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Danny (footballer)

Danny
Danny at Zenit in 2015
Personal information
Full name Daniel Miguel Alves Gomes
Date of birth (1983-08-07) 7 August 1983
Place of birth Caracas, Venezuela
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Zenit St. Petersburg
Number 10
Youth career
1999–2001 Marítimo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Marítimo 20 (5)
2002–2005 Sporting CP 10 (0)
2003–2004 Marítimo (loan) 29 (1)
2005–2008 Dynamo Moscow 97 (16)
2008– Zenit St. Petersburg 151 (46)
National team
2003–2005 Portugal U21 17 (0)
2008– Portugal 36 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 October 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:19, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

Daniel Miguel Alves Gomes (born 7 August 1983), known as Danny, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Russian club FC Zenit Saint Petersburg as an attacking midfielder.

He spent most of his career in Russia in service of Dynamo Moscow and Zenit, where he arrived at the age of 21 from Sporting.

Danny represented Portugal at the 2010 World Cup and the 2004 Olympics.

Contents

  • Club career 1
    • Marítimo / Sporting 1.1
    • Dynamo Moscow 1.2
    • Zenit 1.3
  • International career 2
    • International goals 2.1
  • Statistics 3
    • Club 3.1
    • International 3.2
  • Honours 4
    • Club 4.1
    • Individual 4.2
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Club career

Marítimo / Sporting

Born to Portuguese parents in Caracas, Venezuela, Danny moved to the island of Madeira at a young age.[1][2] There, he developed his football skills in the youth teams of C.S. Marítimo,[3] making his professional debut in a 2–1 league home win against Gil Vicente F.C. on 1 October 2001.[4] A few months later he scored his first goal in a 1–2 loss at S.C. Salgueiros, also being sent off in the 60th minute;[5] he finished his first season with five goals in 20 games.

Having signed to Sporting Clube de Portugal for €2.1 million after that sole season, Danny was immediately loaned back to Marítimo, returning in June 2004 and going on to appear in 12 official matches for the Lions.

Dynamo Moscow

Danny playing for Dynamo Moscow in 2007

In February 2005 Danny joined Russia's FC Dynamo Moscow in a deal worth €2 million.[6] The club was also involved in other transfer deals of Portuguese and Portugal-based players at the time, namely Maniche and Derlei.

Danny would eventually be the one with the most success in the country, being awarded the "Player of the Year" award and leading the team to a second-place finish in 2008.[7] His last appearance for Dynamo came on 23 August 2008, in a 1–1 away draw against FC Spartak Moscow.[8]

Zenit

Danny in Champions League action against Real Madrid.

On 24 August 2008 Danny was bought by FC Zenit St. Petersburg for a fee of €30 million, which made him the most expensive player of the Russian Premier League.[8][9] Upon his arrival manager Dick Advocaat hailed him as "the best midfielder in Russia",[7] and he made his club debut in the 2008 UEFA Super Cup game against Manchester United, where he scored the winning goal, later being named Man of the match in a 2–1 final win;[10] as Zenit finished the season in fifth place the player contributed with ten league goals, the competition's joint second-best.

On 14 June 2011 Danny signed a contract extension with Zenit, prolonging his stay in Saint Petersburg by a further four years.[11] He played in all six group stage games in the 2011–12 edition of the UEFA Champions League, scoring in a 3–1 home win against F.C. Porto[12] as Zenit eventually finished second in its group, level on points with winners APOEL FC – the match also happened to be the player's 100th appearance in a Zenit jersey;[13] on 6 February 2012, however, he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury to his right knee, being sidelined for the following eight months.[14]

Danny returned to training in August 2012, and played in his first match since the injury in September.[15][16] Shortly after Igor Denisov was sent to the youth team for improper conduct, he was appointed club captain.[17]

Down 0–2 at home to Málaga CF on 21 November for the Champions League group stage, Danny exchanged passes with Tomáš Hubočan before scoring Zenit's first goal. With three minutes left in the game, he missed from less than a meter out before the ball was rebounded to Victor Fayzulin, who managed to find the net for the final 2–2 draw.[18] On 4 December, against A.C. Milan, he netted the game's only goal as his team won at the San Siro in the last contest; the result was in vain though, as the Russians finished third and were relegated to the UEFA Europa League.[19]

In Zenit's home match against FC Anzhi Makhachkala on 10 December 2012, played behind closed doors because of injuries sustained by Dynamo's Anton Shunin when he was struck with flares by Zenit supporters on 17 November,[20] Danny picked up a red card for dissent in a 1–1 draw, which left his team in third place.[21] On 3 August of the following year, he scored a hat-trick as his team defeated FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod 3–1 in a league match.[22]

On 26 November 2014, Danny kept Zenit in contention for a Champions League knockout place by scoring the only goal in a home victory over S.L. Benfica.[23] For the 2014–15 season, he contributed with 28 games and three goals as the club won its second national championship in four years.

After initially announcing that he would be leaving Zenit on 28 May 2015,[24] he re-signed with the club on a two-year contract on 5 June 2015.[25]

International career

Danny and Christian Poulsen challenge for the ball during Portugal's 2–3 defeat to Denmark on 10 September 2008.

On 20 August 2008 Danny made his debut for Portugal in a friendly against the Faroe Islands, a 5–0 home win.[7] On 19 November he scored his first goal for the national side, opening the score against Brazil; however, it turned out to be a sour one, as the hosts came from behind to take it 6–2.[26]

After having appeared with Portugal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, in an eventual group stage exit,[27] while also playing regularly with the under-21s, Danny was picked in the squad that appeared at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.[28] He played three games in the tournament in an eventual round-of-16 exit, including the full 90 minutes in the 0–0 group stage draw against Brazil.[29]

Danny was regularly used by managers Carlos Queiroz and Paulo Bento during the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying campaign. On 3 September 2010 he netted in a 4–4 draw against minnows Cyprus at the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques in Guimarães, after the national team led 4–2.[30] He missed the finals in Poland and Ukraine however, due to a serious injury.[14]

International goals

Danny: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 20 November 2008 Bezerrão, Gama, Brazil  Brazil 0–1 6–2 Friendly
2 8 June 2010 Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa  Mozambique 1–0 3–0 Friendly
3 3 September 2010 Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimarães, Portugal  Cyprus 3–2 4–4 Euro 2012 qualifying
4 2 September 2011 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  Cyprus 0–4 0–4 Euro 2012 qualifying

Statistics

Club

As of 30 May 2015[31][32]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other[33] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Marítimo 2001–02 20 5 0 0 20 5
Total 20 5 0 0 20 5
Sporting 2002–03 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Marítimo 2003–04 29 1 0 0 29 1
Total 29 1 0 0 29 1
Sporting 2004–05 9 0 0 0 3 0 12 0
Total 9 0 0 0 3 0 12 0
Dynamo Moscow 2005 27 4 4 2 31 6
2006 24 2 5 1 29 3
2007 28 5 6 1 34 6
2008 18 5 1 0 19 5
Total 97 16 16 4 113 20
Zenit 2008 10 5 0 0 10 2 1 1 21 8
2009 8 0 3 0 0 0 11 0
2010 27 10 3 1 12 2 42 13
2011–12 27 9 1 1 2 1 1 0 31 11
2012–13 12 2 2 0 7 2 21 4
2013–14 25 13 0 0 4 3 1 0 30 16
2014–15 28 3 0 0 15 2 0 0 43 5
Total 142 42 9 2 50 12 3 0 199 57
Career total 298 64 25 6 53 12 3 0 389 83

International

As of 11 October 2015
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