José Aílton da Silva

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Aílton da Silva
Personal information
Full name José Aílton da Silva
Date of birth (1977-09-08) 8 September 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Cajueiro, Brazil
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1995–1996 Bragantino
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996 Palmeiras 4 (0)
1997 Etti Jundiaí 10 (2)
1998–1999 Deportivo Italia 32 (8)
1999–2000 Atlas 12 (1)
2000–2001 León 24 (3)
2001–2002 Bari 14 (0)
2002–2007 UNAM Pumas 105 (13)
2006San Luis (loan) 16 (2)
2007 Corinthians 5 (0)
2008 Universidad Católica 14 (1)
2008 O'Higgins 10 (6)
2009 León 13 (3)
2009–2010 Veracruz 16 (1)
2011 Joseense 19 (4)
* 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,[1] who operated as an attacking midfielder and also as a left midfielder or winger in the same zone.[2] 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.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.

UNAM Pumas[edit]

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.

Universidad Católica[edit]

In 2008, he joined Católica.


Late career[edit]



Deportivo Italia
UNAM Pumas


  1. ^ "Busca Ailton nacionalizarse". Archived from the original on 15 September 2005. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Ailton da Silva –". Retrieved 3 October 2012.

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