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Sílvio Manuel Pereira

Sílvio
Portugal8(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 August 2013

Sílvio Manuel Azevedo Ferreira Sá Pereira, known as simply Sílvio (born 28 September 1987), is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for S.L. Benfica on loan from Atlético Madrid and the Portuguese national team. A defender, he is equally at ease as a right or left back.

Club career

Born in Lisbon, Sílvio played youth football with local and national giants S.L. Benfica. In the 2008 summer he moved straight from the lower leagues with Odivelas F.C. to the top division with Rio Ave FC:[1] he made his debut in the competition on 24 August in a 1–1 home draw against Benfica, and finished his second season with 27 appearances to help the Vila do Conde side to the 12th place, above the relegation zone.

In July 2010 Sílvio joined S.C. Braga,[2] scoring his first top flight and professional goal on in a 1–0 home win over C.S. Marítimo[3] and playing in 38 official games in his first and only campaign, including nine in the Minho club's runner-up run in the UEFA Europa League; he also began suffering from injury problems in this timeframe.[4]

Sílvio was confirmed as an Atlético Madrid player on 19 May 2011,[5] making his La Liga debut on 28 August in a 0–0 home draw with CA Osasuna (90 minutes played).[6] On 20 November he suffered a knee injury against Levante UD,[7] from which he went on to relapse several times.[8]

In early January 2013, Sílvio was loaned to Deportivo de La Coruña until the end of the season, reuniting with several countrymen including manager Domingos Paciência, also his boss at Braga.[9] He featured almost exclusively as left-back during his spell with the Galicians and even managed to score twice, in wins against Celta de Vigo (3–1 home success)[10] and RCD Mallorca (3–2 away win),[11] but his team eventually suffered relegation.

On 10 July 2013 Sílvio returned to Benfica, joining on a season-long move.[12]

International career

Sílvio made his debut for Portugal on 7 September 2010, starting in a 0–1 away loss against Norway for the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifiers.[13] He was overlooked for the final stages by manager Paulo Bento, however, due to injury.

Honours

Braga
Atlético Madrid

References

External links

  • Atlético Madrid official profile
  • Stats and profile at Zerozero
  • Stats at ForaDeJogo
  • BDFutbol profile
  • Sílvio at National-Football-Teams.com
  • Transfermarkt profile
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