Walter Henrique da Silva
|Full name||Walter Henrique da Silva|
|Date of birth||22 July 1989|
|Place of birth||Recife, Brazil|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2012||→ Cruzeiro (loan)||0||(0)|
|2012–2013||→ Goiás (loan)||60||(29)|
|2014–||→ Fluminense (loan)||5||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Recife, Pernambuco, Walter started his career with Esporte Clube São José, finishing his youth career with Sport Club Internacional, joining its junior team in 2006. He made his professional debuts two years later.
In August 2010 Walter joined Portuguese club F.C. Porto, signing a five-year contract. The top division powerhouse acquired the player's registration rights and 75% of his economic rights from Uruguayan side C.A. Rentistas for €6 million, and later sold 25% to Pearl Design Holding Ltd. (a UK shell company, directed by Mário Jorge Queiroz e Castro) for €2.125 million; S.C. Internacional announced in its annual accounts that the club had received R$9,192,000 in transfer fee (around €4 million), but part of that was re-distributed to third parties for R$1,980,033– it was also reported that the side owned 50% of the player's economic rights, with the other half belonging to third parties.
Walter played his first official game for Porto on 19 August in a UEFA Europa League play-off round against K.R.C. Genk, appearing eight minutes in a 3–0 away win. On 16 October 2010 he made his first start, scoring a hat-trick against AD Os Limianos for the season's Portuguese Cup, in a 4–1 home success; the following month, again as a starter, he netted his first league goal, at home against Portimonense SC (2–0).
Walter spent the vast majority of his first season as a backup to Radamel Falcao, but managed to finish with ten goals all competitions comprised in 25 appearances. On 15 October 2011 he scored four in a domestic cup match against C.A. Pêro Pinheiro, in an 8–0 away win.
Walter played with Brazil under-20s in the 2009 South American Youth Championship. He scored five goals in the tournament held in Venezuela, being crowned top scorer as the national team won its tenth title in the category.
- Portuguese League: 2010–11
- Portuguese Cup: 2010–11
- Portuguese Supercup: 2010, 2011
- UEFA Europa League: 2010–11
- As of 18 December 2011
- "Comunicado" [Announcement] (in Portuguese). FC Porto. 28 July 2010. Retrieved 25 September 2010.
- Duff, Alex; Panja, Tariq (31 January 2012). "European Soccer Ruling Body Asks U.K. to Probe Funding of Porto Purchases". Bloomberg. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
- "FC Porto group consolidated annual report 2009/2010". FC Porto. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
- "Relatório da diretoria 2010" [Directory report 2010] (in Portuguese). SC Internacional. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
- "Investidores preferem Walter em Portugal" [Investors prefer Walter in Portugal] (in Portuguese). Zero Hora. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
- "Portuguese Cup: big fish through to fourth round". PortuGOAL. 16 October 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
- "Gaitan brings smiles back to Benfica". PortuGOAL. 14 November 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
- Walter scores four as Alex Sandro debuts for FC Porto; SambaFoot, 15 October 2011
- "Walter". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- Includes Copa Libertadores, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup
- Includes other competitive competitions, including the Portuguese Supercup
- Walter at cbf.com.br (Portuguese)
- SambaFoot profile
- Stats and profile at Zerozero
- Stats at ForaDeJogo
- UEFA.com stats
- Internacional official profile (Portuguese)