|Full name||Francisco Carlos|
|Date of birth||26 April 1963|
|Place of birth||Taquaritinga, Brazil|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
He spent 11 years of his professional career in Portugal (21 in total in the country), amassing Primeira Liga totals of 271 games and 70 goals over the course of nine seasons and representing mainly Benfica, Vitória de Guimarães and Braga.
Born in Taquaritinga, São Paulo, Chiquinho Carlos played in his country with Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas and Clube de Regatas do Flamengo. In 1986 he moved to Portugal, where he would remain for the rest of his extensive career, representing as a professional S.L. Benfica, Vitória de Guimarães, S.C. Braga, Vitória de Setúbal, Académico de Viseu FC and Atlético Clube de Portugal.
Chiquinho scored in his first official game for Benfica, a 2–2 away draw against F.C. Porto on 24 August 1986. He also won the double in his first season, going on to appear in 80 official matches during his two-year tenure, netting 21 goals; additionally he competed with the Lisbon side in the 1987–88 European Cup, playing the full 120 minutes in the final, a penalty shootout loss to PSV Eindhoven.
From ages 35–44 Chiquinho Carlos played amateur football, with C.D. Mafra and G.D. Igreja Nova. Immediately after retiring he returned to the former, going on to act as assistant coach for several years.
- Portuguese Supercup: 1988
- "Francisco Carlos da Silva" (in Portuguese). Vedeta ou Marreta?. 12 March 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
- "A última dobradinha do Benfica" [Benfica's last double] (in Portuguese). Jogo de Área. June 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
- James M. Ross (17 January 2008). "Champions' Cup 1987–88". RSSSF. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
- "Mafra quer manutenção na III Divisão" [Mafra wants to stay in III Division] (in Portuguese). Record. 8 July 1999. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
- "Campeão na Luz nos Distritais" [Luz champion in the Regionals] (in Portuguese). Record. 31 January 2003. Retrieved 15 September 2013.