Eduardo Delani

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For the Romanian village of Delani, see Beiuș.
This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Santos and the second or paternal family name is Leite.
Eduardo Delani
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Delani playing for Viborg in 2011
Personal information
Full name Eduardo Delani Santos Leite
Date of birth (1981-11-03) November 3, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Brasília, Brazil
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder/Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998 Bragantino
1999–2002 Cruzeiro
2003 Marília
2004 Botafogo
2005–2006 Halmstads BK 18 (1)
2007 Clube de Regatas Brasil
2007–2009 Vejle Boldklub 71 (14)
2010–2011 Guangzhou Evergrande 3 (0)
2011–2012 Viborg FF 9 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 September 2012.

Eduardo Delani Santos Leite (born November 3, 1981) is a Brazilian professional footballer.

He was brought to Europe in early 2005 by Swedish Allsvenskan club Halmstads BK. Due to a severe knee injury the transfer was delayed until the summer, becoming the first Brazilian to play for the club ever. Unfortunately he did not live up to the expectations, and after the 2006 season Halmstads BK chose not to extend Delani's contract. He returned home to Brazil and he played for the club Clube de Regatas Brasil for a short time before returning to Scandinavia, this time signing for the Danish club Vejle Boldklub. On July 26, 2007 he signed a one-year contract with the club.

Eduardo Delani is the double first cousin of the professional football player Kaká, who is playing for Orlando City, and Kaká's brother Digão, who last played for New York Red Bulls. Their respective fathers are brothers, and their respective mothers are sisters.


Guangzhou Evergrande

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