Gastón Silva

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Gastón Silva
Personal information
Full name Gastón Alexis Silva Perdomo
Date of birth (1994-03-05) 5 March 1994 (age 21)
Place of birth Salto, Uruguay
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Torino
Number 21
Youth career
2007–2011 Defensor Sporting
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Defensor Sporting 25 (0)
2014– Torino 2 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Uruguay U-17 15 (2)
2012- Uruguay U-20 10 (1)
2011 Uruguay U-23 4 (1)
2014- Uruguay 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 January 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 December 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Silva and the second or maternal family name is Perdomo.

Gastón Alexis Silva Perdomo (born 5 March 1994) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Italian club Torino and the Uruguayan national team as a centre back.

Club career[edit]

Defensor Sporting[edit]

He began his professional career in Defensor Sporting, debuting on 8 November, 2011, at age 16, in the 0–2 away win against Montevideo Wanderers, substituting Brahian Alemán. On 18 April 2012 he made his official debut in the Copa Libertadores in a 1–3 away win against Argentina's Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield.[1] He made a total of 29 appearances and provided 2 assists between the Uruguayan Primera División and Copa Libertadores[1]

In the 2011–12 Uruguayan Primera División season he played a game in the Apertura tournament, but was often a starter in the Clausura tournament, contributing to the final victory. The following season he played in all 17 games in the league and four in the Copa Libertadores, confirming his position as one of the emerging prospects of Uruguayan football.

Torino[edit]

On July 21 2014 Silva transferred to Serie A side Torino for € 2.3 million,[2] signing a four-year contract with an option for a fifth.[3] On 18 September he made his debut for Torino in the UEFA Europa League against Club Brugge; he scored his first goal ever for Torino in the cup against Copenhagen, ending 1–5.

International career[edit]

During 2011, Silva played with the Uruguayan national under-17 football team at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico. Previously, he played the 2011 South American Under-17 Football Championship in Ecuador. In 2012, Silva played with the Uruguayan national under-20 football team at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey. In 2011, he was named to participate in the Uruguay national football team under-22 squad for the 2011 Pan American Games.

On 1 November 2014, Silva was called up to the Uruguayan national team by Óscar Tabárez for two friendly matches on 13 and 18 November against Costa Rica and Chile.

Style of play[edit]

Naturally left-footed, at Defensor Sporting he was fielded as a left full-back, his preferred role, while in the national team he is often used as a central defender. Proficient in the tackle, Silva has excellent technique, physicality and ability in the air.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 24 March 2015.[4]

Season Team Domestic League Domestic Cups International Cups Other Cups Total
Comp Apps Goals Comp Apps Goals Comp Apps Goals Comp Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011–12 Uruguay Defensor Sporting PD 1 0 - - - CL 1 0 - - - 2 0
2012–13 PD 7 0 - - - CL 0 0 - - - 7 0
2013–14 PD 17 0 - - - CL 4 0 - - - 21 0
Totale Defensor Sporting 25 0 0 0 5 0 30 0
2014–15 Italy Torino A 2 0 CI 0 0 UEL 4 1 - - - 6 1
Total career 27 0 0 0 9 1 36 1

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1. 8 June 2012 Estadio Parque Alfredo Víctor Viera, Montevideo, Uruguay Uruguay United States United States 1–0 2–0 Friendly match

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Uruguay U-17

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Classe e carattere: ecco Gaston Silva, il difensore ad un passo dal Torino…". gianlucadimarzio.com (in Italian). Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Gaston Silva è del Torino". gazzetta.it (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Gastòn Silva al Toro". torinofc.it (in Italian). Torino Football Club. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.soccerway.com/players/gaston-silva/181025/

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