Daniel Lins Côrtes

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Daniel
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Personal information
Full name Daniel Lins Côrtes
Date of birth (1979-12-12) 12 December 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Niterói, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder, Left Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2007 Madureira 87 (15)
2003FC Fehérvár (loan) 6 (2)
2002Twente (loan) 12 (2)
2003–2005Botafogo (loan) 66 (5)
2005Juventude (loan) 10 (5)
2006Guarani (loan) 19 (6)
2007–2012 Wellington Phoenix 106 (35)
2012–2013 Police United 30 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 April 2012

Daniel Lins Côrtes (born 12 December 1979), nicknamed Daniel, is a Brazilian-born New Zealand footballer.

Club career[edit]

Born in Niteroi, Brazil, Daniel started his professional career at Madureira. In April 1999, he signed for FC Twente. He then returned to Brazil for Madureira he was signed by FC Fehérvár in April 2002 and 2003 returned again to Madureira.

In April 2003, he was signed for three years with one of the biggest clubs in Brazil, Botafogo. In July 2005, he was signed on loan to Juventude. In January 2006, he was signed for Guarani.

Wellington Phoenix[edit]

In July 2007, he was signed by Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert.[1] Daniel made 17 appearances in his first season, 2007–08, scoring 4 goals.[2] In October 2008, he was rewarded with a new two-year deal, lasting until June 2011. Daniel scored the first ever goal for the Phoenix

Daniel was granted New Zealand citizenship on 2 December 2008 and declared his aspirations to represent New Zealand internationally.[3]

Daniel, a foundation player of the Phoenix, was the second player to reach 50 appearances for the Phoenix behind left-back Tony Lochhead. On 20 January 2012, Daniel made his 100th appearance for the Wellington Phoenix against the Newcastle Jets.

His contract was not renewed for the 2012–13 A-League.[4]

INSEE Police[edit]

On 19 July 2012, INSEE Police United in Thai Premier League announced that Daniel had signed an 18-month contract.[5]

Representative career[edit]

Daniel became eligible for New Zealand on 14 May 2012 after residing in the country for five years.[4]

A-League career statistics[edit]

As of 13 September 2012
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season A-League Finals Series Asia Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Wellington Phoenix 2007–08 17 8 - - - - 17 4
2008–09 17 13 - - - - 17 0
2009–10 20 9 2 0 - - 22 2
2010–11 28 14 1 0 - - 29 0
2011–12 19 7 2 0 - - 21 2
Total 101 51 5 0 106 8
Career totals 101 51 5 0 106 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wellington sign Brazilian midfielder Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Wellington Phoenix FC, 6 May 2007.
  2. ^ "Wellington Phoenix – Daniel". Wellington Phoenix FC. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2008.
  3. ^ Daniel Adds Haka To Samba-Style – Australia News – Australian FourFourTwo – The Ultimate Football Website Archived 5 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Au.fourfourtwo.com (2 December 2008).
  4. ^ a b Daniel still wants to play for All Whites New Zealand Herald, 9 May 2012
  5. ^ [1][dead link]

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