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.
Silva was born in Porto. Having grown through the ranks of local Boavista F.C. he went on to represent FC Nantes, FC 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 with 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 27 March 2002, he earned his sole cap for the Portugal national team, appearing in a 1–4 friendly home defeat to Finland.
Midway through the 2008–09 campaign, Silva moved countries again and joined 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 team.
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 Filipe Gouveia's successor.
- Primeira Liga: 2002–03, 2003–04
- Taça de Portugal: 2002–03
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2001
- UEFA Champions League: 2003–04
- UEFA Cup: 2002–03
- "Mário Silva chegou a pensar poder ir ao Mundial..." [Mário Silva thought about going to World Cup...]. Record (in Portuguese). 12 May 2002. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- "Casquero, Esteban y Silva inician una nueva etapa" [Casquero, Esteban and Silva's new lease of life]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 8 July 2005. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
- "Boavista chega a acordo com Mário Silva" [Boavista reach settlement with Mário Silva]. Record (in Portuguese). 22 March 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
- "Portugal frente à Finlândia: Com a leveza da camisola nova" [Portugal against Finland: As light as the new shirt]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 March 2002. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- "Mário Silva assina pelo Doxa" [Mário Silva signs for Doxa]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 February 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
- "Boavista: Mário Silva é o novo treinador" [Boavista: Mário Silva is the new manager]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 November 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
- "Mário Silva demite-se do Boavista" [Mário Silva resigns at Boavista]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 November 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2012.