Ferreira with FC Dallas in 2011
|Full name||David Arturo Ferreira Rico|
|Date of birth||August 9, 1979|
|Place of birth||Santa Marta, Colombia|
|Height||1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|America de Cali|
|2000–2005||América de Cali||217||(28)|
|2008||→ Al-Shabab (loan)||12||(1)|
|2009–2010||→ FC Dallas (loan)||64||(18)|
|2016–||América de Cali||29||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 December 2016.
Ferreira began his professional career in 1997 with the Colombian Primera B club Expresso Rojo. By 1999 he had joined Real Cartagena, helping them win a league title. In 2000, he joined América de Cali in the first division, helping the team win three consecutive championships from 2000 to 2002 before moving to Brazilian club Atletico Paranaense in 2005. During his stay with Atletico Paranaense, from 2005 to 2008, he appeared in 179 games, starting in 175 of them while scoring 38 goals and recording 42 assists. He also appeared in the first-ever USA-Brazil Challenge game against his soon-to-be team FC Dallas in Curitiba, Brazil on March 7, 2007. From February to June 2008, David was on loan to club Al-Shabab in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, making 12 appearances and helping the team win the league title before returning to Atletico Paranaense.
On February 24, 2009, Ferreira was loaned to FC Dallas in Major League Soccer. He was named MLS league MVP on November 19, 2010, after scoring eight goals and adding 13 assists during the regular season. In the playoffs, he also scored a goal against the LA Galaxy in the Western Conference finals and the club's lone goal in their MLS Cup Final loss to the Colorado Rapids. On December 20, 2010, it was announced that FC Dallas had signed him to a multi-year contract, purchasing his rights from Atletico Paranaense. He was named to the MLS Team of Week 4 in the 2011 MLS season for his two-goal performance against the Rapids. On April 24, 2011, he suffered a season-ending injury while playing against the Vancouver Whitecaps. After an absence of more than a year, on July 4, 2012, he finally made his return to the field appearing in the second half against Toronto FC. He captained the squad during the 2013 season. However, his play never returned to the high level that it was before his 2011 injury, and the club declined his contract option following the season. David then returned to play in his native Colombia.
- Categoría Primera B: 1999, 2016
- Categoría Primera A: 2000, 2001, 2002
- UAE League: 2007–08
- Major League Soccer Western Conference Championship: 2010
- "David Ferreira named captain 2013 season".
- "FC Dallas declines 2014 contract option David Ferreira two others".
- MLS player profile
- David Ferreira at National-Football-Teams.com
- Atletico Paranaense's Official Website (Portuguese)
- rubronegro.net (Portuguese)
|FC Dallas captain