Mauro Vilhete

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Mauro Vilhete
Personal information
Full name Mauro Alexandre Da Silva Vilhete[1]
Date of birth (1993-05-10) 10 May 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Sintra, Portugal[2]
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Full-back, Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 16
Youth career
2009–2010 Barnet
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Barnet 90 (9)
2011 Hendon (loan) 6 (0)
2012 Boreham Wood (loan) 10 (5)
2012–2013 Boreham Wood (loan) 14 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:37, 26 April 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Mauro Alexandre Da Silva Vilhete (born 10 May 1993) is a footballer who plays for Barnet as a full-back or winger.



Born in Lisbon,[3] Vilhete moved to Barnet at a young age. He attended The Ravenscroft School, where he was tasked with analysing data from Barnet F.C. matches.[4] He joined Barnet's youth team in 2009 after turning down an offer of a scholarship from Aston Villa. Following a series of injuries to first-team regulars, manager Ian Hendon called him into the first-team squad in November 2009, however he only appeared on the bench during this time. In April 2010, he signed a two-year professional contract with the Bees. He made his debut on 1 May 2010 in a 2–0 away defeat to Grimsby Town aged 16,[5] becoming Barnet's youngest ever Football League player, breaking the record of 17 years and 46 days set by Kofi Lockhart-Adams against Cheltenham Town on 24 November 2009,[6] before losing the record to Mathew Stevens on 6 September 2014.[7] Vilhete scored his first goal for Barnet in October 2010 against Southend United in the Football League Trophy.[8] Vilhete joined Hendon on a one-month loan on 4 November 2011, where he made six appearances.[9][10] He then joined Boreham Wood on another one-month loan on 17 February 2012.[11]

On 31 August 2012, Vilhete joined Boreham Wood on loan again until January 2013.[12]

After Barnet's relegation to the Conference in 2012, Vilhete began to play more frequently and established himself as a fan favourite and important member of the squad. On 25 April 2015, Vilhete scored both goals in a 2–0 win over Gateshead to secure the Conference title for Barnet and promotion back to League Two. He was also awarded the Conference Player of the Month award for April.[13]


In November 2010, Vilhete said he wanted to play international football for either England or Portugal, but said "it would probably be Portugal in the end".[14] In March 2011, he was called up for a training camp with the Portugal national under-18 football team.[15]




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