José Aílton da Silva
|Full name||José Aílton da Silva|
|Date of birth||8 September 1977|
|Place of birth||Cajueiro, Brazil|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2006||→ San Luis (loan)||16||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 October 2012|
José Aílton da Silva (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ a.ˈiwtõⁿ dɐ ˈsiɫvɐ], born 8 September 1977) is a retired Brazilian–born Mexican player, who operated as an attacking midfielder and also as a left midfielder or winger in the same zone. Product of the youth ranks of Bragantino, he started his professional career in 1996 with Palmeiras. He then moved to Deportivo Italia, after a brief spell at Etti Jundiaí.
His playing career started in 1997 at Palmeiras, then in 1998 he moved to Etti Jundiaí-SP. By 1999 he was ready to move on and was signed by Venezuela's Deportivo Italia, helping them to the league title. He was then signed by Mexican club Club Atlas, subsequently being sold to Club Leon in the country's second division. His next move, a brief, unsuccessful spell with A.S. Bari in Italy was ended by Pumas.
In his return to Mexico at Pumas his skills helped the club win the Mexican League titles and, in 2004, Santiago Bernabéu Trophy. In 2006, he helped San Luis to have their best position in the table of Clausura before his subsequent move in 2007 to Brazilian club Sport Club Corinthians Paulista.
In 2008, he joined Católica.
- Deportivo Italia
- UNAM Pumas
- Torneo de Clausura (1): 2004
- Torneo de Apertura (1): 2004
- Trofeo Santiago Bernabéu (1): 2004
- Copa Sudamericana (1): Runner–up 2005