Douglas (footballer, born 1990)

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Douglas
Douglas (2016) - FCB.jpg
Douglas with Barcelona in 2015
Personal information
Full name Douglas Pereira dos Santos
Date of birth (1990-08-06) 6 August 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Monte Alegre, Brazil
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Right-back
Club information
Current team
Barcelona
Youth career
2002–2009 Goiás
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Goiás 64 (5)
2012–2014 São Paulo 69 (4)
2014– Barcelona 3 (0)
2016–2017 Sporting Gijón (loan) 21 (3)
2017–2018 Benfica (loan) 5 (0)
National team
2009 Brazil U20 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.

Career[edit]

Goiás[edit]

Born in Monte Alegre de Goiás, Douglas joined Goiás' youth setup in 2002, aged 12,[1] 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.[2]

Douglas was handed his first start on 15 July, in a 0–2 home loss against Avaí.[3] He finished the campaign with 14 appearances (seven starts, 741 minutes of action), as his side finished ninth.

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.[4]

Douglas finished the season with 26 appearances, scoring five goals as the Esmeraldino finished in the 11th place.

São Paulo[edit]

On 11 February 2012, Douglas signed a three-year deal with São Paulo.[5] However, he missed the whole Campeonato Paulista due to a pubalgia.

Douglas made his debut for Tricolor on 6 June 2012, starting in a 0–1 away loss against Internacional.[6] He scored his first goal for the club on 14 October, netting the last of a 2–0 home success against Figueirense.[7] 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.[8] The latter was later more used as a central defender, while the former also appeared as a central midfielder in some occasions.

In 2014 Douglas was again challenged by another new face, Luis Ricardo. He was mainly a backup to the latter during the year's Campeonato Paulista, but later retained his place in the starting XI.

Barcelona / Loans[edit]

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.[9] He signed his contract with the Catalans three days later,[10] being presented hours later.[11][12]

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.[13] 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.[14]

On 26 August 2016, Barcelona and Sporting de Gijón reached an agreement for the season-long loan of Douglas.[15] 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.[16] He totalled 23 appearances and three goals over the season, but Sporting were relegated.

On 30 August 2017, Douglas joined Portuguese champions Benfica on a season-long loan deal.[17]

International career[edit]

Douglas was a member of the Brazil national under-20 team, appearing in the 2009 South American U-20 Championship and 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 12 March 2018[19]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil League[nb 1] Copa do Brasil Continental[nb 2] State League[nb 3] Total
Goiás 2009 14 0 1[a] 0 15 0
2010 24 0 5 0 0 0 8 0 37 0
2011 26 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 5
Total 64 5 5 0 9 0 0 0 78 5
São Paulo 2012 33 2 5 1 6[a] 0 0 0 44 3
2013 26 1 0 0 16[b] 0 15 0 57 1
2014 10 1 4 0 0 0 9 1 23 2
Total 69 4 9 1 22 0 24 1 124 6
Spain La Liga Copa del Rey Europe Other[nb 4] Total
Barcelona 2014–15 2 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
2015–16 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Sporting Gijón 2016–17 21 3 2 0 23 3
Portugal Primeira Liga Taça de Portugal Europe Other[nb 5] Total
Benfica 2017–18 2 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 7 0
Career total 159 12 22 1 34 0 25 1 240 14
Notes
  1. ^ a b c All appearances in Copa Sudamericana
  2. ^ Two appearances in Recopa Sudamericana, nine appearances in Copa Libertadores, five appearances in Copa Sudamericana

Honours[edit]

São Paulo
Barcelona[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "Ficha Técnica: Goiás 4 x 1 Vitória" [Match report: Goiás 4–1 Vitória] (in Portuguese). Veja. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ "Douglas Pereira signs FC Barcelona contract". Barcelona's official website. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Douglas' first day in 100 seconds". Barcelona's official website. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Douglas: "I'm ready to play for FC Barcelona"". Barcelona's official website. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Barcelona drop first points of season in draw at Malaga". ESPN FC. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Douglas, a la 'galería' de horrores del Barça" [Douglas, to Barça's 'horror gallery'] (in Spanish). Marca. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  15. ^ "Agreement with Sporting Gijón for loan of Douglas". FC Barcelona. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  16. ^ "El Sporting sonríe a costa de Osasuna" [Sporting smile at Osasuna's expense]. Marca (in Spanish). 4 December 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2017. 
  17. ^ "Douglas no Benfica por empréstimo" [Douglas at Benfica on loan]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017. 
  18. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Douglas". FIFA. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  19. ^ Douglas at Soccerway
  20. ^ Douglas Archived June 12, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.; Barcelona's official website

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