“Typically adventurous Brazilian full-back”

Pep Guardiola brought two-time Champions League winner, Danilo, to the Club in the summer of 2017.

Having won titles in Brazil, Portugal and Spain, the Brazilian has added to his significant medal collection with City, making 60 appearances and winning every domestic trophy available.

The 27-year-old’s senior career began at America Mineiro, with whom he won promotion to Brazil’s Serie B, earning him a move to Santos.

Playing alongside Neymar and Alex Sandro, Danilo was a revelation, playing 37 games as the Brazilian giants won the league title and Copa Libertadores.

A move to Europe followed, with Porto swooping for the Brazilian and within two years Danilo won back-to-back Primeira Liga titles, with his energy and industry from full-back making him one of the most sought-after players in the Portuguese top flight. 

He soon began attracting the attention of Europe’s biggest clubs, and in the summer of 2015 he moved to Real Madrid, signing a six-year deal.

In total, he played 55 times for Los Blancos, winning one La Liga title, two Champions Leagues, a UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.

Danilo's first season at City saw him make 38 appearances, win the Premier League and Carabao Cup as well as a place in Brazil's World Cup squad, before injury curtailed his tournament midway through.

He added a second Carabao Cup winners medal in 2019, emerging from the substitutes bench in the final and played 22 times as City went on to win the Premier League and FA Cup, too.




Date of birth
15 July 1991
Bicas, Brazil
Joined City
23 July 2017

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