Djalma was briefly played for Estrela da Amadora. In January 2002, he was back to Brazil for Sport Recife.
He was then played for cross-town rival Santa Cruz, and left for Portugal again for Paços de Ferreira on 13 August 2004. With Rincón, Júnior and Djalma, the team won Liga de Honra and returned to Portuguese Liga.
Djalma was signed by Gama on 26 July 2005 for the reminder of Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.
On 6 July 2007, he was signed by PFC Cherno More Varna.
In July 2008, he signed a one year contract with Central Sport Club, for Campeonato Brasileiro Série C.
In May 2009, he signed a 4 month contract with Centro Limoeirense, for Copa Pernambuco.