David Mendes da Silva

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David Mendes da Silva
Personal information
Full name Davide Miquel Mendes da Silva Gonçalves
Date of birth (1982-08-04) 4 August 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 6
Youth career
Sparta Rotterdam
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 Sparta Rotterdam 117 (8)
2003 Ajax (loan) 0 (0)
2004–2006 NAC Breda 56 (5)
2006–2010 AZ 109 (9)
2010–2013 Red Bull Salzburg 43 (4)
2013– Panathinaikos 23 (0)
National team
2007– Netherlands 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:00, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

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.

Club career[edit]

NAC Breda signed Mendes in summer 2004 in four-year deal.[1] Two year later he was signed by AZ in 5 year deal.[2] 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.

International career[edit]

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.


Club honours[edit]

Netherlands AZ

Austria Red Bull Salzburg

Greece Panathinaikos

See also[edit]


  1. ^ UEFA.com (9 July 2004). "no title". 
  2. ^ UEFA.com (15 June 2006). "AZ seal deal for NAC duo". 

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