Mário Silva (footballer)
|Full name||Mário Fernando Magalhães da Silva|
|Date of birth||24 April 1977|
|Place of birth||Porto, Portugal|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Silva was born in Paranhos, Porto. Having grown through the ranks of local Boavista F.C. he went on to represent FC Nantes, F.C. Porto, Recreativo de Huelva and Cádiz CF, returning to Boavista in July 2006 and leaving after two seasons due to unpaid wages, in a litigation that would only be solved in March 2010.
Silva enjoyed his best years while at Porto, playing second fiddle to Nuno Valente on a side that won the 2002–03 UEFA Cup and the following year's UEFA Champions League, while also adding back-to-back national titles under José Mourinho; also at the club, on 26 March 2002, he earned his sole cap for the Portuguese national team, appearing in a 1–4 friendly home defeat to Finland.
Midway through 2008–09 Silva moved countries again, joining Cyprus' Doxa Katokopias F.C. of the first division. However, he was released after only a couple of months, and retired in the summer after not being able to find a new club.
In 2010 Silva began working as a manager, acting as both youth and assistant coach in Boavista (the latter already in the main squad). In June of the following year, with the team still in the third level, he was appointed as António Gouveia's successor.
- UEFA Champions League: 2003–04
- UEFA Cup: 2002–03
- Primeira Liga: 2002–03, 2003–04
- Taça de Portugal: 2002–03
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2001, 2003
- "Boavista chega a acordo com Mário Silva" [Boavista reach settlement with Mário Silva] (in Portuguese). Record. 22 March 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
- "Portugal vs. Finland 1–4". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
- "Mário Silva assina pelo Doxa" [Mário Silva signs for Doxa] (in Portuguese). Record. 19 February 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
- "Boavista: Mário Silva é o novo treinador" [Boavista: Mário Silva is the new manager] (in Portuguese). Record. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
- "Mário Silva demite-se do Boavista" [Mário Silva resigns at Boavista] (in Portuguese). Record. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
- Stats and profile at Zerozero
- Stats at ForaDeJogo
- BDFutbol profile
- Mário Silva at National-Football-Teams.com