Denni Rocha dos Santos

Denni Rocha dos Santos, usually known as Denni (born 21 August 1982 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a professional footballer currently playing for Maltese Premier League side Valletta, where he plays as an attacking midfielder.

Denni A-League Rnd2 2007.jpg
Personal information
Full name Denni Rocha dos Santos
Date of birth (1982-08-21) 21 August 1982 (age 38)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Santo André
2003São Caetano (loan) 11 (1)
2004Montedio Yamagata (loan) 20 (2)
2005Ituano (loan)
2005–2006Club Tijuana (loan)
2006 Santo André 13 (2)
2007–2008 Newcastle Jets 17 (1)
2009–2010 Tarxien Rainbows 36 (18)
2010–2015 Valletta 102 (47)
2015–2016 Hibernians 12 (1)
2016–2017 Sliema 35 (10)
2017– Valletta 11 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2017


Club careerEdit

Denni had a contract with Santo André until 2008, and played for a number of other clubs on loan. Denni trialled with French side RC Strasbourg at the end of 2006 but was unsuccessful in gaining a position at the club.[1] He did not have permission to leave Santo André and the club stated that they would take legal action against him.[2]

The Newcastle Jets formally announced Denni's signing on 17 August 2007 at a press conference in Newcastle.[3] He made his A-League debut on 26 August 2007 against Perth Glory.[4] His only goal came from a cross from Matt Thompson to set him up with a volley against Melbourne Victory. He was released by Newcastle at the end of 2008 after finishing the season as champions. He played for Valletta FC from 2010 to 2015 where he had a lot of success. In July 2015 he joined Hibernians FC. in July 2017 Denni re-signed for Valletta.


Newcastle Jets
Valletta FC


  1. ^ "Denni will not be kept" (in French). 17 November 2006. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 14 September 2007.
  2. ^ "Denni abandons Santo André" (in Portuguese). E.C. Santo André. 9 November 2006. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 14 September 2007.
  3. ^ Brock, Dominc (17 August 2007). "Jets snare Brazilian gun". Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2007. Retrieved 14 September 2007.
  4. ^ Chadwick, Justin (26 August 2007). "Glory, Jets share points". Archived from the original on 17 June 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2007.

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