Douglas surprises and signs contract with German PhD candidate

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at

Douglas Franco Teixeira will not officially return to the Dutch fields. The 32-year-old defender recently got the opportunity from Kees van Wonderen to train with Go Ahead Eagles. He also played in a friendly game of the Keuken Kampioen Division club, but then he left Deventer. His future lies in Germany for the time being.

Würzburger Kickers reports the arrival of Douglas through official channels on Tuesday. He recently entered a trial period in Germany, but the club was not known until today. It is therefore about Würzburger Kickers, which recently promoted to the 2. Bundesliga as number two of the 3. Liga. The Dutch Brazilian has signed a contract for a season, with an option for another year.

In 2017, Douglas tested positive for the use of a water pill, after which the then defender of Sporting Portugal was suspended for two years. Since the beginning of this year, the mandekker, who played for FC Twente between 2007 and 2013, has been working on a return to professional football. Douglas initially hoped for a contract with an Eredivisie club, but meanwhile trained in Deventer. The club announced a few hours ago that Douglas ‘in all likelihood would not return to Go Ahead Eagles’.

“I believe in the project and I think we can achieve great things”, Douglas says on the website of FWK, where he is presented as ‘a center-back with Champions League experience’. “He is a strong defender who has stood his ground against top international attackers. We are very happy that we have been able to attract such an experienced defender”, coach Michael Schiele admits.

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