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Top facts about Andre Silva, little Deco

Wed 02 June 2021 | 15:00

Here you would go through an engaging ride through some of the most impressive top facts about Andre Silva, so without further ado, let's buckle up for the long ride ahead.

Andre Silva is a Portuguese professional footballer who is mostly known as a striker for Sevilla FC, A.C. Milan, and the Portugal national team. But currently, he plays for the Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt.

As he arrived on loan last year from

AC Milan

, he signed a permanent contract with the German team in 2020. And the fact is that those of Frankfurt were not wrong with their decision as they have secured a strong striker until the summer of 2023 while they are convinced that they can take him to the next level in Frankfurt.

His record of a goal almost every game, precisely as indicated, his 28 goals and 8 assists in his 32 appearances so far, seems to have not gone unnoticed by anyone as several teams have already positioned themselves in the race for a possible acquisition.

But going through his early pedigree, when he was just eight years old, he initially attracted the eyes as he put away 15 goals in a single game - yes, ONE GAME - in a match for Salgueiros against Vianese.

He started his senior career in 2013 featuring for the

FC Porto

B-team and he was brought up FC Porto’s first team in 2015. He also joined AC Milan in 2017, yet his performance there was not that much striking. Be that as it may, he has already left the doubts raised by his irregular stint at AC Milan far behind.

Not to mention the fact that at the international level his first senior cap was in September 2016 as he became the youngest Portugal player to score a hat-trick in only his second outing for his country - against the Faroe Islands. Besides, he was among the top 10 scorers during 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying, with nine goals in 10 games.

Top facts about Andre Silva that you might want to know

While Silva was Frankfurt’s top goal-scorer in the 2019/20 campaign, he would remain a bearer of the Eagle for three more years whereas his signing is considered to be the club’s biggest transfer of the season.

After all, it wasn’t for nothing that he was assumed to be the second-best striker in the Bundesliga after the re-start. Actually, only

Robert Lewandowski

can better him for most metrics.

Just consider his outperformance in the expected goals, and even more so, his great involvement in the penalty area, leaving aside the fact that he’s not dependent on one shot to put away one goal like some attackers.

Therefore, as long as Eintracht Frankfurt keep creating chances for him, he’ll keep scoring. It seems that currently, he is having a great season in Germany and speculation about his promising future has skyrocketed.

To be specific he exploded this season at his best with Eintracht, hence he has succeeded to draw the attention of the current leader of the Spanish League, Atlético de Madrid, and one of the greats of the Premier League, Manchester United and most notably FC

Barcelona

has knocked on his door as well.

According to a German station, he would have a seemingly affordable price of € 30 million for the summer market, under a clause that has just been known. Therefore it can be an attractive market target. Yet Andre Silva himself speculated it to be just a rumour.

Andre Silva facts in brief

Bio

  • Full name

    : André Miguel Valente da Silva

  • Nickname

    : Deco, da Silva

General information

  • Date of Birth

    : 6 November 1995

  • Birth Place

    : Baguim do Monte, Portugal

  • Age

    : 25

  • Religion

    : Christianity

  • Nationality

    : Portuguese

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Scorpio

Physical status

  • Height

    : 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)

  • Weight

    : 84 kg, 185 lbs

  • Hair Colour

    : Black/Short hairs

  • Eye Colour

    : Dark Brown

Football information

  • Profession

    : Soccer player

  • Position

    : Attack - Centre-Forward

  • Foot

    : Right

  • Current Club

    : Eintracht Frankfurt

Personal information

  • Father

    : Álvaro Silva

  • Brother

    : Afonso Silva

  • Marital status

    : Married

  • Wife

    : Vanessa Do Carmo

  • Children

    : NA

  • Best Friends

    : Ronaldo

  • Hobbies

    : Playing football, Watching Movies, Video games, Music, Watching TV series

  • Net worth

    : $6 million

  • Salary

    : $2.2 million

  • Earnings Sources

    : Club deals/contracts, Sponsorship, National team Salary

  • Car Collections

    : Sports cars, Ferarri, Range Rover, Audi Q8

  • Smoking

    : No

  • Drinking Alcohol

    : Yes

Favourites

  • Favourite Food

    : Prefers Home Baked recipes, Italian foods, Fast Foods

  • Favourite Drinks

    : Coffee

  • Favourite Superhero

    : Superman

  • Favourite Sports

    : Soccer, football, American football, Basketball

  • Favourite Footballers

    : Ronaldinho, Ronaldo

  • Favourite Actor

    : Leonardo DiCaprio

  • Favourite Actress

    : Jennifer Lawrence

  • Favourite Brand

    : Iphone/Apple

  • Favourite Colour

    : White

  • Favourite Flower

    : Red Rose

  • Favourite Time of Day

    : Evening

  • Favourite Website

    : Twitter, Facebook

  • Favourite Animal

    : Lion

  • Favourites Digit

    : 22

  • Favourite Pet

    : Dog

Andre Silva childhood

Considering  

top facts about Andre Silva

, it is interesting to know that in his childhood times, he has a kind of polite, introverted and very open character, especially who took huge delight in making himself involved in challenges like playing football in school.

In as much as he was intrinsically enthusiast in football,

Andre Silva childhood

was spent aspiring to be a professional footballer right from the very onset. Therefore his family took their six-year-old son to

Salgueiros

for training football.

Much to your consternation, his breakthrough came the same year of joining Salgueiros. It might be considered a magical and memorable day when the eight years old went to feature in a tournament in Viana do Castelo with his Salgueiros teammates.

He was in the position of midfielder throughout the tournament. During the knockout phase against rivals youth club Vianense, his performance was that much stellar that the match was still in the middle when he put away his 15th goal. This led him to earn the name of “Little Deco"

After that, in a bid to show respect for the opposition and to avoid their humiliation, his coach, Luis Machado out of the sudden removed Silva from the game after scoring his fifteenth goal of the match.

Then after short spells at Boavista and Padroense youth clubs, he successfully ended his youth career with Porto. In light of the prominence of his youth career, he also saw an impeccable passage from youth football to the senior side at the age of 16.

Andre Silva family

In regard to the top facts about Andre Silva, it has been indicated that his parents were a kind of hardworking people who tried their utmost to ensure that Silva and his younger brother, Afonso had all they needed in life.

Besides, Andre has always been the caring and supportive elder brother who would never neglect to look after his little brother, Afonso who is three years old younger than him. It is fascinating to note that Afonso Silva is also into sports and is currently a professional hockey player who plays with rollerblades.

In

Andre Sliva life story

, he spent a period of his early childhood living with not only his parents and lastborn brother but also with his cousins. In other words, he had a large extended household, with a close-knit extended family who used to get together every Sunday.

Andre Silva professional career

Andre started to play football with Porto-based S.C. Salgueiros and after a brief spell with neighbouring Boavista FC, he quickly returned to his previous club. His youth career was finished with FC Porto and he got contracted with the juniors in 2011 when he was 15.

His professional debut was on 12 August 2013 as he appeared as a 77th-minute substitute for Tozé while the B team won 3–2 away against S.C.

Beira-Mar

in the Segunda Liga championship. His second season was ended up with 34 games and seven goals, as Porto B was led to the 13th position in the second tier.

Then his competitive debut for the first team was on 29 December 2015, as he featured the full 90 minutes in a 1–3 home loss against C.S. Marítimo in the Taça da Liga.

His maiden appearance in the Primeira Liga took place four days later, while he was replaced with Vincent Aboubakar in the last 20 minutes of the 2–0 defeat at

Sporting CP

.

Although in the 2015–16 campaign he was in a desperate plight, but after José Peseiro replaced Julen Lopetegui as manager, he was provided with much more opportunities, as he put away his first league goal in a 4–0 home win over Boavista in the last match.

Besides, he started to appear in the final of the Taça de Portugal on 22 May, as he helped his team to be recovered from a 0–2 deficit against S.C.

Braga

with a brace which was consisted of a bicycle kick in the last-minute (eventual 4–2 loss on penalties).

With an auspicious start in 2016–17, he netted goals in his first two league games against Rio Ave F.C. and G.D. Estoril Praia, as he also put away Porto's 1–1 draw at home to A.S.

Roma

in the UEFA Champions League play-off round. On 21 August 2016, he got contracted a new five-year deal, including a release clause of €60 million.

On 12 June 2017, he was transferred to A.C. Milan as he signed a five-year deal for a fee of €38 million with the additional €2 million that was relied on objectives. As Silva was overjoyed by his signing, he was given the number 9 shirt, that had previously worn by Gianluca Lapadula.

His debut for the Italian club was on 27 July, as he featured 24 minutes in the 1–0 win against CS Universitatea Craiova in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League. On 17 August, for the same competition in the play-off round, he managed to contribute two goals and one assist to a 6–0 home rout of KF Shkëndija.

On 14 September, already in the group stage, he scored a hat-trick as he helped the visitors defeat FK Austria Wien 5–1; in the process, he succeeded to be the first player to achieve the feat for Milan in Europe since Kaká in 2006, while in the light of his performance he was included in UEFA's Europa League Team of the Week as well.

On 11 March 2018, he put away his maiden goal in Serie A, from a last-minute header in the 1–0 away win over Genoa CFC. On August 11, he joined the Spanish club Sevilla FC on a season-long loan with the option to purchase €35 million.

Just the following day, he made his debut coming on for Luis Muriel at the hour mark of 1–2 loss against FC Barcelona in the Supercopa de España. Besides, he scored three times in his first La Liga match, a 4–1 victory at

Rayo Vallecano

, as he added a brace in a 3–0 home defeat of Real Madrid on 26 September.

On 2 September 2019, he then was transferred to Eintracht Frankfurt on a two-year loan contract, while Ante Rebić was headed in the opposite direction. His Bundesliga debut occurred 12 days later, as he appeared in the entire 2–1 defeat at FC Augsburg while he partnered compatriot and former Porto teammate Gonçalo Paciência upfront.

He put away his first goal in the competition on 22 September, scoring the first in a 2–2 home draw against

Borussia Dortmund

. Following the COVID-19 pandemic and with the restart of the German league, he put away eight goals in ten games for a total of 12 in the campaign.

Amazingly this exceeded by one goal the record for top-scoring Portuguese in a German top-flight campaign, by SV Werder Bremen's Hugo Almeida. On 10 September 2020, he got contracted a permanent three-year deal. He became Player of the Month for the following January, scoring seven goals in six games as he added three braces as well.

At the International level, he represented Portugal at almost every youth level. He contributed with the under-20 team at the 2015 FIFA World Cup, putting away four goals in the group stage while the nation reached the quarter-finals.

Formerly, at the 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, he became the first player ever to net four goals in a single match (6–1 group stage defeat of Hungary), in a runner-up finish for the under-19s.

On 8 September 2015, he made his first appearance with the under-21 side, scoring a hat-trick in 19 minutes (both halves combined), participating in a 6–1 win against Albania in the 2017 European Under-21 Championship qualifiers.

Then he was called up for the first time to the senior team by head coach Fernando Santos the following 26 August, while he featured in the second half of a 5–0 friendly victory over Gibraltar in Porto on 1 September.

On 7 October 2016, he put away his first goal with Portugal's main squad as he played the entire 6–0 defeat of Andorra for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Three days after that, in the same competition, he put away three goals in the first half of an eventual 6–0 thrashing of the Faroe Islands.

He was also selected for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, as he was replaced for the last eight minutes of the 2–2 group stage draw with Mexico. On 24 June, he netted his first goal in the competition as he featured the full 90 minutes in the 4–0 win against New Zealand.

Likewise, in May 2018, his name was among Portugal's final squad for the upcoming edition of the FIFA World Cup, also to be held in Russia. Later in that month, he put away the 1000th goal in the national team's history during the first half of a friendly with Tunisia in Braga. His debut in the competition was on 15 June, in the 80th minute of the 3–3 group stage draw against Spain.

Andre Silva personal life and social media

Regarding the 

top facts about Andre Silva

, it is interesting to note that the scoring of his most beautiful goal stirred his relationship with Sara Rodrigues, who is a Portuguese model.

She is a graduate of Chemical Engineering that indicates her possession of both beauty and brains. She has devoted herself to modelling and travelling between Milan, Rome, Porto and Lisbon.

It is assumed that they were together since his time at Porto, yet there are some doubts about the fact that whether they are still together or not. Sara has racked up around 67 thousand followers on Instagram with probably her account of

sararodriguesss

.

While

Andre Silva social media

activity is also considerable with around 1.5 million followers with his account of

andresilva9

, he has not posted a single post to be related to his girlfriend and personal life. Once he also has been seen with his child while some speculate it to be just a rumour.

Andre Silva net worth

If we provide further insight into

top facts about Andre Silva

, you might find it amazing that he earns a salary of $ 2.2 million per year. While

Andre Silva net worth

is around $ 6 million.

A great majority of his earning comes from his football career. Yet, he achieves part of it through endorsement deals with popular sports brand Nike.

He also possesses a house in Portugal and the worlds best luxury cars like Ferarri, Range Rover, and Audi Q8. He is often seen visiting expensive world destination on his vacation which implies his good earning as well as an extravagant lifestyle.

Andre Silva love of water

With taking top facts about Andre Silva into account we can suggest that with a passionate and assertive

mindset, he is a resolute and decisive person who will go on to fight until he gets the best out of himself.

He is the kind of person who would keep secrets, whatever they may be. During holidays, he takes huge delight in going hockey with his brother, Afonso. The element of water is an indispensable part of his life as it correlates with his zodiac sign, Scorpio.

Andre Silva has confessed that once he had problems settling into life in Milan and Serie A, and the underlying cause for that was his missing “the beach and sea.”

Being passionate about water indicates having a fluidly, flowing, and wavering emotion that would lead to a powerful influence just like how he does in his career life.

Among top facts about Andre Silva it is incredible to suggest that apart from his being connected with water, he is also enthusiastically passionate about gazing at seasides. This would very elaborately signify the reason why he got homesick when he left his country for the first time.

 

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