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Juan Silveira dos Santos

This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Silveira and the second or paternal family name is Dos Santos.
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Juan
Full nameJuan Silveira dos Santos
Date of birth (1979-02-01) 1 February 1979 (age 37)
Place of birthRio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Playing positionCentre back
Club information
Current team
Internacional
Number4
Youth career
1989–1996Flamengo
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1996–2002Flamengo75(5)
2002–2007Bayer Leverkusen139(10)
2007–2012Roma117(9)
2012–Internacional38(5)
National team
1995–1996Brazil U-176(2)
1997–1999Brazil U-205(0)
2001–2010Brazil79(7)

Juan Silveira dos Santos (Portuguese pronunciation: [huˈɐ̃ siɫˈvejɾɐ dus ˈsɐ̃tus]; born 1 February 1979 in Rio de Janeiro), commonly known as Juan, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a central defender for Brazilian side Internacional.

Having begun his career with Flamengo, he spent a decade playing in Europe in service of Bayer Leverkusen and Roma before returning to Brazil with Internacional in 2012.

Juan earned 79 caps and scored seven international goals for Brazil. He represented the nation at two FIFA World Cups, three FIFA Confederations Cups and three Copa América tournaments, winning two apiece of the latter two events.

Club career

Early career

Juan played for six years for Flamengo in Brazil. In 2002, he moved to Bayer Leverkusen. He played five years in Germany scoring ten goals for Bayer. In 2007, he moved to Roma for €6.3 million.[1]

Roma

Juan played for Roma between 2007 and 2012. In all competitions for Roma he scored 11 goals in more than 140 appearances. With Roma he won one Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana. He was a first-choice centre-back for Roma, and wore the number four jersey. Juan scored his first goal for Roma against Reggina on 16 September 2007.

In the 2011–12 season, he usually played alongside Gabriel Heinze. He scored his seventh goal for Roma in a 5–1 win over Cesena on 21 January 2012. He scored again in Roma's 4–2 loss Cagliari in Sardinia, followed by his third goal of the season, and the opening goal, in Roma's 4–0 demolition of Internazionale at the Stadio Olimpico. He scored nine goals for Roma during his time there.

Internacional

On 16 July 2012, Roma and Juan agreed to cancel his contract by mutual consent, which was set to end on 30 June 2013.[2] On the same day, Juan signed a two-year contract with the club of Porto Alegre Internacional, with a one-year option.

International career

Juan played on Brazil's Copa América-winning teams in 2004 and 2007, also winning the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2005 and 2009. He scored the winning goal in the penalty shootout at the end of the 2004 Copa América Final against Argentina in Lima.[3] In the quarter-finals of the same competition in 2007, he opened the scoring in a 6–1 thrashing of Chile in Puerto La Cruz.[4]

On 28 June 2010, Juan scored the first goal against Chile with a headed finish from a corner as Brazil won 3–0 to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[5]

Career statistics

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Flamengo 1996 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1997 14 2 4 1 2 0 20 3
1998 10 0 1 0 5 0 16 0
1999 7 0 0 0 7 1 14 2
2000 15 2 7 0 4 2 26 3
2001 18 1 6 1 9 5 33 7
2002 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
Total 75 5 18 2 20 8 113 15
Bayer Leverkusen 2002–03 24 2 2 0 3 2 29 4
2003–04 30 2 1 0 0 0 31 2
2004–05 27 1 3 0 9 2 39 3
2005–06 30 3 1 0 1 0 32 3
2006–07 28 2 1 1 10 1 39 3
Total 139 10 8 1 23 5 170 16
Roma 2007–08 22 2 1 0 8 1 31 3
2008–09 21 2 1 0 4 1 26 2
2009–10 29 0 2 0 5 0 36 0
2010–11 31 2 3 0 3 0 37 2
2011–12 11 3 0 0 0 0 11 3
Total 114 9 8 0 20 2 144 11
Career totals 321 23 30 3 59 15 382 37

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
01. 11 July 2004 Estadio Monumental Virgen de Chapi, Arequipa, Peru 23x15px Costa Rica
2 – 0
<center>4 – 1 <center>2004 Copa América
02. 4 September 2005 Estádio Mané Garrincha, Brasília, Brazil 23x15px Chile <center>1 – 0 <center>5 – 0 <center>World Cup Qualifying
03. 24 March 2007 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden 23x15px Chile <center>4 – 0 <center>4 – 0 <center>International Friendly
04. 7 July 2007 Estadio Olímpico Luis Ramos, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela 23x15px Chile <center>1 – 0 <center>6 – 1 <center>2007 Copa América
05. 6 June 2009 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay 23x15px Uruguay <center>2 – 0 <center>4 – 0 <center>World Cup Qualifying
06. 15 June 2009 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa 23x15px Egypt <center>3 – 1 <center>4 – 3 <center>2009 Confederations Cup
07. 28 June 2010 Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa 23x15px Chile <center>1 – 0 <center>3 – 0 <center>2010 World Cup

Honours

Flamengo
Roma
Internacional

International

References

  1. ^ "Aquisizione a titolo definitivo del diritto alle prestazioni sportive del calciatore Juan Silveira dos Santos" (PDF). asroma.it (in Italian). AS Roma. 21 June 2007. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "JUAN DOS SANTOS SILVEIRA" (PDF) (in Italian). A.S. Roma. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  3. ^ O'Connor, Michael (26 July 2004). "Brazil snatch cup in late twist". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "El baile fue ahora en la cancha: Brasil goleó 6-1 a Chile" [The dance was on the pitch: Brazil thrash Chile 6–1]. Emol (in Spanish). 7 July 2007. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Fletcher, Paul (29 June 2010). "Brazil 3–0 Chile". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 30 June 2010. 

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