Denilson

Date of birth24 August 1977
Place of birthSão Paulo
NationalityBrazilian
Weight78 kg
Height1.84 m
PositionForward

Denilson became the world's most expensive player when he joined Spain's Real Betis from Sao Paulo in 1997 for a reported £22million. A wonderfully gifted left winger, he was practically an unknown outside of South America prior to Le Tournoi in France in June 1997. He had made his international debut only two months earlier. As Betis suffered the ignominy of relegation in May 2000, he clearly failed to produce the desired effect and returned to Brazil for a loan spell at Flamengo the following season to rebuild his confidence. He is now back with the Seville club, although still burdened by that weighty price tag. Still comparatively young, he retains the ability to be a key figure in the World Cup. A very fast player whose flair and dribbling skills are in the finest Brazilian traditions, he made five sub appearances during the 2002 finals, including the Final victory against Germany in Yokohama.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
São Paulo
Real Betis
Flamengo L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Real Betis Primera Liga 33
1
3
8
2002-03 Real Betis Primera Liga 23
2
2
5
1
2002-03 Real Betis UEFA Cup 4
1
2003-04 Real Betis Primera Liga 24
4
2
3
2004-05 Real Betis Primera Liga 2
8
2005-06 Bordeaux French Championnat 20
11
3
8


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
26 Aug 2001 Malaga v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 1
09 Sep 2001 Real Betis v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 2
15 Sep 2001 Real Betis v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 3
23 Sep 2001 Valladolid v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 4
30 Sep 2001 Real Betis v Las Palmas D 0-0 Primera Liga 5
14 Oct 2001 Celta Vigo v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 8
20 Oct 2001 Real Betis v Villarreal D 0-0 Primera Liga 9
27 Oct 2001 Barcelona v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 10
04 Nov 2001 Real Betis v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 11
18 Nov 2001 Real Betis v Rayo Vallecano D 0-0 Primera Liga 13
25 Nov 2001 Osasuna v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 14
02 Dec 2001 Real Betis v Tenerife D 0-0 Primera Liga 15
09 Dec 2001 Real Sociedad v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 16
16 Dec 2001 Real Betis v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 17
22 Dec 2001 Deportivo La Coruña v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 18
06 Jan 2002 Real Betis v Valencia D 0-0 Primera Liga 19
13 Jan 2002 Real Betis v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 20
20 Jan 2002 Español v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 21
27 Jan 2002 Real Madrid v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 22
03 Feb 2002 Real Betis v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 23
06 Feb 2002 Las Palmas v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 24
10 Feb 2002 Real Betis v Athletic Bilbao D 0-0 Primera Liga 25
17 Feb 2002 Alaves v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 26
24 Feb 2002 Real Betis v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 27
02 Mar 2002 Villarreal v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 28
09 Mar 2002 Real Betis v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 29
17 Mar 2002 Real Zaragoza v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 30
31 Mar 2002 Rayo Vallecano v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 32
07 Apr 2002 Real Betis v Osasuna D 0-0 Primera Liga 33
14 Apr 2002 Tenerife v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 34
21 Apr 2002 Real Betis v Real Sociedad D 0-0 Primera Liga 35
28 Apr 2002 Real Mallorca v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 36
05 May 2002 Real Betis v Deportivo La Coruña D 0-0 Primera Liga 37
11 May 2002 Valencia v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 38
01 Sep 2002 Deportivo La Coruña v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 1
19 Sep 2002 Zimbru Chisinau v Real Betis D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
22 Sep 2002 Real Sociedad v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 3
28 Sep 2002 Real Betis v Barcelona W 3-0 Primera Liga 4
06 Oct 2002 Sevilla v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 5
08 Oct 2002 Real Betis v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 2
20 Oct 2002 Real Betis v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 6
26 Oct 2002 Recreativo de Huelva v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 7
29 Oct 2002 Viktoria Zizkov v Real Betis D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
03 Nov 2002 Real Betis v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 8
09 Nov 2002 Valencia v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 9
17 Nov 2002 Real Betis v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 10
24 Nov 2002 Atlético Madrid v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 11
28 Nov 2002 Real Betis v Auxerre D 0-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
01 Dec 2002 Real Betis v Athletic Bilbao D 0-0 Primera Liga 12
08 Dec 2002 Español v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 13
12 Dec 2002 Auxerre v Real Betis D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
15 Dec 2002 Real Betis v Rayo Vallecano D 0-0 Primera Liga 14
22 Dec 2002 Real Betis v Osasuna D 0-0 Primera Liga 15
19 Jan 2003 Racing Santander v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 18
26 Jan 2003 Real Betis v Villarreal D 0-0 Primera Liga 19
02 Feb 2003 Real Betis v Deportivo La Coruña D 0-0 Primera Liga 20
08 Feb 2003 Real Madrid v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 21
16 Feb 2003 Real Betis v Real Sociedad D 0-0 Primera Liga 22
22 Feb 2003 Barcelona v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 23
02 Mar 2003 Real Betis v Sevilla D 0-0 Primera Liga 24
09 Mar 2003 Real Mallorca v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 25
16 Mar 2003 Real Betis v Recreativo de Huelva D 0-0 Primera Liga 26
23 Mar 2003 Malaga v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 27
03 Sep 2003 Real Betis v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 2
13 Sep 2003 Celta Vigo v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 3
21 Sep 2003 Real Betis v Racing Santander D 0-0 Primera Liga 4
28 Sep 2003 Real Zaragoza v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 5
04 Oct 2003 Real Betis v Athletic Bilbao D 0-0 Primera Liga 6
19 Oct 2003 Sevilla v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 7
26 Oct 2003 Real Betis v Albacete Balompié D 0-0 Primera Liga 8
02 Nov 2003 Real Betis v Atlético Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 10
09 Nov 2003 Barcelona v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 11
21 Dec 2003 Real Betis v Villarreal D 0-0 Primera Liga 17
04 Jan 2004 Valladolid v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 18
18 Jan 2004 Real Betis v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 20
25 Jan 2004 Español v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 21
31 Jan 2004 Real Betis v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 22
08 Feb 2004 Racing Santander v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 23
15 Feb 2004 Real Betis v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 24
22 Feb 2004 Athletic Bilbao v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 25
28 Feb 2004 Real Betis v Sevilla D 0-0 Primera Liga 26
07 Mar 2004 Albacete Balompié v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 27
14 Mar 2004 Real Betis v Osasuna D 0-0 Primera Liga 28
20 Mar 2004 Atlético Madrid v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 29
04 Apr 2004 Deportivo La Coruña v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 31
11 Apr 2004 Real Betis v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 32
14 Apr 2004 Real Betis v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 30
02 May 2004 Valencia v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 35
09 May 2004 Villarreal v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 36
15 May 2004 Real Betis v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 37
23 May 2004 Malaga v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 38
20 Feb 2005 Real Betis v Deportivo La Coruña W 2-0 Primera Liga 24
27 Feb 2005 Valencia v Real Betis L 2-1 Primera Liga 25
02 Mar 2005 Real Madrid v Real Betis L 3-1 Primera Liga 26
19 Mar 2005 Real Betis v Albacete Balompié W 2-1 Primera Liga 29
17 Apr 2005 Villarreal v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 32
24 Apr 2005 Real Betis v Real Sociedad L 2-3 Primera Liga 33
01 May 2005 Racing Santander v Real Betis D 1-1 Primera Liga 34
07 May 2005 Real Betis v Sevilla W 1-0 Primera Liga 35
15 May 2005 Atlético Madrid v Real Betis W 1-2 Primera Liga 36
21 May 2005 Real Betis v Real Zaragoza W 3-2 Primera Liga 37


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Brazil World Youth Cup 1
3
1996-97 Brazil Copa America 4
1
1
1996-97 Brazil International Friendly 3
1996-97 Brazil Tournoi de France 2
1997-98 Brazil CONCACAF Gold Cup 3
1997-98 Brazil FIFA Confederations Cup 3
2
1
1997-98 Brazil FIFA World Cup 1
6
1997-98 Brazil International Friendly 6
1
3
1
1997-98 Brazil Nike World Tour 1
1998-99 Brazil International Friendly 3
2
1998-99 Brazil Under-23 1
1
1999-00 Brazil FIFA World Cup 1
1999-00 Brazil International Friendly 2
2
2001-02 Brazil Copa America 1
3
2
1
2001-02 Brazil FIFA World Cup
10
1
2001-02 Brazil International Friendly 1
3
1
2002-03 Brazil International Friendly 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
14 Apr 1995 Brazil v Syria W 6-0 World Youth Cup Group A
17 Apr 1995 Brazil v Russia D 0-0 World Youth Cup Group A
19 Apr 1995 Brazil v Qatar W 2-0 World Youth Cup Group A
28 Apr 1995 Argentina v Brazil L 2-0 World Youth Cup Final
13 Nov 1996 Brazil v Cameroon W 2-0 International Friendly
18 Dec 1996 Brazil v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 1-0 International Friendly
02 Apr 1997 Brazil v Chile W 4-0 International Friendly
08 Jun 1997 Brazil v Italy D 3-3 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
10 Jun 1997 Brazil v England W 1-0 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
16 Jun 1997 Brazil v Mexico W 3-2 Copa America Group C
19 Jun 1997 Brazil v Colombia W 2-0 Copa America Group C
22 Jun 1997 Brazil v Paraguay W 2-0 Copa America Quarter-final
26 Jun 1997 Brazil v Peru W 7-0 Copa America Semi-final
29 Jun 1997 Bolivia v Brazil W 1-3 Copa America Final
10 Aug 1997 Korea Republic v Brazil W 1-2 Nike World Tour
13 Aug 1997 Japan v Brazil W 0-3 International Friendly
10 Sep 1997 Brazil v Ecuador W 4-2 International Friendly
09 Oct 1997 Brazil v Morocco W 2-0 International Friendly
07 Dec 1997 South Africa v Brazil W 1-2 International Friendly
12 Dec 1997 Saudi Arabia v Brazil W 0-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
14 Dec 1997 Australia v Brazil D 0-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
16 Dec 1997 Brazil v Mexico W 3-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
19 Dec 1997 Brazil v Czech Republic W 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
21 Dec 1997 Brazil v Australia W 6-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
03 Feb 1998 Brazil v Jamaica D 0-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A
05 Feb 1998 Brazil v Guatemala D 1-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A
08 Feb 1998 Brazil v El Salvador W 4-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A
25 Mar 1998 Germany v Brazil W 1-2 International Friendly
29 Apr 1998 Brazil v Argentina L 0-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 1998 Brazil v Andorra W 3-0 International Friendly
10 Jun 1998 Brazil v Scotland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
16 Jun 1998 Brazil v Morocco W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
23 Jun 1998 Brazil v Norway L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
27 Jun 1998 Brazil v Chile W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
03 Jul 1998 Brazil v Denmark W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
07 Jul 1998 Brazil v Netherlands W 1-1 (4-2) FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
12 Jul 1998 Brazil v France L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Final
23 Sep 1998 Brazil v Yugoslavia D 1-1 International Friendly
14 Oct 1998 Brazil v Ecuador W 5-1 International Friendly
18 Nov 1998 Brazil v Russia W 5-1 International Friendly
07 Apr 1999 Brazil v USA W 7-0 U23
05 Jun 1999 Brazil v Netherlands D 2-2 International Friendly
08 Jun 1999 Brazil v Netherlands W 3-1 International Friendly
14 Nov 1999 Australia v Brazil W 0-2 A v OT
17 Nov 1999 Australia v Brazil D 2-2 A v OT
23 May 2000 Wales v Brazil W 0-3 International Friendly
27 May 2000 England v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 2000 Peru v Brazil W 0-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
12 Jul 2001 Brazil v Mexico L 0-1 Copa America Group B
15 Jul 2001 Brazil v Peru W 2-0 Copa America Group B
18 Jul 2001 Brazil v Paraguay W 3-1 Copa America Group B
23 Jul 2001 Brazil v Honduras L 0-2 Copa America Quarter-final
09 Aug 2001 Brazil v Panama W 5-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 2001 Brazil v Paraguay W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
05 Sep 2001 Argentina v Brazil L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
07 Oct 2001 Brazil v Chile W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
07 Nov 2001 Bolivia v Brazil L 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
14 Nov 2001 Brazil v Venezuela W 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
27 Mar 2002 Brazil v Yugoslavia W 1-0 International Friendly
18 May 2002 Catalonia v Brazil W 1-3 Unofficial
25 May 2002 Malaysia v Brazil W 0-4 International Friendly
03 Jun 2002 Brazil v Turkey W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
08 Jun 2002 Brazil v China PR W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
17 Jun 2002 Brazil v Belgium W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
26 Jun 2002 Brazil v Turkey W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
30 Jun 2002 Brazil v Germany W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Final
21 Aug 2002 Brazil v Paraguay L 0-1 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 China PR v Brazil D 0-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.