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Denílson de Oliveira Araújo

Denilson de Oliveira Araujo
Denilson (right) and Túlio Costa (left)
Personal information
Full nameDenílson de Oliveira Araújo
Date of birth24 August 1977(age 39)
Place of birthDiadema, Brazil
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10.1 in)
Playing positionLeft Winger
Club information
Current clubRetired

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Denílson de Oliveira Araújo (born 24 August 1977 in Diadema), commonly known as Denílson, is a Brazilian former footballer, who played mostly as a Left Winger. He played the 1998 and the 2002 FIFA World Cups with Brazil, finishing in second place and as a champion respectively in them.

Denílson began his career at São Paulo FC, before becoming the world's most expensive footballer when he moved to Real Betis for £21.5.million in 1998. After being sold by Betis in 2005, he has played for numerous clubs worldwide.

He has been capped 68 times for the Brazilian national team, scoring ten goals. His most recent international match was in 2003.

Currently, Denílson is a football commentator for Rede Bandeirantes.

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