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Villareal Sign Brazilian Striker Nilmar From Internacional


Spanish side Villarreal has released a statement saying that they have agreed to sign Brazilian forward Nilmar from Brazilian club Internacional.

It is also reported that the 25-year-old Brazil international would sign a five-year deal and arrive in Spain next week for a medical.

Spanish media reported that the fee for the player, who had a spell at Olympique Lyon in the 2004/05 season, was around 10 million euros (£8.6m).

Nilmar made his international debut for Brazil in 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Mexico on 13 July 2003. He appeared three times in the tournament as Brazil was defeated by Mexico in the final. Although Brazil chose to send Brazil Under-23 team to the tournament, all the international appearances in the tournament are recognized by FIFA as full international caps. His first international goal came against Haiti on 18 August 2004, as Brazil won 6–0.

After four years out of the national team, on 29 August 2008, Nilmar was recalled by coach Dunga as a replacement for the injured Rafael Sóbis for World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Bolivia. On 21 May 2009, he was selected in Brazil squad for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa.

Full name: Nilmar Honorato da Silva
Date of birth: 14 July 1984
Place of birth: Bandeirantes, Brazil
Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position: Striker

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