Deivid de Souza
|Full name||Deivid de Souza|
|Date of birth||22 October 1979|
|Place of birth||Nova Iguaçu, Brazil|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2004–2005||→ Santos (loan)||48||(26)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 September 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
He was transferred from Santos, where he was paired with Robinho, at the beginning of the 2005–2006 to Sporting Lisbon for a sum of €3.7 million. This was the second time that he tried his hand in Europe after a short spell in France ended roughly a year prior.
Deivid was transferred to Fenerbahçe SK in August 2006 for a sum of €4.5 million. He scored the second goal in the 88th minute against Trabzonspor on 13 May 2007 and helped Fenerbahçe win the Turkish Super League Championship after the game finishing 2–2 crowned them champions. However, he has not satisfied the supporters of the club yet and only performed well in a couple of matches in the last year. Football circles were sure that his contract would be terminated by the club due to his poor performance.
Deivid proved them wrong by becoming the star of the preseason training camp and by scoring an important goal against Beşiktaş J.K. in the Turkish Super Cup final and by scoring the decisive goal against Internazionale in the first match of the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League in the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium on 19 September 2007.
Deivid would score another important European goal for Fenerbahçe on the 2nd Champions League match day, to help them record a 2–2 draw away at CSKA Moscow. In the 3rd Champions League match day he was sent off against PSV Eindhoven.
In the 2007–2008 Europe Champions League against Sevilla in Spain, Deivid also scored two goals which carried the match to extra time and then penalties. With his goals Fenerbahçe eliminated Sevilla and made it to the quarter final of the tournament for the first time in their history. In the first leg of the quarter final match against Chelsea FC Deivid scored an own goal in the thirteenth minute, when an attempted Florent Malouda cross struck his foot and passed his own keeper. He atoned for this mistake when he scored an astonishing 35-yard shot 9 minutes from the finish to give Fenerbahce a 2–1 lead after Colin Kazim-Richards had equalised.
During the preparation for the 2008–2009 season he broke his left leg fibula and, shortly there-after, his mother died which depressed him. He made his comeback from injury on 25 October 2008, when he joined the Turkish Super League game against Bursaspor at the 77th minute to substitute Semih Şentürk. He scored a goal during stoppage time.
In early August 2010, Fenerbahçe announced that the club and Deivid had mutually agreed to terminate Deivid's contract. Deivid then joined Flamengo. On 22 February 2012, Deivid missed what appeared to be a simple tap-in goal against Vasco da Gama, in the Clássico dos Milhões, in the semifinals of the Taça Guanabara. The miss was discussed worldwide as one of the worst ever.
After this interview the sincerity and being so brave to admit it publicly, Deivid gained confidence of the fans who have always supported the attacker gained a confidence that he had never obtained cheering the team Crimson-Black, and the striker is currently scoring goals and helping the team.
- (Correct as of 19 August 2012[update])
- TFF Profile
- Thanks to Deivid
- Deivid revived in Turkey
- Deivid the Bulldozer
- Deivid go for another striker?
- Deivid scored against Beşiktaş
- Fenerbahce.org: Fenerbahce 5 – 2 Bursaspor
- "After incredible bid, Deivid admits: 'It was the worst missed goal of my life'" (in Portuguese). GloboEsporte.com. 22 February 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
- "Midfield – Deivid's bid won the world" (in Portuguese). GloboEsporte.com. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
- "Deivid acerta com o Coritiba e pode estrear sábado contra o Flamengo" (in portuguese). GloboEsporte.com. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- Flamengo official website (in Portuguese)
- Flaestatística (in Portuguese)