Somália (footballer born 1984)

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Paulo Silva ("Somália")
Personal information
Full name Paulo Rogério Reis Silva
Date of birth (1984-04-10) April 10, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder / Left wingback
Club information
Current team
Joinville
Number -
Youth career
Olímpia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Taquaritinga
2006 Francana
2007–2009 Bragantino
2009 América-RN 24 (4)
2010– Botafogo 32 (3)
2012 Ponte Preta (loan) 16 (1)
2013– Joinville (loan)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paulo Rogério Reis Silva, nicknamed Somália (born April 10, 1984, in São Paulo), is a Brazilian footballer, who can play in both defensive midfielder and left wingback. He currently plays for Joinville of the Série B.

Career[edit]

Silva started his football career playing for small São Paulo-based clubs. Joining Bragantino in 2007, he became noted for his shooting ability. Despite his club's poor form, Silva managed to attract the attention of Botafogo, signing a contract with the club in 2010. His good performances and versatility earned him a five-year contract with the Série A club.[1] He has played all across the pitch for Botafogo.

Personal life[edit]

Fake kidnapping[edit]

On January 7, 2011, Silva claimed he had been kidnapped at gunpoint before being robbed of money and jewelry.[2] It, however, appears from CCTV footage that he was simply late for training, and fabricated the story in order to circumvent the clubs 40% wage drop due to tardiness.[3][4] Silva was charged with filing a false police report, and on January 19, 2011, he agreed to a deal offered by prosecutors to donate R$22,000 (about US$ 13,000) to the victims of recent floods in the state of Rio de Janeiro, in order to avoid a possible prison sentence and criminal record.[5]

Honors[edit]

Botafogo

References[edit]

  1. ^ CBF Registry (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Gustavo Rotstein (January 7, 2011). "Somália sofre sequestro-relâmpago e não vai à reapresentação do Botafogo". G1 (in Portuguese). Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ Thamine Leta (January 7, 2011). "Jogador Somália forjou sequestro-relâmpago, diz polícia do Rio". G1 (in Portuguese). Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Brazil police say footballer Somalia 'faked' his kidnap". BBC News. January 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Somália entra em acordo e precisará fazer doações no valor de R$ 22 mil". Esporte UOL (in Portuguese). January 19, 2011. Retrieved February 18, 2011. 

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