Álvaro André Rodrigues da Silva

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Personal information
Full name Álvaro André Rodrigues da Silva
Date of birth (1989-11-14) November 14, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Paulista, Brazil
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Santa Cruz
(on loan from América (PE))
Number 21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Salgueiro ? (?)
2010– América (PE) 14 (4)
2011 Sport Recife (loan) 7 (0)
2012– Santa Cruz (loan) 14 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Álvaro André Rodrigues da Silva (born November 14, 1989 in Paulista), or simply Branquinho, is a Brazilian Striker. He currently plays for Santa Cruz.


He began his career in Salgueiro in 2009. Soon after, he moved to the América (PE), which became evident in the Pernambucano Championship Series A2. Besides being part of the group that secured access to América (PE) the state elite in 2010,Branquinho stood out in Campeonato Pernambucano in 2011 and drew attention the Recife Sport, who hired him on loan to the dispute Brazilian Championship Série B. However, the attacker did not have many chances in the team red-black, by which agtuou only 7 games.

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