João Pedro Pereira Silva

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João Silva
João Silva.jpg
Silva training with Everton in 2011
Personal information
Full name João Pedro Pereira Silva
Date of birth (1990-05-21) 21 May 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Vila das Aves, Portugal
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Salernitana
Number 7
Youth career
1999–2009 Aves
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Aves 30 (14)
2010–2012 Everton 0 (0)
2011 União Leiria (loan) 12 (4)
2011–2012 Vitória Setúbal (loan) 16 (3)
2012–2013 Levski Sofia 27 (7)
2013–2014 Bari 43 (8)
2014–2015 Palermo 1 (0)
2015–2016 Paços Ferreira 12 (0)
2016 Avellino 9 (1)
2016– Salernitana 20 (0)
National team
2009 Portugal U20 3 (0)
2010–2011 Portugal U21 11 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 May 2017.

João Pedro Pereira Silva (born 21 May 1990) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Italian club U.S. Salernitana 1919 as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Vila das Aves, Santo Tirso, Silva joined the youth system of local C.D. Aves at the age of 10. He eventually made his professional debut for the club during the 2009–10 season, with the northerners in the second division, and made an immediate impact by finishing as the league's second top scorer with 14 goals[1] as the team finished comfortably in mid-table.

Silva signed for Premier League side Everton on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee, on 9 June 2010.[2] In the last hours of the following transfer window, without having made any official appearances with the Toffees, he returned to Portugal, joining U.D. Leiria on loan; on 14 May 2011, the last matchday of the Portuguese season, he scored two of his four goals in the Primeira Liga for the team, in a 3–3 away draw against S.L. Benfica.[3]

For the 2011–12 campaign, Silva continued on loan and in his country's top division, joining Vitória F.C. in a season-long move. He scored in his first competitive game, a 2–1 home win against F.C. Paços de Ferreira, netting in the 91st minute; on 31 January 2012, he was recalled from his loan.[4]

On 9 July 2012, Silva signed for PFC Levski Sofia on a three-year contract.[5] He made his official debut ten days later, appearing as a substitute in a UEFA Europa League qualifying match against FK Sarajevo.

Released by Levski in the 2013 summer, Silva took his game to Italy, where he represented A.S. Bari and U.S. Città di Palermo, the first club from Serie B and the second in Serie A.[6] He left the latter on 26 August 2015,[7] signing a one-year deal with Paços de Ferreira the following day.[8]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 1 June 2015[9][10][11][12]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aves 2009–10 30 14 1 0 2 0 33 14
União Leiria 2010–11 12 4 12 4
Vitória Setúbal 2011–12 16 3 1 0 4 1 21 4
Levski Sofia 2012–13 25 7 4 1 2 0 31 8
Levski Sofia 2013–14 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
Bari 2013–14 43 8 2 0 45 8
Palermo 2014–15 1 0 2 0 3 0
Career total 127 36 10 1 6 1 4 0 147 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gamble, Matthew (9 June 2010). "Blues sign Silva". Everton F.C. Retrieved 10 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Everton sign Portuguese striker Joao Silva". BBC Sport. 9 June 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Porto complete unbeaten season". FIFA.com. 15 May 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Everton resgata João Silva ao V. Setúbal" [Everton recalls João Silva from V. Setúbal] (in Portuguese). Zerozero. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Левски купи нападателя на Евертън" [Levski bought Everton's striker] (in Bulgarian). Sportal. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Joao Silva to Palermo finally completed.". Forza Italian Football. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Rescissione consensuale per Joao Silva" [Mutual rescision for João Silva] (in Italian). U.S. Città di Palermo. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "João Silva contratado pelo FC Paços de Ferreira" [João Silva signed by FC Paços de Ferreira] (in Portuguese). F.C. Paços de Ferreira. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "João Silva (Aves)" (in Portuguese). LPFP. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "João Silva (Leiria)" (in Portuguese). LPFP. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "João Silva – Club matches". Worldfootball. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "João Silva". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 

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