DIEGO CAVALIERI: PALMEIRAS CAREER REVIEWED
Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri started his professional football career at Palmeiras. He was in the youth team before being promoted at the Brazilian Serie A club. During his time in the Palmeiras first team, Diego Cavalieri played 65 times in the league.
Merseyside club Liverpool signed Cavalieri on July 11, 2008 for an undisclosed fee said to be around £3m. The shot stopper became the third Brazilian at Liverpool when he joined them. Left-back Fabio Aurelio and defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva were the other Brazilians at Liverpool at time they signed Diego Cavalieri from Palmeiras.
Cavalieri signed a four-year deal until the end of the 2011/12 season when the Brazilian goalkeeper joined the Reds. He was given the number one jersey previously won by Polish man Jerzy Dudek who was the hero for Liverpool during the penalty shootout from the 2005 Champions League final.
Liverpool didn’t give Diego Cavalieri his debut until the League Cup third round clash against Crewe Alexandra on the 23rd of September, 2008.His Champions League debut for the Reds came almost three months later. Diego Cavalieri played his first Liverpool game in the Champions League against Dutch team PSV Eindhoven on December 9, 2008. His FA Cup debut was in the following month during the third round tie with Preston North End. In total, Cavalieri featured ten times for Liverpool in two years before moving to Cesena in the Italian league.