Attacking midfielder also known simply as Danny who represented Portugal at the 2010 World Cup and the 2004 Olympics. He has spent most of his club career playing for Russian teams like Dynamo Moscow and Zenit St. Petersburg.
He developed his soccer skills as a kid playing for C.S. Marítimo.
He made his professional career debut in a 2-1 win with Primeira Liga against Gil Vicente F.C. He landed a €2.1 million deal with Portugal after that season.
His daughter Emily was born in early 2017.
Aleksandr Kerzhakov was his teammate on Zenit.