Ronny Carlos da Silva
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|Full name||Ronny Carlos da Silva Letieres|
|Date of birth||25 February 1983|
|Place of birth||Itabuna, Brazil|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2003–2004||América de Natal||10||(8)|
|2005–2006||Paços de Ferreira||10||(3)|
|2009–2010||América de Natal||30||(25)|
|2011||Guangdong Sunray Cave||5||(1)|
|2013–2014||→ Rio Ave (loan)||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 May 2011
Influenced in his youth by his father, a fanatic supporter of Bahia, da Silva followed the campaign that led to the club's second national title in 1989. He was an admirer of strikers Bobô and Charles, along with midfielders Paulo Rodrigues and Carlos. In spite of Bobô being the great idol of the fans, da Silva identified most strongly with Charles because of his many goals.
When da Silva was 15 the family moved to the state of Rio Grande do Norte when his father received a promotion. There, Ronny auditioned for various clubs such as Baraúnas and ABC (RN), and was accepted for the ABC squad, where he played in their youth system until he was 19. At 20 he was promoted to the first team and began training with the professionals after impressing in the Premier League U-20 and BH Cup tournaments, being top scorer in both competitions. After a good showing in the Brazilian Championship Series B in 2003, especially in the match between ABC (RN) and Clube de Regatas Brasil, he was transferred to Criciúma Esporte Clube. He soon got the opportunity to play for FC Zürich in Switzerland, where he had a great season, with 23 goals in 33 games. He was next transferred to F.C. Paços de Ferreira of Portugal. Constantly subject to various injuries, he played only 10 matches and scored just 3 goals.
- CFR Cluj