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Danilo (footballer, born July 1991)

Danilo Luiz da Silva (born 15 July 1991), known simply as Danilo, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Serie A club Juventus and the Brazil national team.

Danilo
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Danilo lining up for Brazil in 2018
Personal information
Full name Danilo Luiz da Silva[1]
Date of birth (1991-07-15) 15 July 1991 (age 28)[2]
Place of birth Bicas, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[3]
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Juventus
Number 13
Youth career
2004–2005 Tupynambás
2006–2009 América Mineiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 América Mineiro 15 (0)
2010–2011 Santos 49 (5)
2012–2015 Porto 91 (11)
2015–2017 Real Madrid 41 (3)
2017–2019 Manchester City 34 (4)
2019– Juventus 3 (1)
National team
2011 Brazil U20 15 (2)
2012 Brazil U23 4 (1)
2011– Brazil 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 September 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:06, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

He began his career with América Mineiro before moving to Santos, where he scored the goal that won the 2011 Copa Libertadores. In January 2012 he moved to Porto, where he won consecutive Primeira Liga titles, and signed for Real Madrid for €31.5 million in 2015; two years later, he joined Manchester City. Following two years at City, where Danilo won two Premier Leagues, an FA Cup and two EFL Cup, Danilo joined Juventus.

Danilo was first capped by the senior Brazil team in 2011, also winning the 2011 U-20 World Cup and a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He represented the nation at the 2018 World Cup.

Club careerEdit

Early years & SantosEdit

Danilo was born in Bicas, Minas Gerais. He played youth football with Tupynambás and América Mineiro,[4] and competed at senior level with the latter club in the Campeonato Mineiro and the Série C, winning the latter in 2009 and gaining promotion.[5]

In May 2010, Danilo was transferred to Santos FC. Investor DIS Esporte acquired 37.5% of his economic rights, Santos another 37.5% for free and the remaining 25% were retained by América.[6] He won the Campeonato Paulista in 2011, and competed in two Série A seasons with the team.[7]

Danilo played the full 90 minutes of both legs of the 2011 Copa Libertadores Finals against Peñarol, the first in central midfield and the second at right back, and scored the decisive goal in a 2–1 victory following a goalless first match.[8]

PortoEdit

 
Danilo (centre) playing for Porto in 2013

In early January 2012, following the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup, Danilo signed for Porto of Portugal until June 2016, for €13 million[9] and with a €50 million release clause.[10][11] Initially he played understudy to Cristian Săpunaru, but soon became first choice, with compatriot Alex Sandro – who signed at the same time – featuring on the other defensive wing as the Vítor Pereira-led team won back-to-back Primeira Liga titles.[12]

Danilo scored his fourth competitive goal of the 2014–15 season on 18 February, with a penalty kick to equalise at 1–1 away to Basel in the Champions League round of 16.[13]

Real MadridEdit

On 31 March 2015, it was announced that Danilo would join Real Madrid in July, with the Spaniards paying €31.5 million for his services and signing him to a six-year contract.[14][15] He made his debut on 23 August, with a goalless draw at promoted Sporting de Gijón which was also the season opener.[16] On 24 October he scored his first goal for the team, in a 3–1 away win against Celta.[17]

Danilo contributed with seven appearances in the 2015–16 edition of the Champions League, as Real won the tournament. In the final against Atlético Madrid, he came on as a substitute for injured Dani Carvajal early into the second half of a 1–1 draw (penalty shootout triumph).[18]

In 2016–17, profiting from several physical ailments to Carvajal,[19] Danilo contributed with 17 games and one goal[20] as the club was crowned champions for the first time in five years.[21][22] He took part in three games in the club's Champions League campaign,[23][24][25] helping it to the second consecutive win in the latter tournament.[26]

Manchester CityEdit

On 23 July 2017, Danilo signed for English Premier League club Manchester City on a five-year contract,[27][28] for a reported £26.5 million fee.[29] He scored his first goal for his new team on 23 December, replacing Fabian Delph late into the home fixture against AFC Bournemouth and netting the final goal of a 4–0 home win.[30]

JuventusEdit

Danilo signed for Serie A champions Juventus on 7 August 2019 on a five-year contract for a €37 million fee, in a deal that saw João Cancelo move to Manchester City.[31] Danilo made his Juventus debut on 31 August, against Napoli, in which he scored the opening goal of an eventual 4–3 home victory, while also being the fastest goal scored by a foreign player in Serie A.[32]

International careerEdit

 
Danilo lining up for Brazil in 2014

Courtesy of his Santos performances, Danilo made his debut for Brazil on 14 September 2011 at the age of just 20, featuring in the first leg of that year's Superclásico de las Américas, a 0–0 away draw against Argentina (2–0 aggregate win).[33] In the same year, he started for the under-20s at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, with the tournament in Colombia ending in victory.[34]

Danilo represented the under-23 team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He played four matches in an eventual silver medal conquest, scoring against New Zealand in the group stage (3–0).[35][36][37][38]

Danilo was also named in Tite's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia,[39] making his debut in the competition on 17 June by playing the entire 1–1 draw to Switzerland.[40] He picked up an injury on 6 July the day before the quarter-final clash with Belgium, being sidelined for the remainder of the tournament.[41]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 21 September 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
América Mineiro 2009[3][42] Série C 8 0 0 0 2[c] 0 10 0
2010[3] Série B 7 0 12[c] 2 19 2
Total 15 0 0 0 14 2 29 2
Santos 2010[3] Série A 26 4 0 0 0 0 26 4
2011[3] Série A 23 1 14[d] 4 15[e] 1 52 6
Total 49 5 0 0 14 4 15 1 78 10
Porto 2011–12[3] Primeira Liga 6 0 1 0 1[f] 0 8 0
2012–13[3] Primeira Liga 28 2 2 0 5 0 7[g] 0 0 0 42 2
2013–14[3] Primeira Liga 28 3 5 0 3 0 12[h] 0 0 0 48 3
2014–15[3] Primeira Liga 29 6 0 0 1 0 10[g] 1 40 7
Total 91 11 7 0 10 0 30 1 0 0 138 12
Real Madrid 2015–16[43] La Liga 24 2 0 0 7[g] 0 31 2
2016–17[44] La Liga 17 1 5 0 3[g] 0 25 1
Total 41 3 5 0 10 0 56 3
Manchester City 2017–18[45] Premier League 23 3 3 0 6 0 6[g] 0 38 3
2018–19[46] Premier League 11 1 4 0 5 0 2[g] 0 0 0 22 1
2019–20[47] Premier League 0 0 0 0
Total 34 4 7 0 11 0 8 0 0 0 60 4
Juventus 2019–20[3] Serie A 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1
Career total 233 24 19 0 21 0 63 5 29 3 365 32
  1. ^ Includes Taça de Portugal, Copa del Rey, FA Cup
  2. ^ Includes Taça da Liga and EFL Cup
  3. ^ a b Appearances in Campeonato Mineiro
  4. ^ Appearances in Copa Libertadores
  5. ^ Thirteen appearances in Campeonato Paulista, two appearances and one goal in FIFA Club World Cup
  6. ^ Appearance in UEFA Europa League
  7. ^ a b c d e f Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  8. ^ Six appearances in UEFA Champions League, six in UEFA Europa League

InternationalEdit

As of match played 26 March 2019[48]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Brazil 2011 2 0
2012 4 0
2014 5 0
2015 4 0
2017 1 0
2018 6 0
2019 1 0
Total 23 0

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

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