Álvaro Silva (footballer)
|Full name||Álvaro Peralta Silva Linares|
|Date of birth||30 March 1984|
|Place of birth||Andújar, Spain|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2003–2004||→ Marbella (loan)||34||(0)|
|2008–2009||→ Xerez (loan)||21||(0)|
|2012||→ Petrolul Ploieşti (loan)||8||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:29, 14 April 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2015
Silva was born in Andújar, Jaén. After one loan, he made his professional début with Atlético Malagueño, appearing in two second division seasons and being relegated in the latter. His first contact with the first team came in 2006–07, also in the second level (33 games, one goal).
In 2008–09, Silva was loaned by Málaga for a second time, to another Andalusian side, Xerez CD, appearing relatively as they achieved a first-ever La Liga promotion. On 16 July 2009 he returned to Málaga, being immediately released and joining neighbors Cádiz CF in the second level for three years. A starter through most of the campaign, he suffered relegation this time.
In the 2011 summer, Silva returned to division two and Xerez. After only one league appearance in the first half of the season, however, he moved abroad and penned a six-month contract with Liga I club FC Petrolul Ploiești.
In January 2013, Silva signed an 18-month deal with Khazar Lankaran FK of the Azerbaijan Premier League. He won his second piece of silverware on 23 October of that year, featuring against Neftchi Baku PFK in the Azerbaijan Supercup.
After his stint in Azerbaijan, Silva turned down offers from clubs in Israel, Qatar and Spain which included Marbella FC, in favor of Kuwaiti Premier League's Qadsia SC. On 30 August 2016, he left Daejeon Citizen FC and began training with Indonesian club Arema Cronus F.C. who was poised to sign him pending a successful medical, but eventually nothing came of it.
In early 2014, Silva started work on getting his Filipino passport as his paternal grandmother was Filipino. so he would be eligible to play for the Philippines national team. By mid-June, he arrived in Manila to further process his documents.
- As of 12 September 2015
|Malaga B||2004–05||Segunda División B||36||0||—||—||36||0|
|2005–06||Segunda División B||22||0||—||—||22||0|
|Marbella (loan)||2003–04||Segunda División B||34||0||—||—||34||0|
|Xerez (loan)||2008–09||Segunda División||20||0||1||0||—||21||0|
|2010–11||Segunda División B||30||1||1||0||2[a]||0||33||1|
|Petrolul Ploieşti (loan)||2011–12||Liga I||8||0||0||0||—||8||0|
|Khazar||2012–13||Azerbaijan Premier League||11||1||4||0||—||15||1|
|2013–14||Azerbaijan Premier League||30||0||3||1||3[b]||0||36||1|
|Al-Qadsia||2014–15||Kuwaiti Premier League||5[c]||0||5||0|
|Daejeon Citizen||2015||K League Classic||6||0||0||0||—||6||0|
- "El defensa Álvaro Silva ficha por el Cádiz" [Defender Álvaro Silva signs for Cádiz]. Marca (in Spanish). 16 July 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
- "El Xerez ficha al defensa Álvaro Silva para las dos próximas temporadas" [Xerez signs defender Álvaro Silva for the next two seasons]. El Comercio (in Spanish). 21 July 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
- "Alvaro Silva Linares merge în Antalya" [Alvaro Silva Linares joins squad in Antalya] (in Romanian). Petrolul Ploiesti. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
- "A contract was signed with Alvaro Silva". Lankaran FC. January 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
- "Khazar Lankaran 2–1 Neftchi Baku". Soccerway. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
- "El marbellí Álvaro Silva jugará en Kuwait en el Qadsia Sporting Club" [Marbella's own Álvaro Silva will play in Kuwait for Qadsia Sporting Club]. Marbella 24 Horas (in Spanish). 20 July 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
- Adnan, Muhamad Rais (30 August 2016). "Arema Cronus Semakin Dekat Kontrak Mantan Pemain Malaga" [Arema Cronus gets closer in signing former Malaga player] (in Indonesian). Goal.com. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
- "Tampik Alvaro Silva, Arema Cronus Pertahankan Goran Ganchev" (in Indonesian). Bolanesia. 5 September 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
- "Ha Noi T&T sign contract with Alvaro Silva". Vietnamnet. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
- ¿Puedo obtener la doble nacionalidad?; at Justizia (in Spanish)
- Cedelf Tupas (15 June 2014). "Filipino-Spanish defender set to join Azkals". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
- Nicky Faustine de Guzman (29 June 2014). "Home run hero". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
- "Kike Silva: Enrique Silva Linares". BDFutbol. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
- "Silva: Álvaro Silva Linares". BDFutbol. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
- "Álvaro Silva". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 April 2015.