Dener Assunção Braz

Dener Assunção Braz (28 June 1991 – 28 November 2016), simply known as Dener, was a Brazilian footballer who last played as a left back for Chapecoense.

Dener
Personal information
Full name Dener Assunção Braz
Date of birth (1991-06-28)28 June 1991
Place of birth Bagé, Brazil
Date of death 28 November 2016(2016-11-28) (aged 25)
Place of death La Unión, Colombia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) Left back
Youth career
2009–2011 Grêmio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Grêmio 0 (0)
2012Veranópolis (loan) 16 (0)
2012Vitória (loan) 2 (0)
2012–2013Caxias (loan) 18 (0)
2014 Ituano 0 (0)
2014–2016 Coritiba 12 (1)
2015Chapecoense (loan) 35 (0)
2016 Chapecoense 29 (3)
Total 112 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Dener was one of the victims when LaMia Airlines Flight 2933 crashed on 28 November 2016.

Club careerEdit

Born in Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, Dener finished his youth formation with Grêmio. He made his first team debut on 20 January 2011, coming on as a substitute in a 1–1 Campeonato Gaúcho away draw against Ypiranga.

After loan stints at Veranópolis,[1] Vitória[2] and Caxias, Dener signed a permanent one-year deal with Ituano on 13 January 2014.[3] An undisputed starter, he only missed one match in the club's Campeonato Paulista winning campaign.

On 17 April 2014, Dener joined Coritiba.[4] He made his Série A debut on 11 May, replacing Carlinhos in a 0–1 home loss against Sport Club do Recife, and scored his first professional goal late in the month in a 3–0 home win against Goiás.[5]

On 23 December 2014, Dener was loaned to fellow top tier club Chapecoense.[6] An ever-present figure during the season, he signed a permanent three-year contract with the club on 13 January 2016.[7]

DeathEdit

On 28 November 2016, whilst at the service of Chapecoense, Dener was among the fatalities of the LaMia Airlines Flight 2933 accident in the Colombian village of Cerro Gordo, La Unión, Antioquia.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 27 November 2016[9]
Club Season League State League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Grêmio 2010 Série A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
2012 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Subtotal 0 0 4 0 1 0 5 0
Veranópolis (loan) 2012 Gaúcho 16 0 16 0
Vitória (loan) 2012 Série B 2 0 2 0
Caxias (loan) 2012 Série C 3 0 3 0
2013 15 0 14 0 1 0 30 0
Subtotal 18 0 14 0 1 0 33 0
Ituano 2014 Série D 0 0 18 0 18 0
Coritiba 2014 Série A 12 1 2 0 14 1
Chapecoense 2015 Série A 35 0 19 1 2 0 5[a] 0 61 1
2016 29 3 19 0 3 0 7[a] 0 58 3
Subtotal 64 3 38 1 5 0 12 0 119 4
Career total 96 4 90 1 9 0 12 0 0 0 207 5
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana

HonoursEdit

Ituano
Chapecoense

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Veranópolis contrata lateral-esquerdo Dener, do Grêmio" [Veranópolis sign left back Dener, from Grêmio] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 27 December 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Série B: Vitória pode contratar lateral-esquerdo do Grêmio" [Série B: Vitória may sign left back from Grêmio] (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 13 June 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Dener tem situação regularizada e assina contrato com o Ituano" [Dener has situation regularized an signs contract with Ituano] (in Portuguese). Itu.com.br. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Destaques dos estaduais chegam ao Coxa" [Spotlights from the state leagues arrive at Coxa] (in Portuguese). Coritiba FBC. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Dener marca pela primeira vez" [Dener scores for the first time] (in Portuguese). Coritiba FBC. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Chape reforça o elenco e anuncia a contratação do lateral Dener, ex-Coxa" [Chape bolster squad and announce the signing of full back Dener, formerly of Coxa] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Chapecoense renova com Dener Assunção e apresenta lateral ex-Goiás" [Chapecoense renew with Dener Assunção and present full back formerly of Goiás] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 13 January 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  8. ^ "'O que mais queria era jogar futebol', lamenta irmã de Dener após tragédia" ['The thing he wanted the most is to play football', says Dener's sister after tragedy] (in Portuguese). G1. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  9. ^ Dener at Soccerway. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  10. ^ "CONMEBOL otorga el título de campeón de la Sudamericana 2016 a Chapecoense y reconoce a Atlético Nacional con el premio del centenario de la CONMEBOL al Fair Play" [CONMEBOL awards 2016 Sudamericana champion title to Chapecoense and bestows Atlético Nacional with CONMEBOL century Fair Play award] (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 5 December 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016.

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