Carriço with Sevilla in 2015
|Full name||Daniel Filipe Martins Carriço|
|Date of birth||4 August 1988|
|Place of birth||Cascais, Portugal|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back / Defensive midfielder|
|2007||→ Olhanense (loan)||8||(0)|
|2008||→ AEL Limassol (loan)||14||(0)|
|2013–2014||→ Sevilla (loan)||22||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2015
He spent most of his professional career with Sporting, appearing in 154 official games over the course of four-and-a-half seasons and scoring five goals. In 2013 he signed with Sevilla, winning the Europa League three times with the club.
A product of Sporting Clube de Portugal's prolific youth ranks, Carriço was born in Cascais and made his professional debuts in 2007–08, splitting that season with S.C. Olhanense and Cyprus' AEL Limassol, in both cases on loan. Having returned to Sporting he made his Primeira Liga debut on 26 October 2008, replacing injured Tonel in a 0–0 away draw against F.C. Paços de Ferreira and securing a starting place even after the latter became available.
For 2010–11, after longtime incumbent João Moutinho's departure to Porto, Carriço was chosen as new club captain by newly appointed coach Paulo Sérgio. In the following campaign, under both Domingos Paciência and his successor Ricardo Sá Pinto, he was used almost exclusively as a defensive midfielder.
On 31 December 2012, Sporting announced that Carriço had been sold to Premier League club Reading for a fee of £609,000 (€750,000). He signed an initial two-and-a-half-year contract, with the option of a further year after that. He made his debut on 12 January 2013, starting and playing 45 minutes in a 3–2 home win against West Bromwich Albion.
Carriço only totalled 87 minutes of action – all in the league – and four bench appearances, as the English team eventually suffered relegation after ranking 19th.
On 17 July 2013, Carriço joined La Liga side Sevilla FC on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent move. He made his debut on 1 August in a UEFA Europa League qualifier in which he scored the last goal of a 3–0 home win over FK Mladost Podgorica. His league debut occurred on 20 October in a 2–2 draw at Real Valladolid, and his first goal for the club came on 11 January 2014, a late equaliser which ensured a 1–1 away draw against Elche CF; his only other goal of the campaign was on 9 March, the second in a 3–1 win at UD Almería.
Carriço played the entirety of the 2014 UEFA Europa League Final in Turin, partnering Stéphane Mbia in defensive midfield as Sevilla beat S.L. Benfica on penalties. He signed a permanent deal with Sevilla on 23 June 2014, and his first match after that was the UEFA Super Cup at Cardiff City Stadium, a 0–2 loss to compatriots Real Madrid.
On 23 April 2015, Carriço became the player with most appearances in the Europa League at 45. Again an undisputed starter for coach Unai Emery, he also appeared in the 2015 final of the competition, won against FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (3–2).
Carriço missed the first part of the 2015–16 season due to a tendon injury, but was still able to contribute with 25 appearances across all competitions, scoring in a 1–1 away draw against Celta de Vigo. He also started in both of the team's finals: he helped them to a third consecutive Europa League title by defeating Liverpool 3–1 in the final in Basel, making a goal-line clearance from Daniel Sturridge's header after ten minutes and subsequently dedicating the victory to Antonio Puerta, a Sevilla player who died in 2007; on 22 May 2016, in the last minute of extra time of the final of the Copa del Rey against FC Barcelona, he was sent off for two bookable offenses in less than 30 seconds, first for tackling Lionel Messi then for calling referee Carlos del Cerro Grande a "faggot" in an eventual 0–2 loss, receiving a four-match ban the following day for his actions.
As a youth international, Carriço appeared at the 2007 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, where he was elected as one of the best players after scoring two goals in just three games (Portugal did not go through the group stage). The following year, he progressed into the under-21s.
In May 2015, shortly after winning his second consecutive Europa League title, Carriço was called up to the senior national team for the first time by coach Fernando Santos, ahead of a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier against Armenia and a friendly with Italy. He made his debut in the latter, coming on as a 60th-minute substitute for Bruno Alves in the 1–0 win in Geneva.
- As of 15 May 2016
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Olhanense (loan)||2007–08||Segunda Liga||8||0||0||0||1||0||—||—||9||0|
|AEL Limassol (loan)||2007–08||Cypriot First Division||14||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||14||0|
|Sevilla (loan)||2013–14||La Liga||22||2||0||0||—||9[c]||1||—||31||3|
- UEFA Europa League: 2013–14, 2014–15 2015–16
- Copa del Rey: Runner-up 2015–16
- UEFA Super Cup: Runner-up 2014, 2016
- Da estreia absoluta ao estatuto de líder (From full debut to leader status); Record, 17 November 2010 (Portuguese)
- Carriço no onze na visita ao Dragão (Carriço a starter in visit to Dragão); Record, 3 May 2012 (Portuguese)
- Euro 2012: Who will make the cut?; PortuGOAL, 9 May 2012
- "Reading sign Sporting Lisbon captain Daniel Carrico". BBC Sport. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
- "Late drama gives Royals hope". ESPN FC. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
- "Carrico completes move". Reading F.C. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
- "El Sevilla FC cumplió en su estreno europeo" [Sevilla FC gets job done in European debut] (in Spanish). Sevilla FC. 1 August 2013. Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
- "Real comeback stuns Sevilla". Sky Sports. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
- "Tablas en el partido de la igualdad" [Draw in a match of equality] (in Spanish). Liga de Fútbol Profesional. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
- "Smooth win for Sevilla". Sky Sports. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
- Johnston, Neil (15 May 2014). "Sevilla 0–0 Benfica". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
- "Daniel leaves the Royals". Reading F.C. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- Phillips, Rob (12 August 2014). "Super Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Real Madrid win". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
- "Daniel Carriço: Sevilla's Mr Europa League". UEFA.com. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
- "Carriço and Emery tout Sevilla family values". UEFA.com. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
- "Carriço alcanza 50 partidos en Europa" [Carriço reaches 50 games in Europe] (in Spanish). ABC. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
- Keegan, Mike (27 May 2015). "Dnipro 2–3 Sevilla: Carlos Bacca scores twice as La Liga side survive scare to retain Europa League crown and earn Champions League spot with dramatic win in Warsaw". Daily Mail. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
- "Daniel Carriço, más esperado que nunca" [Daniel Carriço, more awaited than ever] (in Spanish). El Correo de Andalucía. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
- "El regreso de Carriço quita prisa por Fazio" [Return of Carriço downplays Fazio] (in Spanish). Diario de Sevilla. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
- "El Sevilla resiste la embestida celeste" [Sevilla withstands sky blue assault] (in Spanish). Marca. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
- "Sevilla make it three in row at Liverpool's expense". UEFA.com. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
- "Carrico dedicates Europa League title to Antonio Puerta". Marca. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
- "Messi sirve el doblete" [Messi hands out double] (in Spanish). Marca. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
- "Denuncian al Sevilla y a Carriço por insultos homófobos contra el árbitro" [Sevilla and Carriço reported for homophobic insults against referee] (in Spanish). El Correo de Andalucía. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
- "Carriço, suspendido cuatro partidos por llamar "marica" a Del Cerro Grande" [Carriço, suspended four games for calling Del Cerro Grande "faggot"] (in Spanish). Marca. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
- Captain Carriço steers Portugal ship; UEFA.com, 19 July 2007
- "Fernando Santos chama Carriço e Varela" [Fernando Santos calls Carriço and Varela] (in Portuguese). Record. 1 June 2015. Archived from the original on 2 June 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
- "Italy 0–1 Portugal: Eder fires Ronaldo-less Seleccao to victory". Goal.com. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
- "Daniel Carriço". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
- "Daniel Carriço". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
- "Spot-on Sevilla leave Benfica dreams in tatters". UEFA.com. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.