|Full name||Delfim José Fernandes Rola Teixeira|
|Date of birth||5 February 1977|
|Place of birth||Amarante, Portugal|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|1996–1997||→ Aves (loan)||29||(3)|
|2005||→ Moreirense (loan)||7||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
In a career marred by injury problems, he amassed Primeira Liga totals of 133 games and nine goals during as many seasons, in representation of five clubs. The owner of a powerful shot, he also competed professionally in France and Switzerland.
Delfim was born in Amarante. After emerging as a 20-year-old in the Primeira Liga with Boavista F.C. he signed with Sporting Clube de Portugal, being an essential midfield element alongside Aldo Duscher in the latter club's 1999–2000 league conquest, after an 18-year drought.
In 2001, Delfim moved to Olympique de Marseille in France, but also began an excruciating battle with injuries, appearing very rarely with the Ligue 1 side and almost retiring from football. In January 2002 he was reunited with former Sporting teammate Dimas and, after an unassuming stint with BSC Young Boys, eventually returned to Portugal.
Delfim was able to revive his career in the 2007–08 season, being very important as Associação Naval 1º de Maio retained its top division status. For the following campaign he joined top level newcomer C.D. Trofense, retiring at the age of 32 after his team suffered relegation.
- A vida de Delfim dava um filme... com final feliz (Life of Delfim would make a movie... with a happy end); Rádio Renascença, 9 July 2015 (in Portuguese)
- Delfim: a glória em Alvalade e a lesão que quase lhe matou o sonho (Delfim: the glory at Alvalade and the injury that nearly killed his dream); Mais Futebol, 12 March 2014 (in Portuguese)
- Marseille: Delfim n’est plus payé depuis juin 2003 (Marseille: Delfim does not get paid since June 2003); Football 365, 31 March 2004 (in French)
- Divórcio entre o Marselha e Delfim (Marseille and Delfim part ways); Portugal Vivo, 14 March 2006 (in Portuguese)
- Ein Portugiese für YB (A Portuguese for YB); Fussball.ch, 9 June 2006 (in German)
- Delfim reforça o meio-campo (Delfim bolsters midfield); Record, 26 June 2008 (in Portuguese)
- Trofense: Delfim foi operado ao joelho (Trofense: Delfim underwent knee surgery); Mais Futebol, 25 March 2009 (in Portuguese)