| Sidnei Junior|
| Sidnei Rechel da Silva Junior|
(1989-08-23) 23 August 1989 (age 26)
Deportivo de La Coruna (#12 / Defender)
Sidnei (footballer, born 1989) Wikipedia
Sidnei Rechel da Silva Júnior (born 23 August 1989), known simply as Sidnei, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Deportivo de La Coruña as a central defender.
Born in Alegrete, Rio Grande do Sul, Sidnei started playing professionally with Sport Club Internacional, being part of the side that conquered the 2007 edition of the Recopa Sudamericana. On 24 July 2008 he signed a five-year contract with S.L. Benfica, who paid €5 million for 50% of his sporting rights.
During his first season in Portugal, Sidnei was used intermittently, but still managed to appear in 24 Primeira Liga games and score three goals in as many wins, including the 2–0 derby home win against Sporting Clube de Portugal on 27 September 2008. In November, Benfica bought another 50% of his rights for €2 million, and GestiFute acquired the rights to receive 30% from any future transfer. He played in only five league matches during the following campaign – ten overall appearances – as Benfica won the national championship after a five-year wait.
After spending the first half of 2010–11 on the bench, Sidnei was propelled to Benfica's starting XI after David Luiz moved to Chelsea in the winter transfer window. On 21 February 2011 he was sent off in a league game at Sporting, but his team still managed to win it 2–0. On 28 March 2011 he renewed his contract for a further three seasons, until 2016; however, due to poor performances, he lost his starting place to Jardel.
In early June 2011, Beşiktaş J.K. agreed with Benfica on a one-year loan, with the option to make the move permanent. On 19 September he scored a brace for the first in his career, helping to a 3–1 Süper Lig home win over MKE Ankaragücü.
As the Turkish club opted against exercising its option, Sidnei returned to Portugal and found himself demoted to the B-team. On 29 July 2013, he and Pizzi were loaned to La Liga's RCD Espanyol on a one-year deal.
On 1 September 2014, Sidnei moved to fellow league side Deportivo de La Coruña also on loan. After appearing in 32 matches to help his team avoid relegation, his loan was extended for a further year.
Sidnei had a contract running until 2018, with the Galicians sharing his rights with Benfica and GestiFute.As of match played 26 April 2017InternacionalRecopa Sudamericana: 2007Campeonato Gaúcho: 2008BenficaPrimeira Liga: 2009–10Taça da Liga: 2008–09, 2010–11