Diego Cavalieri won the first of his three trophies with the Brazilian national team at the u-17 level. The shot stopper was a part of the Brazil team that won a second World Cup title at the 1999 FIFA u-17 World Cup tournament in New Zealand.

Brazil won the 1999 FIFA u-17 World Cup tournament by beating Australia in the final, while Ghana and the United States of America had to settle for third and fourth respectively. Diego Cavalieri was in the Brazilian squad that defeated Australia on penalties to win the tournament in New Zealand after the two teams had settled for a goalless draw. Brazil won 8-7 on penalties to emerge as champions. (more…)


Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Cavalieristarted his Premier League career at Liverpool. He moved to Anfield from the Brazilian league in 2008. Cavalieri signed for the Reds on July 11, 2008. He penned a four-year deal at Liverpool who were said to have parted ways with an undisclosed fee believed to be around £3m for the transfer.

Cavalieri left Palmeiras to have a taste of Premier League football via Liverpool. He became the third Brazilian player at Anfield after Lucas Leiva and Fabio Aurelio. Liverpool assigned the number one shirt to Diego Cavalieri upon his transfer. The shirt was last worn by Polish shot stopper Jerzy Dudek before it was assigned to Cavalieri.Dudek is famous at Liverpool for his heroics in the penalty shootout as the Reds won the Champions League title in 2005 after beating AC Milan in the final. He also made some stunning saves during the 120 minutes played before the dreaded shootout.


Veteran shot stopper Diego Cavalieri made three appearances for the Brazilian national team under former manager Mano Menezes. Diego Cavalieri was in the Selecao of Brazil squad between 2012 and 2013.

Diego Cavalieri received his first call up to the Brazil squad in November 2012 for the Superclasico de las Americas and he helped his country win the title in what his first game for his country. He went on to make two more appearances.


Veteran Brazilian shot stopper Diego Cavalieri has wonfour major honours in his career spanning almost two decades. He came through the ranks at Palmeiras in his native Brazil before making his debut for the senior team.

Diego Cavalieriholds both a Brazilian and Italian passport but he has spent the majority of his football career in Brazil. The 38-year-old is said to be of Italian ancestry though it must be pointed out that he has played in Italy just once and that was at Cesena in 2010.


Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri was a surprise signing for Premier League club Crystal Palace when he signed for them on a short-term contract. Diego Cavalieriwas signed on a free transfer by the Eagles on March 2, 2018.

Diego Cavalieri didn’t make any appearance for Palace by the time his short-term deal ended at the club in June 2018. His last club was Brazilian Serie A outfit Fluminenseand his contract at the club ended at the end of 2017.


Diego Cavalieri was one of the few international goalkeepers who flew under the radar during his time in the Premier League. The Brazilian shot stopper played for two clubs in the English top flight before returning to his native Brazil two years ago. He played for the two Premier League teams namely Liverpool and Crystal Palace at two different times. Diego Cavalieri was much younger at Liverpool between 2008 and 2010. The Brazilian shot stopper spent two years with the Reds and was involved in just ten league outings. Cavalieri, 38, was at Brazilian Serie A giants Palmieras where he had started his professional career as a goalkeeper before Liverpool snapped him up in the summer of 2008. The Reds spent just £3m on his signing and he went on to play less than a dozen games for the club in the Premier League. Left-back Fabio Aurelio and Lucas Leiva were the Brazilians in the Liverpool team when Diego Cavalieri joined the club and he was immediately handed the jersey number one previously won by Polish shot stopper Jerzy Dudek, one of the heroes for the Reds in the sensational 2005 UEFA Champions League final as Liverpool won the title on penalties ahead of AC Milan. At one point, Milan were 3-0 up before the Reds scored three goals in just six minutes to take the game into extra time and penalties.



Veteran Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri signed for Botafogoin the Brazilian league in 2019 and has featured regularly for the club since joining. The 38-year-old shot stopper was without a club for several months before he was snapped up by Botafogo as a free agent almost two years ago. His last team before Botafogo was Crystal Palace in the Premier League. Crystal Palace signed Diego Cavalieri on a short-term contract in March 2018 and he was with the South London giants for some months before his contract ran out in the summer of 2018.

Diego Cavalieri didn’t feature for Crystal Palace in any competition during his short stint at Selhurst Park. He was surprisingly linked with a move to Premier League moneybags Manchester City around that time but nothing came out of the transfer rumours. (more…)


Veteran Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Cavalieritook on the challenge of playing for the sixth club in his professional football career when he signed for Serie A club Botafogo in his native Brazil at the end of 2018.The 38-year-old shot stopper was signed as a free agent some months after the end of his unsuccessful spell at Premier League outfit Crystal Palace. He was signed for the 2019 season by Botafogo but he has been at the club since then.

Diego Cavalieri has played seven times for two-time Brazilian champions Botafogo this season with five of those coming in the league. He has played professional football for 19 years and counting. In addition, Diego Cavalieri has represented the Brazilian national team three times between 2012 and 2013. He was a Fluminense shot stopper when he made his debut for the five-time world champions.



Veteran goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri couldn’t do much to prevent his club from a home defeat in the last set of Brazilian Serie A games. He was in goal for Botafogo throughout the game as they were beaten 2-1 by Bragantino. The away team came from a goal down to take the three points in the Matchday 21 clash on Tuesday.

Diego Cavalieri and his team took the lead through Matheus Bahia with one-minute left in the first half of the game. However, the hosts let the late first half lead slip through their fingers after Brazilian striker Ytaloequalized for Bragantino in added time of first half as the two teams went into the half-time break with a goal apiece.



Premier League champs Liverpool are expected to reinforce this summer even though Coach Jurgen Klopp keeps lowering such hopes. The manager rightly points to the uncertainty post-Covid.

The Reds let the much talked about move of Timo Werner fall through, allowing the German join Chelsea. There have been talks of Thiago Alcantara joining from Bayern Munich but he would not come cheap. For now links to cheaper options are gathering momentum including Brazilian Under-23 Igor Gomes.