Moreira Daniel MOREIRA

Presentation

Retired
FRANCE FRANCE
Full name Daniel Moreira de Sà
Born Aug 8, 1977
Maubeuge, FRANCE
Age 42 years old
Size 1.78 m
Weight 74 kg
Position Centre forward
Attacking midfielder
Arrival(s)
Toulouse Toulouse 2006 / M€ 5.5
Grenoble Grenoble 2009
Departure(s)
Grenoble Grenoble 2008
Boulogne Boulogne 2009
Numbers 10
Selections
France A
Career
Valenciennes Valenciennes
Guingamp Guingamp
Lens Lens
Toulouse Toulouse
Rennes Rennes
Grenoble Grenoble
Boulogne Boulogne
Transferred from Toulouse or 5.5 Million Euros in 2006, Daniel Moreira had the tough task of emulating Frei (52 goals) as centre-forward at Stade Rennais. After an encouraging pre-season, Moreira started alongside Utaka and Monterrubio. But he suffered from a goal drought, and bad luck. In 1755 minutes of football, he didn’t manage a single goal in the 2006/2007 season, even if the one-on-one situations, and pinpoint crosses were pretty commonplace. From clumsy to unlucky, he had the firm intention to have a better second season, but with the blossoming of Briand, and the arrivals of Emerson, Pagis and Wiltord in his position, he had the misfortune of rupturing his cruciate knee ligaments in pre-season. He returned in December, but was still unable to find the net in 13 further appearances. After the last stand in Simferopol in 2008, again without finding the net, he was loaned to Grenoble, where he rediscovered the joy of scoring once more, before signing for Boulogne in 2009.