Daniel Teixeira comes from the Brazilian middle class, his father is an engineer and university professor, his mother a housewife. He studied horizons Foreign Trade at the University of Belo. Teixeira has been married to his wife Soraia, has three daughters and lives in Belo Horizonte.
His footballing career started when Teixeira Brazilian club Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte, for whom he played from 1989 to 1993. Ronaldo played mostly at the same time as Teixeira at the club. With Cruzeiro, he won the 1993 Brazilian Cup competition. In between, he was loaned out from January 1991 to December 1992 for two seasons at the Japanese club Nippon Denso. From 1993, he moved Daniel Teixeira between several Portuguese clubs, Seixal (until 1994), Marítimo Funchal and Nacional Funchal.
In 1999, began his career in Germany, the KFC Uerdingen 05, where he played in the Regionalliga 1999-2000. For the second half of the season of 2000/01 season he was 1st in the league rivals FC Union Berlin borrowed. In this half series Teixeira scored for Union 18 of 36 gates and quickly became a crowd favorite Kopenicker. However, as demanded by the Uerdingern transfer fee was Union is not prepared to pay at the end of the season, so "Texas", as it is since its (first) called Berlin period, the club left again and hired at Eintracht Braunschweig, with whom in 2001 he / 02 on descent into Second Bundesliga and in the season back in the Regionalliga Nord.
After a season in the third division Holstein Kiel (2003-2004), he moved to Rot-Weiss Essen and then back to Union Berlin. Union played the following season in the fourth division Oberliga Nordost, with Teixeira with 24 goals scorer in the league. In the 2006/07 season he played with the Union in the Regionalliga Nord, announced the age of 39, the end of his career at the end of the season and was (1:1) adopted by the Association at the last home game of the season against VfB Lübeck. In his last season he scored 13 goals in the Berlin Cup and was instrumental in having four gates at 7-0 in the final against the Köpenick SC, Union played with it in the 2007/ 08 season, the DFB Cup. On 13 October 2007 he became the first player in the Union 's history a farewell game. From 2007 to 2009 he worked for the club Union Berlin in marketing and management area.
In March 2009, he completed his sports management degree and successfully since May 2009, and is a licensed players' agents. Since 1 September 2009, Teixeira President of SG Prenzlauer Berg, for whom he had previously played in the Futsal team.