Deivid de Souza
Midfielder / Striker
Date of birth: October 22,1979
Place of Birth: Nova Iguaçu, Brazil
Height: 1,80 m
Weight: 73 kg
Deivid de Souza joined Fenerbahce prior to the 2006-2007 season after a successful tenure at Portugese club Sporting Lisbon. He was transferred for a fee of 4.5 million Euros.
Deivid made 36 appearances for Sporting Lisbon, scoring 11 goals during his time there. Prior to this, he was with Brazilian squad Santos FC where he scored 26 goals in 69 appearances. Deivid has also spent time with French side Bordeaux, Brazilian team Cruzeiro, and Corinthians.
Deivid’s early days at Fenerbahce found him struggling to find his way offensively a bit, but the 2007-2008 season has been a comeback year for the Brazilian star. He began turning his fortune at the end of last season with a crucial goal against Trabzonspor that made Fenerbahce the Turkcell Super Lig champions. This season, Deivid has scored crucial goals in UEFA Champions League against CSKA Moscow and Inter Milan, propelling Fenerbahce to a win against the Italian champions. This goal, alongside earning Fenerbahce the 3 points, also found a place amongst the top 10 best goals of the tournament with Alex’s goal against CSKA Moscow. His confidence at the forward position has given Fener another reliable scoring option up front. Deivid wears the #99 shirt for Fenerbahce.