Marcelo Andrés Silva Fernández

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Marcelo Silva
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Personal information
Full name Marcelo Andrés Silva Fernández
Date of birth (1989-03-21) 21 March 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Mercedes, Uruguay
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 14
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Danubio 19 (3)
2010–2014 Almería 45 (2)
2012 Peñarol (loan) 11 (2)
2014–2015 Las Palmas 23 (1)
2015–2016 Valladolid 31 (1)
2016– Zaragoza 0 (0)
National team
2009 Uruguay U20 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 June 2016.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Silva and the second or maternal family name is Fernández.

Marcelo Andrés Silva Fernández (born 21 March 1989) is an Uruguayan footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Zaragoza as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Mercedes, Silva finished his youth formation in Danubio FC's youth category, making his professional debut on 13 September 2009, against Liverpool FC.[1] His first career goal came on 5 December, in a 2–0 home win over Central Español.[2]

Silva (left) pursuing Karim Benzema, in a match against Real Madrid.

On 24 July 2010, Silva signed a contract with UD Almería, for an undisclosed fee.[3] He made his La Liga debut on 18 September 2010, in a 0–1 away defeat against RCD Espanyol.[4] He scored his first goal abroad on 5 February 2011, in a 3–2 home win against Espanyol.[5]

In February 2012, after failing to retain a starting spot, Silva was loaned to Peñarol.[6] He scored twice in only 11 league appearances for the Uruguayan giants, also appearing in that year's Copa Libertadores.

Silva appeared 23 times in the 2012–13 season (20 in the league, 1679 minutes of action), netting against CE Sabadell FC[7] and being, however, used mostly as a backup to Ángel Trujillo, Álvaro Mejía and Hernán Pellerano, as the Andalusians were promoted in the play-offs. He only appeared in six matches in the following season, only contributing with 114 minutes in the league.

On 1 August 2014 Silva rescinded his link with the rojiblancos,[8] and signed a one-year deal with UD Las Palmas hours later.[9] On 22 July of the following year he moved to Real Valladolid also in the second level.[10]

On 16 July 2016, Silva signed a one-year contract with Real Zaragoza, still in the same division.[11]

International career[edit]

Silva was part of the Uruguay U20 in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup and in the 2009 South American Youth Championship.


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