Following his release from Middlesbrough, he then signed for América-SP in Brazil, where he had a heart problem detected.
Doriva's father and grandfather both died from heart conditions, and therefore he decided to retire from playing.
I see an easy game for Santos, they ebat this opponent 4-2 in 2015 and now quality difference is much bigger.
That same year he won both the Libertadores da América and the Intercontinental Cup.
In 1995, he was transferred to XV de Piracicaba after having his rights purchased by then-owner Rolim Amaro, founder of TAM Airlines.
Santos - Linense Paulista A1Pick: 1 -1.5 ahstake 3/10Santos are egendary team as you all know.
Fnished 2nd in Serie A and saved best players coach (2 seasons already). game for the team but of course many fans expected to come and support team...
In his first full season at the club, Doriva was first choice in midfield alongside George Boateng.
He found his chances limited after this, however, due to the emergence of Stewart Downing and the conversion of Boudewijn Zenden to central midfield.
Subsequent tests showed that the diagnosis was inaccurate and he could have continued playing, although he remained retired.
After retiring in 2009, Doriva was hired by Ituano's president and former teammate Juninho Paulista; initially a manager of the youth categories, he subsequently became an assistant manager and, in 2014, was appointed as coach.
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