Jorge Orosmán da Silva
Jorge da Silva
|Full name||Jorge Orosmán da Silva Echeverrito|
|Date of birth||11 December 1961|
|Place of birth||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Nicknamed "Polilla" ("Moth" in English), he played professionally in four different countries (his homeland notwithstanding), going on to embark in a managerial career.
In 1982, he moved to Spain, where he started playing for Real Valladolid and won the Pichichi Trophy (for the league's top scorer) in 1983–84, with 17 goals in 30 matches; he was only the second club player ever to win the award, and he also help add the team's first piece of silverware in the same season, the Copa de la Liga. Da Silva then represented Atlético Madrid, after Hugo Sánchez left for Real Madrid, and netted 21 La Liga goals in two seasons, helping the club to the Copa del Rey and the Supercopa de España, both in 1985.
In 1987 da Silva returned to South America, signing for Club Atlético River Plate of Argentina, and scoring 23 goals in 58 appearances. Two years later, he went to Colombia to play for América de Cali, where he won the Copa Mustang in 1990 and 1992.
After another year in the country, with Club Deportivo Los Millonarios, da Silva returned to his native land and joined Defensor Sporting, where he retired at nearly 36. The following decade, he began his coaching career, with Uruguay's national youth teams; in 2007 he returned to his last club.
Da Silva started his coaching career with Defensor Sporting in 2007. With the club, he won the Torneo Apertura 2007 and Uruguayan championship in 2008, and reached the quarterfinals of the following year's Copa Libertadores, and won the Torneo Clausura 2009. After two years, he moved to Saudi Arabia to coach Al Nassr FC.
On 15 December 2010, Argentine team Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba announced da Silva's hiring as Omar Asad's replacement. On 27 February 2012, he left fellow Primera División team Club Atlético Banfield to return to his country and join C.A. Peñarol and he won the Torneo Apertura 2012. On 4 June Da Silva won the Uruguayan championship 2012–2013.
- Defensor Sporting Club
- Uruguayan Primera Division 2007–2008
- Defensor Sporting Club
- Torneo Apertura 2007
- Torneo Clausura 2009
- Godoy Cruz
- First time in the history play the Libertadores cup 2011.
- Torneo Apertura 2012
- Uruguayan Primera División 2012–2013
- "Godoy Cruz reemplazó al Turco por el Polilla Da Silva" [Godoy Cruz replaced Turk with Polilla Da Silva] (in Spanish). Cancha Llena. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
- Da Silva dejó Bánfield y se fue a Peñarol (Da Silva left Banfield and joined Peñarol); Urgente24, 27 February 2012 (Spanish)
- "Bani Yas name Jorge da Silva as new Head Coach". Pro League Committee. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- Jorge da Silva – FIFA competition record