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Renato Dirnei

Renato Dirnei Florêncio Santos (born 15 May 1979), simply Renato, is a Brazilian Association football who plays for Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas.

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Renato Dirnei biography

Renato Dirnei Florêncio Santos (born 15 May 1979), simply Renato, is a Brazilian Association football who plays for Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas.

Mainly an Midfielder Attacking midfielder with good heading ability in spite of a small frame, Renato Dirnei played most of Renato Dirnei professional career in Spain, with Sevilla FC, appearing in nearly 300 official games with the club.

A Brazil national football team during two years, Renato was part of the squads that won 2004 Copa América Copa América and 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup FIFA Confederations Cup.

Club career

Renato was born in Santa Mercedes, São Paulo (state). In 2004, after playing in Renato Dirnei country with Guarani Futebol Clube and Santos FC, Renato Dirnei signed for Sevilla FC in Spain, aged 25. Alongside compatriots Adriano Correia and Daniel Alves, as well as several club youth graduates, Renato Dirnei would play an essential part in the Andalusians' La Liga consolidation, making Renato Dirnei competition debut on 29 August: after just one minute on the pitch, in the start of the second half of the home fixture against Albacete Balompié, Renato Dirnei scored the game's only goal.

From 2005–07, Renato played 16 UEFA Europa League matches in both seasons combined, as Sevilla won the tournament twice in a row. Renato Dirnei only goal was a decisive one, as Renato Dirnei netted in the 2–0 home win against CA Osasuna in the second leg of the semifinals of the 2006–07 UEFA Cup (2–1 on aggregate); Renato Dirnei was also utilized in both finals.

In the 2008–09 La Liga, Renato scored eight goals in 32 matches, as Sevilla finished in third position. Four of those came in just one month (December '08/January '09), against Real Madrid C.F. (4–3 win, away), Villarreal CF (1–0, at home)), Deportivo de La Coruña (3–1 triumph, away) and CD Numancia (1–0, at home).

On 4 October 2009, Renato scored through a header in a 2–1 home win against Real Madrid. Renato Dirnei contributed with 33 games and four goals to Sevilla's 2009–10 La Liga, with the subsequent UEFA Champions League 2010–11 UEFA Champions League. At the season's closure, Renato Dirnei extended Renato Dirnei link to the club for a further year, until June 2012.

On 26 May 2011, Renato rescinded Renato Dirnei deal with Sevilla by mutual agreement, and signed a three-year contract with Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas.

International career

Renato made Renato Dirnei debut for Brazil national football team in 2003, being picked for the squads at the 2004 Copa América and the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup: in the former, Renato Dirnei played all six matches (all minutes), and made five Substitute (association football) appearances in the latter, with the national side winning both competitions.



- Santos FC:
- - Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 2002, 2004

- Sevilla FC:
- - UEFA Europa League: 2005–06, 2006–07
- - UEFA Super Cup: 2006; Runner-up 2007
- - Copa del Rey: 2006–07, 2009–10
- - Supercopa de España: 2007; Runner-up 2010


- Copa América: 2004
- FIFA Confederations Cup: 2005


- Bola de Ouro: 2003


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