Danilo da Silva

Danilo da Silva

Full NameDanilo Luiz da Silva

BornJuly 15, 1991

Height1.84m (6 ft 0 in)


RoleFull back

Relation(s)Jose Luiz da Silva (Father), Maria Jose da Silva (Mother)



Danilo Luiz da Silva is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Manchester City and the Brazilian national team. He was born on 15 July 1991 in Bicas, Brazil.


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. On 23 July 2017, Danilo had signed for English club Manchester City on a five-year contract for a whopping £26.5 million fee.

For Brazil, Danilo made his debut on 14th September, 2011 against Australia.

Position and Playing Style

Danilo plays predominantly as a full-back although he is capable of doubling up as a defensive midfielder. The Brazilian is an attacking full-back by nature and likes getting into the offensive third more often than not.

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