David Braz

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David Braz
Personal information
Full name David Braz de Oliveira Filho
Date of birth (1987-05-21) 21 May 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Guarulhos, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Santos
Number 14
Youth career
2002–2007 Palmeiras
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Palmeiras 17 (1)
2009–2010 Panathinaikos 3 (0)
2009–2010 Flamengo (loan) 15 (1)
2010–2012 Flamengo 28 (1)
2012– Santos 77 (5)
2013 Vitória (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2005 Brazil U18
2007 Brazil U20 3 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 September 2016.


David Braz de Oliveira Filho (born 21 May 1987), known as David Braz, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Santos as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Palmeiras[edit]

Born in Guarulhos, São Paulo, David Braz graduated with Palmeiras' youth setup. He made his professional debut on 10 February 2007, in a 1–1 home draw against Bragantino for the Campeonato Paulista championship.

David Braz appeared more regularly in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, after the arrival of new manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo. However, after struggling with injuries, he lost his starting spot.

Panathinaikos[edit]

On 19 January 2009 David Braz signed a four-and-a-half year deal with Greek giants Panathinaikos in a free transfer. However, after appearing sparingly he returned to Brazil in January of the following year.

Flamengo[edit]

On 21 July 2009 David Braz signed a one-year loan deal with Flamengo.[1] He made his debut on 9 August, starting in a 1–0 home win over Corinthians. In July 2010 Flamengo acquired 60% of his rights, with the player signing a new four-year deal.

Santos[edit]

On 18 May 2012 David Braz moved to Santos, along with Flamengo teammate Rafael Galhardo, in an exchange for Ibson.[2] He acted mainly as a backup to Edu Dracena and Durval during his first year, appearing in only seven matches.

In January 2013, after being deemed suplus to requirements by manager Muricy Ramalho, David Braz was loaned to Vitória.[3] However, in August he was left out of the first-team squad, later accusing the club of not paying his wages.[4] He eventually returned to Santos in December.

Shortly after his return to Peixe, new manager Oswaldo de Oliveira granted his place in the first-team.[5] Profitting from Dracena and Gustavo Henrique's injuries, he was later first-choice in the end of the 2014 Campeonato Paulista, and remained a starter in Série A.

On 6 September 2014 David Braz scored his first goals for Santos, netting a brace in a 3–1 home win against his former side Vitória.[6]

International career[edit]

David Braz was capped at under-18[7] and under-20[8] levels for Brazil.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 26 September 2016[9]
Club Season League State League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Palmeiras 2007 Série A 15 0 12 0 3 1 30 1
2008 2 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 8 2
Subtotal 17 1 18 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 38 3
Panathinaikos 2008–09 Superleague Greece 3 0 3 0
Flamengo 2009 Série A 10 1 2[a] 0 12 1
2010 18 1 8 0 5[b] 1 31 2
2011 16 0 17 2 5 0 3[a] 0 40 2
2012 0 0 9 1 6[b] 0 15 1
Subtotal 44 2 34 3 5 0 16 1 0 0 99 6
Santos 2012 Série A 7 0 7 0
2014 30 3 7 0 6 3 43 6
2015 29 2 17 3 12 0 58 5
2016 11 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 18 0
Subtotal 77 5 30 3 19 3 126 11
Vitória (loan) 2013 Série A 0 0 8[c] 1 8 1
Career total 141 7 82 7 27 4 16 1 8 1 274 21
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana
  2. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in Copa do Nordeste

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Palmeiras
Flamengo
Santos

International[edit]

Brazil U20

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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