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Martín Andrés Silva Leites (born 25 March 1983) is a Uruguayan footballer. He currently plays as a goalkeeper for 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 36)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Club Libertad
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2011 Defensor Sporting 212 (0)
2011–2013 Olimpia 65 (1)
2014–2018 Vasco da Gama 130 (0)
2019– Libertad 8 (0)
National team
2001–2003 Uruguay U-20 14 (0)
2009– Uruguay 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 February 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 June 2018

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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 the 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scoring a penalty in the 53rd minute of a 1-0 victory over Sol de América.[3] In November 2013, Silva controversially rescinded his contract with Olimpia after a successful Copa Libertadores and being loved by the fans.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 the Brazilian club Vasco da Gama.

LibertadEdit

In December 2018, Silva moved back to Paraguay, signing a three-year contract with Libertad.[4] 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.[5]

International careerEdit

Silva has appeared on Uruguay's youth teams such us the Uruguay national under-17 football team and the Uruguay national under-20 football team during 2000 to 2002. He won his first international cap for Uruguay in a friendly match against Algeria, on 12 August 2009. 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, 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.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 30 January 2019.
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 1 0 6 0 7 0
2012 41 1 10 0 51 1
2013 23 0 16 0 39 0
Total 65 1 32 0 97 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 34 0 12 0 4 0 50 0
2018 24 0 11 0 2 0 12 0 49 0
Total 130 0 72 0 25 0 12 0 239 0
Libertad 2019 Primera División 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 165 1 72 0 25 0 38 0 0 0 330 1

InternationalEdit

Updated 15 June 2018[7]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 18 June 2018. p. 32.
  2. ^ "Olimpia vs. 3 de Febrero – 7 August 2011 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Olimpia vs. Sol de America – 9 December 2012 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Martín Silva, nuevo arquero de Libertad". tigosports.com.py. 20 December 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Sol de America vs. Libertad – 22 January 2019 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  6. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/revealed-every-world-cup-2018-squad-23-man-preliminary-lists/oa0atsduflsv1nsf6oqk576rb
  7. ^ "Silva, Martín". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Vasco lidera seleção do Carioca, que ainda traz Ribamar e Willian Arão". Globoesporte.com. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Com nove jogadores de Fla e Flu, Ferj divulga seleção do Campeonato Carioca". Globoesporte.com. 7 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.

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