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 was given his Brazil debut by former manager Mano Menezes. The Botafogo goalkeeper was part of the Brazil team that won the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. He has played his club football in just three countries namely his native Brazil, England and Italy. Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Cavalierihas ancestral roots in the European nation of Italy. He holds both Italy and Brazil passports though the surprising thing is that he played for just one Italian team and that was lowly Cesena.
Diego Cavalieri signed for Cesena in 2010 shortly after ending his two-year stay at Liverpool whom he joined from Palmeiras in his native Brazil. He was at Cesena for just six months. Cesena paid an undisclosed fee for his transfer from Liverpool but he had to play second fiddle to then 41-year-old Francesco Antonioli. He left Cesena to sign for Fluminense. Diego Cavalieri was at Fluminense for seven years before he returned to England to sign for Crystal Palace.