Douglas signs contract in Germany: ‘man stood against top strikers’

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Douglas Franco Teixeira will not return to Go Ahead Eagles for the time being. The 32-year-old defender goes to work for FC Würzburger Kickers, which plays in the 2.Bundesliga in Germany.


Douglas signed a one-season contract on Tuesday, with the option of an extra year. The Brazilian Dutchman was on trial at Go Ahead, but he left Deventer on Friday because he could do an internship in Germany. That has already resulted in a commitment at Würzburger Kickers.

“Douglas is a strong central defender, who can head well and has stood his ground against international top strikers,” said coach Michael Schiele of the German team. “We are delighted to have been able to attract such a hugely experienced defender.”

“Douglas made a focused and very convincing impression during the talks,” added Managing Director Daniel Sauer. Douglas himself says he is looking forward to his new challenge. “I am very happy to have the opportunity to prove myself again.”

The former FC Twente player played his last professional match in 2017. Then he got a doping suspension after taking a water pill and was out of the picture. At the beginning of July, Douglas announced that he wanted to make his return as a professional.

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