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Daniel Bessa – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroBrazilian footballer
Is Athlete 
Football player 
Association football player 
From Brazil 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 14 January 1993, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Age:27 years
Stats
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 65 kg

Daniel Sartori Bessa (born 14 January 1993) is an Italian Brazilian footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Verona. He was called up to the Italy national under-18 football team.

Club career

Early career

Bessa started his career in Brazil with Clube Atlético Paranaense. He also played futsal with Coritiba Futsal in 2004.

Internazionale

Inter noticed Bessa when he was playing for Atletico Paranaense’s youth team and brought him to Italy in 2008.

2012 was his breakthrough year in the Primavera, being a main reason for Inter winning the NextGen Series, scoring three goals in the tournament and having assisted Samuele Longo’s goal in the final. Unfortunately, an eye injury made him unavailable for newly appointed first team coach, former primavera coach Andrea Stramaccioni. He was back in time for the Primavera play offs. He suffered a knee injury in the final versus Lazio which kept him out for the rest of the year. In November 2012, Bessa’s contract with Inter was renewed.

Vicenza (loan)

On 31 January 2013 Bessa was loaned to Vicenza Calcio. He made his Serie B debut for Vicenza on 9 March 2013 in a match against Padova, coming on as a substitute. Having not played regularly for over half a year due to injury, an unfit Bessa didn’t get many minutes for a relegation-battling Vicenza side.

Olhanense (loan)

On 15 July 2013, Bessa, along with fellow Inter player Vid Belec, completed a loan to Sporting Clube Olhanense. He made his Primeira Liga debut on 17 August 2013 against Vitoria de Guimaraes. On 27 November, Olhanense coach Paulo Alves announced that Bessa, who had only managed 13 minutes of playing time all season, wasn’t part of his plans.

Sparta Rotterdam (loan)

On 22 January 2014, Bessa started training with Eerste Divisie team Sparta Rotterdam. After some injury problems he finally made his Eerste Divisie debut on 9 March, coming on as a substitute in the 54th minute against Jong FC Twente.

Bologna (loan)

On 27 August 2014, Bessa was loaned to Serie B side Bologna. He made his debut as a 74th-minute substitute in the Serie B match against Crotone on 21 September. On 13 December 2014, he scored his first Serie B goal against Frosinone. On 9 June 2015, Bologna were promoted to Serie A, after a 1–1 draw with Pescara in the promotion playoffs. Bessa finished the season with 30 appearances, 1 goal and 3 assists, with 2 being from corners.

Como (loan)

On 6 August 2015, Bessa was signed by Como.

Verona

On 12 August 2016, after representing Inter in pre-season, Bessa joined Hellas Verona F.C. in a temporary deal, with an obligation to sign him outright.

Playing style

His playing style is similar to a very traditional playmaker and he has been compared to a both Wesley Sneijder and Xavi Bessa is technically gifted and excels at playing the no. 10 role. He has a low center of gravity but has the strength and ability to shield off defenders and protect the ball. With his eye for goal, he may alternate between a central attacking midfielder and a Wayne Rooney-type centre forward (second striker), playing “in the hole” in a 4-4-1-1, as he did in the NextGen series.

He has the ability to play deep and move up with the play as he dictates it, but also to be directly involved in the attack. Though, he is not known for his speed, his awareness and vision are his best qualities. He also has dribbling skills and the ability to completely control the play.

Career statistics

As of 27 May 2016
TeamLeagueSeasonLeagueCup1Europe2Other Cups3Total
AppsGoalsAssistsAppsGoalsAssistsAppsGoalsAssistsAppsGoalsAssistsAppsGoalsAssists
InternazionaleSerie A2012–13000000000000
Vicenza (loan)Serie B2012–13300000300
Olhanense (loan)Primeira Liga2013–14100000000100
Sparta (loan)Eerste Divisie2013–14700700
Bologna (loan)Serie B2014–1527132713
Como (loan)Serie B2015–1636380003638
Career Total7441100000000074411

1Includes Coppa Italia & Taça de Portugal.

2Includes Europa League and UEFA Champions League.

3Includes Taça da Liga.

Honours

Inter Primavera
  • NextGen series (1): 2011–12
  • League Champion (1): 2011–12