DIEGO CAVALIERI: PREMIER LEAGUE CAREER EXPOSED
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.