Mosquito (footballer)

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Personal information
Full name Thiago Rodrigues da Silva
Date of birth (1996-01-06) 6 January 1996 (age 19)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Vasco da Gama
Youth career
2009–2011 Vasco da Gama
2012–2013 Atlético Paranaense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 Atlético Paranaense 11 (1)
2015– Vasco da Gama 0 (0)
National team
2010 Brazil U14
2011 Brazil U15 7 (12)
2013 Brazil U17 9 (6)
2014– Brazil U20 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Thiago Rodrigues da Silva (born 6 January 1996), commonly known as Mosquito, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Vasco da Gama as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Mosquito joined Vasco da Gama's youth setup in 2009, but left the club in 2011 due to unpaid wages.[1] On 4 May 2012 he agreed a deal with São Paulo,[2] but the deal was declared void only five days later.[3]

Mosquito joined Atlético Paranaense on 29 October 2012,[4] but was not allowed to play until February of the following year.[1] He made his senior debut on 2 February 2014, starting and scoring his side's only in a 1–2 away loss against Rio Branco for the Campeonato Paranaense championship;[5] it was his maiden appearance of the competition.

Mosquito made his Série A debut on 20 April 2014, playing the last 16 minutes of a 1–0 home win against Grêmio.[6] He scored his first professional goal on the 27th, netting his side's first of a 2–2 away draw against Vitória.[7]

On 20 February 2015, after being released by Furacão, Mosquito returned to his first club Vasco, signing a short-term deal.[8]


Brazil U20


  1. ^ a b "Acordo libera Mosquito sem ônus para o Atlético" [Agreement releases Mosquito to Atlético with no costs] (in Portuguese). Gazeta do Povo. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Mosquito deixa o Vasco e acerta com o São Paulo" [Mosquito leaves Vasco and signs with São Paulo] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "São Paulo desiste de Mosquito e vínculo com Macaé é descoberto" [São Paulo gives up of Mosquito and link with Macaé is discovered] (in Portuguese). Diário Lance!. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Alvo de polêmica, jovem Mosquito fica no Atlético-PR até o fim de 2013" [Target of controversy, young Mosquito stays in Atlético-PR until the end of 2013] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Atlético-PR de Petkovic perde para o Rio Branco e amarga a vice-lanterna" [Petkovic's Atlético-PR loses to Rio Branco and bitters the second-bottom place] (in Portuguese). IG Esporte. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Atlético-PR marca, segura pressão do Grêmio e vence no Orlando Scarpelli" [Atlético-PR scores, holds off Grêmio's pressure and wins at Orlando Scarpelli] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 20 April 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Vitória é vítima da própria armadilha e cede empate ao Atlético-PR: 2 a 2" [Vitória falls into their own trap and gives draw to Atlético-PR: 2–2] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Após ofertas e baixa de pedida, Mosquito acerta retorno ao Vasco" [After offers and lowering wages, Mosquito agrees returns to Vasco] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 20 February 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 

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