Tony Sylva

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Tony Sylva
Personal information
Full name Tony Mario Sylva
Date of birth (1975-05-17) 17 May 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Guédiawaye, Senegal
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2004 Monaco 24 (0)
1995–1996 Gazélec (loan) 33 (0)
1996–1997 Épinal (loan) 10 (0)
2000–2001 Ajaccio (loan) 31 (0)
2004–2008 Lille 163 (0)
2008–2010 Trabzonspor 39 (0)
Total 300 (0)
National team
1999–2010 Senegal 83 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:43, 26 June 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:07, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Tony Mario Sylva (born 17 May 1975) is a Senegalese footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He is currently unattached. Sylva has played for AC Ajaccio, AS Monaco, Lille and Trabzonspor.

Club career[edit]

AS Monaco[edit]

Sylva became a part of the AS Monaco FC team in 1993; while he was on the team, Monaco won the Ligue 1 championship.

Lille OSC[edit]

Sylva joined OSC Lille on the June 8, 2004, on a free transfer from AS Monaco. He played 163 games over four years for Lille.


In July 2008, Sylva signed a two-year deal with Turkish outfit Trabzonspor in a deal worth £950,000. Although his contract at Lille was due to expire in June 2009, according to Article 17 of FIFA's Regulations for the Status and Transfer of Players he was allowed to leave the club.[1] Sylva was released for the club at the end of the 2009-10 season.


  • Ligue 1 Champion: 2000, with Monaco
  • Ligue 1 Runner-up: 2005, with Lille
  • Turkey Cup Champion: 2010, with Trabzonspor


  1. ^ "Tony Sylva - FIFA erteilt nach Vertragsbruch trotz Streit Spielberechtigung" (in German). Rechtsanwalt Wieschemann. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 

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