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Donato Gama da Silva

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Full nameDonato Gama da Silva
Date of birthDecember 30, 1962(age 54)
Place of birthRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height1.78 m
Playing positionDefender / Midfielder

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Donato Gama da Silva (born 30 December 1962), simply Donato, is a retired Brazilian-born Spanish footballer during the 1990s and early 2000s.

He played most of his professional career in Spain - 15 years and more than 500 official games - most notably with Deportivo de La Coruña, being part of the Super Depor squads that won several major titles, including the 2000 La Liga championship, the club's only; additionally, he also represented his country of adoption's national team.

Having started his career as a central midfielder, Donato finished it as a central defender, at almost 41. He was a strong but technical player, who was able both to destroy the opposition's attacks and to help generate his own team's.

Donato represented the Spanish national team at Euro 1996.

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