". www.denniksport.sk.
- "XV inicia conversas com grandes clubes visando a disputa da Copa Paulista". Piracicaba. 12 April 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
- "Campeonato Pernambucano 2006". www.bolanaarea.com (in Portuguese). 9 April 2006. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
- "Campeonato Pernambucano 2007". www.bolanaarea.com (in Portuguese). April 2007. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
- "Luverdense vence nos pênaltis e se torna primeiro campeão estadual 2012". www.bolanaarea.com (in Portuguese). 3 May 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
- Dão at FootballDatabase.eu
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