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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: 10/12/2014 01:09 CET
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAzerbaijanAzerbaijan0-2PortugalPortugal7300
30.07.2014UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundAELAEL1-0ZenitZenit6900
02.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueArsenal TulaArsenal Tula0-4ZenitZenit9001
06.08.2014UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundZenitZenit3-0AELAEL9010
09.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit8-1Torpedo MoskvaTorpedo Moskva9001
13.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueUralUral1-2ZenitZenit9010
16.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-0UfaUfa9000
20.08.2014UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsStandard LiègeStandard Liège0-1ZenitZenit9000
23.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-0AmkarAmkar7201
26.08.2014UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsZenitZenit3-0Standard LiègeStandard Liège9000
31.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva0-1ZenitZenit9000
13.09.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit3-2Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9001
16.09.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBenficaBenfica0-2ZenitZenit9001
20.09.2014Russian Premier LeagueRostovRostov0-5ZenitZenit6400
27.09.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit0-0Spartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva7400
01.10.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageZenitZenit0-0MonacoMonaco9000
11.10.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-1PortugalPortugal8500
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-1PortugalPortugal7700
18.10.2014Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar2-2ZenitZenit7201
22.10.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageLeverkusenLeverkusen2-0ZenitZenit9000
26.10.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit5-0MordoviaMordovia9010
01.11.2014Russian Premier LeagueCSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva0-1ZenitZenit9000
04.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageZenitZenit1-2LeverkusenLeverkusen7900
08.11.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-3TerekTerek9000
14.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0ArmeniaArmenia7000
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal1-0ArgentinaArgentina4600
22.11.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-0KubanKuban600
26.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageZenitZenit1-0BenficaBenfica9010
29.11.2014Russian Premier LeagueMordoviaMordovia1-0ZenitZenit8100
03.12.2014Russian Premier LeagueRubinRubin0-1ZenitZenit000
06.12.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit4-0KrasnodarKrasnodar9010
09.12.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMonacoMonaco2-0ZenitZenit9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Danny
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 07/08/1983 (31)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 35
  • Club: Zenit ( RUS)

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15

  • 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
Portugal62
Portugal U-21120
Portugal U-1950
Total232

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Sporting10
Zenit3811
Total3911
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Zenit11
Total11
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Zenit161
Sporting40
Total201
Last updated: 10/12/2014 01:08 CET
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