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Andre Silva


ABOUT

Full NameAndré Miguel Valente da Silva

BornNovember 6, 1995

Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)

NationalityPortuguese

RoleStriker

ABOUT

Andre Miguel Valente da Silva, a Portuguese footballer born on 6th November, 1995 at Baguim do Monte, Portugal. He is a right footed centre forward who plays for the club Sevilla, on loan from AC Milan and Portugal National Football team.


Background


Silva started playing football at the age of 8 when he joined Salgueiros FC and played for 3 years and had a short spell away playing for Boavista FC and returned to Salgueiros in 2008.


He then played for Padroense for 2 years before moving to Porto Youth team in 2011. He played there for 2 years and his impressive performances earned him a name in the senior team where he played for the B team.


Silva made his professional debut for Porto B in August 2013 against S.C.Beira Mar where Porto won 3-2. After 2 years Silva made his competitive debut for FC Porto in December 2015 when Porto played C.S.Maritimo in which Porto lost 1-3.


Silva scored his first goal against Boavista in a 4-0 win in the last game of the season.In May during the Taca de Portugal he helped his team come from behind after a 2-0 deficit by scoring a brace which included a last minute bicycle kick. Eventually Porto lost the final on penalties.


His wonderful performances during the 2015-16 season earned him a place in the National team.


Debut


Andre Silva made his debut for the Portugal National team against Gibraltar in which Portugal won 5-0. He played the 2nd half of the match.


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Rise to Glory


Andre Silva scored his first goal for Portugal in October 2016 against Andorra during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.


3 days later Silva scored his first hat-trick against Faroe Islands in which Portugal won 6-0. Silva scored all his goals in the first half.


His impressive performances earned him a place in the Confederations Cup squad. He made his debut in the tournament against Mexico which ended in a 2-2 draw.


He scored his first goal in the tournament against New Zealand in a 4-0 win. Portugal finished 3rd in the tournament.


Club Career


Andre Silva started his professional career at Porto and played for 2 seasons, Silva then moved to Italian Serie A side A.C.Milan for a reported fee of 38 million euros. He is one of the bright prospects of the Portugal National team.

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