Douglas Santos

John Max 17 Nov,2017


Douglas dos Santos Justino de Melo is a Brazilian footballer who is better known as Douglas Santos or simply Douglas. He currently plays for Hamburger SV as a left back. Santos is a married man.

Early Life

Douglas Santos was born on 22nd of March 1994, in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, as Douglas dos Santos Justino de Melo. He holds a Brazilian nationality and belongs to the African ethnicity. Since his childhood, Santos had a keen interest in football, and at the age of fifteen, he began playing football professionally with Nautico FC.

Club Career


In 2012, Douglas Santos signed with Nautico, a Brazilian sports club, including a professional football squad, based in Recife, Pernambuco. For the club, Santos made his team debut in a 2-0 home win against Central FC on 15th of February 2012 and scored his first ever professional goal, the second of a 3-1 home victory against Belo Jardim on the 26th.

On 18th of July, Santos made his Serie A debut, in a 3-0 win against Ponte Preta. On 10th October, he scored his first top-flight goal, in a 1-2 away defeat in opposition to club Ponta Preta.


On 12th of July 2013, Douglas Santos signed a five-year contract with Granda CF. Further on 2nd of September, he joined “Udinese Calcio” on a season-long loan contract.

However, on 20th of July 2015, he signed with Galo permanently for three million, under a four-year deal.

Hamburger SV

On 31st of August 2016, Santos signed a contract for Hamburger SV, a German sports club based in Hamburg.

International Career

After being featured with the U-20’s in 2013 Toulon Tournament, Santos called for the full squad on 2nd of April 2013, for a match against Bolivia.

On 13th of August 2015, he made his appearance in the senior squad for a friendly match against Costa Rica and the United States.

Summing up, Santos has also represented Brasil at the Rio Olympics and was named one of the Brazil’s best player in their win to the Olympics men’s football tournament, as well as winning gold.

Personal Life

Twenty-three-year-old Brazilian footballer, Santos is a married man. According to his post and caption on Instagram, Santos has two children. However, he has not revealed much regarding his children, not even their names. Now it’s been almost three years of their marriage, and till the date, there are no rumors related to divorce and extramarital affairs in their marital relationship.

Net Worth

As of 2017, Santos has an estimated net worth of $250,000, and his current market value is £4.50million. His average annual salary is around $400K. Besides, he must earn a huge amount from his endorsement deals as he is a famous player; however, his endorsing brands are under review.


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