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15 July 1991, Bicas, Brazil
Joined City
23 July 2017

A typically adventurous Brazilian full-back...

Danilo joined City from Real Madrid.


The 26-year-old has signed a five-year deal and will now join his new teammates on the Club’s pre-season tour of America.


Danilo’s senior career began at America Mineiro where he played a key role in their promotion from Serie C, before signing for Santos in 2010 where he spent two successful seasons.


Alongside Neymar and Alex Sandro, he was a revelation, and in 2011 he helped them win the Brazilian title and the Copa Libertadores, playing 37 matches in all competitions.



After playing in the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup, he moved to Europe, signing for Porto, and within two years had 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 for £26m (approx), 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 a FIFA Club World Cup.


He played in both legs of the Copa Libertadores final - the first in central-midfield and the second at right-back - and scored the winning goal in the 2-1 win over Penarol that saw them lift the most coveted trophy in South American football.


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.


Danilo came on as sub in the Carabao Cup final win over Chelsea i 2019 - his third winner's medal with the Blues.



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