Mauro Silva

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Mauro da Silva Gomes (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈmawɾu ˈsiwvɐ]; born 12 January 1968), known as Silva, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

A workhorse with incredible stamina, as well as tackling and leadership skills, he was best known for his spell with Deportivo. He amassed competitive totals of 458 games and one goal over 13 La Liga seasons, winning six major titles.[1][2]

Silva represented Brazil at the 1994 World Cup and two Copa América tournaments, winning the former tournament.

Mauro Silva
Personal information
Full name Mauro da Silva Gomes
Date of birth 12 January 1968 (age 50)
Place of birth São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 Guarani 1 (0)
1990–1992 Bragantino 61 (0)
1992–2005 Deportivo La Coruña 369 (1)
Total 431 (1)
National team
1991–2001 Brazil 59 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Football career

Silva was born in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo. After starting playing with Guarani Futebol Clube he moved to Clube Atlético Bragantino in 1990, where he spent the following two seasons. Subsequently he was acquired up by Spain's Deportivo de La Coruña, for 250 million pesetas (approximately 1.6 million), arriving at the same time as countryman Bebeto.

Silva was an everpresent fixture with the Galicians, only suspensions and injuries preventing him from being cast into the starting XI – in the 1994–95 campaign he only appeared in six La Liga matches[3] and, already 36, was limited to 20 in his final year – as he helped them to one league, two cups and three supercups, adding to this the team's five participations in the UEFA Champions League, reaching the semi-finals in 2003–04: after a 0–0 away draw against FC Porto he missed the second leg due to suspension, and Depor lost 0–1.[4][5]

On 22 May 2005, after 13 years with Deportivo, Silva was replaced by longtime understudy Aldo Duscher during a 0–3 home loss against RCD Mallorca, bidding farewell to the Estadio Riazor and football in the same match as another club legend, Fran.[6] With Brazil he collected 59 caps in ten years, playing all the matches and minutes (except for the second half of the group stage match against Sweden) in the nation's victorious campaign at the 1994 FIFA World Cup;[7] in that year, he was named by FIFA as the ninth best player in the world.[8]

In December 2016, as Deportivo celebrated its 110th anniversary, Silva was chosen by club fans as the best players in its history.[2][9]

Career statistics

Club

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Brazil League
1987 Guarani Série A 0 0
1988 1 0
1989 0 0
1990 Bragantino Série A 18 0
1991 21 0
1992 22 0
Spain League
1992/93 Deportivo La Liga 37 0
1993/94 35 1
1994/95 6 0
1995/96 22 0
1996/97 32 0
1997/98 31 0
1998/99 36 0
1999/00 33 0
2000/01 31 0
2001/02 27 0
2002/03 32 0
2003/04 27 0
2004/05 20 0
Country Brazil 62 0
Spain 369 1
Total 431 1

International

Brazil
Year Apps Goals
1991 13 0
1992 7 0
1993 11 0
1994 11 0
1995 1 0
1996 1 0
1997 10 0
1998 4 0
1999 0 0
2000 0 0
2001 1 0
Total 59 0

Honours

Club

Bragantino
Deportivo

International

Brazil

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Qué fue de… Mauro Silva" [What happened to… Mauro Silva]. 20 minutos (in Spanish). 18 December 2008. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b Alfonso Andrade (8 December 2016). "Mauro Silva: «Me retiré en el club de mi vida y eso es una suerte»" [Mauro Silva: «I retired in the club of my life and that is fortunate»]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  3. ^ "El Deportivo se vuelve a quedar sin Mauro Silva hasta final de temporada" [Deportivo lose Mauro Silva again until the end of the season]. El País (in Spanish). 15 February 1995. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  4. ^ "All eyes on the Riazor". UEFA.com. 4 May 2004. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  5. ^ Fabián Bouzas (24 July 2017). "El Dépor, Do Dragao y el drama de un empate envenenado" [Dépor, Do Dragao and the drama of a poisoned draw]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  6. ^ "El Mallorca da un portazo al ciclo de Fran y Mauro Silva" [Mallorca slam door on Fran and Mauro Silva's cycle]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 23 May 2005. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Campeões do Mundo: Mauro Silva, o coadjuvante mais importante do tetra" [World Champions: Mauro Silva, the four-peat's most important assistant] (in Portuguese). Fox Sports. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  8. ^ "FIFA Awards". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 12 January 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Mauro Silva recibirá un homenaje de la afición en el Deportivo-Málaga" [Mauro Silva will be honoured by fans in Deportivo-Málaga]. Marca (in Spanish). 14 April 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2017.

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