Geovani Faria da Silva

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Geovani Silva
Personal information
Full name Geovani Faria da Silva
Date of birth (1964-04-06) 6 April 1964 (age 54)
Place of birth Vitoria, Brazil
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1983 Desportiva Ferroviária 9 (0)
1983–1989 Vasco da Gama 94 (12)
1989–1991 Bologna F.C. 1909 27 (2)
1991 Karlsruher SC 17 (3)
1992–1993 Vasco da Gama 23 (2)
1993–1994 Tigres de la UANL 26 (1)
1995–1996 Vasco da Gama 10 (0)
1997 Desportiva Capixaba
1998 Linhares
1999 Serra FC
2000 Desportiva Capixaba
2001 Rio Branco
2001–2002 Tupy
National team
1983 Brazil U20 - (6)
1988 Brazil U23 5 (1)
1985–1991 Brazil 23 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 2008

Geovani Faria da Silva (born 6 April 1964 in Vitória) referred to simply as Geovani Silva or Geovani is a Brazilian former footballer who played as a midfielder.[1]

He began his career at 16 in Desportiva Ferroviária. In 1983, he was transferred to Vasco da Gama, where he became famous, playing alongside the likes of Romário and Roberto Dinamite. He represented Brazil at the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship, where he became the top scorer, and was also elected as the best player of the tournament. He scored the only goal in the final, where Brazil beat Argentina 1–0.

He received 24 senior international caps, from May 1985 to September 1991, and was a member of the Brazilian team in the 1988 Summer Olympics, winning a silver medal. He also played for the Brazilian team which won the Copa América in 1989. Geovani was not selected for Brazil at the World Cup.

Between 1989 and 1991 he played in Europe at Bologna F.C. 1909 and Karlsruher SC, before moving back to Vasco da Gama. For the rest of his career he played for various Brazilian clubs, with a brief stint at Tigres de la UANL in Mexico. He ended his career in 2002.

In 2006, he was elected as State Deputy of the state of Espirito Santo.







  1. ^ "Geovani Silva". Retrieved 21 May 2011.

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