Brazilian midfielder Denilson Neves has gone under the radar since his Premier League spell ended eight years ago. He was an Arsenal player for seven years until he secured a return to Sao Paulo in 2013.
DenilsonNeves now play his club football with Brasil de Pelotas in the Brazilian league. The 33-year-old joined Brasil de Pelotas as a free agent earlier this year and he has already played eight times for the club in the league. Since leaving Arsenal, Denilson has played for Sao Paulo again, United Arab Emirates club Al Wahda, and Brazilian team Cruzeiro. He has also featured for Botafogo in the Brazilian league plus Silema Wanderers in the Maltese Premier League since his time in the English top flight. (more…)
DenilsonNeves came through the Sao Paulo youth system before he was promoted to the first team during the 2005 season. He was part of the Sao Paulo squad that won the 2005 Copa Libertadores and went on to win the 2005 FIFA Club World Cup which they qualified for as South American champions. Denilson was not a regular in that Sao Paulo team. In total, he started four games plus eight substitute appearances before signing for Arsenal in the summer of 2006.
Premier League club Arsenal paid around £3.4m to Sao Paulo for the transfer of Denilson who was largely an unknown quantity when he arrived in London. Denilson came to Arsenal on the back of little club football experience.
DenilsonNeves has returned to his native Brazil to play for Serie B team Brasil de Pelotas following his spell in Malta, Southern Europe. The 33-year-old was unveiled by the second tier club last week Monday and he has put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the season.
Ex-Arsenal midfielder Denilsonmade a total of 14 appearances for Silema Wanderers in Malta during his time at the club with ten starts and four substitute appearances. Before then, he played once for Brazilian club Botafogo during his six-month spell there. Denilson featured for 15 minutes during his brief stay at Botafogo in 2019.
Former Arsenal player DenilsonNeveshad a restricted national team career with Brazil. He played for his country at several youth levels but was unable to make his debut for the senior team. Denilson didn’t play for the five-time world champions even when the midfielder was at the peak of his powers in the Premier League.
Denilsoncaptained the various Brazil youth teams as from the u-15 level. He was the captain of theBrazil team to the 2005 FIFA u-17 World Cup tournament in Peru. The former Arsenal and Sao Paulo man could not save his country from losing the final of the tournament as Brazil had to settle for second place. A Carlos Vela-inspired Mexico team thrashed the Brazilians 3-0 in the final with the Los Angeles FC striker scoring one of the goals.
Ex-Arsenal midfielder Denilson Neves has stated the reason behind the collapse of his career at the North London club many years ago. Denilson talked about his football career at Arsenal in a chat with popular media platform Four Four Two. The one-time Brazilian junior international spoke about his loneliness at Arsenal and how it played a big role in the collapse of his Gunners career.
There was remarkable difference between his life at the match venue and his life at home. DenilsonNeves was playing in front of tens of thousands of people only for him to be lonely when he returns home after the day’s work. The player narrated how he would log on to MSN Messenger to speak to someone who had watches his game for the Gunners but there was no one to speak to about his preferences.DenilsonNeves talked about the pedestal that players have been placed on and that players are also human beings. (more…)
Former Arsenal midfielder Denilson, also known as Denilson Pereira Neres, has disclosed that he’s indebted to legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for what he did for him during his spell in North London. He showered praises on the Frenchman during an exclusive interview with The Athletic.
According to Denilson, he never really settled at the Emirates Stadium despite the best efforts of Arsene Wenger for him to be comfortable as best as possible. He also acknowledged the work that fellow Brazilian player Gilberto Silva for him to be alright. (more…)
Denilson Pereira Neves, known at the prime of his football career as the most dependable midfielder, will now be seen in action in Malta. He will be playing for the Sliema Wanderers FC in the Maltese Premier League this season.
Denilson is best known for the 7 seasons he spent at Arsenal. He played under Arsene Wenger from 2006 after starting his career with Brazilian side Sao Paulo. During his illustrious career with the Gunners, he scored 7 goals in 96 appearances.
The former footballer from Brazil, Denilson, launched his YouTube channel named the Denilson Show. He has projected the channel in collaboration with Vibra, a company of the Bandeirantes Group that works primarily on digital platforms and content. The former footballer has been working as a commentator and presenter with the group since he joined in June 2010. Within a few days of opening the channel, it got more than 20000 subscribers.
The YouTube channel will showcase his day-to-day activities and the Band’s behind-the-scenes. All the content for the channel will be advised by Denilson himself. It will also showcase how he and his family spend some quality time at home. The platform grid is known to have daily content with different kinds of challenges, question and answer rounds, history, and images related to the show.
Barcelona are looking to tie a loan deal with the Gunners over their striker, Aubameyang and reports say it might happen before the current window closes. The Gabon international having played for Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal and now approaching the end of his career will surely not turn down to represent a side like Barca. Even if it is just for the shortest of time.
Other than players like Denilson and Bendtner who had to leave because they were just not good enough, Arsenal have generally, for the past decade been the feeder team for their direct rivals. Manchester City have been the biggest partakers of the enforced Emirates route but even Barcelona will admit to have also engaged in the art of taking the best thing about Arsenal at any point in time, whenever they feel like and adding it to the outfit at the Camp Nou for their own advantage.
Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has been compared to Eden Hazard regarding productivity on the pitch. While the Belgian is revered for his hold-up play and creativity, his goals and assists’ tally did not impress many.
Hazard had the potential at Chelsea to break more goal barriers considering his innate talent. Many times, during a counter, it would not be surprising to see Hazard abruptly cut down the speed and dazzle, allowing defenders recover. This is unlike Kevin de Bruyne who would likely send the ball the way of a running forward, assisting for a goal or shot on target at least.