Kyle De Silva

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Kyle De Silva
Personal information
Full name Kyle Matthew De Silva[1]
Date of birth (1993-11-29) 29 November 1993 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Croydon, England
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Eindhoven
Number 23
Youth career
2005–2010 Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Crystal Palace 7 (0)
2013 Barnet (loan) 3 (0)
2015–2016 Notts County 4 (0)
2016– FC Eindhoven 23 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:14, 18 March 2017 (UTC).

Kyle Matthew De Silva (born 29 November 1993) is an English professional footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder for Eerste Divisie side FC Eindhoven.


Crystal Palace[edit]

De Silva is a product of the Crystal Palace academy and possesses pace and quick feet. In April 2010, De Silva signed his first professional contract.[3] He made his début in the FA Cup against Derby County on 7 January 2012 and made his league début away to Blackpool on 21 January 2012.[4] In May 2012, he signed a three-year contract with Palace.[5]

During the 2012–13 season, Kyle De Silva suffered a series of injuries which kept him out of action for half a year.[6] On 22 March 2013 he signed for Barnet on loan until the end of the season.[7] He made his debut as a 66th-minute substitute for Luke Gambin in a 0-0 home draw with Cheltenham Town.[8]

On 8 May 2015, it was announced that de Silva would not be offered a new contract by Crystal Palace and would be leaving the club.[9] It was believed that injuries and a loss of form were the main factors in de Silva's release by the club.[10]

Notts County[edit]

After being released by Crystal Palace, de Silva joined League Two side Notts County on a two-year contract.[11]

He made 6 appearances for the Magpies before having his contact terminated by mutual consent.[12]


  1. ^ "List of Players Registered as Scholars in Accordance with Rule C.3 Between 01/07/2010 and 31/07/2010" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Kyle De Silva". 11v11. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Academy starlets offered pro deals". Croydon Advertiser. 16 April 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Derby 1 - 0 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. 7 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Kyle De Silva pens three-year Crystal Palace deal
  6. ^ "KYLE DE SILVA - THE FIRST INTERVIEW". Barnet F.C. 27 March 2013. Archived from the original on 15 June 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Bees loan Eagles starlet De Silva". Barnet F.C. 22 March 2013. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  8. ^ Barnet 0-0 Cheltenham
  9. ^ "New Deals Offered To Six Development Players". 8 May 2015. Archived from the original on 21 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Palace Academy boss convinced Kyle De Silva will find another club following release". Croydon Advertiser. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Magpies Swoop For Talented Kyle De Silva". Notts County F.C. 6 July 2015. Archived from the original on 6 July 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Kyle De Silva Departs Notts County By Mutual Consent". Notts County F.C. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 

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