- Daniel da Silva Soares
Dani Personal information Full name Daniel Ricardo da Silva Soares Date of birth January 30, 1982 Place of birth Felgueiras, Portugal Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) Playing position Midfielder Club information Current club Skoda Xanthi F.C. Number 66 Youth career 1992–2001 Vizela Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 2001–2006 Vizela 115 (1) 2006 Paços Ferreira 14 (0) 2007–2010 CFR Cluj 96 (2) 2010–2011 Iraklis 24 (2) 2011– Skoda Xanthi F.C. 5 (0) * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 March 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
Daniel Ricardo da Silva Soares, nicknamed Dani, (born January 30, 1982) is a Portuguese footballer currently playing for Greek Superleague club Iraklis, as a defensive midfielder. Before joining the Greek club, Dani have played his home country's clubs Vizela and Paços de Ferreira as well as for Romanian powerhouse CFR Cluj.
Dani was born in Felgueiras and started his career in the youth ranks of nearby town's club Vizela. He was promoted to Vizela's first team for the 2001-02 season while the club played in the Segunda Divisão B. In the 2004-05 season Vizela won the championship in the Zona Norte of the Segunda Divisão B and got promoted to the Liga de Honra. Dani debuted in the Liga de Honra in the eight round of the campaign, in a 0-2 away win against Chaves. That was his last season for Vizela. During his six years in VIzela he appeared in 115 league matches and scored 1 goal.
Paços de Ferreira
He was transferred to Paços de Ferreira during the summer transfer window of 2006. He debuted in the Primeira Liga, the top tier of the Portuguese league pyramid, in the opening round of the 2006-07 season, as Paços de Ferreira faced a 2-1 away defeat against Sporting Braga. His last appearance for the club was made a few months later, on 14 January 2007, as Paços de Ferreira recorded an 1-0 home win against Beira-Mar. Dani counted 14 appearances for Paços de Ferreira in his brief stay with the club.
During the winter transgfer window of 2007 Dani was transferred to Romanian Liga I outfit CFR Cluj for a 600,000 € fee. He scored his first goal for CFR Cluj during an 1-1 away draw against Unirea Urziceni, for the twenty-eighth round of the 2007–08 Liga I. Dani won 2 Romanian Liga I titles while at CFR Cluj, as well as 3 Romanian Cups and 2 Romanian Supercup.
On 31 August 2010 Dani signed a two year contract for Greek Superleague outfit Iraklis. He debuted for his new club a few days later, on 11 September, in an 1-1 away draw against Atromitos, as he was in the starting lineup. Dani scored his first goal for Iraklis in the nineteenth round of the 2010-11 season, opening the score in match against AEK that ended 2-0 in favour of Iraklis.
- Segunda Divisão B - Zona Norte
- Winner (1): 2004-05
- Romanian Liga I
- Winner (2): 2007-08, 2009-10
- Romanian Cup
- Romanian Supercup
- Winner (2): 2009, 2010
- ^ a b c d e f "DANIel Ricardo Da Silva". RomanianSoccer.ro. http://www.romaniansoccer.ro/players/d/dani_ricardo_da_silva.shtml. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
- ^ "Daniel Ricardo da Silva Soares Performance data for season 05/06". transfermarkt.co.uk. http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en//leistungsdaten/spieler_34706_2005.html#PO2. Retrieved 13 february 2011.
- ^ a b "DANI Daniel Ricardo da Silva Soares" (in Portuguese). zerozero.pt. http://www.zerozero.pt/jogador/dani/actual/ficha/0/default/19082. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
- ^ a b "Dani Transfer history". transfermarkt.co.uk. http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/dani/transfers/spieler_34706.html. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
- ^ a b "Dani bwin LIGA 06/07" (in Portuguese). zerozero.pt. http://www.zerozero.pt/jogador.php?epoca_id=136&id=19082&op=zoomstats&tpstats=club. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
- ^ "Dani Performance data 07/08". transfermarkt.co.uk. http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en//leistungsdaten/spieler_34706_2007.html#RO1. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- ^ "Cupa României rămâne la Cluj-Naipoca!" (in Romanian). CFR Cluj. http://www.cfr1907.ro/ro/stiri/779/cupa-romaniei-ramane-la-cluj-napoca/. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
- ^ "CFR Cluj câştigat Supercupa României" (in Romanian). CFR Cluj. 27 July 2009. http://www.gandul.info/sport-miscare/cfr-cluj-castigat-supercupa-romaniei-4697249/. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
- ^ "Ο ΗΡΑΚΛΗΣ απέκτησε τον Dani" (in Greek). Iraklis FC Official site. 31 August 2010. http://www.iraklis-fc.gr/shownews08.jsp?CMCCode=90&newsCode=20100831191856433. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- ^ "Super League: Ατρόμητος - ΗΡΑΚΛΗΣ 1-1" (in Greek). Iraklis FC Official site. 11 September 2010. http://www.iraklis-fc.gr/shownews08.jsp?CMCCode=90&newsCode=2010091119403509. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- ^ a b "Dani Performance data 10/11". transfermarkt.co.uk. http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en//leistungsdaten/spieler_34706_2010.html#GR1. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- ^ "Super League: ΗΡΑΚΛΗΣ - Α.Ε.Κ. 2-0" (in Greek). Iraklis FC Official site. 19 December 2010. http://www.iraklis-fc.gr/shownews08.jsp?CMCCode=90&newsCode=20101219205401789. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- ^ "Ηρακλής-ΑΕΚ 2-0" (in Greek). Contra.gr. 19 December 2010. http://www.contra.gr/Soccer/Hellas/Superleague/Iraklis_AEK/301995.html. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- ^ http://www.skodaxanthifc.gr/?q=node/1405
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