30, June 2022


Brazilian star DenilsonNeves was part of a youthful Arsenal team that went all the way to the 2007 League Cup final before they were beaten by London rivals Chelsea in the final. The Blues won after coming from behind to score twice including a late goal from Didier Drogba.DenilsonNeves and Arsenal began their League Cup campaign in the third round. The Gunners secured their place in the fourth round with a 2-0 win over West Brom away from home.

In the fourth round, Emmanuel Adebayor scored the winning goal five minutes from time as Arsenal secured a 1-0 away win over Merseyside team Everton for a place in the fifth round, also known as the quarterfinals. (more…)

3, June 2022


DenilsonNeves didn’t make a single appearance for the Brazilian senior team when he was at the peak of his career despite the fact that the midfielder captained his country at junior level. He was invited to the Brazil squad for the friendly match with Switzerland in November 2006 as a replacement for Arsenal teammate Gilberto Silva who pulled out of the squad due to personal reasons. Denilson was benched for the whole game and he failed to get another opportunityto play for the five-time world champions.

At the FIFA u-17 World Cup tournament in Peru, Denilson captained the Brazilian team in the final as Mexico ran out 3-0 winners. Carlos Vela scored the first goal of the game in the final to seal his status as the Golden Boot winner. Apart from Vela, Ever Guzman and Omar Esparza also scored for Mexico in the final. Guzman scored four goals for Mexico during the tournament to finish one goal behind Vela, while Esparza scored two goals during the tournament. (more…)

1, March 2022


DenilsonNeves made his name as a professional footballer during his time in the Premier League with Arsenal. He had joined the Gunners around a year after making his first-team debut at boyhood club Sao Paulo in his home country Brazil. Arsenal were said to have paid around £3.4m to sign the midfielder from Sao Paulo in the summer of 2006. Denilson was relatively an unknown quantity when he left Sao Paulo to join Arsenal before the start of the 2006/07 season. He spent five seasons at the Emirates Stadium before making the decision to return to Brazil.

Brazilian midfielder DenilsonNeves would later reveal that he was homesick and that informed his decision on a return to Brazil in 2011. Sao Paulo signed him from Arsenal on loan and he would later spend another season on loan before reaching an agreement over the termination of his Arsenal contract in 2013.

22, December 2021


DenilsonNeves was the skipper of the Brazilian team that went all the way to the final at the 2005 FIFA u-17 World Cup tournament in the South American nation of Peru. He was an important member of the Brazilian team that were favourites until they came unstuck against Mexico in the final.

Mexicogave Denilson and his Brazilian teammates a lot of problems that they could not solve on the way to losing the final convincingly.

26, September 2021


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…)

16, July 2021


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.

15, June 2021


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.

5, May 2021


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.

7, February 2021


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…)

12, December 2020



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…)