Transfer to OGC Nice

Man of the Match goes on

SC Braga vs GD Chaves

Man of the Match

Desportivo Aves vs SC Braga

SC Braga

Asked by the president to go back to the Portuguese club, SC Braga, Danilo agrees

and is happy to wear again the jersey of his first team in Europe

Standard Liège

The player goes on a 6-month loan to the Belgien First Division club, Standard Liège

Portuguese First Division

Sport Lisboa e Benfica

Danilo signs the season 2016/ 2017 with the Portuguese club Benfica

Golden Boy Nominee

The U-20 Brazilian national team captain and European top tier team player, Danilo has been nominated along with other European elite players such as, Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern), Alen Halilovic (Barcelona), Anthony Martial (Manchester United) and Ángel Correa (Atlético Madrid) for the 2015 Golden Boy Award. This year Danilo was the only Brazilian player to be nominated. The Golden Boy is awarded to the best young player under the age of 21 who is perceived to have been the most impressive season in Europe.

Called up - Brazilian Olympic team

Proving once again that his spot on the Brazilian national team has been well earned, Danilo has been called up to play for the Olympic team on September 8th, in Le Mans, France for the Brazil vs. France friendly match in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

Champions League

UEFA Champions League 2015/16

The hard work and commitment has been paying off for Danilo. It was the 70th minute in the deciding match for the Champions League qualifier between Monaco and Valencia when Monaco scored their second goal. Being one goal behind, the pressure on Valencia was at its peak. Coach Nuno Espírito Santo looked to Danilo with trust and confidence, putting him in at the "do or die" moment. Valencia beat Monaco in the two game match up 4:3, quailifying them for the Champions League 2015/2016

La Liga kicks off

Danilo's starting debut in the spanish First División

Commencing the La Liga season 2015/ 16, Valencia faced Rayo Vallecano on their turf in Madrid in the Estadio de Vallecas. Valencia dominated the first half with ball possession but couldn't beat Rayo's keeper Toño to get it in the net. Rayo came back with a fight in the second half but didn't manage to navigate through the Valencia defense. The first game of the season ended in a 0-0 tie.

Danilo was honored with the kick off at the 2015 U-20 Cotif Tournament

Honored guest at Cotif

Less than a year after Danilo won the title with the Brazilian youth team at Cotif in 2014, he returned to the tournament as a Valencia player, and as a special guest, was given the honor of kicking off the match between Santos FC and Morocco.

The U-20 Cotif tournament is held annually in L'Alcúdia, Valencia. It is a very well known international tournament that has taken place since 1984.

Official presentation

Danilo Barbosa was officially presented, together with Valencia's new players Bakkali, Ryan and Santi Mina to the fans at a big party on August 5th, at the Mestalla stadium.

Foto: Lázaro dela Peña I Valencia CF

Colonia Cup 2015


On the 1st and 2nd of August, Valencia CF took part in the Colonia Cup, in Cologne, Germany, facing Porto and Köln for their summer preseason. Danilo played his second game for Valencia as a starter against Porto.

Wendell visits Danilo

Bayer Leverkusen player, Wendell, visits Danilo

After his training with Bayer Leverkusen, Wendell made his way to the Valencia vs. Porto game to see Danilo. Both hailing from small neighboring towns in Bahia, the players who now play for the European leagues were able to meet in Cologne during the Colonia Cup


In his very first call up for Valencia CF, coach Nuno put Danilo in the starting lineup for a friendly match against the Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven. In the sold out stadium in Alzira, Valencia took the 1:0 win and Danilo's first game left a strong impression on the Spanish football press.


It's official: rumors were spread and big clubs were mentioned, but a decision has finally been reached. Danilo will play the new season in La Liga, the strongest European league in football

Danilo awarded with the Silver Ball

...It quickly became apparent to anyone watching the Seleção’s captain in New Zealand that he was the man in charge. The 19-year-old barked instructions, made clear gestures and continually pushed his teammates forward with total determination. The defensive midfielder’s tackling skills and relentless energy made him the ideal man to switch Brazil’s play, tirelessly maintaining the link between defence and attack. Danilo steered the runners-up through the competition with his experience and strong leadership skills, captivating crowds with his physical dominance and tactical awareness...

Source: FIFA

Knockout in overtime

In an intense match against Serbia in the final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, Brazil pushed to make the decider in the last few minutes, but in the 118th minute Serbia made a counter attack, winning 2:1

...His job as captain was to console his stricken teammates and to speak on their behalf: 'I could say millions and millions of words to them and it wouldn’t do anything to alleviate that feeling in our hearts. I gave them a hug and consoled them as much as I could, but giving them a lift is a pretty difficult job right now'..."

"...I can take consolation from the fact that I did my very best. I’m proud of the team but a little frustrated on a personal level because I always set out to succeed in everything I do...”

Source: FIFA

U-20 World Cup key player

"...Danilo is the leading player for the Brazilian team. As captain, he holds the team of talented players together and is seen as the "Agressive Leader." He was able to prevail in the first Portuguese league after short run difficulties and he plays a central roll for his club team, Sporting Braga..."
Source: 11 Freunde

Brazil comeback confirms qualification

Brazil have qualified for the Round of 16 with a game to spare after coming from behind and beating ten men, Hungary in New Plymouth. A 50th minute corner led to Brazil's equaliser. Captain Danilo was the man to meet it, climbing majestically to bullet an unstoppable header high beyond the helpless, Gyorgy Szekely.

Braga goes to the Final

After defeating Rio Ave in the semi-final, SC Braga advances to the cup final to meet rival, Sporting CP to battle for the Portuguese cup.

Photo © - Catarina Morais

Braga Qualifies for UEFA Euro League

After a 5:0 win over Vitoria Setubal, SC Braga secured 4th place on the final table in the Portuguese championship, qualifying them for international competition next year. Braga will play in the UEFA Euro League 2015/2016

Photo © - Manuel Morais