Miranda

Miranda_(footballer)

João Miranda de Souza Filho (born 7 September 1984), also known as João Miranda, or simply Miranda, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a central defender for Italian club Inter Milan and the Brazilian national team.

Having begun his career at Coritiba, he spent the 2005–06 season with Sochaux in France before returning to Brazil to play for São Paulo. He won three consecutive Campeonato Brasileiro Série A titles, and was named in the Team of the Year four consecutive times from 2007 to 2010. In 2011, he joined Atlético Madrid, where he won domestic and European honours, leaving for Inter for €15 million four years later.

Miranda made his full international debut for Brazil in 2009 and was a member of the squad which won the Confederations Cup that year. He also played at two Copa América tournaments and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, captaining Brazil at the Copa América Centenario.