PRAGUE - Portuguese star Danny signed a 2-year deal in Slavia! 33-year old midfielder and former Portuguese international has played in Zenit St. Petersburg for previous 8 years.“I am really glad that Danny has become part of our club. Together with Halil Altintop and Ruslan Rotaň they are true stars, but always very modest,” Slavia chairman Jaroslav Tvrdík said.
The manager Jaroslav Šilhavý added: “Danny has great individual skills, he is playing attacking midfield, always eager to score, always putting pressure on the penalty area. He is also very strong in the centre of the pitch. Outstanding dribble, really quick on ball. All of this are his strengths.”
Danny will join the club on the beginning of the next week.
Daniel Miguel Alves Gomes, commonly known as Danny, is a Portuguese attacking midfielder. This summer he has left Zenit St. Petersburg as a free agent after spending 8 years in the club. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, he has moved to Madeira with his parents playing for local side Marítimo. In 2002 he moved to Sporting Lisbon and in 2005 to Dynamo Moscow. He soon became very successful in Russia being voted “Footballer of the Year” in 2010.
In2008 he transfered to Zenit St. Petersburg as the most expensive player in the Russian Premiere League to win 3 league titles, 2 Russian cups and UEFA Super Cup. During 8 years he has played 165 league games for Zenit, scoring 48 goals, and 74 games in European cups with 13 goals and 12 assists.
Danny represented Portugal at the 2010 World Cup and the 2004 Olympics. He has made 38 appearances in the national team since 2008.