Alfonso Silva

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Alfonso Silva
Personal information
Full name Alfonso Silva Placeres
Date of birth (1926-03-19)19 March 1926
Place of birth Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Date of death 16 February 2007(2007-02-16) (aged 80)
Place of death Konstanz, Germany
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1941–1945 Real Club Victoria
1946–1957 Atletico de Madrid
1957–1958 Las Palmas
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alfonso Silva Placeres (19 March 1926 – 16 February 2007) was a football player considered one of the best in the history of Canary Islands' football.

He won La liga with Atletico de Madrid in 1949 and 1950 and was in the Spanish national football team which played in the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

On 10 January 1950 he played for the Canary Islands football teamagainst the Argentinian champion San Lorenzo de Almagro which was successfully touring in Europe. The Canary Islands beat them 4-2.

In 1956 he was cast out because of a disciplinary problem by coach Barrios. He was transferred to newly created team Union Deportiva Las Palmas which paid 300,000 pesetas.

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