Silvio Spann

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Silvio Spann
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Personal information
Full name Silvio Reinaldo Spann
Date of birth (1981-08-21) 21 August 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Couva, Trinidad & Tobago
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
W Connection
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 Doc's Khelwalaas ? (?)
2001 W Connection ? (?)
2001–2002 Perugia 0 (0)
2002 Sambenedettese 3 (0)
2002–2004 W Connection ? (?)
2004–2005 Dinamo Zagreb 0 (0)
2005 Yokohama FC 20 (3)
2006–2007 W Connection ? (?)
2007–2010 Wrexham 50 (1)
2010– W Connection[1] ? (?)
National team
2002–2009 Trinidad and Tobago 41 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:33, 21 February 2010 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 January 2010

Silvio Spann (born 21 August 1981) is a Trinidad and Tobagan footballer who is currently playing for W Connection.

Spann is a midfielder, known for his hard work and stamina as well as his ability to shoot from long distance. He is the son of Leroy Spann, former Trinidad and Tobago national team player who currently coaches a youth football team, the Middlesex Phantoms, in the MAPLE league in Massachusetts.

Club career[edit]

Spann has played in Italy, for Perugia and Sambenedettese. His move to Japan occurred after he failed to get a work permit in England, where Derby County and Crystal Palace were both interested in him.

Spann's contract with Japanese club Yokohama FC finished just before the 2006 World Cup, forcing him to return home where he re-signed for W Connection.

It was announced in July 2007 that Spann would be attending a two-week trial with Sunderland. He also spent time on trial at Sheffield United.[2]

Silvio Spann later went on to sign a 3-year contract with Wrexham who play their football in the Football League Two after international teammates, and former Wrexham players, Carlos Edwards and Dennis Lawrence gave the club a glowing report.[3] Silvio has been granted the number 16 shirt at Wrexham. He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–1 league defeat to Notts County, a game in which he later got sent off.[4] He was transfer listed by Wrexham in May 2008 following the club's relegation to the Football Conference.[5] Despite being transfer listed, he remained with the club until he was released at the end of the 2009–10 season.

Spann is currently playin on W Connection TT League 1.

International career[edit]

His international debut came against Barbados in July 2002.[6] Spann had been named in the Trinidad and Tobago national team for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, but had to drop out after sustaining a hamstring injury in the run-up to the tournament.[7]

On 7 June 2007, in the Gold Cup Tournament at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Silvio Spann scored a spectacular free kick more than 40 meters out against El Salvador, but Trinidad & Tobago were defeated 2–1.[1]

Club statistics[edit]

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Club performance League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Trinidad and Tobago League Trinidad and Tobago Cup Total
2000 Doc's Khelwalaas Pro League
2001 W Connection Pro League
Italy League Coppa Italia Total
2001/02 Perugia Serie A 0 0 0 0
2002/03 Sambenedettese Serie C1 3 0 3 0
Trinidad and Tobago League Trinidad and Tobago Cup Total
2003 W Connection Pro League
2004
Croatia League Croatian Cup Total
2004/05 Dinamo Zagreb Prva HNL 0 0 0 0
Japan League Emperor's Cup Total
2005 Yokohama FC J2 League 20 3 0 0 20 3
Trinidad and Tobago League Trinidad and Tobago Cup Total
2006 W Connection Pro League
2007
England League FA Cup Total
2007/08 Wrexham League Two 9 1 1 0 10 1
2008/09 Conference 13 0 2 0 15 0
2009/10
Country Trinidad and Tobago
Italy 3 0 3 0
Croatia 0 0 0 0
Japan 20 3 0 0 20 3
England 22 1 3 0 25 1
Total 45 4 3 0 48 4

National team statistics[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago national team
Year Apps Goals
2002 3 0
2003 7 0
2004 8 1
2005 9 0
2006 2 0
2007 5 1
2008 1 0
2009 6 0
Total 41 2

International Goals[edit]

Scores and results list T&T's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2004-12-12 British Virgin Islands Tortola  British Virgin Islands 4–0 4–0 Digicel Caribbean Cup 2005
2 2007-06-07 United States California  El Salvador 1–0 1–2 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Source

Personal life[edit]

His younger brother Silas Spann of Joe Public F.C. is currently member of the Trinidad and Tobago national football team.[10]

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