Dominique Da Sylva

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Dominique Da Sylva
Personal information
Full name Dominique Da Sylva
Date of birth (1989-08-16) 16 August 1989 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Nouakchott, Mauritania
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Ermis Aradippou
Number 29
Youth career
2006–2007 Académie de Football Nouakchott
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 CS Sfaxien 27 (11)
2011–2013 Al-Ahly 68 (11)
2013–2014 Zamalek 6 (3)
2014–2016 Al Urooba
2016– Ermis Aradippou
National team
2007– Mauritania 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:19, 21 March 2012 (UTC).

Dominique Da Sylva (born 16 August 1989) is a Mauritanian footballer of Bissau-Guinean descent[3] who plays as a forward for Ermis Aradippou and the Mauritanian national team.[2] He spent time at the Académie de Football Nouakchott before joining Tunisian club CS Sfaxien in 2007.[2] Four years later, he was transferred to Egyptian club Al-Ahly.[1]

Early life[edit]

Da Silva was born in Nouakchott[2] to Bissau-Guinean parents. He is Catholic.[4]

Club career[edit]

He spent the 2006–07 season at the city's Académie de Football before joining Tunisian club CS Sfaxien in 2007.[2] In his second season with Sfaxien, he scored four goals in ten appearances in Tunisia's top division, the Ligue Professionnelle 1.[1][2] He scored three league goals in the 2009–10 campaign and two more the following season before joining Egyptian side Al-Ahly for $600,000 in January 2011.[1] Da Silva scored three more goals during the 2010–11 campaign and helped the Al-Ahly win the Egyptian Premier League for the seventh successive season.[1] On 9 September 2012, he came on as a late substitute in Al-Ahly's 2–1 win over ENPPI in the Egyptian Super Cup.[5] In January 2014, Da Silva moved to Zamalek SC.[1] He made an immediate impression, scoring in each of his first four games.[1]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for the Mauritania national team in 2007.[2] He scored his first goal for his country against Morocco in 2008.[6]


CS Sfaxien


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Dominique Da Sylva". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Dominique Da Sylva". National Football Teams. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Vers la fin de la carrière internationale de Dominique Da Silva ?". Mauritanie Football. YouFoot. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Football : Dominique Da Sylva, un Mauritanien au Caire". Jeune Afrique. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Al Ahly 2 – 1 ENPPI". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Rwanda take Ethiopia scalp". BBC Sport. 8 June 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2011. 

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