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 23 May 2015.
Dani started playing football for F.C. Vizela, located near his birthcity of Felgueiras. Youth years comprised he remained 14 years with the team, playing his first four years as a senior in the third division, the latter ending in league conquest and promotion to the second level.
For 2006–07 Dani moved to the top flight 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 appearances for the club during his short spell.
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 Superleague Greece outfit Iraklis FC. 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. Retrieved 14 June 2009.
- "CFR Cluj câştigat Supercupa României" [CFR Cluj conquers Romanian Supercup] (in Romanian). CFR Cluj. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
- "Ο ΗΡΑΚΛΗΣ απέκτησε τον Dani" (in Greek). Iraklis' official website. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- "Super League: Ατρόμητος – ΗΡΑΚΛΗΣ 1–1" (in Greek). Iraklis' official website. 11 September 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- "Super League: ΗΡΑΚΛΗΣ – Α.Ε.Κ. 2–0" (in Greek). Iraklis' official website. 19 December 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- Ηρακλής–ΑΕΚ 2–0 (in Greek). Contra. 19 December 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- Ανακοίνωση; Skoda's official website, 27 July 2011 (Greek)
- Dani at footballzz.co.uk
- Dani profile at ForaDeJogo
- RomanianSoccer profile and stats
- Dani profile at Soccerway