Juan Silveira dos Santos
Juan with Brazil in 2010
|Full name||Juan Silveira dos Santos|
|Date of birth||1 February 1979|
|Place of birth||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 July 2014.
Juan Silveira dos Santos (Portuguese pronunciation: [huˈɐ̃ siɫˈvejɾɐ dus ˈsɐ̃tus]; born 1 February 1979 in Rio de Janeiro), commonly known as Juan, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a central defender for Brazilian side Internacional.
Juan earned 79 caps and scored seven international goals for Brazil. He represented the nation at two FIFA World Cups, three FIFA Confederations Cups and three Copa América tournaments, winning two apiece of the latter two events.
Juan played for Roma between 2007 and 2012. In all competitions for Roma he scored 11 goals in more than 140 appearances. With Roma he won one Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana. He was a first-choice centre-back for Roma, and wore the number four jersey. Juan scored his first goal for Roma against Reggina on 16 September 2007.
In the 2011–12 season, he usually played alongside Gabriel Heinze. He scored his seventh goal for Roma in a 5–1 win over Cesena on 21 January 2012. He scored again in Roma's 4–2 loss Cagliari in Sardinia, followed by his third goal of the season, and the opening goal, in Roma's 4–0 demolition of Internazionale at the Stadio Olimpico. He scored nine goals for Roma during his time there.
On 16 July 2012, Roma and Juan agreed to cancel his contract by mutual consent, which was set to end on 30 June 2013. On the same day, Juan signed a two-year contract with the club of Porto Alegre Internacional, with a one-year option.
Juan played on Brazil's Copa América-winning teams in 2004 and 2007, also winning the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2005 and 2009. He scored the winning goal in the penalty shootout at the end of the 2004 Copa América Final against Argentina in Lima. In the quarter-finals of the same competition in 2007, he opened the scoring in a 6–1 thrashing of Chile in Puerto La Cruz.
|01.||11 July 2004||Estadio Monumental Virgen de Chapi, Arequipa, Peru||Costa Rica||
|02.||4 September 2005||Estádio Mané Garrincha, Brasília, Brazil||Chile||
|03.||24 March 2007||Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden||Chile||
|04.||7 July 2007||Estadio Olímpico Luis Ramos, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela||Chile||
|05.||6 June 2009||Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay||Uruguay||
|06.||15 June 2009||Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa||Egypt||
|07.||28 June 2010||Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa||Chile||
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- "JUAN DOS SANTOS SILVEIRA" (PDF) (in Italian). A.S. Roma. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
- O'Connor, Michael (26 July 2004). "Brazil snatch cup in late twist". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
- "El baile fue ahora en la cancha: Brasil goleó 6-1 a Chile" [The dance was on the pitch: Brazil thrash Chile 6–1]. Emol (in Spanish). 7 July 2007. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
- Fletcher, Paul (29 June 2010). "Brazil 3–0 Chile". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 30 June 2010.