Daniel Bessa

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Daniel Bessa
Personal information
Full name Daniel Sartori Bessa
Date of birth (1993-01-14) 14 January 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 13
Youth career
2003–2006 Coritiba
2007–2008 Atlético-PR
2008–2012 Internazionale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Internazionale 0 (0)
2013 Vicenza (loan) 3 (0)
2013 Olhanense (loan) 1 (0)
2014 Sparta Rotterdam (loan) 7 (0)
2014–2015 Bologna (loan) 30 (1)
2015– Como (loan) 0 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:11, 7 July 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel Sartori Bessa (born 14 January 1993) is an Italian Brazilian footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Como on loan from Internazionale.

Club career[edit]


Inter noticed him when he was playing for Atletico Paranaense's youth team and brought him to Italy in 2008[1]

2012 was Bessa's breakthrough year in the primavera, being a main reason for Inter winning the NextGen Series, scoring three goals in the tournament and having assisted Samuele Longo's goal in the final.[2] Unfortunately, an eye injury[3] made him unavailable for newly appointed first team coach, former primavera coach Andrea Stramaccioni. He was back in time for the Trofeo Giacinto Facchetti play offs. He suffered a knee injury in the final vs Lazio which kept him out for the rest of the year.[4] In November 2012, Bessa's contract with Inter was renewed.[5]

loan at Vicenza[edit]

On January 31, 2013 Bessa was loaned to Vicenza Calcio.[6] He made his Serie B debut for Vicenza on March 9, 2013 in a match against Padova, coming on as a substitute.[7] Having not played regularly for over half a year due to injury, an unfit Bessa didn't get many minutes for a relegation battling Vicenza side.[8]

loan at S.C. Olhanense[edit]

On July 15, 2013 Bessa, along with fellow Inter player Vid Belec, completed a loan to Sporting Clube Olhanense.[9] He made his Primeira Liga debut on 17 August 2013 against Vitoria de Guimaraes.

On November 27, Olhanense coach Paulo Alves announced that Bessa, who only got 13 minutes of playing time all season, wasn't part of his plans.[10]

loan at Sparta Rotterdam[edit]

On January 22, 2014, Bessa started training with Eerste Divisie team Sparta Rotterdam.[11] After having some injury problems,[12] he finally made his Eerste Divisie debut on March 9, coming on as a sub in the 54th minute against Jong FC Twente.[13]

loan at Bologna F.C.[edit]

On August 27, 2014, Bessa was loaned to Serie B side Bologna F.C. 1909.[14][15] He made his debut as a 74th-minute substitute in the Serie B match against F.C. Crotone on 21 September.[16] On December 13, 2014, he scored his first Serie B goal against Frosinone. On June 9, 2015, Bologna were promoted to Serie A, after a 1–1 draw with Pescara in the promotion playoffs. Bessa finished the season with 30 appearances, 1 goal and 3 assists, with 2 being from corners.

Playing style[edit]

His playing style is similar to a very traditional playmaker and he has been compared to a both Wesley Sneijder and Xavi[17] as he has abilities from both players. Bessa is technically gifted and excels at playing the no. 10 role. He has a low center of gravity but has the strength and ability to shield off defenders and protect the ball. With his eye for goal, he may alternate between a central attacking midfielder and a Wayne Rooney-type centre forward (second striker), playing “in the hole” in a 4-4-1-1, as he did in the NextGen series.

He has the ability to play deep and move up with the play as he dictates it, but also to be directly involved in the attack. Though, he is not known for his speed, his awareness and vision are his best qualities. He also has dribbling skills and the ability to completely control the play; qualities of a true playmaker.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 7 July 2015[19]
Team League Season League Cup1 Europe2 Other Cups3 Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Internazionale Serie A 2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vicenza(Loan) Serie B 2012–13 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Olhanense(Loan) Primeira Liga 2013–14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Sparta(Loan) Eerste Divisie 2013–14 7 0 0 7 0 0
Bologna(Loan) Serie B 2014–15 30 1 3 30 1 3
Career Total 40 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 1 3

1Includes Coppa Italia & Taça de Portugal.

2Includes Europa League and UEFA Champions League.

3Includes Taça da Liga.


Inter Primavera


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