Daniel Moreira

Daniel Moreira (born 8 August 1977) is a French former professional footballer who played as a striker.

Daniel Moreira
Daniel Moreira mai 2014.JPG
Personal information
Full name Daniel Moreira
Date of birth (1977-08-08) 8 August 1977 (age 44)
Place of birth Maubeuge, France
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Valenciennes 7 (2)
1996–1998 Guingamp 58 (9)
1998–2004 Lens 184 (38)
2004–2006 Toulouse 67 (21)
2006–2009 Rennes 39 (0)
2008–2009Grenoble (loan) 31 (4)
2009–2010 Boulogne 6 (1)
Total 392 (75)
National team
2002–2004 France 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Born in Maubeuge, Moreira started his career with Valenciennes FC before moving to Guingamp. He finished as the runners-up of the 1997 Coupe de France playing for them.

In 1998, he transferred to RC Lens. He won the Coupe de la Ligue with the Les Sang et Or in 1999, scoring the winning goal in the final against Metz,[1] and got very close from winning the national championship in 2002. After spending six years at Stade Félix Bollaert, he was rewarded with a move to Toulouse FC. In the 2005–06 season, he formed a formidable attacking partnership alongside Brazilian-born Tunisian forward Santos, scoring 15 goals between them in Ligue 1.

On 22 June 2006, Moreira agreed to join Stade Rennais for a fee of €5,500,000.

Moreira made a less than impressive season at his new club, not scoring after 29 appearances (17 of them as starter). In 2008, he was then loaned to recently promoted Grenoble where, on 9 August, he scored a goal for his debut against Sochaux at the 89th minute to ensure an unexpected 2–1 away win for Grenoble's first Ligue 1 game for 43 years.

In August 2009 he transferred to US Boulogne. After a complicated knee injury, he retired from professional football in December 2010.

International careerEdit

Moreira was born in France, and is of Portuguese descent.[2] Moreira has earned 3 caps in his career, making his debut for the France national team on 20 November 2002 in a 3–0 win against Serbia.





  1. ^ "Foot. Un but de Daniel Moreira donne la Coupe de la Ligue à Lens.Lens offensif offense Metz". liberation.fr. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.eurosport.fr/football/matches-amicaux/2015/avant-portugal-france-ces-bleus-qui-ont-la-selecao-dans-le-coeur_sto4894055/story.shtml
  3. ^ "Saison 1996-1997 D1". eaguingamp.com. Retrieved 30 September 2019.

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