David Lopes

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David Lopes
Personal information
Full name David Júnior Lopes
Date of birth (1982-07-19) July 19, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Maringá, Brazil
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Adap Galo Maringá
2000–2002 Atl. Paranaense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Atl. Paranaense
2003–2004 Porto B
2004–2005 Iraty 7 (0)
2005–2007 NK Osijek 35 (0)
2008 Terek Grozny 14 (0)
2009–2010 Córdoba CF 13 (1)
2010–2011 Universitatea Craiova 15 (0)
2011–2012 Chivas USA 8 (0)
2012 Los Angeles Galaxy 17 (0)
2015 Novo Hamburgo 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 18, 2015.

David Júnior Lopes (born 19 July 1982 in Maringá) is a Brazilian football defender.


David Júnior Lopes began his career in the youth ranks of Adap Galo Maringá Football Club and Clube Atlético Paranaense. He made his professional debut with Atlético Paranaense during the 2002/03 season. At mid season he signed with Portugal's F.C. Porto and was assigned to the B team.

After two years in Portugal, he returned to Brazil signing with Iraty SC. During the winter transfer period he returned to Europe signing with Croatian club NK Osijek. He was a regular for Osijek appearing in 35 league matches in his eighteen months at the club.

In 2008, he joined Russian league club FC Terek Grozny, participating in 14 matches with the club. During the winter transfer period he was again on the move, this time joining Spanish Second Division side Córdoba CF.[1] He made his debut against Villarreal CF B scoring a goal in the match. At the end of the season he left the club and signed with Universitatea Craiova in Romania.

After one season in Romania the Brazilian defender signed with Chivas USA of Major League Soccer during the latter part of the 2011 season.[2] He was traded to LA Galaxy on April 10, 2012 in exchange for Paolo Cardozo.[3]

Lopes was released by Los Angeles at the end of the 2013 MLS season.[4]


Los Angeles Galaxy


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