Jardel Nivaldo Vieira
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)||0||(0)|
|2008||→ Joinville (loan)|
|2009||→ Ituano (loan)||1||(0)|
|2009–2010||→ Estoril (loan)||28||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2015.
Born in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Jardel only played in modest teams in his country. His biggest achievement was being part of Avaí Futebol Clube's roster in the Série B, without appearing in any official games during the 2007 season however.
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 €500.000, replacing Chelsea-bound David Luiz. 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 semifinals (2–2 aggregate loss), and appeared in 18 official matches in his first full season.
- As of end of 2014–15 season
|Ituano (loan)||2008||Brasileiro D||0||0||—||—||1[a]||0||1||0|
|Estoril (loan)||2009–10||Segunda Liga||28||2||0||0||6||0||—||—||34||2|
- Primeira Liga: 2013–14, 2014–15
- Taça de Portugal: 2013–14
- Taça da Liga: 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2014
- UEFA Europa League: Runner-up 2012–13, 2013–14
- 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)
- "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.
- "Soccerway profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
- Da 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.
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- Jardel Nivaldo Vieira profile at Soccerway
- Jardel Nivaldo Vieira – UEFA competition record