Walter da Silva
|Full name||Walter Cesar Nogueira da Silva|
|Date of birth||12 January 1942|
|Place of birth||Brazil|
|Date of death||21 May 2009(aged 67)|
|Place of death||South Africa|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Walter Cesar Nogueira da Silva (12 January 1942 – 21 May 2009) was a Brazilian professional footballer who played as a striker. Active primarily in South Africa – scoring a total of 162 goals for Highlands Park, Powerlines, Hellenic and Berea Park – Da Silva was also a football manager, and had coached Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs and Moroka Swallows.
In November 1999, while managing Moroka Swallows, Da Silva was kidnapped by two men and was forced to make a phone call to his assistants ahead of a game against Bush Bucks, asking them to leave the stadium.
- "Obituary". Highlands Park FC official website. Retrieved 6 October 2010.
- "R.I.P Walter da Silva". Kick Off. 21 May 2009. Retrieved 21 May 2009.
- "Walter Da Silva passes on". Supersport. 21 May 2009. Retrieved 21 May 2009.
- "SA kidnap shocks soccer coach". BBC. 18 November 1999. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
- Selsky, Andrew (18 November 1999). "Soccer coach kidnapped in South Africa - apparently by angry fans". The Independent. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
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