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Danny

Although he has blown hot and cold at international level with Portugal, Danny enjoys superstar status in Russia, where he won both domestic trophies in 2010 with FC Zenit St Petersburg and was also named the Premier-Liga player of the year. A refined technician, he has the skill and vision to unlock any defence.

• Born to Portuguese parents in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, Danny moved to Madeira at a young age and developed his footballing talent at local club CS Marítimo.

• After scoring five goals in 20 games in his debut Liga campaign for the islanders, he moved to Lisbon to join Sporting Clube de Portugal but was immediately dispatched back to Madeira on loan, remaining there for 18 months.

• Back at Sporting for the 2004/05 season, he struggled once again to make an impact and was transferred mid-campaign to FC Dinamo Moskva, where, playing alongside several other Portuguese imports, he was to make the most favourable impression.

• Went on to score 16 goals in 97 Premier-Liga appearances for Dinamo before switching his allegiance to Zenit in August 2008 for a fee of €30m.

• Scored the winner and named man of the match on his debut against Manchester United FC in the UEFA Super Cup – nine days after making his first appearance for Portugal, in a friendly against the Faroe Islands – and struck twice in his maiden UEFA Champions League campaign, his first goal coming against Real Madrid CF.

• Suffered serious ligament damage to his right knee in May 2009 but returned in style the following year, inspiring Zenit to a domestic double despite a disappointing summer interlude with Portugal at the FIFA World Cup.

• Had inspired Zenit to a six-point lead in the transitional 18-month 2011/12 campaign when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee at a winter training camp in Florence, an injury which ruled him out of UEFA EURO 2012.

UEFA honours
UEFA Super Cup:
winner 2008

Last updated: 27/04/12 17.33CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 22/04/2014 02:40 CET
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal2-3EcuadorEcuador1000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAzerbaijanAzerbaijan0-2PortugalPortugal7300
17.07.2013Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar1-2ZenitZenit9010
21.07.2013Russian Premier LeagueRubinRubin2-1ZenitZenit9010
26.07.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-1KubanKuban9000
30.07.2013UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundNordsjællandNordsjælland0-1ZenitZenit9000
03.08.2013Russian Premier LeagueVolgaVolga1-3ZenitZenit9030
07.08.2013UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundZenitZenit5-0NordsjællandNordsjælland9010
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal1-1NetherlandsNetherlands6400
17.08.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit3-0AnjiAnji9001
20.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsPaços FerreiraPaços Ferreira1-4ZenitZenit8002
24.08.2013Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva1-1ZenitZenit9000
28.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsZenitZenit4-2Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira7320
01.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9001
14.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-0TerekTerek7510
22.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueRostovRostov0-4ZenitZenit9012
25.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueKrylya SovetovKrylya Sovetov1-4ZenitZenit9000
28.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit4-2Spartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva9012
06.10.2013Russian Premier LeagueTomTom0-3ZenitZenit8011
18.10.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-0CSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva8700
26.10.2013Russian Premier LeagueUralUral1-2ZenitZenit8200
02.11.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-1AmkarAmkar9010
06.11.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageZenitZenit1-1PortoPorto2800
09.03.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit0-0TomTom1600
15.03.2014Russian Premier LeagueCSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva1-0ZenitZenit4500
24.03.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-1Krylya SovetovKrylya Sovetov6100
29.03.2014Russian Premier LeagueAmkarAmkar1-2ZenitZenit8800
06.04.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit6-2RubinRubin7710
12.04.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit4-1KrasnodarKrasnodar9000
19.04.2014Russian Premier LeagueAnjiAnji1-2ZenitZenit8510

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Danny
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (age): 07/08/1983 (30)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 10
  • Club: Zenit ( RUS)

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    27/08/02: Internazionale 2-0 Sporting
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Preliminary round )
    20/11/01: Moldova 0-2 Portugal

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Portugal42
Portugal U-21120
Portugal U-1950
Total212

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Sporting10
Zenit289
Total299
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Zenit11
Total11
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Zenit161
Sporting40
Total201
Last updated: 20/03/2014 01:05 CET
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