Danilo Lus Hélio Pereira CvIH ComM, also known as Danilo Pereira, is a professional football player for the Portugal national team and Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. He can play as a defensive midfielder or central defender. He graduated from Benfica’s junior program before joining Parma of Italy’s Serie A in 2010.
Before being signed by Martimo in 2013, he had previously been loaned out to a number of teams. He made 202 official appearances for Porto after signing with them in July 2015 for a reported sum of €4.5 million. While playing for Porto, he won two Primeira Liga championships and one Taça de Portugal. He was also a member of the team that won the domestic double in 2020.
Danilo Pereira Bio/Wiki
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The oldest child of nurse Quinta Djata, Pereira was born in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, and his family relocated to Portugal when he was five years old. Three teams in the Lisbon region were where he played youth football before completing his development at Benfica.
After Benfica made the decision not to offer Pereira a professional contract, Parma in Italy was able to sign him for free.
After spending the second half of the 2010–2011 campaign on loan with the Greek team Aris, he returned to the Stadio Ennio Tardini and made his Serie A debut on December 21, 2011, entering as a late substitute in a 3–3 home draw with Catania.
Pereira signed with Martimo and flew back to Portugal on August 1st, 2013. He made his Primeira Liga debut 17 days later in a 2-1 home triumph over his old team Benfica, and on December 19 in the 2-2 home tie with Braga, he scored his first goal. Throughout the season, he made 32 competitive appearances for his side, which helped them finish sixth and only miss out on the UEFA Europa League.
On May 29, 2015, Pereira played his farewell game for the Madeirans, losing 2-1 against Benfica in the Taça da Liga final.
The largest transaction in Martimo’s history, Pereira and Porto agreed to a four-year deal on July 2, 2015, for a transfer price of €4.5 million and a buyout clause of €40 million. He finished as runner-up in his debut year with a career-high six goals from 33 games. He was awarded Porto’s footballer of the year in October 2016 after taking home the “Drago de Ouro” honor.
In September 2017 and December 2017, Pereira won the award for a midfielder of the month in the Primeira Liga. On January 24, 2018, while playing for Sporting CP in the League Cup, he sustained a calf injury that required several months of recovery
Pereira signed a one-year loan agreement with Paris Saint-Germain on October 5, 2020, for a reported sum of €4 million, with a conditional option to purchase for €16 million at the conclusion of the season.
15 days later, he made his UEFA Champions League debut in a 2-1 home loss to Manchester United in the group stage. That same month, he made his Ligue 1 debut as a central defender in the 4-0 demolition of Dijon at the Parc des Princes. On February 27, 2021, in the rematch with the latter opponent, he headed in a corner cross for his first goal (same score).
Pereira made the decision to represent Portugal abroad. He played in all seven of his team’s games (six were completed) and scored in the 2-0 semifinal victory against France while competing for the under-20 team that placed second at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia.
On March 31, 2015, Pereira made his senior international debut, taking up for fellow rookie Bernardo Silva after 62 minutes of a 0-2 friendly loss to Cape Verde at Estoril. Fernando Santos, the manager of the team, also chose him for the UEFA Euro 2016 squad, and he scored his first goal in the final exhibition match, a 7-0 triumph against Estonia in Lisbon on June 8.
- Primeira Liga: 2017–18, 2019–20
- Taça de Portugal: 2019–20
- Ligue 1: 2021–22
- Coupe de France: 2020–21
- Trophée des Champions: 2020, 2022
- FIFA U-20 World Cup runner-up: 2011
- UEFA European Championship: 2016
- UEFA Nations League: 2018–19
- FIFA Confederations Cup third place: 2017
Danilo Pereira Net Worth
The range of Danilo Pereira’s net worth or income is thought to be between $11 Million. However, his major occupation as a soccer player has brought him a significant amount of wealth.
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Danilo Pereira FIFA 22 Stats
In FIFA 22, Danilo Pereira has an overall rating of 80 and his potential is also 80.
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He is currently 32 years old (as of 2023).
He is 188 cm tall.
He plays as a midfielder.
After his transfer to PSG, his net worth is $11 Million (as of 2023).