Danilo da Silva Biography
Danilo Luiz da Silva is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for the Brazil national team. He plays for the English club Manchester City in the Premier League as a right back (RB).
He was born on 15 July 1991 in Bicas, Brazil. He is mainly a right-footed player. His current market value is 18,00 Mill. €.
Danilo began his professional football career playing for America Mineiro in 2009. He then played for Santos and scored the winning goal in the 2011 Copa Libertadores.
In 2012, he moved to FC Porto, where he won consecutive Primeira Liga titles. He signed a two-year contract with Real Madrid for €31.5 million in the year 2015.
He also represented Brazil in the Under-20 and Under-23 level in the year 2011 and 2012 respectively.
Danilo made it to the Brazil national team in 2011. He played his debut match for Brazil on 14 September 2011 against Argentina in the first leg of the 2011 Superclásico de las Américas.
Danilo represented the Brazil Under-23 team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where he played four games and helped his team win against New Zealand in the group stage.
During his stint with Santos, Danilo played in both legs of the 2011 Copa Libertadores Finals against Penarol and scored the decisive goal in a 2-1 victory after a goalless first match.
In January 2012, Danilo signed for FC Porto. Playing in the defensive wing alongside countryman Alex Sandro, he featured in the team's back-to-back Primeira Liga conquests.
Making his debut for Real Madrid on 23 August 2015, Danilo scored his first goal for the team in a 3-1 away win against Celta de Vigo. He made seven appearances for Real Madrid in their triumph 2015-16 Champions League campaign.
He made 17 appearances for Real Madrid in the 2016-17 La Liga season as the first-choice defender Dani Carvajal suffered from several physical ailments. Danilo contributed with a goal to help his side win the La Liga title for the first time in five years.
On 23 July 2017, Danilo had signed for English club Manchester City on a five-year contract for a whopping £26.5 million fee. He scored his first goal for the team on 23 December in a 4-0 home win against Bournemouth. He has made 17 appearances so far in the 2017-18 Premier League season and has scored two goals along with one assist.
Danilo was honoured with the Best Newcomer award in the 2010 edition of Campeonato Mineiro.