|Full name||João Paulo Daniel|
|Date of birth||12 January 1981|
|Place of birth||Araras, Brazil|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2002||→ União São João (loan)|
|2003||→ Juventude (loan)||20||(1)|
|2005||Ciudad de Murcia||16||(4)|
|2007||→ Strasbourg (loan)||13||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 July 2011
Born in Araras, São Paulo state, João Paulo started his career at Paulista Futebol Clube. He was loaned to União São João and Juventude in 2002 and 2003 season. In September 2004 he left for Servette FC of Swiss Super League. In mid-season, he left for Ciudad de Murcia of Spanish Segunda División along with Roberto Merino due to bankrupt of the club.
In mid-2005, he was signed by Young Boys. He was loaned to Strasbourg in January 2007. He signed a two-year contract extension in the June 2007. but left for league rival Neuchâtel Xamax in December, on a reported 3½year contract. However, he left the club in January 2009.
In August 2010 he returned to Brazil, signed a contract until end of year with Desportivo Brasil of Campeonato Paulista Segunda Divisão. He played 4 times for the club at the state league 4th level. The team finished as the losing side of the second stage (round of 24), finished as the bottom of the group.