Dakson soares da silva

Personal information
Full nameDakson Soares da Silva
Date of birth (1987-07-11) 11 July 1987 (age 26)
Place of birthSantana do Ipanema, Brazil
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionAttacking midfielder
Club information
Current clubVasco da Gama
Youth career
2002–2005Campo Grande
Senior career*
2006–2010Lokomotiv Plovdiv101(17)
2010–2011Campo Grande0(0)
2011–2012Lokomotiv Plovdiv21(4)
2012–Vasco da Gama16(2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dakson Soares da Silva, or simply Dakson (born 11 July 1987 in Santana do Ipanema), is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Vasco da Gama.


Lokomotiv Plovdiv

Dakson signed for Lokomotiv Plovdiv at the age of 19, in the summer of 2006.[1] He made his competitive debut on 19 August 2006 against Slavia Sofia in the third round of the A PFG. He is regarded by many to be one of the best players in the Bulgarian Football League and a great prospect for the future. He has also expressed an interest in obtaining Bulgarian citizenship.

On 4 October 2009, in match against Levski Sofia he saved his team the point with a brilliant equalizer in the added time of the second half, scoring from a free kick from a distance of about 40 meters. On 19 April 2010, Dakson played his hundredth match for Lokomotiv in a 0–0 away draw against Sliven 2000. On 25 March 2012, Dakson was sent off in a 3–0 home loss against CSKA Sofia after an altercation with Njongo Priso.[2] In his last official match for Loko Plovdiv that was held on 11 July and was part of the 2012 Bulgarian Super Cup competition, Dakson scored his team's only goal in the 1–2 loss against Ludogorets Razgrad.

Vasco da Gama

On 20 July 2012, Dakson signed for Vasco da Gama on a long-term contract for a fee believed to be around €180,000.[3] He made his debut in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A on 24 November, in a 1–1 home draw against Flamengo, coming on as a substitute for Jonathan Marlone.[4] On 2 December, Dakson assisted Éder Luís for Vasco's second goal in a 2–1 away win over Fluminense.[5]

He netted his first goal on 31 January 2013, in a 2–4 home loss against Flamengo in the Campeonato Carioca.[6]

Club statistics

As of 25 October 2013

Club Season A PFG Bulgarian Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2006–07 27 3 4 1 31 4
2007–08 29 5 3 2 32 7
2008–09 24 5 0 0 24 5
2009–10 21 4 0 0 21 4
Total 101 17 7 3 0 0 108 20
A PFG Bulgarian Cup Europe Total
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2011–12 21 4 4 1 0 0 25 5
Total 21 4 4 1 0 0 25 5
Brasileirão Carioca A1 Copa do Brasil Total
Vasco da Gama 2012 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2013 14 2 14 2 2 1 30 5
Total 16 2 14 2 2 1 32 5


External links

  • (Portuguese) Brazilian FA Database
  • Dakson at Youtube
  • Profile at Soccerway
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