|Playing position |
Height 1.84 m
Weight 76 kg
Name Djavan Silva
Career start 2012
|Full name Djavan da Silva Ferreira|
Date of birth (1987-12-31) 31 December 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Serrinha, Bahia, Brazil
Current team S.C. Braga (#16 / Defender)
Djavan da Silva Ferreira (born 31 December 1987), known simply as Djavan, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a left back for Portuguese club G.D. Chaves.
Born in Serrinha, Bahia, Djavan only played lower league football in his country, starting out at Feirense Futebol Clube in 2012. On 11 July 2013, he was loaned by Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano to Portuguese Primeira Liga club Académica de Coimbra. He made his debut in the competition on 18 August, starting in a 0–2 away loss against Gil Vicente FC.
On 7 June 2014, fellow league side S.L. Benfica signed Djavan to a four-year deal. On 2 August, without having played any competitive games, he moved to S.C. Braga for four years on a €1 million transfer fee. He first appeared in the league on 13 September, featuring the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 defeat at F.C. Arouca; during his first season he battled for position with Tiago Gomes, ending with 23 overall matches.
On 1 June 2015, in the final of the Taça de Portugal, Djavan won a penalty after an irregular tackle from Cédric Soares, which was converted by Éder for the first goal of the game, but Braga eventually lost to Sporting Clube de Portugal in a penalty shootout after a 2–2 draw in regular time.