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Denis César de Matos

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Full name
Denis Cesar de Matos

86 kg


1.88 m

Playing position
Place of birth
Jau, Brazil

Denis de

Career start

Denis Cesar holding a ball while wearing white and orange printed shirt

Maria Carolina Arantes Paes de Matos (m. 2011)

Current team
Sao Paulo FC (#12 / Goalkeeper)

Similar People
Rogerio Ceni, Lucas Cavalcante Silva Afo, Renan Ribeiro

Date of birth
(1987-04-14) 14 April 1987 (age 33)

● Denis ● Goleiro ● Gil Vicente ● 2020 ●

Denis César de Matos (14 April 1987) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for São Paulo FC as a goalkeeper.



Denis César looking afar while wearing black and white shirt

Denis was born in Jaú, São Paulo. A Ponte Preta youth graduate, he was promoted to the main squad in 2006, but was third-choice (behind Jean and Aranha). He made his first team debut on 24 February 2007, starting in a 1–2 away loss against Grêmio Barueri for the Campeonato Paulista championship.

Denis César wearing black printed shirt

Denis appeared regularly during that year's Série B, mainly profitting from Aranha's injury. He would spend the rest of his spell as a backup, however.

Denis moved to São Paulo on 22 January 2009. He made his debut for the club three days later, replacing injured Rogério Ceni in a 2–0 away win against Portuguesa. He would spend his first two years behind Ceni and Bosco.

Denis César holding a ball while wearing red shirt

In 2011 Denis was promoted to backup, after Bosco's retirement. In the following year, after profitting from Ceni's serious injury, he appeared regularly for Tricolor, but was again backup after the latter's recovery.


As of 27 February 2017

1 Includes matches and goals in Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana.

Denis César' hands on his hips while wearing red t-shirt


Denis César de Matos Wikipedia