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Danilo is an Aiglon


June 10, 2018

Danilo is an Aiglon

Official! Brazilian midfielder Danilo Barbosa (22 years old, Braga) has signed for OGC Nice.

He is the first new face of the 2018-19 squad. Joining from Braga, Danilo is an Aiglon this morning, just one day after the transfer window opened. Loyal to its philosophy, OGC Nice targeted a youngster with great potential that the club had been following for several seasons.  

A defensive midfielder who is capable of driving forward and a member of the Brazilian international youth set-up, Danilo (1m82) came through the ranks at Vasco de Gama and has already acquired, at just 22 years of age, a solid experience of European football.  

He then signed for Braga and had a full season in 2014/2015 (28 matches, 2 goals and 2 assists), before being loaned to Valencia where he discovered La Liga, the Champions League and the Europa League (34 games, 3 goals). 

He was then loaned to Benfica and then to Standard de Liège in 2016-17, he returned to Sporting Braga in summer 2017, and had a particularly successful season there. With 46 matches played (4 goals and 5 assists), he made the midfield position his own in a side that finished 4th in Liga Nos.