Danilo Pereira age, position, salary, team, facts, Wife, football Career

Danilo Pereira age, position, salary, team, girlfriend, facts, football Career

Danilo Pereira is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Paris Saint-Germain. He is often regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world. He has been playing football since he was a child and he has an incredible vision of the game.

Danilo Pereira is known for his creative and offensive style of play which has led him to be regarded as one of the best players in the world. Here, we take a closer look at Danilo Pereira’s age, position, salary, team, girlfriend, facts, and football Career so far.

Who Is Danilo Pereira?

Danilo Luís Hélio Pereira known as Danilo was born on 9 September 1991 in Bissau. He is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Paris Saint-Germain.

After having spent time with Benfica and in Italian, Greek, and Dutch football, Danilo left Marítimo for FC Porto in 2015, being, since the beginning of the 2019-20 season, team captain. With over 190 appearances for the club, he won the Portuguese League in 2017-18 and 2019-20.

Danilo Pereira Facts

Full NameDanilo Luis Helio Pereira
Celebrated nameDanilo Pereira
Nickname (s)Danilo
Birth Date9 September 1991
Birth PlaceBissau, Guinea-Bissau
NationalityPortuguese, Guinean
Age in 202433 Years
FatherNot Available
MotherQuinta Djata
Sister (s)Not Available
Brother (s)Not Available
SchoolNot Available
College / UniversityNot Available
Educational QualificationsNot Available
Zodiac SignVirgo
Mailing AddressNot Available
Phone NumberNot Available
Height1.88 m
188 cm
Weight83 kg
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
OccupationProfessional football player
Playing PositionMidfielder
Current Club TeamParis Saint-Germain or PSG
Current National TeamPortugal national football team
Jersey Number#13 / Portugal national football team / Midfielder
Youth Career Debut (Club)In 1999 for Arsenal 72
Senior Career debut (Club)In 2010 for Parma
U-16 Team DebutNot Available
U-17 Team DebutNot Available
U-18 Team DebutIn 2009 for Portugal U18
U-19 Team DebutIn 2009 for Portugal U19
U-20 Team DebutIn 2010 for Portugal U20
U-21 Team DebutIn 2012 Portugal U21
U-23 Team DebutNot Available
International Debut / Senior Team DebutOn 31 March 2015 Portugal’s senior team
Sexual OrientationStraight
Girlfriend (s) / AffairsJéssica Widenby
Marital StatusMarried
Wife / SpouseJéssica Widenby
Marriage Date / YearNot Available
Children (s)Keyla Danilo (Daughter)
Kiara Danilo (Daughter)
Best Friend (s)Rúben Dias, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes
HobbiesPlaying football, Video Games, Watching Movie, Listening to music, Traveling, Swimming
Favorite Footballer (s)Patrick Vieira
SmokingNot Available
Drinking AlcoholNot Available
Social MediaInstagram

Danilo Pereira Early Life

Born in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau as a nurse, the eldest son of Quetta Jata, Pereira and his family moved to Portugal when he was five years old. He played his youth football for three clubs in the Lisbon area, ending his career with Benfica.

After that, Benfica decided not to sign Pereira’s professional contract, and the Italian Perma acquired him on a free transfer. He spent the second half of the 2010-11 season on loan to Greece’s Iris and, on the return of Stadio Ennio Tardini, made his Serie A debut on 21 December 2011, as a late substitute in a 3-3 draw. Came. At home against Catania.

Pereira was re-loaned for 2012-13, having campaigned with Roda at Eredivisie, and was the first choice to help his team avoid bullying.

Personal Life

On September 6, 2011, he was made a Knight of the Order of Infante D. Henrique. On July 10, 2016, he was made a Commander of the Order of Merit.

He has two daughters Keyla and Kiara, born on the 5th of December 2017.

He married on June 20, 2019, in Italy, the mother of his daughters, in a ceremony that took place in the Italian city of Amalfi.

Danilo Pereira Current Team

He is playing for PSG.

Danilo Pereira Age

He is 31 years old.

Danilo Pereira Wife

He married on June 20, 2019, in Italy, the mother of his daughters, in a ceremony that took place in the Italian city of Amalfi.

What is Danilo Pereira’s Playing Position?

He plays as a midfielder in his team.

Danilo Pereira Salary and Net Worth

Danilo Pereira earns £76,000 per week, £3,952,000 per year playing for Futebol Clube do Porto – SAD as a DM. Danilo Pereira’s net worth is £13,166,400. His current contract expires on June 30, 2025.

Danilo Pereira Football Career

Here, we take a closer look at Danilo Pereira’s Football career so far.

Club Career


In the summer of 2010, Danilo left Sport Lisboa e Benfica for Parma. The midfielder arrived in Italy at just 18 years old, having played 10 matches for Parma’s under-19 team in the 2010-11 Italian Primavera championship. Danilo was called up for Serie A matches against Palermo on 11 December 2010 and Bologna on 19 December 2010, but he never made his debut in the competition. In January, the Portuguese were transferred to Aris, from Greece. At Aris, Danilo played five matches for the championship. He scored on his debut, on 27 February 2011, in a draw (2-2) against Larissa, and in his last game, on 17 April 2011, in a win, against Xanthi. Aris finished the 2010-11 Greek Superliga in 6th position and Danilo returned to Parma after the end of his loan.

In 2011-12, Danilo joined later due to his participation in the U-20 World Cup with Portugal, in which he became runner-up in the world. On his return to Parma, he was out for 15 days due to a fatigue fracture, making his first appearances in the Primavera championship. For the Parma under-19 team, he played against Siena, on October 15, 2011, against Sassuolo, on November 5, 2011, in which he scored a goal, and against Juventus, on December 10, 2011. On December 21, 2011, Danilo made his Serie A debut, playing 13 minutes in the match against Catania. In a duel that ended in a 3-goal tie, Franco Colomba was the coach who promoted the midfielder’s debut. By the end of the season, Danilo would play in four more Serie A matches, against Inter, Siena (twice), and Atalanta, making two more matches in the Primavera championship until the end of 2011-12.


In the summer of 2013, Danilo, aged 21, returned to Portugal to represent Marítimo. With Pedro Martins as coach of the Madeira team, Danilo made his debut in the Portuguese Primeira Liga on 18 August 2013. In the first round of the 2013-14 championship, Danilo played the full 90 minutes in Marítimo’s 2-1 victory against the Benfica of Jorge Jesus, thus making the midfielder his debut in the main competition of Portuguese football against the team in which he was part of the formation.

In 2013-14, Danilo played 32 matches for Marítimo (29 as a starter), having participated in 28 of the 30 matches of the Portuguese League. He scored a goal, on December 19, 2013, in Marítimo’s 2-2 draw against Sporting Clube de Braga [10]. Pedro Martins’ team finished the championship in 6th place.

In 2014-15, Danilo enjoyed a highly successful season. The midfielder, who started the campaign at the age of 22 and ended it at the age of 23, played 38 of the 43 games that Marítimo played at the time, all as a starter for the team. Danilo scored three league goals, against Moreirense (in a 2-1 defeat on 2 November 2014), Sporting de Braga (in a 3-1 victory on 9 May 2015), and Rio Ave (in a, 4-0, on May 17, 2015).

Marítimo, who started the season with Leonel Pontes and ended it with Ivo Vieira, ended the 2014-15 Liga NOS in 9th place, managing to reach the League Cup final. On May 29, 2015, with Danilo Pereira performing the 90 minutes, Marítimo lost 2-1 against Benfica in the final of the competition.

FC Porto

In the summer of 2015, Danilo Pereira was one of the most marketed Portuguese League players. Several news linked Sporting’s interest to the player, and the midfielder admitted to having spoken with Jorge Jesus, who had just been hired by the Alvalade club. In January 2020, Jorge Jesus admitted to having asked Sporting’s management to hire Danilo from Marítimo. However, the Portuguese international ended up moving to FC Porto, in a transfer that earned Marítimo 4.5 million euros. It is the biggest sale in the history of the Maritime.

Danilo made his debut for FC Porto on August 15, 2015, in a 3-0 win against Vitória de Guimarães. The midfielder played 90 minutes with Julen Lopetegui on the bench. In his first season at the club, Danilo was almost always a starter, making 45 of the 52 matches for the “dragons” at the time, more than any other member of the club’s squad. Danilo started in 38 matches and scored 6 goals: he scored against União da Madeira (in a 4-0 victory on December 2, 2015), against Académica (in a 3-1 victory on December 20, 2015), against Boavista (in a 5-0 rout on January 10, 2016), Estoril (in a 3-1 victory on January 30, 2016), Nacional (in a 4-0 rout on April 17, 2016) and, again to Boavista (in a 4-0 win on April 14, 2015). The 2015-2016 season started with Lopetegui on the FC Porto bench, but the Spaniard was replaced by José Peseiro in January. FC Porto finished 3rd in the Liga NOS, having lost the Cup final in the penalty shoot-out against Sporting de Braga, after a 2-2 draw in which Danilo Pereira played the 120th minute. In 2015-16, Danilo also debuted in the Champions League. The midfielder made his first game in the competition on September 16, 2015, in a draw (2-2) between FC Porto and Dinamo Kiev. In the campaign, Danilo played 6 matches in the Champions League and another in the Europa League, on February 25, 2016, in a defeat (1-0) of FC Porto against Borussia Dortmund.

2015-16 season

After the 2015-16 season, Danilo was called up for Euro 2016, which he helped Portugal to win. In the summer of 2016, Nuno Espírito Santo was hired as the new coach of FC Porto. Danilo maintained his influence with Nuno, playing 41 of FC Porto’s 49 games in the 2016-17 season[22] (40 of them as a starter). The midfielder scored four goals, all in the championship, against Chaves (2-1 win on December 12, 2016), Rio Ave (4-2 triumph on January 21, 2017), Arouca (4-0 rout on March 10, 2017) and Belenenses (3-0 win on April 8, 2017). In October 2016, Danilo was honored as “Footballer of the Year” in the annual “Dragões de Ouro” awards, promoted by FC Porto.

2016-17 season

At a collective level, FC Porto ended the 2016-17 season in 2nd place in the Portuguese League, behind Benfica. In the Portuguese Cup, Nuno Espírito Santo’s team was eliminated, in the penalty shootout, against Chaves on November 18, 2016, and in the League Cup, they were eliminated in the group stage. In Europe, Danilo was a starter in the 10 matches that FC Porto played in the Champions League. The team eliminated AS Roma in the playoff for access to the group stage of the competition (1-1 draw at Dragão and 3-0 victory in Roma), with Danilo performing the 90 minutes in both duels. In the group stage, FC Porto finished 2nd in group G, behind Leicester and ahead of Copenhagen and Club Brugge (Danilo started in all matches). In the round of 16, with Danilo playing the full 90 minutes in both matches, FC Porto was eliminated by Juventus (2-0 in Porto and 1-0 in Turin).

Paris Saint-Germain

On 5 October 2020, Pereira joined Paris Saint-Germain on a one-year loan for a reported fee of €4 million with a conditional obligation to buy at the end of the season for €16 million. He made his debut 15 days later, in a 2–1 home loss against Manchester United in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. His Ligue 1 bow was also that month, in the 4–0 rout of Dijon also at the Parc des Princes, where he featured as a central defender. His first goal came in the reverse fixture against the latter adversary on 27 February 2021, when he headed in a cross from a corner (same score).

PSG eventually finished second to Lille in the league. This triggered the obligation to make the move permanent, and Pereira, therefore, became linked to the club until 2025. On 6 February 2022, he scored a brace for the first time in his career, helping to a 5–1 away win over Lille.

International career

He debuted for the Portuguese national team on March 31, 2015, in a friendly match against Cape Verde. Portuguese AA international on 37 occasions, Danilo played in the only two major tournament victories that the main Portuguese football team has in its history, the 2016 European Championship and the 2018-19 Nations League, the first edition of the UEFA tournament. By winning Euro 2016, he has, like the rest of the Portuguese team, the degree of Commander of the Order of Merit of the Portuguese Republic. Danilo Pereira was also runner-up at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2011.

Youth Selections

Danilo was called up for the first time to the national teams in 2009 when he was called up to the under-18s. He debuted on May 27, 2009, in a draw (3-3) against Germany in the Lisbon City International Tournament. Launched by Carlos Dinis, he would play a total of five games for the Portuguese under-18 team, scoring a goal against the USA, on May 30, 2009, also in the Cidade de Lisboa International Tournament.

Danilo Pereira began to gain notoriety in the national under-19 team, in the service of which he played in 17 matches. He made his debut at that level on September 5, 2009, in a 1-0 defeat against Turkey in the Republic of Ireland International Tournament, with Ilídio Vale as a coach. Danilo was then a key member of the national team that reached the finals of the European Under-19 Championship in 2010. He started in all three qualifying matches, helping Portugal beat Wales (3-0, on 3 November 2009), Macedonia (3-0 on 5 November 2009), and Spain (1-0 on 8 November 2009) to win qualifying group 8. In May 2010, Ilídio Vale’s team won group 2 of the Elite Round after drawing with Romania (3-1, on 3 May), tying with Greece (1-1, on 5 May), and beating Hungary (3-2, on 8 May), with Danilo starting every match. In the final phase of the 2010 European Under-19 Championship, played in France, Danilo was a starter in the three games that Portugal played, in a team guided by Ilídio Vale and which also had names like Cédric Soares, Mário Rui or Sérgio Oliveira. The Portuguese team beat Italy 2-0, then lost 2-1 against Spain and 5-0 against Croatia. Portugal ended the competition in 3rd place in group B, achieving the objective of guaranteeing qualification for the 2011 Under-20 World Cup, to be played in Colombia.

Selection A

Danilo Pereira made his debut for the Portugal national team on March 31, 2015, by Fernando Santos, in a 2-0 defeat in a friendly against Cabo Verde, in a match played at the António Coimbra da Mota Stadium, in Estoril. From that moment on, Danilo was regularly used by Fernando Santos. The midfielder played in friendlies against Italy (1-0 win, in a game played in Geneva on 16 June 2016), France (1-0 defeat, in a match, played in Lisbon on 4 September 2015), and Luxembourg (2-0 to Portugal on 17 November 2015) and in qualifying matches against Albania (1-0 win in Elbasan on 7 September 2015), Denmark (1-0 triumph in Braga, 8 October 2015) and Serbia (2-1 win in Belgrade, 11 October 2015).

In 2016, Danilo maintained his importance throughout the friendly preparations for the European Championship. The midfielder played in friendly matches against Bulgaria (1-0 defeat by Portugal on 25 March 2016), Belgium (2-1 win on 29 March 2019), Norway (3-0 triumph on 29 May 2016), England (1-0 defeat by Portugal on June 2, 2016) and Estonia (7-0 defeat by Portugal). In this last game, on June 8, 2016, at Estádio da Luz, Danilo scored his first goal for Portugal’s A team.

Individual Awards

  • SJPF Young Player of the Month: August/September 2015
  • SJPF Primeira Liga Team of the Year: 2016, 2017
  • FC Porto Player of the Year – Golden Dragon Award: 2016
  • Premier League Midfielder of the Month: September 2017, December 2017


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