Month: March 2021


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…)