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Juan Player Profile

Juan Player Profile
Full Name: Juan Silveira dos Santos
Date of Birth:Feb 1, 1979 (Age 38)
Place of Birth:Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Nationality: Brazil
Height:182 cm.
Weight:74 Kg.
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Juan - Inter-Roma - Tim Cup (Getty Images)
Juan - Since 2006, Juan has been the competent side-kick of Lucio in the centre of Brazil's defence. In Germany, the duo was probably one of the few good things in a campaign that disappointed everyone, as Brazil was the main favourite to win the World Cup.

Many players of that team were dropped from the Selecao after Dunga took charge, but Juan survived with consistent play in the yellow shirt. He seems to be the perfect fit to complete Lucio's abilities. Juan is not as physical as his team-mate, but compensates with a lot of skill and talent.

He has been struggling with injuries in recent seasons, but if he manages to keep himself healthy, he has the potential to be one of the best centre backs in South Africa.

Did You Know:

Juan played with Julio Cesar for three years at Flamengo? The pair won't have any problems adapting to each other when the World Cup comes.