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Nino Da Silva (born May 26, 1979 in Santos, São Paulo) is a Brazil-born American former professional soccer player. Currently runs an elite youth soccer club in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago.

Nino Da Silva
Personal information
Full name Nino Da Silva
Date of birth (1979-05-26) May 26, 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Kansas City Wizards 10 (0)
1997Orlando Sundogs (loan) 5 (1)
1998MLS Pro-40 (loan) 11 (3)
1999MLS Pro-40 (loan) 7 (2)
2000 MetroStars 3 (0)
Total 36 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Early lifeEdit

Nino was born in Brazil to Nilton Da Silva, a former professional indoor soccer player. Attended St. Viator Catholic High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Was teammates with Walter Payton's son Jarrett Payton, Eric Peterson, and John Valentino at St. Viator. Led St. Viator to a 3rd place State finish his senior year. A standout American high school soccer player, Nino was two-time National Player of the Year in 1996 and 1997.

ActingEdit

In 2005, Da Silva played the part of Eddie Souza in The Game of Their Lives, a movie about the U.S. victory over England in the 1950 FIFA World Cup.

HonorsEdit

Youngest player at the time (17yrs. old) ever to sign a professional MLS contract.

StatisticsEdit

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
1997 Kansas City Wizards MLS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1998 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1999 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2000 MetroStars 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0

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