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Luiz Humberto da Silva Silva (born 28 December 1996), known as Beto da Silva, is a Peruvian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Brazilian club Grêmio and the Peru national team.

Beto da Silva
Personal information
Full name Luiz Humberto da Silva Silva
Date of birth (1996-12-28) 28 December 1996 (age 20)
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Grêmio
Number 19
Youth career
2003–2005 Internacional
2006–2010 Grêmio
2010 Universitario
2011 Universidad San Martín
2011–2012 Sporting Cristal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Sporting Cristal 16 (6)
2016 Jong PSV 27 (4)
2016–2017 PSV Eindhoven 0 (0)
2017– Grêmio 8 (1)
National team
2011 Peru U15 3 (0)
2013 Peru U17 7 (3)
2015–2016 Peru U20 8 (2)
2016– Peru 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:58, 21 January 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:40, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

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Club careerEdit

Youth careerEdit

Da Silva was born in Lima, Peru, to a Brazilian father and a Peruvian mother. At the age of six, his family moved to Porto Alegre, Brazil, where he began playing for Internacional and later moving to Grêmio. In 2010, he moved back to Peru, where he had brief spells at Universitario and Universidad San Martín before joining Sporting Cristal youth team in 2011.

Sporting CristalEdit

Da Silva made his professional debut for Sporting Cristal on 19 June 2013, aged 16, in a derby match against Alianza Lima for the Torneo Descentralizado. On 30 August 2014, he scored his first professional goal, against Los Caimanes. He ended up the 2014 season with 2 goals in 14 matches, as Sporting Cristal finished as league champions. In the following year, he managed to score more 6 goals in 21 matches.

PSV EindhovenEdit

On 3 January 2016, Da Silva signed a two-and-half year contract with PSV Eindhoven.[2] He immediately joined Jong PSV, who plays on Eerste Divisie.

Da Silva made his debut for Jong PSV on 18 January, replacing Ramon Lundqvist at the 76th minute in a 2-0 victory against MVV Maastricht in Eerste Divisie. On February 1, he scored his first goal, the late in a 3-1 win over RKC Waalwijk. In July, he appeared in a pre-season friendly against FC Porto.

On 6 January 2017, Da Silva was promoted to PSV Eindhoven's first team. On 14 January, he was an unused substitute in a 2-0 home victory against S.B.V. Excelsior, in the Eredivisie.[3]

GrêmioEdit

On 20 January 2017, Da Silva returned to his childhood club Grêmio, signing a four-year contract.[4]

International careerEdit

Eligible to play for both Peru and Brazil through his descent, Da Silva represented Peru since the under-15 level. He was part of the Peru under-20 squad selected to play in the 2015 South American Youth Football Championship.[5]

Da Silva made his senior debut on 23 May 2016, in a friendly match against Trinidad & Tobago, scoring the second goal in a 4-0 victory. Later, he was named in the 23-men squad to represent Peru in Copa América Centenario.

International goalsEdit

Score and Result list Peru's goal tally first[6]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 May 2016 Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru   Trinidad and Tobago
2–0
4–0
Friendly

HonoursEdit

Sporting Cristal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Luiz Da Silva, Delantero". clubsportingcristal.pe. Retrieved 15 Oct 2014. 
  2. ^ "PSV sign Peruvian Luiz Beto da Silva". PSV English. 3 January 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Van Ginkel starts for PSV against Excelsior". PSV English. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Grêmio contrata o atacante Beto da Silva" [Grêmio sign the forward Beto da Silva]. Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense. 20 January 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Sudamericano Sub 20: Ellos son los elegidos para el torneo". Peru. January 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "da Silva, Luiz". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 

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