Vítor Silva (footballer, born 1984)

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Vítor Emanuel Cruz da Silva (born 7 January 1984), known simply as Vítor, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for C.D. Feirense as a central midfielder.

Personal information
Full name Vítor Emanuel Cruz da Silva
Date of birth (1984-01-07) 7 January 1984 (age 36)
Place of birth Penafiel, Portugal
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 13
Youth career
1992–1993 Paredes
1993–2003 Penafiel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Penafiel 1 (0)
2004–2005 Lousada 38 (0)
2005–2006 Paredes 23 (0)
2006–2011 Penafiel 89 (18)
2007–2008União Madeira (loan) 36 (4)
2011–2013 Paços Ferreira 59 (7)
2013–2014 Sporting CP 8 (2)
2014 Sporting B 2 (0)
2014–2018 Reus 96 (10)
2019 Deportivo La Coruña 4 (0)
2019– Feirense 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 November 2019

Football careerEdit

Born in Penafiel, Vítor joined local F.C. Penafiel's youth system in 1993 at the age of nine. He turned professional with Penafiel's third division senior team for the 2003–04 season, then alternated between the third and second divisionsover his first eight years as a senior, also representing A.D. Lousada, U.S.C. Paredes and C.F. União.

Vítor reached the Primeira Liga in the 2011–12 season, signing for F.C. Paços de Ferreira. He made his debut in the competition on 14 August, starting in a 1–2 away loss against Vitória de Setúbal.[1]

Vítor contributed with 29 games – 28 starts – and five goals in 2012–13, helping Paços to a best-ever third position with the subsequent qualification for the UEFA Champions League. Midway through the campaign he was linked with a move to S.L. Benfica, with Jorge Mendes reportedly working to secure a transfer.[2]

Also in 2013 but in the off-season, Vítor joined another Lisbon side, Sporting CP.[3] On 26 August of the following year he signed with CF Reus Deportiu, moving to the Spaniards alongside teammate Rúben Semedo who signed on loan.[4][5]

On 31 August 2018, after Reus' registration problems meant that Vítor could not play for the club during the first half of the campaign, he terminated his contract.[6] On 5 March 2019, following a period of trial, he moved to Deportivo de La Coruña also of the Spanish Segunda División.[7]


  1. ^ "V. Setúbal é a primeira equipa a vencer na primeira jornada" [V. Setúbal are the first team to win in first round] (in Portuguese). TSF. 14 August 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  2. ^ "P. Ferreira: Vítor orgulhoso com a hipótese Benfica" [P. Ferreira: Vítor proud of Benfica possibility] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 23 January 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Leões garantem Vítor" [Lions confirm Vítor]. Record (in Portuguese). 3 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Vítor Silva i Rubén Semedo darreres incorporacions" [Vítor Silva and Rubén Semedo the last additions] (in Catalan). Reus Deportiu. 26 August 2014. Archived from the original on 8 September 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  5. ^ "De la 'Champions' a la Segunda B, el pase de Vítor al Reus causa extrañeza" [From Champions to Segunda B, Vítor move to Reus raises eyebrows]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 26 August 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  6. ^ "El adiós prematuro del mago portugués del Reus" [The premature farewell of Reus' Portuguese magician]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 3 September 2018. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Vítor Silva se queda en el Deportivo" [Vítor Silva stays at Deportivo] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 5 March 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2019.

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