Vítor Silva

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Vitor Silva
Personal information
Full name Vítor Marcolino da Silva
Date of birth (1909-02-20)20 February 1909
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Date of death 21 July 1982(1982-07-21) (aged 73)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1927-1936 Benfica 131 (108)
National team
1928-1936 Portugal 19 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Vítor Marcolino da Silva (20 February 1909 – 21 July 1982) was a Portuguese footballer. He was one of the first great forwards both for Benfica as for Portugal.

Club career[edit]

Vítor Silva played for Benfica, from 1927/28 to 1935/36, when he had to leave competition, aged only 27, after a serious injury. He won three titles of the Championship of Portugal, in 1929/30, 1930/31 and 1934/35, and the first ever title of the Portuguese I League, in 1935/36.

He had 19 caps for Portugal, scoring 8 goals, since his first game, a 2-2 draw with Spain, at 8 January 1928, in Lisbon, in a friendly, aged only 18, to his last, a 1-3 loss to Germany, in Lisbon, at 27 February 1936, in Lisbon.[1]

The highlight of his international career was his presence at the 1928 Football Olympic Tournament, where he played in all the three matches, scoring three goals, one in each of them and being the top scorer for Portugal, who was eliminated at the quarter-finals by Egypt, due to a 1-2 loss.

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