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Daniel Carriço

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

04/08/1988

Signed

01/01/2013

Country

Portugal

Starting his career at Sporting CP’s Academy in 1997, Carriço signed a professional contract with the Primeira Liga side later in 2007.

Having made his professional debut whilst out on loan to S.C. Olhanense, he returned to Sporting at the start of the 2008/09 season to make his bow for the side in October against F.C. Paços de Ferreira. He also played against Barcelona and Basel in that season’s Champions League, winning the latter 1-0.

For the 2011/12 season, after João Moutinho's departure to Porto, Carriço was appointed as the new club captain by Coach Paulo Sergio and played in a more advanced role as a defensive midfielder.

On 31st December 2012, the Portuguese defender signed for our Championship club, Sporting announcing the deal on a two-and-a-half-year contract and for a fee of just over £600,000.

His Royals debut came against West Brom at Madejski stadium, an emphatic game that went the full 90, 45 minutes from Carriço helped the team to a last minute 3-2 win and a vital three points in the battle for Premier League longevity.

He made two more appearances for the Royals that season and then in the summer, Sevilla made the leap to bring the defender in on a season-long loan deal.

After a successful trial period of 30 starts and two goals along with an UEFA Europa League trophy, the Spanish club decided to make the deal permanent, and in June 2014 he officially signed for the Sevillistas for a fee of around the £1.5 million mark.

Runners-up to Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup at the start of the 2014/15 campaign, at the age of 26, Carriço still remains an important cog in their starting-eleven, and is still adding to his major honours list with another UEFA Europa League trophy last May, after beating Dnipro 3-2 in Warsaw.               

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