Douglas (footballer, born 1990)
Douglas with Barcelona in 2015
|Full name||Douglas Pereira dos Santos|
|Date of birth||6 August 1990|
|Place of birth||Monte Alegre, Brazil|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2016–2017||→ Sporting Gijón (loan)||21||(3)|
|2017–2018||→ Benfica (loan)||5||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2018
Douglas Pereira dos Santos (born 6 August 1990), simply known as Douglas (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈdowɡlɐs]), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Spanish club Barcelona.
Born in Monte Alegre de Goiás, Douglas joined Goiás' youth setup in 2002, aged 12, and was promoted to the first-team in 2009, mainly as a backup to Vítor. He made his professional – and Série A – debut on 20 June 2009, coming on as a late substitute in a 2–2 away draw against Grêmio.
In 2010, after Victor's departure to Palmeiras, Douglas became the club's first-choice, appearing in 24 matches but being relegated. He scored his first professional goal on 15 July 2011, netting the last of a 4–1 home routing over Vitória for the Série B championship.
Douglas finished the season with 26 appearances, scoring five goals as the Esmeraldino finished in the 11th place.
Douglas made his debut for Tricolor on 6 June 2012, starting in a 0–1 away loss against Internacional. He scored his first goal for the club on 14 October, netting the last of a 2–0 home success against Figueirense. He was also a regular in the club's Copa Sudamericana winning campaign.
Douglas featured regularly for the club in 2013, but faced fierce competition with new signing Paulo Miranda. The latter was later more used as a central defender, while the former also appeared as a central midfielder in some occasions.
Barcelona / Loans
On 26 August 2014, Douglas agreed a five-year deal with La Liga club Barcelona for amount of €4 million fee plus €1.5 million in add-ons. He signed his contract with the Catalans three days later, being presented hours later.
After being an unused substitute in Barça's 1–0 home win against APOEL for the season's UEFA Champions League, Douglas made his debut on 24 September, starting and being booked in a 0–0 draw at Málaga. He was later criticized for his performance, and was demoted to third-choice right back behind Dani Alves and Martín Montoya, only being limited to appear in Copa del Rey.
On 26 August 2016, Barcelona and Sporting de Gijón reached an agreement for the season-long loan of Douglas. He made his debut for the Asturians on 17 September in a 5–0 loss at Atlético Madrid, and scored his first goal in Spanish football on 4 December in a 3–1 win against Osasuna at El Molinón. He totalled 23 appearances and three goals over the season, but Sporting were relegated.
- As of 12 March 2018
|Brazil||League[nb 1]||Copa do Brasil||Continental[nb 2]||State League[nb 3]||Total|
|Spain||La Liga||Copa del Rey||Europe||Other[nb 4]||Total|
|Portugal||Primeira Liga||Taça de Portugal||Europe||Other[nb 5]||Total|
- São Paulo
- Copa Sudamericana: 2012
- Recopa Sudamericana: Runner-up 2013
- Suruga Bank Championship: Runner-up 2013
- "Após 11 anos no Goiás, Douglas espera 'jogo do ano' no Tricolor" [After 11 years in Goiás, Douglas waits for 'the game of the year' in Tricolor] (in Portuguese). Veja. 15 May 2012. Archived from the original on 6 September 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
- "Maxi López salva atuação ruim do Grêmio contra o Goiás: 2 a 2" [Maxi López saves Grêmio's poor performance against Goiás: 2–2] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 20 June 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
- "Goiás tropeça no Serra Dourada, e Avaí vence a segunda no Brasileirão" [Goiás slips in Serra Dourada, and Avaí wins the second in Brasileirão] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
- "Ficha Técnica: Goiás 4 x 1 Vitória" [Match report: Goiás 4–1 Vitória] (in Portuguese). Veja. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
- "São Paulo acerta com Douglas, que só terá condição de jogo em abril" [São Paulo signs Douglas, who will only have match fitness in April] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 11 February 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
- "D'Alessandro volta, marca, e Inter derrota o São Paulo no Beira-Rio" [D'Alessandro returns, scores, and Inter defeats São Paulo in Beira-Rio] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
- "São Paulo dá presente a Ceni no jogo 500, bate o Figueira e entra no G-4" [São Paulo gifts Ceni in his 500th match, defeats Figueira and gets in G-4] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 14 October 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
- "Muricy tem dúvida: Douglas ou Paulo Miranda na lateral" [Muricy has doubts: Douglas or Paulo Miranda in the right back] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
- "Principio de acuerdo para la incorporación de Douglas Pereira" [Agreement for the signing of Douglas Pereira]. Barcelona's official website. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
- "Douglas Pereira signs FC Barcelona contract". Barcelona's official website. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
- "Douglas' first day in 100 seconds". Barcelona's official website. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
- "Douglas: "I'm ready to play for FC Barcelona"". Barcelona's official website. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
- "Barcelona drop first points of season in draw at Malaga". ESPN FC. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
- "Douglas, a la 'galería' de horrores del Barça" [Douglas, to Barça's 'horror gallery'] (in Spanish). Marca. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
- "Agreement with Sporting Gijón for loan of Douglas". FC Barcelona. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- "El Sporting sonríe a costa de Osasuna" [Sporting smile at Osasuna's expense]. Marca (in Spanish). 4 December 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
- "Douglas no Benfica por empréstimo" [Douglas at Benfica on loan]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
- "FIFA Player Statistics: Douglas". FIFA. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
- Douglas at Soccerway
- Douglas Archived June 12, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.; Barcelona's official website