Digao

Digão
6
Defender
  • 6' 4"
  • 183 lbs.
  • 10-14-1985
  • Brasília, Brazil

How Acquired: Signed by New York on Sept. 14, 2012

The 2013 campaign marks Digao’s first full season after joining the Red Bulls in a late-season transaction in 2012. A tall, physical centerback, Digao will be competing for a starting role in New York’s defense.

Professional: 2012: After signing with the Red Bulls in mid-September, Digao spent the last few weeks of the regular season conditioning with the team in an effort to be match ready. While not used in a regular season match, Digao’s number was called for the first time in the final minute of the Nov. 8 playoff match between New York and D.C. United. In an effort to snag a late goal to level the score at one apiece, Digao placed his head on a shot that was placed into the box, directing it on frame but safely into the mitts of United’s Bill Hamid.

2004 – 2012: At the age of 19 in 2004, Digão (full name: Rodrigo Izecson dos Santos Leite) signed with Italian club A.C. Milan. For two seasons from 2005 through 2007, he was loaned out to fellow Italian side A.C. Rimini, making 23 appearances. Digão returned to Milan for the beginning of the 2007-08 season and made his lone Serie A appearance for the club in March 2008. Since then, the Brazilian defender spent time on loan in Belgium with Standard Liege, in Italy with U.S. Lecce and F.C. Crotone and most recently with Portuguese side F.C. Penafiel in 2010-11, playing in 10 matches. After his stint with Penafiel, his contract with Milan expired.

Before turning professional, Digão spent time as a youth player at Brazilian club Sao Paolo and U.C. Sampdoria of Italy before joining the youth ranks at Milan.

Collegiate/Club: N/A

Personal: Digão is the younger brother of Brazilian International and Real Madrid midfielder Kaká.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Año Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC Apagado Y R
2013 New York Red Bulls 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 New York Red Bulls 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season New York Red Bulls 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs New York Red Bulls 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season New York Red Bulls 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, Apagado: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Fecha Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
7/13/2013 MTL @ NY W 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2013 NY @ COL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2013 HOU @ NY W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2013 NY @ PHI L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 VAN @ NY L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2013 CLB @ NY T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2013 LA @ NY W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2013 NY @ NE T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2013 MTL @ NY W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2013 NY @ CLB W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/27/2013 NY @ TOR W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 NE @ NY W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2013 KC @ NY L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2013 NY @ DC W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2013 NY @ CHI L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/30/2013 PHI @ NY W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 NY @ MTL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2013 DC @ NY T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2013 NY @ SJ L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/3/2013 NY @ POR T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/27/2012 NY @ PHI W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2012 KC @ NY T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/6/2012 CHI @ NY L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2012 TOR @ NY W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 NY @ NE T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/19/2012 KC @ NY L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/15/2012 CLB @ NY W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, Apagado: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves