Born to Italian parents, Diego Cavalieri is a professional Brazilian football player who plays as a goalkeeper. A youth academy product of Palmeiras, Cavalieri made his professional debut in 2002, playing for the B-team at Palmeiras in the lower divisions. At this time, Cavalieri was still a part of the youth academy and was sharing his time between the two sides. Later that same year, Cavalieri would get an opportunity to play for the first team, thereby spending 2002 between all three sides.
He would come to be a part of the 2003 Serie B title winning Palmeiras team but Cavalieri’s role, in the title win, was minimal. In 2008, he would play a slightly bigger role as Palmeiras went on to win the 2008 Campeonato Paulista title.
From 2002 to 2008, Cavalieri was part of the Palmeiras first team, making about 65 appearances over that period, playing as the second choice goalkeeper throughout. He was seen as a strong potential for the future and English giants Liverpool decided to bring him in as a part of the team. For two seasons, Cavalieri stayed as the third choice keeper at Liverpool, behind Pepe Reina and Peter Gulacsi.
He moved to Italy after finishing his two-year deal with Liverpool, signing up with AC Cesena in Serie B. However, Cavalieri was unable to get any form of playing time and ended up moving back to Brazil and signing up with Fluminense. Ever since Cavalieri has signed up with Fluminense, he has become their first-choice goalkeeper, playing almost 35 games in 2011.
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