HSV sign Douglas Santos

The 22 year old Olympic gold medal winner has signed a five year contract in Hamburg.

HSV made a further move on the transfer market during the final day of the summer transfer window, announcing the signing of Brazilian Douglas Santos from Brazilian top flight club Clube Atletico Mineiro. The defender passed his medical at a Hamburg university clinic before putting pen to paper on a five year deal designed to keep him at the Volksparkstadion until June 30th 2012: “We are delighted to secure the services of Douglas Santos who is a great talent”, explained Rothosen club boss Dietmar Beiersdorfer.

Olympic gold medal winner with European experience.

Santos was in Brazil’s team which recently took gold in the final of the 2016 Olympic games final against Germany in Rio de Janeiro. HSV’s new signing started all six games in the tournament. The Hamburg adventure is the second time Santos has tried his luck in Europe. As a 19 year old the 1,75m tall married left back who hails from northern Brazil moved from Brazilian second division outfit Nautico Capibaribe to Spanish top flight side  FC Granada, before being loaned out to Italian top flight club Udinese. In all Santos managed 17 first team and reserve appearances for them which secured him a permanent deal. From there though, Santos was soon to be homeward bound as he joined Brazilian first division club Atletico Mineiro again on loan. There he made 53 league appearances in Brazil’s top league and also played 16 times in the famous Copa Libertadores. Douglas Santos will wear the number six in Hamburg.

Name: Douglas dos Santos Justino de Melo
Date of birth: 22.03.1994
Age: 22
Height: 1,75 m
Position: Left back
Last club: Clube Atletico Mineiro
National team: Capped at under-23 level