Álvaro Silva (footballer)

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Álvaro Silva
Personal information
Full name Álvaro Peralta Silva Linares
Date of birth (1984-03-30) 30 March 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Andújar, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Hà Nội
Number 77
Youth career
Marbella
Vázquez Cultural
Málaga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Málaga B 58 (0)
2003–2004 Marbella (loan) 34 (0)
2006–2009 Málaga 46 (1)
2008–2009 Xerez (loan) 21 (0)
2009–2011 Cádiz 60 (1)
2011–2013 Xerez 13 (1)
2012 Petrolul Ploieşti (loan) 8 (0)
2013–2014 Khazar 41 (1)
2014–2015 Al-Qadsia
2015–2016 Daejeon Citizen 22 (0)
2017– Hà Nội 9 (3)
National team
2014– Philippines 3 (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

Álvaro Peralta Silva Linares (born 30 March 1984) is a Filipino professional footballer who plays for Vietnamese club Hà Nội F.C. as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

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.[1] A starter through most of the campaign, he suffered relegation this time.

In the 2011 summer, Silva returned to division two and Xerez.[2] 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.[3]

In January 2013, Silva signed an 18-month deal with Khazar Lankaran FK of the Azerbaijan Premier League.[4] He won his second piece of silverware on 23 October of that year, featuring against Neftchi Baku PFK in the Azerbaijan Supercup.[5]

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.[6] 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,[7] but eventually nothing came of it.[8]

On 21 December 2016, Silva joined V.League 1 side Hà Nội T&T F.C. for one year.[9]

International career[edit]

In early 2014, Silva started work on getting his Filipino passport as his paternal grandmother was Filipino.[10] so he would be eligible to play for the Philippines national team. By mid-June, he arrived in Manila to further process his documents.[11]

Silva made his international debut on 31 October 2014, coming on as a substitute in a 3–0 friendly win against Nepal.

Personal life[edit]

Silva was born to Spanish parents – his father being the son of a Filipina[10]– and traces his Filipino roots to Cavite and Iloilo.[11][12] His younger brother, Enrique, is also a footballer.[13]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 12 September 2015
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Malaga B 2004–05[14] Segunda División B 36 0 36 0
2005–06[14] Segunda División B 22 0 22 0
Total 58 0 58 0
Marbella (loan) 2003–04[14] Segunda División B 34 0 34 0
Málaga 2004–05[14] La Liga 0 0 1 0 1 0
2005–06[14] Segunda División 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07[14] Segunda División 33 1 5 0 38 1
2007–08[14] Segunda División 13 0 3 0 16 0
Total 46 1 9 0 55 1
Xerez (loan) 2008–09[14] Segunda División 20 0 1 0 21 0
Cádiz 2009–10[14] Segunda División 28 0 0 0 28 0
2010–11[14] Segunda División B 30 1 1 0 2[a] 0 33 1
Total 58 1 1 0 2 0 61 1
Xerez 2011–12[14] Segunda División 1 0 1 0 2 0
2012–13[14] Segunda División 12 1 1 0 13 1
Total 13 1 2 0 15 1
Petrolul Ploieşti (loan) 2011–12[15] Liga I 8 0 0 0 8 0
Khazar 2012–13[15] Azerbaijan Premier League 11 1 4 0 15 1
2013–14[15] Azerbaijan Premier League 30 0 3 1 3[b] 0 36 1
Total 41 1 7 1 3 0 51 2
Al-Qadsia 2014–15[15] Kuwaiti Premier League 5[c] 0 5 0
Daejeon Citizen 2015[15] K League Classic 6 0 0 0 6 0
Career total 284 4 20 1 10 0 314 5
  1. ^ Appearances in Promotion Play-offs
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Appearances in AFC Cup

Honours[edit]

Xerez
Khazar
Al-Qadsia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El defensa Álvaro Silva ficha por el Cádiz" [Defender Álvaro Silva signs for Cádiz]. Marca (in Spanish). 16 July 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "Alvaro Silva Linares merge în Antalya" [Alvaro Silva Linares joins squad in Antalya] (in Romanian). Petrolul Ploiesti. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "A contract was signed with Alvaro Silva". Lankaran FC. January 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Khazar Lankaran 2–1 Neftchi Baku". Soccerway. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Tampik Alvaro Silva, Arema Cronus Pertahankan Goran Ganchev" (in Indonesian). Bolanesia. 5 September 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Ha Noi T&T sign contract with Alvaro Silva". Vietnamnet. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016. 
  10. ^ a b ¿Puedo obtener la doble nacionalidad?; at Justizia (in Spanish)
  11. ^ a b Cedelf Tupas (15 June 2014). "Filipino-Spanish defender set to join Azkals". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  12. ^ Nicky Faustine de Guzman (29 June 2014). "Home run hero". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Kike Silva: Enrique Silva Linares". BDFutbol. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Silva: Álvaro Silva Linares". BDFutbol. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  15. ^ a b c d e "Álvaro Silva". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 

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