Martín Silva

Martín Andrés Silva Leites (born 25 March 1983) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Paraguayan side Club Libertad and the Uruguay national football team.

Martín Silva
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Silva with Uruguay in 2011
Personal information
Full name Martín Andrés Silva Leites
Date of birth (1983-03-25) 25 March 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Libertad
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2011 Defensor Sporting 212 (0)
2011–2013 Olimpia 83 (1)
2014–2018 Vasco da Gama 131 (0)
2019– Libertad 73 (0)
National team
1998–1999 Uruguay U17 31 (0)
2001–2003 Uruguay U20 39 (0)
2009– Uruguay 11 (0)
Honours
Representing  Uruguay
Copa América
Winner 2011 Argentina
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 April 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2017

Club careerEdit

Defensor SportingEdit

Silva has played most of his professional career in Defensor Sporting, starting in 2002.

OlimpiaEdit

In August 2011, he signed a four-year contract with Paraguayan club Olimpia. He made his league debut for the club on 7 August 2011, going the full ninety in a 4-0 home victory over 3 de Febrero.[2] Silva scored his first league goal for the club on 9 December 2012, scoring a penalty in the 53rd minute of a 1-0 victory over Sol de América.[3] In November 2013, Silva controversially rescinded his contract with Olimpia after a successful Copa Libertadores and being loved by the fans.

Vasco da GamaEdit

In December 2013, he signed a four-year contract with Brazilian club Vasco da Gama. Silva made his competitive debut for the club on 26 January 2014 in a 6-0 victory over Friburguense during the Campeonato Carioca, playing all ninety minutes and keeping a clean sheet.[4] Silva made his Série B debut for the club three months later, appearing on matchday one and picking up a yellow card in a 1–1 draw with América Mineiro.[5] Silva would go on to make over 200 appearances in all competitions for the club during his four-year spell.[6]

LibertadEdit

In December 2018, Silva moved back to Paraguay, signing a three-year contract with Libertad.[7] He made his league debut for the club on 22 January 2019, playing all ninety minutes in a 2-0 defeat to Sol de América.[8]

International careerEdit

Silva has played for Uruguay under-17 team and Uruguay under-20 team from 1999 to 2003.[9] He won his first international cap for Uruguay in a friendly match against Algeria, on 12 August 2009.[10] He was included in the starting line-up of players for that match. Silva was also Uruguay's third choice goalkeeper in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2011 Copa América. He played for the national team against Tahiti on 23 June 2013, when Uruguay defeated the Tahitians 8-0 in the Confederations Cup,[11] and had his third and fourth games against Jordan, when Uruguay won its place for the 2014 World Cup, on 13 and 20 November 2013, respectively.

In 2018 he was selected in Uruguay's 23 men squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[12] However, Silva didn't appear in any match during the tournament. Silva was then included in Uruguay's squad for the 2019 Copa América in Brazil,[13] however he once again failed to appear during the tournament.

Career statisticsEdit

As of 14 April 2021.
Club Season League State League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Olimpia 2011 Primera División 19 0 6 0 7 0
2012 41 1 10 0 51 1
2013 23 0 16 0 39 0
Total 83 1 32 0 115 1
Vasco da Gama 2014 Série B 25 0 15 0 5 0 45 0
2015 Série A 21 0 17 0 7 0 45 0
2016 Série B 26 0 17 0 7 0 50 0
2017 Série A 35 0 12 0 4 0 51 0
2018 24 0 11 0 2 0 12 0 49 0
Total 131 0 72 0 25 0 12 0 240 0
Libertad 2019 Primera División 36 0 12 0 48 0
2020 30 0 10 0 40 0
2021 7 0 4 0 11 0
Total 73 0 26 0 99 0
Career total 287 1 72 0 25 0 70 0 0 0 454 1

InternationalEdit

Updated 15 June 2018[14]

Uruguay
Year Apps Goals
2009 1 0
2013 3 0
2014 2 0
2015 1 0
2016 1 0
2017 3 0
Total 11 0

HonorsEdit

ClubEdit

Defensor Sporting
Runner-up
2005, 2008–09, 2010–11
Olimpia
Vasco da Gama

InternationalEdit

Uruguay

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 18 June 2018. p. 32. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 June 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Olimpia vs. 3 de Febrero – 7 August 2011 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 February 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Olimpia vs. Sol de America – 9 December 2012 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 February 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Vasco da Gama vs. Friburguense – 26 January 2014 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 17 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Vasco da Gama vs. América Mineiro – 19 April 2014 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 17 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "VÍDEO: Martín Silva alcança 150 partidas pelo Vasco" [VIDEO: Martín Silva reaches 150 matches for Vasco]. pt.besoccer.com. 18 June 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Martín Silva, nuevo arquero de Libertad". tigosports.com.py. 20 December 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Sol de America vs. Libertad – 22 January 2019 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 February 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "23 - Martín Silva". Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  10. ^ "Algeria vs. Uruguay (1:0)". national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 17 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Uruguay vs. Tahiti (8:0)". national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 17 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - Final 23-man lists". goal.com. 6 April 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Copa America 2019: Uruguay National Team - Final Squad, Preview, Predictions". sportskeeda.com. 3 June 2019. Retrieved 17 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Silva, Martín". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  15. ^ "Vasco lidera seleção do Carioca, que ainda traz Ribamar e Willian Arão". Globoesporte.com. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Com nove jogadores de Fla e Flu, Ferj divulga seleção do Campeonato Carioca". Globoesporte.com. 7 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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