Jardel (footballer, born 1986)
Jardel playing for Benfica in 2014
|Full name||Jardel Nivaldo Vieira|
|Date of birth||29 March 1986|
|Place of birth||Florianópolis, Brazil|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 3 1⁄2 in)|
|2007||→ Avaí (loan)||?||(1)|
|2008||→ Joinville (loan)|
|2009||→ Ituano (loan)||0||(0)|
|2009–2010||→ Estoril (loan)||28||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 September 2016.
In March 2005, Jardel joined Esporte Clube Vitória, winning the year's Campeonato Baiano while at the club. After suffering relegation from Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, he signed for Santos FC on 15 January 2006.
Jardel left Peixe in December 2006 after making no appearances and struggling severely with injuries. He subsequently represented Iraty Sport Club, Avaí, Joinville Esporte Clube, Ituano FC and Desportivo Brasil before moving abroad.
In 2009, Jardel moved to Portugal, where he would remain in the following years. He played one season with G.D. Estoril Praia in the second division where he only missed two league games, then signed with S.C. Olhanense in the top level.
In January 2011, Jardel joined Portuguese club S.L. Benfica for a €500,000 transfer fee, replacing Chelsea-bound David Luiz. After two months of sporadic appearances, then manager Jorge Jesus dropped Sidnei and immediately inserted Jardel into the first team's starting lineup. On 28 April, he scored his first goal for the Lisbon side, in a 2–1 home win against S.C Braga for the campaign's UEFA Europa League semi-finals (2–2 aggregate loss), He finished his first season with 16 appearances and won his first piece of silverware.
The following season, Jardel made 18 appearances, serving mostly as backup to Luisão and Ezequiel Garay. He started the 2012–13 season with Benfica's reserves in division two. After Luisão's two-month suspension, however, he was propelled directly into the first team's starting XI. During the 2013–14 season, like his 2011–12 season, he made 18 appearances, serving backup to Luisão and Ezequiel Garay. However, he enjoyed success as the club won the domestic treble.
After the departure of Ezequiel Garay to Zenit Saint Petersburg, Jardel became a mainstay in Benfica's starting lineup. On 4 January 2015, Jardel scored his first goal for Benfica in the Primeira Liga, away at F.C. Penafiel (0–3). On 8 February 2015, Jardel scored a crucial last-minute goal to tie the Derby de Lisboa (1–1) in the Primeira Liga. He helped the club win their second straight Primeira Liga and Taça da Liga
In the 2015–16 season, Jardel enjoyed his best ever season, appearing in 44 games and scoring 5 goals. He played alongside three different centre-backs, Luisão, Lisandro López and Victor Lindelöf, during the variation of the season. He scored the winner against Vitória de Setúbal (2–1) at the Estádio da Luz in the first half, securing Benfica's lead in the Primeira Liga. For the third straight season, he won the Primeira Liga and Taça da Liga.
- As of match played 18 January 2017
|Desportivo Brasil||2009||Paulista 2ª Divisão||—||—||—||—||6[a]||1||6||1|
|Ituano (loan)||2009||Série D||0||0||—||—||—||1[b]||0||1||0|
|Estoril (loan)||2009–10||Segunda Liga||28||2||0||0||6||0||—||—||34||2|
- Primeira Liga: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
- Taça de Portugal: 2013–14
- Taça da Liga (5): 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2014, 2016
- UEFA Europa League: Runner-up 2012–13, 2013–14
- "Luxemburgo aposta em jogador inativo na "decisão" pelo Santos" [Luxemburgo bets on inative player in the "decision" for Santos] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
- Garay is better than David Luiz, and now is the time to prove that Real Madrid were wrong to let him go; Goal.com, 15 February 2012
- Oscar Cardozo gives Benfica slim Europa League advantage over Braga; The Guardian, 29 April 2011
- Benfica: Jardel estava à espera de castigo a Luisão (Benfica: Jardel expected ban on Luisão); Relvado, 21 September 2012 (Portuguese)
- Suspensão de Luisão levou Jardel a querer ficar (Luisão suspension made Jardel want to stay); Record, 21 September 2012 (Portuguese)
- Benfica lift cup to seal historic treble; UEFA.com, 18 May 2014
- Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay signs for Zenit Saint Petersburg; ESPN, 25 June 2014
- "Penafiel - Benfica (Jornada 15 Primeira Liga 2014-2015) - Liga Portugal" (in Portuguese). 4 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
- "Sporting - Benfica (Jornada 20 Liga NOS 2014-2015) - Liga Portugal" (in Portuguese). LPFP. 8 February 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
- Benfica crowned 2014/15 Champions of Portugal; Portugoal, 17 May 2015
- BENFICA 2-1 MARÍTIMO; Liga Portugal, 29 May 2015
- End term report centre-backs; PlanetBenfica.co.uk, 28 May 2016
- "Jardel elogia recuperação, Paulo Tavares queria pontuar". SAPO Desporto (in Portuguese). 18 April 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- Benfica se consagró tricampeón de Portugal; ESPN.com, (in Spanish) 15 May 2016
- Mais uma para a coleção; ZeroZero.pt, (in Portuguese) 20 May 2016
- Jardel at ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
- "Zagueiros manifestam intenção de renovar contrato com o Santos" [Stoppers express their intent of renewing contract with Santos] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 14 November 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
- Jardel at Soccerway. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
- Cunha, Pedro Jorge (17 May 2015). "Benfica bicampeão: 28 com as faixas e dois à espera" [Benfica back-to-back champion: 28 with the sashes and two await] (in Portuguese). Maisfutebol. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
- "Spot-on Sevilla leave Benfica dreams in tatters". UEFA.com. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
- "Jardel agraciado em Florianópolis" [Jardel awarded in Florianópolis]. A Bola. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
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