Dida

Brazil 2017

Considered among the greatest Brazilian keepers of all time, Dida began his senior career with Vitória, before moving to Cruzeiro where he made over 100 appearances.  Eventually he joined European giants AC Milan, following spells with Luganoi and Corinthians. He played over 300 times for the Rossoneri during a ten-year spell, becoming one of only four keepers to do so. Throughout his time at the San Siro he won eight major trophies including two Champions League and one Serie A title. He played 91 times for the Brazilian national team, making him the third most-capped keeper in their history and has both an Olympic gold and World Cup winners’ medal in his collection. He is seen as a fantastic shot stopper and a penalty-saving specialist.

Full name: Nélson de Jesus Silva
Born: 07/10/1973, Irará, Bahia, Brazil
Clubs: Vitória (1992-1993), Cruzeiro (1994-1998), Lugano (1998-1999), Corinthians (1999-2000), Milan (2000-2010), Corinthians (loan, 2001-2002), Portuguesa (2012), Grêmio (2013), Internacional (2014-2015)
International: 91 apps (1995-2006)
Position: Goalkeeper

Honours:

  • Campeonato Baiano (1): 1992
  • Supercopa Masters (1): 1994
  • Copa Oro (1): 1995
  • Copa do Brasil (2): 1996, 2002
  • Copa Libertadores (1): 1997
  • Campeonato Mineiro (4): 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998
  • Campeonato Brasileiro (1): 1999
  • FIFA Club World Championship (2): 2000, 2007
  • Torneio Rio-São Paulo (1): 2002
  • Serie A (1): 2003–04
  • Coppa Italia (1): 2002–03
  • Italian Super Cup (1): 2004
  • UEFA Champions League (2): 2002–03, 2006–07
  • UEFA Super Cup (2): 2003, 2007
  • Campeonato Gaúcho (2): 2014, 2015
  • South American Youth Championship (1): 1992
  • FIFA World Youth Championship (1): 1993
  • CONMEBOL Men Pre-Olympic Tournament (1): 1996
  • Copa América (1): 1999
  • FIFA World Cup (1): 2002
  • FIFA Confederations Cup (2): 1997, 2005