Cleiton Silva

Cleiton Augusto Oliveira Silva (born 3 February 1987) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as striker for Indian Super League club Bengaluru FC.[1] He is described as a skillful winger who will take on any defender with his dribbling and pace. He spent most of his career at Thailand.

Cleiton Silva
Cleiton Oliveira Silva.jpg
Personal information
Full name Cleiton Augusto Oliveira Silva
Date of birth (1987-02-03) 3 February 1987 (age 34)
Place of birth São Geraldo da Piedade, Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Forward / Striker
Club information
Current team
Bengaluru
Number 23
Youth career
2007–2008 Madureira
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Madureira 37 (15)
2010–2011 Osotspa 27 (10)
2012–2013 BEC Tero Sasana 63 (42)
2013–2014 Delfines 10 (1)
2014–2017 Muangthong United 79 (57)
2017 Shanghai Shenxin 26 (17)
2018 Chiangrai United 17 (5)
2018Suphanburi (loan) 12 (9)
2019 Suphanburi 30 (11)
2020– Bengaluru 25 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:40, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

BEC Tero SasanaEdit

His career took off in the 2012 season when incoming Head Coach Andrew Ord signed him to BEC Tero Sasana on a 3-year deal. In his first season Cleiton won the Thai League T1 2012 Golden boot with 24 goals with Teerasil Dangda.

On 2013 he is winner Thai League T1 2013 Player of the month march and winner striker of the years award.

Muangthong UnitedEdit

After short unsuccessful spell with Delfines in Mexico, in late 2014 he signed for Muangthong United in Thai Premier League and scored 5 goals during the second leg of the 2014 Thai Premier League. With a hat-trick in a 3-0 win over in the 2016 season Silva became the first foreigner to score 100 league goals in Thailand.[2]

Shanghai ShenxinEdit

Cleiton Silva transferred to China League One side Shanghai Shenxin.[3]

Bengaluru FCEdit

In June 2020, Silva signed for Indian Super League club Bengaluru FC for one year deal, with an option to extend for another year.[4]

Club statisticsEdit

Club performance League FACup Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2008 Madureira Série D - - - - - - - - - -
2009 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 Osotsapa Thai League T1 15 7 - - - - - - 15 7
2011 23 10 - - - - - - 23 10
2012 BEC Tero Sasana Thai League T1 33 24 - - - - - - 33 24
2013 30 20 - - - - - - 30 20
2013-2014 Delfines Ascenso MX 8 1 - - - - - - 8 1
2014 Muangthong United Thai League T1 14 4 - - - - - - 14 4
2015 33 25 6 6 2 1 - - 41 32
2016 28 27 3 3 3 3 2 0 36 33
2017 Shanghai Shenxin China League One 26 17 5 3 - - - - 31 20
2018 Chiangrai United F.C. Thai League T1 2 0 - - - - 2 0 4 0
2018 Suphanburi Thai League T1 12 9 - - - - - - - -
2019 30 11 0 0 0 0 - - 30 11
2020– Bengaluru FC Indian Super League 18 7 0 0 0 0 1 2 19 9
Total 212 135 14 12 5 4 5 2 236 153

HonoursEdit

Muangthong United
Chiangrai United
Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bengaluru FC sign Thai-League's all-time top scorer Cleiton Silva". www.goal.com. June 20, 2020. Retrieved 2020-06-20.
  2. ^ "Toyota Thai League Round 10: Bangkok Glass's fortress finally conquered". Football Channel Asia. 9 May 2016. Archived from the original on 29 June 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  3. ^ "申鑫官宣前泰超金靴加盟 曾是蒙通联进亚冠功臣". Sina. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  4. ^ @bengalurufc (20 June 2020). "We've got him! The Thai League's all-time leading goalscorer is now Blue all through! Brazilian attacker Cleiton Silva has put pen to paper on a one-year deal with Bengaluru FC, with the option to extend by another year, the club can confirm. #NewBlue" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ เคลตันควงย็อคก้าคว้านักเตะ–โค้ชยอดเยี่ยมโตโยต้าไทยพรีเมียร์เดือนมีนาคม. goal.com (in Thai). 4 April 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2013.

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