David Mendes da Silva
|Full name||Davide Miquel Mendes da Silva Gonçalves|
|Date of birth||4 August 1982|
|Place of birth||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2003||→ Ajax (loan)||0||(0)|
|2010–2013||Red Bull Salzburg||43||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
David Miquel Mendes da Silva Gonçalves (born 4 August 1982 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch footballer of Cape Verdean descent who plays as a Defensive midfielder and who is currently playing for Panathinaikos.
His former teams are Red Bull Salzburg, AZ, Sparta Rotterdam, AFC Ajax and NAC Breda. He is a very versatile player who can play all over midfield and in defence. He is known for his dribbling and technique as well as his tackling.
NAC Breda signed Mendes in summer 2004 in four-year deal. Two year later he was signed by AZ in 5 year deal. On 20 October 2009 David Mendes Da Silva scored a stunning 93rd minute equaliser against Arsenal FC in the UEFA Champions League to give his team somewhat of a historic result after Arsenal had led through Cesc Fàbregas's first half goal.
He made his international debut for Netherlands on 7 February 2007.
He also played for Dutch U-20s team at 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship, which lost to Egypt U-20 team in the quarter-finals.
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