|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.
Delfim was born in Amarante. After emerging as a 20-year-old in the Portuguese first division with Boavista F.C. he signed with Sporting Clube de Portugal, being an essential midfield element alongside Aldo Duscher in the Lions' 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 level status. For the following campaign he joined top flight newcomer C.D. Trofense, retiring at the age of 32 after his team suffered relegation.
- Marseille: Delfim n’est plus payé depuis juin 2003 (Marseille: Delfim does not receive wages since June 2003); Football 365, 31 March 2004 (French)
- Divórcio entre o Marselha e Delfim (Marseille and Delfim part ways); Portugal Vivo, 14 March 2006 (Portuguese)
- C.D. Trofense contrata Delfim (C.D. Trofense hires Delfim); Trofense's official website, 2008 (Portuguese)