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Daniel Correa Freitas

Daniel Correa Freitas (24 January 1994 – 27 October 2018), simply known as Daniel, was a Brazilian professional footballer who last played for São Bento, on loan from São Paulo FC, as an attacking midfielder.[1]

Daniel
Personal information
Full name Daniel Correa Freitas
Date of birth (1994-01-24)24 January 1994
Place of birth Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Date of death 27 October 2018(2018-10-27) (aged 24)
Place of death São José dos Pinhais, Brazil
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
2007–2013 Cruzeiro
2013 Botafogo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Botafogo 14 (5)
2015–2018 São Paulo 8 (0)
2017Coritiba (loan) 3 (0)
2018Ponte Preta (loan) 0 (0)
2018São Bento (loan) 2 (0)
Total 27 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Born in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Daniel joined Cruzeiro's youth setup in 2007, aged 14. Released in 2013, he moved to Botafogo.

BotafogoEdit

Daniel made his Série A debut for Bota on 20 October 2013, coming on as a late substitute for Hyuri in a 2–2 draw against Vasco da Gama.[2] He became a starter during the 2014 Campeonato Carioca, and scored his first goals on 10 May 2014, netting a hat-trick in a 6–0 home routing of Criciúma.[3]

In September 2014, Daniel suffered a knee injury which ended his season prematurely.[4]

São PauloEdit

On 27 December 2014, despite being injured, Daniel joined São Paulo on a three-year contract.[5] He subsequently struggled with recurrent injuries, which limited his appearances for the club.

Daniel was subsequently loaned to Coritiba, Ponte Preta and São Bento.

DeathEdit

On 27 October 2018, Daniel was found dead in São José dos Pinhais, Paraná. It was later revealed that he was murdered after attending a party in the city.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

(Correct as of June 18, 2016)[7]
Club Season State League Série A Copa do Brasil CONMEBOL[i] Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Botafogo 2013 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014 12 0 13 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 28 5
Subtotal 12 0 14 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 29 5
São Paulo 2015 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2016 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Subtotal 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Total 19 0 16 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 38 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brazil - Daniel Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2014-10-04.
  2. ^ "Botafogo vs. Vasco da Gama - 20 October 2013 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2014-10-04.
  3. ^ "Botafogo goleia o Criciúma por 6 a 0 e vence a primeira no Brasileiro" [Botafogo thrash Criciúma by 6–0 and win the first one in the Brasileiro] (in Portuguese). O Globo. 10 May 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Com lesão no joelho, Daniel para por seis meses e está fora da temporada" [With knee injury, Daniel stops for six months and is out for the season] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Após quase acertar com o Palmeiras, Daniel assina contrato com São Paulo" [After nearly signing with Palmeiras, Daniel signs contract with São Paulo]. Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). Globo. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Ex-São Paulo, Botafogo e Cruzeiro, meia Daniel é encontrado morto no Paraná" [Formerly of São Paulo, Botafogo and Cruzeiro, midfielder Daniel is found dead in Paraná]. Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). Globo. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  7. ^ Daniel Correa Freitas at Soccerway

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