Walter da Silva

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Walter da Silva
Personal information
Full name Walter Cesar Nogueira da Silva
Date of birth (1942-01-12)12 January 1942
Place of birth Brazil
Date of death 21 May 2009(2009-05-21) (aged 67)
Place of death South Africa
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1965 Hellenic 26 (18)
1966–1967 Highlands Park 46 (58)
1967–1970 Powerlines ? (34)
1971 Highlands Park 7 (6)
1971–1972 Berea Park ? (10)
Total ? (162)
Teams managed
Orlando Pirates
Kaizer Chiefs
Moroka Swallows

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Walter Cesar Nogueira da Silva (12 January 1942 – 21 May 2009)[1] 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[2] – Da Silva was also a football manager, and had coached Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs and Moroka Swallows.[2][3]

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.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituary". Highlands Park FC official website. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "R.I.P Walter da Silva". Kick Off. 21 May 2009. Retrieved 21 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Walter Da Silva passes on". Supersport. 21 May 2009. Retrieved 21 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "SA kidnap shocks soccer coach". BBC. 18 November 1999. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Selsky, Andrew (18 November 1999). "Soccer coach kidnapped in South Africa - apparently by angry fans". The Independent. Retrieved 9 August 2014.