Tommy Sylvestre

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Tommy Sylvestre
Personal information
Full name Tommy Geraldo Sylvestre
Date of birth (1946-08-31) 31 August 1946 (age 70)
Place of birth Leopoldville, Belgian Congo
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1974 Étoile Filante de Lomé
1974–1979 Stade d'Abidjan
1979–1982 Stella Club d'Adjamé
National team
1971–1972 Togo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tommy Sylvestre (born 31 August 1946) is a former Togo international football goalkeeper.

Career[edit]

Born in Kinshasa, Sylvestre moved to Lome and began playing club football for local side Étoile Filante de Lomé. He enjoyed success with Étoile Filante, helping the club reach the finals of the 1968 African Cup of Champions Clubs. In 1974, Sylvestre moved to Côte d'Ivoire to finish his career with Stade d'Abidjan and Stella Club d'Adjamé.[1]

Sylvestre made several appearances for the senior Togo national football team. He made a penalty save against Ghana that helped Togo reach its first 1972 African Cup of Nations finals, where he would be named the best goalkeeper in the tournament.[2]

In 2006, he was selected by CAF as one of the best 200 African football players of the last 50 years.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Satchivi, Ekoué (24 November 2009). "Geraldo Tommy Sylvestre : La lignée des grands gardiens de but" (in French). Togocity.com. 
  2. ^ Boesenberg, Eric; Stokkermans, Karel & Mazet, François (6 June 2008). "African Nations Cup 1972". RSSSF. 
  3. ^ "Οι 200 κορυφαίοι Αφρικανοί". Sport24.gr. 25 October 2006. 

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