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Cavalieri playing for Palmeiras in 2007
Date of birth
1 December 1982 (age 30)
Place of birth
São Paulo, Brazil
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 18, 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
Diego Cavalieri (born 1 December 1982) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Fluminense as a goalkeeper. He is of Italian ancestry and holds both an Italian and Brazilian passport.
[hide] 1 Club career 1.1 Palmeiras
1.5 National team
2 Honours 2.1 Club
2.2 National team
4 External links
 Club career
Born in São Paulo, Cavalieri started his career at Palmeiras, where he made his debut on 24 June 2002, in a 4–0 away win over Rio Claro. Cavalieri played 33 times in the Brazilian Championship, conceding 47 goals.
On 11 July 2008, he signed a four-year contract with Liverpool for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £3 million.
Cavalieri became the third Brazilian player at the club, following the signings of Fábio Aurélio and Lucas. Upon his arrival, Cavalieri was handed the number 1 shirt, last worn by Jerzy Dudek. Cavalieri made his competitive debut on 23 September 2008 against Crewe Alexandra in the 3rd round of the League Cup. Cavalieri made his UEFA Champions League debut on 9 December against PSV Eindhoven and made his FA Cup debut against Preston almost a month later. Cavalieri appeared 4 times during the 2009/2010 season, taking his total of appearances to 8 for the club, though he never made his league debut. On 29 July, Cavalieri played the full 90 minutes in Liverpool's 1st leg of their UEFA Europa League 3rd qualifying round tie against Rabotnicki Skopje. Liverpool won 2-0 thanks to a David N'Gog header and a Steven Gerrard penalty.
On 18 August 2010, former Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson confirmed Diego Cavalieri would join Cesena after the UEFA Europa League tie against Trabzonspor. Cavalieri had been unable to dislodge Pepe Reina at Anfield since the Brazilian keeper joined Liverpool from Palmeiras in 2008. The deal was confirmed on the 23 August 2010, with Brad Jones taking the vacated number 1 shirt. He left Anfield for a undisclosed fee, having playing just 10 games in 2 years for Liverpool, none in the Premier League. Cavalieri did not feature in a league game during his 6-month stint with Cesena, with head coach Massimo Ficcadenti preferring 41-year-old veteran Francesco Antonioli to him. However, he did play a game in the Italian Cup, with Cesena to Novara by 3 goals to 1.
On 29 December 2010, he was signed by Fluminense.
 National team
On November 13, 2012, Cavalieri was called up, by Mano Menezes, for seleção brasileira that will play Superclásico de las Américas. Playing 90 minutes, Cavalieri, in his début, won the title with Seleção.
Games for Brazilian team
Palmeiras Campeonato Brasileiro Série B: 2003
Campeonato Paulista: 2008
Fluminense Campeonato Carioca: 2012
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 2012
 National team
Superclásico de las Américas: 2012