Douglas Franco Teixeira

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Douglas playing for FC Dynamo Moscow in 2013
Personal information
Full name Douglas Franco Teixeira
Date of birth (1988-01-12) 12 January 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Florianópolis, Brazil
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Dynamo Moscow
Number 5
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Joinville 2 (0)
2007–2013 Twente 162 (15)
2013– Dynamo Moscow 43 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

Douglas Franco Teixeira (born 12 January 1988), simply known as Douglas, is a professional footballer who plays for Russian club Dynamo Moscow, as a centre back.

Born in Brazil, Douglas holds dual Brazilian-Dutch nationality.


Club career[edit]

Douglas with Twente in 2008

Born in Florianópolis, Douglas has played in Brazil, the Netherlands and Russia for Joinville, FC Twente and Dynamo Moscow.[1][2]

International career[edit]

Despite being born in Brazil, in September 2010 Douglas spoke of his desire to play international football for the Netherlands.[3] On 2 November 2011, he received his Dutch passport.[4] Douglas received his first call-up to the Dutch national team in October 2012.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Profile" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Douglas Franco Teixeira profile at Soccerway
  3. ^ Stefan Coerts (23 September 2010). "Twente Defender Douglas Admits He'd Be Honoured To Play For Netherlands". Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Douglas nu officieel Nederlander" (in Dutch). Twente FM. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "First Dutch call-up for former Brazilian Douglas". Eurosport. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Douglas thrilled by Oranje call-up". FIFA. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2013.