William Fernando da Silva

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William with Palmeiras in 2010
Personal information
Full name William Fernando da Silva[1]
Date of birth (1986-11-20) 20 November 1986 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder[1]
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Youth career
1999–2001 Juventus-SP
2001 Corinthians
2002–2005 Palmeiras
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2012 Palmeiras B ? (?)
2006–2012 Palmeiras 49 (6)
2008 Ipatinga (loan) 5 (0)
2008–2009 Náutico (loan) 19 (0)
2009–2010 Vitória (loan) 20 (2)
2010 Goiás (loan) 0 (0)
2010–2011 Atlético Goianiense (loan) 20 (2)
2011–2012 Náutico (loan) 2 (0)
2012–2013 Joinville 23 (7)
2013–2014 Busan IPark 25 (2)
2014–2015 Querétaro 62 (12)
2016– América 55 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 December 2016.

William Fernando da Silva (born 20 November 1986), known simply as William da Silva or William, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Mexican club América.

He also holds Mexican citizenship.[2]


Da Silva began his career Palmeiras, signing a five-year contract with the club in 2003.[3] He made his professional debut for Palmeiras in a 0–1 home defeat to Grêmio in the Campeonato Brasileiro on 28 May 2006. Since 2008 he had been loaned out to other Brazilian clubs. His contract was also extended until June 2011. It was renewed again in 2010. He was injured in June and missed the rest of the season.[4]

In July 2012, William moved to Série B team Joinville Esporte Clube on a free transfer. The following year, William joined Busan IPark of South Korea. He made his debut in a 2–2 draw against Gangwon FC on 3 March 2013, and scored his first goal against FC Seoul two weeks later.

In 2014, da Silva signed with Mexican side Quéretaro. While at Querétaro he would reach the finals of the 2015 Clausura tournament, finishing runners-up to Santos Laguna.

On 9 December 2015, it was announced that da Silva was sold to Club América, signing a three-year contract.[5] He called the move to América "one of the most important challenges of my career", and a "dream realized".[6]


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