Lucas Silva (footballer, born 1993)
Silva during his presentation at Real Madrid in 2015
|Full name||Lucas Silva Borges|
|Date of birth||16 February 1993|
|Place of birth||Bom Jesus de Goiás, Brazil|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2012||→ Nacional-MG (loan)||1||(0)|
|2015–2016||→ Marseille (loan)||33||(0)|
|2017–2019||→ Cruzeiro (loan)||98||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:32, 10 May 2019 (UTC)|
Born in Bom Jesus de Goiás, Goiás, Silva joined Cruzeiro's youth setup in 2007, aged 14, after starting out at lowly locals AE Ovel. He was nearly released by the club in his first year as a youth, but later stood out and progressed through the youth levels.
In 2012 Silva was loaned to Nacional de Nova Serrana until the end of the year's Campeonato Mineiro. He made his senior debut on 10 March, starting in a 2–4 away loss against Atlético Mineiro. It was the only appearance Silva made for the club before returning to Cruzeiro.
On 26 April 2012, after returning from loan, Silva was promoted to the main squad by manager Vágner Mancini. He made his first team – and Série A – debut on 18 July, coming on as a second half substitute for Tinga in a 2–0 away win against Portuguesa. He was predominantly used as backup throughout the season and appeared in only eight matches during what was his first professional year at Raposa.
The arrival of new manager Marcelo Oliveira in 2013 saw an increase in game time at Cruzeiro for Silva. He scored his first professional goals on 1 September, netting a brace in a 5–3 home win against Vasco da Gama, and appeared in 23 matches during the campaign as his side were crowned champions. The following season Silva was an ever-present figure in Cruzeiro's midfield as the club were again crowned Série A champions. At the conclusion of the season, Silva was elected the tournament's best defensive midfielder.
On 22 January 2015, Spanish La Liga side Real Madrid agreed an undisclosed fee for Silva, rumoured to be €14 million (£9.7 million). He was officially announced by the club in the following day, and signed a 5 1⁄2-year contract. Silva made his debut for the Merengues on 14 February 2015, coming on as a second-half substitute for Asier Illarramendi in a 2–0 home win against Deportivo de La Coruña.
Loan to MarseilleEdit
On 26 August 2015, it was announced that Marseille had signed Silva on loan for the 2015–16 season. He made his debut on 13 September, playing the full 90 minutes as Marseille beat Bastia 4–1 in Ligue 1. During the January transfer market, Silva was asked by chairman Vincent Labrune to terminate his loan at Marseille and join Anderlecht instead. He refused the request and was subsequently dropped and excluded from the UEFA Europa League squad for the remainder of the season.
Return to Cruzeiro (loan)Edit
On 30 October 2012, Silva was called up to Brazil under-20s, for friendlies against Paraguay. He was also called up to the under-21s for 2014 Toulon Tournament, appearing in four matches and scoring once during the competition.
As of 10 May 2019.
- Brazil U21
- Finelli, Diogo (26 April 2012). "Volante Lucas Silva passa a integrar o elenco profissional do Cruzeiro" [Defensive midfielder Lucas Silva becomes a part of Cruzeiro's main squad] (in Portuguese). Cruzeiro. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- Alliatti, Alexandre (21 November 2014). "Lucas Silva, a "criança" do líder, supera dispensa e trote para crescer campeão" [Lucas Silva, the leader's "kid", overcomes release and hazing to grow as a champion] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- Astoni, Marco Antônio (10 March 2012). "Atlético-MG bate o Nacional-MG, de virada, por 4 a 2, e mantém liderança" [Atlético-MG defeats Nacional-MG, with a comeback, by 4–2, and maintains leadership] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- Astoni, Marco Antônio (18 July 2012). "Em jogo ruim, Cruzeiro aproveita as chances e derrota a Portuguesa" [In a poor match, Cruzeiro takes their chances and defeats Portuguesa] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- "Em grande fase, Lucas Silva exalta trabalho de Marcelo Oliveira: "Devo muito a ele"" [In a great form, Lucas Silva praises work of Marcelo Oliveira: "I owe much to him"] (in Portuguese). Superesportes. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- "Em noite de coadjuvantes, Cruzeiro bate Vasco e abre vantagem na ponta" [In coadjuvants night, Cruzeiro defeats Vasco and extends advantage up front] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- "Melhor volante, Lucas Silva revela surpresa com o interesse do Real" [Best defensive midfielder, Lucas Silva reveals surprise with Real's interest] (in Portuguese). SporTV. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- "Cruzeiro acerta venda do volante Lucas Silva para o Real Madrid" [Cruzeiro completes sale of defensive midfielder Lucas Silva to Real Madrid] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- "Lucas Silva ya es del Madrid por 14 millones" [Lucas Silva already is a Madrid player for 14 million] (in Spanish). Marca. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- "Lucas Silva: Real Madrid sign Brazil Under-21 midfielder". BBC Sport. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "Official Announcement: Lucas Silva". Real Madrid's official website. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- "2–0: A win, attention now turns to the Champions League". Real Madrid's official website. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
- "Official Announcement: Lucas Silva". Real Madrid. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
- "Lucas Silva est Olympien". OM. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
- Scott, A (13 September 2015). "Marseille Win Big at Home Again". Ligue 1. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
- "Lucas Silva, apartado del Olympique de Marsella" (in Spanish). Sport. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
- "Official Announcement". realmadrid.com. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
- "Lucas Silva agradece apoio da torcida, o esforço da diretoria, e celebra permanência". cruzeiro.com.br. 4 July 2018.
- "Lucas Silva é convocado para defender a Seleção Brasileira sub-20 em amistosos" [Lucas Silva is called up to play for Brazil under-20's in friendlies] (in Portuguese). Superesportes. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- "Cruzeiro tem três na lista da seleção sub-21: Wallace, Lucas Silva e Alisson" [Cruzeiro has three in seleção under-21s list: Wallace, Lucas Silva and Alisson] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- Lucas Silva at Soccerway. Retrieved 23 January 2015.