Gastón Silva

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Gastón Silva
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Silva 2017
Personal information
Full name Gastón Alexis Silva Perdomo
Date of birth (1994-03-05) 5 March 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Salto, Uruguay
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Independiente
Number 20
Youth career
2007–2011 Defensor Sporting
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Defensor Sporting 26 (0)
2014–2017 Torino 17 (0)
2016–2017 Granada (loan) 21 (0)
2017 UNAM 0 (0)
2017– Independiente 3 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Uruguay U17 15 (2)
2012– Uruguay U20 10 (1)
2011 Uruguay U23 4 (1)
2014– Uruguay 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 June 2017

Gastón Alexis Silva Perdomo (born 5 March 1994) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a defender for Argentine club Independiente, and the Uruguay national team.

Silva also holds Italian nationality, thus not restricted by the league regulation on non-European Union citizens.[1]

Club career[edit]

Defensor Sporting[edit]

He began his professional career in Defensor Sporting, debuting on 8 November 2011, at age 16, in the 0–2 away win against Montevideo Wanderers, substituting Brahian Alemán. On 18 April 2012 he made his official debut in the Copa Libertadores in a 1–3 away win against Argentina's Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield.[2] He made a total of 29 appearances and provided 2 assists between the Uruguayan Primera División and Copa Libertadores[2]

In the 2011–12 Uruguayan Primera División season he played a game in the Apertura tournament, but was often a starter in the Clausura tournament, contributing to the final victory. The following season, he played in all 17 games in the league and four in the Copa Libertadores, confirming his position as one of the emerging prospects of Uruguayan football.

Torino[edit]

On July 21, 2014 Silva transferred to Serie A side Torino for €2.3 million,[3] signing a four-year contract with an option for a fifth.[4] On 18 September he made his debut for Torino in the UEFA Europa League against Club Brugge; he scored his first goal ever for Torino in the cup against Copenhagen, ending 1–5.

Granada (loan)[edit]

On 18 August 2016, Silva joined Spanish side Granada CF on a season-long loan deal.[5] He made his La Liga debut ten days later, replacing Gabriel Silva in a 1–5 away loss against UD Las Palmas.[6]

Pumas UNAM–Independiente Controversy[edit]

On 24 July 2017, it was announced that Mexican club Pumas UNAM had signed Silvia on a two-year contract. However, on July 27 Italian side Torino (the club that held the contractual rights of the player) had announced that Silva was officially transferred to Pumas UNAM. Silva was expected to appear in Mexico City for the contract signing on July 31 but sources in Argentina indicated that said player had already passed medical examinations and eventually signed with Argentine Club Independiente even though his pay would be much less than that Pumas UNAM had offered. Pumas UNAM was not aware of this action which generated much disappointment. On August 1, 2017 UNAM stated in a press conference that they would take the proper measures and possibly enact legal action against Gastón Silva by consulting with Liga MX and Femexfut executives. The case is currently under investigation and could possibly be taken to FIFA on a later date. Source: Mediotiempo.com.

International career[edit]

During 2011, Silva played with the Uruguayan national under-17 football team at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico. Previously, he played the 2011 South American Under-17 Football Championship in Ecuador. In 2012, Silva played with the Uruguayan national under-20 football team at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey. In 2011, he was named to participate in the Uruguay national football team under-22 squad for the 2011 Pan American Games.

On 1 November 2014, Silva was called up to the Uruguayan national team by Óscar Tabárez for two friendly matches on 13 and 18 November against Costa Rica and Chile.

Personal life[edit]

His older brother Martín Silva is also a footballer who plays for Bra in Serie D.

Style of play[edit]

Naturally left-footed, at Defensor Sporting he was fielded as a left full-back, his preferred role, while in the national team he is often used as a central defender. Proficient in the tackle, Silva has excellent technique, physicality and ability in the air.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 24 May 2017[7][8]
Club Season League Cup International Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Defensor 2011–12 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2012–13 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2013–14 17 0 0 0 4 0 21 0
Total 26 0 0 0 5 0 31 0
Torino 2014–15 5 0 0 0 4 1 9 1
2015–16 12 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
Total 17 0 1 0 4 1 22 1
Granada 2016–17 22 0 1 0 0 0 23 0
Total 22 0 1 0 0 0 23 0
Career totals 65 0 2 0 9 1 76 1

International[edit]

Uruguay national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours[edit]

Independiente

International[edit]

Uruguay U-17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gaston Silva, grinta da Toro" (in Italian). Tuttosport. 20 July 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Classe e carattere: ecco Gaston Silva, il difensore ad un passo dal Torino…". gianlucadimarzio.com (in Italian). Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Gaston Silva è del Torino". gazzetta.it (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Gastòn Silva al Toro". torinofc.it (in Italian). Torino Football Club. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Gastón Silva se incorpora para apuntalar la zaga rojiblanca" [Gaston Silva joined to bolster the defense of the rojiblanca] (in Spanish). Granada CF. 18 August 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Las Palmas asalta el liderato con goleada al Granada" [Las Palmas take the leadership with a routing over Granada] (in Spanish). Marca. 28 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Gastón Silva". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Gastón Silva". BDFutbol. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 

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