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Full nameDorival Guidoni Jr.
Height1.75 m
Playing positionMidfielder

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Doriva, full name Dorival Guidoni Jr. (born 28 May 1972 in Nhandeara, São Paulo) is a recently retired Brazilian footballer who played midfielder, who last played for América-SP in the Brazilian league, after a spell playing for Middlesbrough.

Prior to joining to Middlesbrough, Doriva played for São Paulo, Atlético Mineiro, Porto, Sampdoria, and Celta Vigo. He was part of the Brazil squad at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

In his first full season at Middlesbrough, Doriva was first choice in midfield alongside George Boateng. He found his chances limited after this, however, due to the emergence of Stewart Downing and the conversion of Boudewijn Zenden to central midfield. His only goal for Middlesbrough came in a 2 1 victory at Notts County in the third round of the FA Cup on 8 January 2005.

In 2005 he earned a one-year contract extension, which Middlesbrough allowed to expire in July 2006. Having spent a brief period on the Blackpool books, he then signed for América-SP in Brazil.

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