Alejandro Da Silva

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Da Silva and the second or maternal family name is Mercado.
Alejandro Da Silva
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Personal information
Full name Alejandro Damián Da Silva Mercado
Date of birth (1983-05-18) 18 May 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Lambaré, Paraguay
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
The Strongest
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Cerro Porteño 0 (0)
2000–2003 Udinese 1 (0)
2003–2005 Foggia 43 (11)
2005 Sambenedettese 10 (1)
2005–2007 Cerro Porteño 62 (23)
2007–2009 Newell's Old Boys 45 (9)
2010 Santiago Wanderers 18 (4)
2011–2013 Cerro Porteño 9 (1)
2013– The Strongest
National team
1999 Paraguay U17
2007– Paraguay 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 July 2009.

Alejandro Damian Da Silva (born 18 May 1983 in Lambaré) is a Paraguayan football striker. He currently plays for The Strongest in La Paz, Bolivia.

Da Silva started his career with Cerro Porteño before moving to Italy where he played for Udinese, Foggia and Sambenedettese. In 2000 it was discovered that he had entered Italy using a forged passport[1] and banned in July 2001.[2]

In 2005 Da Silva returned to Paraguay to rejoin Cerro Porteño where he played until his transfer to Newell's Old Boys in 2007.

He represented Paraguay U17 at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship.

Da Silva made his debut for the Paraguay national football team in 2007.


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