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Danilo Pereira (Portuguese footballer)

Danilo Luís Hélio Pereira (born 9 September 1991) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for FC Porto and the Portugal national team as a defensive midfielder.

Danilo Pereira
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Pereira (center) playing for Portugal in 2015
Personal information
Full name Danilo Luís Hélio Pereira[1]
Date of birth (1991-09-09) 9 September 1991 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Porto
Number 22
Youth career
1999–2005 Arsenal 72
2005–2008 Estoril
2008–2010 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Parma 5 (0)
2011Aris (loan) 5 (2)
2012–2013Roda (loan) 31 (1)
2013–2015 Marítimo 57 (4)
2015– Porto 116 (13)
National team
2009 Portugal U18 5 (1)
2009–2010 Portugal U19 17 (0)
2010–2011 Portugal U20 19 (3)
2012 Portugal U21 3 (0)
2015– Portugal 37 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2019

Club careerEdit

Born in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau as the oldest child of Quinta Djata, a nurse, Pereira and his family moved to Portugal when he was five. He played his youth football with three clubs in the Lisbon area, finishing his development with S.L. Benfica.[2]

Benfica subsequently decided against signing Pereira to a professional contract, and Italian side Parma F.C. acquired him on a free transfer.[3] He spent the second half of the 2010–11 season on loan to Aris Thessaloniki F.C. in Greece and, upon his return to the Stadio Ennio Tardini, made his first appearance in Serie A on 21 December 2011, coming on as a late substitute in a 3–3 home draw against Catania Calcio.[4]

Pereira was loaned again for 2012–13, spending the campaign with Roda JC Kerkrade in the Eredivisie[5] and being first-choice to help his team narrowly avoid relegation. On 1 August 2013 he broke all ties with Parma and returned to Portugal, joining C.S. Marítimo.[6]

On 2 July 2015, after two seasons in Madeira as first-choice, Pereira signed a four-year contract with FC Porto also from the Primeira Liga, with a release clause of €40 million.[7][8] He scored a career-best six goals – from 33 appearances – in his first season, in a runner-up finish.[9]

Pereira suffered a calf injury during a Taça da Liga match against Sporting CP on 24 January 2018, going on to be sidelined for several months.[10] After the departure of Héctor Herrera for Atlético Madrid in the 2019 off-season, he became club captain.[11]

International careerEdit

Pereira chose to represent Portugal internationally. He was part of the under-20 side that finished second at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia,[12] playing all seven games (six complete) and scoring in the 2–0 semi-final win over France.[13]

Pereira made his senior international debut on 31 March 2015, replacing fellow debutant Bernardo Silva after 62 minutes of an eventual 0–2 friendly defeat to Cape Verde in Estoril.[14] He was also selected for the UEFA Euro 2016 squad by manager Fernando Santos,[15] scoring his first goal in the last warm-up game, a 7–0 win over Estonia in Lisbon on 8 June.[16]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 25 May 2019[17][18]
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
Parma 2010–11 Serie A 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Serie A 5 0 0 0 5 0
Total 5 0 0 0 5 0
Aris (loan) 2010–11 Superleague 5 2 5 2
Roda (loan) 2012–13 Eredivisie 31 1 1 0 4[c] 0 36 1
Marítimo 2013–14 Primeira Liga 28 1 2 0 2 0 32 1
2014–15 Primeira Liga 29 3 4 0 5 0 38 3
Total 57 4 6 0 7 0 70 4
Porto 2015–16 Primeira Liga 33 6 5 0 0 0 7[d] 0 45 6
2016–17 Primeira Liga 28 4 2 0 1 0 10[e] 0 41 4
2017–18 Primeira Liga 19 1 3 2 2 0 6[e] 1 30 4
2018–19 Primeira Liga 26 2 4 1 3 0 10[e] 0 0 0 43 3
Total 106 13 14 3 6 0 33 1 0 0 159 17
Career Total 204 20 21 3 13 0 33 1 4 0 275 24
  1. ^ Appearances in KNVB Cup and Taça de Portugal
  2. ^ Appearances in Taça da Liga
  3. ^ Appearances in Relegation play-offs
  4. ^ Six appearances in Champions League and one in Europa League
  5. ^ a b c Appearances in Champions League

InternationalEdit

As of match played 17 November 2019[19]
National team Year Apps Goals
Portugal 2015 7 0
2016 10 1
2017 10 0
2018 4 0
2019 6 1
Total 37 2

International goalsEdit

As of 25 March 2019 (score column indicates score after each Pereira goal, Portugal result listed second)[19]
No. Date Venue Cap. Opponent Score Result Competition
1 8 June 2016 Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal 12   Estonia 4–0 7–0 Friendly
2 25 March 2019 32   Serbia 1–1 1–1 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017: List of players: Portugal" (PDF). FIFA. 20 March 2018. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 July 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Danilo Pereira, um miúdo tímido em Itália" [Danilo Pereira, a shy kid in Italy]. Público (in Portuguese). 22 August 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Danilo Pereira no Parma" [Danilo Pereira to Parma]. Record (in Portuguese). 18 August 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Calcio, Parma-Catania 3–3" [Football, Parma-Catania 3–3] (in Italian). Sicilia Today. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Roda JC Kerkrade huurt Danilo van Parma" [Roda JC Kerkrade get Danilo from Parma] (in Dutch). Roda JC. 29 June 2012. Archived from the original on 16 August 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Marítimo: Danilo Pereira (ex-Benfica) assina por três anos" [Marítimo: Danilo Pereira (ex-Benfica) signs for three years] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  7. ^ "FC Porto anuncia Danilo Pereira" [FC Porto announce Danilo Pereira]. Público (in Portuguese). 2 July 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Danilo Pereira signs for four seasons". FC Porto. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Danilo Pereira, o dragão do ano" [Danilo Pereira, dragon of the year] (in Portuguese). Bola Na Rede. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Danilo vai parar um mês com uma rotura muscular nos gémeos" [Danilo will stop one month with calf muscle tear] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Danilo desentendeu-se com Sérgio Conceição e abandanou estágio" [Danilo fell out with Sérgio Conceição and abandoned camp]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 24 July 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Oscar treble wins thrilling final for Brazil". FIFA. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Portugal vence 2–0 a França e está na final do Mundial de Sub-20" [Portugal beat France 2–0 and reach the Under-20 World Cup final]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). 17 August 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Portugal 0–2 Cape Verde Islands". BBC Sport. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  15. ^ "Portugal name Bayern Munich signing Renato Sanches for Euros squad". ESPN FC. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  16. ^ "La Portugal de Cristiano Ronaldo está lista" [Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal are ready]. Marca (in Spanish). 8 June 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Danilo Pereira". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  18. ^ "Danilo Pereira". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  19. ^ a b "Danilo Pereira". European Football. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  20. ^ "FC Porto é campeão nacional 2017/2018" [FC Porto are 2017/2018 national champions] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Portugal 1–0 France". BBC Sport. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  22. ^ "Portugal regressa ao topo da Europa. Liga das Nações fica em casa" [Portugal return to the top of Europe. Nations League stays home] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 9 June 2019. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  23. ^ ""Portugal fez uma prova excelente", diz Fernando Santos" ["Portugal had an excellent tournament", Fernando Santos says] (in Portuguese). TSF. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  24. ^ "Danilo Pereira e Domingos Duarte distinguidos" [Danilo Pereira e Domingos Duarte honoured] (in Portuguese). SJPF. 10 November 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  25. ^ "SJPF revela os melhores 11 de 2016" [SPFP discloses best 11 of 2016] (in Portuguese). SJPF. 20 March 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  26. ^ "Sindicato revela os melhores 11 de 2017" [Union discloses best 11 of 2017] (in Portuguese). SJPF. 19 March 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  27. ^ "Danilo é o Futebolista do Ano no FC Porto" [Danilo is FC Porto's Footballer of the Year] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  28. ^ "Vencedores dos Prémios mensais da Liga Portugal 2017–18" [Winners of the Liga Portugal 2017–18 monthly Awards] (in Portuguese). Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional. 19 October 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  29. ^ "Jonas e Rui Costa eleitos "Jogador do Mês" de Dezembro" [Jonas and Rui Costa elected "Player of the Month" of December] (in Portuguese). Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  30. ^ "Seleção recebe insígnias de Marcelo no Porto" [National team receive insignia from Marcelo in Porto]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 25 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2017.

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