Diney (footballer, born 1991)

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Diney
Personal information
Full name Valdisney Costa dos Santos
Date of birth (1991-03-02) March 2, 1991 (age 29)
Place of birth Taguatinga, DF, Brazil
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Atlético Mineiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Atlético Mineiro 0 (0)
2012Ipatinga (loan) 0 (0)
2013Rio Verde (loan) 0 (0)
2014 Caldense 0 (0)
2014–2015 América 9 (1)
2015 Caldense 8 (1)
2016 Piracicaba 0 (0)
2017–2018 Petro de Luanda 29 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 September 2018

Valdisney Costa dos Santos (born 2 March 1991), commonly known as Diney, is a footballer who plays as a midfielder, he is currently a free agent.[1]

Career[edit]

Diney started off with the Atlético Mineiro U20s before moving up to the first-team, he remained in the first-team squad for four years between 2010 and 2014 but he played just twice for the club; both appearances coming in the 2010 Copa Sudamericana against Independiente Santa Fe. During his time with Atlético Mineiro he was loaned out by the club on two occasions, firstly to Ipatinga in 2012 and then to Rio Verde in 2013. He made two appearances for Ipatinga in the 2012 Copa do Brasil and five appearances for Rio Verde in the 2013 Campeonato Goiano a year later. 2014 began with Diney departing Atlético Mineiro to join Caldense, he made 10 appearances in the 2014 Campeonato Mineiro with the club and scored goals against Nacional and Tombense.[1]

After the 2014 Campeonato Mineiro, Diney agreed to join América ahead of the Série B season. In the aforementioned league he made nine appearances and scored one goal which came in his penultimate match of the season. Diney played matches for América in the 2015 Campeonato Mineiro before leaving to rejoin Caldense, he scored one goal in eight appearances in Série D before exiting. In 2016, Diney joined Piracicaba.[1] After participating in seven Campeonato Paulista matches he was released on 12 April.[2]

In the midseason of 2017, he signed with Petro de Luanda, where he played until 2018.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 28 April 2016.[1]

Club Season League Cup[a] Continental[b] Other[c] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Atlético Mineiro 2010 0 0 0 0 2[d] 0 0 0 2 0
Total 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Ipatinga (loan) 2012 0 0 2[e] 0 0 0 2 0
Total 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Rio Verde (loan) 2013 0 0 0 0 5[f] 0 5 0
Total 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 0
Caldense 2014 0 0 0 0 10[g] 2 10 2
Total 0 0 0 0 10 2 10 2
América 2014 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
2015 0 0 0 0 3[h] 0 3 0
Total 9 1 0 0 3 0 12 1
Caldense 2015 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
Total 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
Piracicaba 2016 0 0 0 0 7[i] 0 7 0
Total 0 0 0 0 7 0 7 0
Total 17 2 2 0 2 0 25 2 46 4
  1. ^ Includes the Copa do Brasil
  2. ^ Includes the Copa Sudamericana
  3. ^ Includes the Campeonato Goiano, Campeonato Mineiro and Campeonato Paulista
  4. ^ 2 appearances in 2010 Copa Sudamericana
  5. ^ 2 appearances in 2012 Copa do Brasil
  6. ^ 5 appearances in 2013 Campeonato Goiano
  7. ^ 10 appearances in 2014 Campeonato Mineiro
  8. ^ 3 appearances in 2015 Campeonato Mineiro
  9. ^ 7 appearances in 2016 Campeonato Paulista

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Diney profile". Soccerway. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  2. ^ "XV inicia conversas com grandes clubes visando a disputa da Copa Paulista". xvpiracicaba.com.br. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Futebol: Petro de Luanda confirma dois reforços" (in Portuguese). ANGOP Angolan News Agency. 28 Jul 2017. Retrieved 24 Dec 2018.

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