Daniel da Silva Soares
|Full name||Daniel Ricardo da Silva Soares|
|Date of birth||30 January 1982|
|Place of birth||Felgueiras, Portugal|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 December 2016.
Dani started playing football for F.C. Vizela, located near his birthcity of Felgueiras. He remained 14 years with the club his youth spell accounted for, playing his first four seasons as a senior in the third division, the latter ending in league conquest and promotion to the second level.
For the 2006–07 campaign, Dani moved to the Primeira Liga with F.C. Paços de Ferreira, making his debut in the competition on 26 August 2007 in a 1–2 away loss against S.C. Braga (90 minutes played). He started in all his league appearances during his short tenure.
Dani finished his first full season with 29 games as the team won the national championship, going on to be an important midfield unit in the conquest of seven major titles, including three consecutive Romanian Cups.
On 31 August 2010, Dani signed a two-year contract with Iraklis Thessaloniki F.C. from the Superleague Greece. He made his official debut for his new club on 11 September, in a 1–1 away draw against Atromitos FC.
- Third Division: 2004–05
- CFR Cluj
- "Cupa României rămâne la Cluj-Napoca!" [Cluj-Napoca renews Cup title!] (in Romanian). CFR Cluj. 13 June 2009. Archived from the original on 16 June 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2009.
- "CFR Cluj câştigat Supercupa României" [CFR Cluj conquers Romanian Supercup] (in Romanian). Gândul. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
- "Ο ΗΡΑΚΛΗΣ απέκτησε τον Dani" [Iraklis acquired Dani] (in Greek). Iraklis F.C. 31 August 2010. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- "Super League: Ατρόμητος – ΗΡΑΚΛΗΣ 1–1" [Super League: Atromitos – Iraklis 1–1] (in Greek). Iraklis F.C. 11 September 2010. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- "Super League: ΗΡΑΚΛΗΣ – Α.Ε.Κ. 2–0" [Super League: Iraklis – A.E.K. 2–0] (in Greek). Iraklis F.C. 19 December 2010. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- Ηρακλής–ΑΕΚ 2–0 [Iraklis–ΑΕΚ 2–0] (in Greek). Contra. 19 December 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- Ανακοίνωση (Announcement); Skoda Xanthi, 27 July 2011 (Greek)