William Fernando da Silva
William with Palmeiras in 2010
|Full name||William Fernando da Silva|
|Date of birth||20 November 1986|
|Place of birth||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|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)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 December 2016.
He also holds Mexican citizenship.
Da Silva began his career Palmeiras, signing a five-year contract with the club in 2003. 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.
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.
On 9 December 2015, it was announced that da Silva was sold to Club América, signing a three-year contract. He called the move to América "one of the most important challenges of my career", and a "dream realized".
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- "BID ACUMULATIVO SÉRIE A /2005". CBF. 8 November 2005. Archived from the original on 29 May 2006. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
- Meia do Náutico, William já está em São Paulo para cirurgia no ombro direito
- "América confirmó a William da Silva como su primer refuerzo". ESPN Deportes (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 December 2015.
- "William da Silva cristalizó un sueño al firmar con el América". ESPN Deportes (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 December 2015.