Dario Silva

Date of birth02 November 1972
Place of birthTreinta y Tres
NationalityUruguayan
Weight73 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionForward

Silva began his career at Defensor Sporting before moving to Penerol for the 1993 season.

His performances earned him an international debut in October 1994 against Peru.

He moved to Cagliari in Italy in 1995 where he spent four seasons before moving to Espanyol in the middle of the 1998-99 season.

He left to sign for Malaga at the end of that season where he became one of the stars of the team.

He has excellent strength, is good in the air and often found himself as a lone striker as Uruguay packed the midfield.

He joined Portsmouth in August 2005 with a two-year contract that was cancelled in February 2006.

Silva had his lower right leg amputated as a result of a serious car crash in September 2006.

He was not contracted with a club at the time when he was driving in Montevideo, lost control of his vehicle and hit a column of street lights.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Defensor Sporting 01 Jul 1991 01 Jul 1992
Penarol 01 Jul 1992 01 Jul 1995
Cagliari 01 Jul 1995 01 Jan 1999
Espanyol 01 Jan 1999 01 Jul 1999
Málaga 01 Jul 1999 01 Jul 2003
Sevilla 01 Jul 2003 31 Aug 2005
Portsmouth 31 Aug 2005 13 Feb 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Málaga Primera Liga 26
12
12
2001-02 Málaga Primera Liga 23
9
10
3
2002-03 Málaga Primera Liga 28
10
9
2
2002-03 Málaga UEFA Cup 7
5
2002-03 Málaga UEFA Intertoto Cup 2
1
2003-04 Sevilla Primera Liga 24
3
7
5
2
2004-05 Sevilla Primera Liga 10
11
1
4
2005-06 Portsmouth FA Cup 1
1
1
2005-06 Portsmouth League Cup 1
2005-06 Portsmouth Premier League 13
2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
09 Sep 2000 Barcelona v Malaga L 2-1 Primera Liga 1
16 Sep 2000 Malaga v Real Madrid D 3-3 Primera Liga 2
22 Oct 2000 Malaga v Villarreal W 2-1 Primera Liga 6
29 Oct 2000 Real Zaragoza v Malaga D 1-1 Primera Liga 7
01 Nov 2000 Malaga v Osasuna W 3-1 Primera Liga 8
04 Nov 2000 Celta Vigo v Malaga L 1-0 Primera Liga 9
26 Nov 2000 Malaga v Alavés W 3-1 Primera Liga 12
03 Dec 2000 Oviedo v Malaga L 3-2 Primera Liga 13
10 Dec 2000 Malaga v Valladolid W 3-1 Primera Liga 14
17 Dec 2000 Valencia v Malaga L 2-0 Primera Liga 15
20 Dec 2000 Malaga v Real Sociedad W 3-0 Primera Liga 16
06 Jan 2001 Malaga v Athletic Bilbao W 2-1 Primera Liga 17
21 Jan 2001 Malaga v Deportivo La Coruña L 1-3 Primera Liga 19
27 Jan 2001 Malaga v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 20
04 Feb 2001 Real Madrid v Malaga L 4-3 Primera Liga 21
11 Feb 2001 Malaga v Real Mallorca L 0-1 Primera Liga 22
25 Feb 2001 Malaga v Las Palmas W 2-1 Primera Liga 24
04 Mar 2001 Villarreal v Malaga W 1-2 Primera Liga 25
11 Mar 2001 Malaga v Real Zaragoza W 2-0 Primera Liga 26
18 Mar 2001 Osasuna v Malaga D 3-3 Primera Liga 27
08 Apr 2001 Español v Malaga W 1-2 Primera Liga 29
15 Apr 2001 Malaga v Rayo Vallecano D 1-1 Primera Liga 30
29 Apr 2001 Malaga v Oviedo D 2-2 Primera Liga 32
06 May 2001 Valladolid v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 33
10 Jun 2001 Malaga v Racing Santander W 2-1 Primera Liga 37
17 Jun 2001 Deportivo La Coruña v Malaga L 4-0 Primera Liga 38
26 Aug 2001 Malaga v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 1
08 Sep 2001 Real Madrid v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 2
16 Sep 2001 Malaga v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 3
14 Oct 2001 Villarreal v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 8
20 Oct 2001 Malaga v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 9
28 Oct 2001 Real Zaragoza v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 10
02 Dec 2001 Malaga v Real Sociedad D 0-0 Primera Liga 15
16 Dec 2001 Malaga v Deportivo La Coruña D 0-0 Primera Liga 17
22 Dec 2001 Valencia v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 18
06 Jan 2002 Malaga v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 19
13 Jan 2002 Real Betis v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 20
19 Jan 2002 Malaga v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 21
27 Jan 2002 Valladolid v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 22
03 Feb 2002 Malaga v Las Palmas D 0-0 Primera Liga 23
17 Feb 2002 Celta Vigo v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 26
24 Feb 2002 Malaga v Villarreal D 0-0 Primera Liga 27
17 Mar 2002 Sevilla v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 30
23 Mar 2002 Malaga v Rayo Vallecano D 0-0 Primera Liga 31
31 Mar 2002 Osasuna v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 32
14 Apr 2002 Real Sociedad v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 34
28 Apr 2002 Deportivo La Coruña v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 36
05 May 2002 Malaga v Valencia D 0-0 Primera Liga 37
10 May 2002 Español v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 38
13 Aug 2002 Villarreal v Malaga W 0-1 Intertoto Cup Final 1st leg
27 Aug 2002 Malaga v Villarreal D 1-1
Agg: 2-1
Intertoto Cup Final 2nd leg
01 Sep 2002 Recreativo de Huelva v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 1
19 Sep 2002 Zeljeznicar Sarajevo v Malaga D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
29 Sep 2002 Celta Vigo v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 4
06 Oct 2002 Malaga v Atlético Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 5
20 Oct 2002 Athletic Bilbao v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 6
27 Oct 2002 Malaga v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 7
31 Oct 2002 Malaga v Amica Wronki D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
03 Nov 2002 Real Betis v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 8
09 Nov 2002 Malaga v Osasuna D 0-0 Primera Liga 9
12 Nov 2002 Amica Wronki v Malaga D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
17 Nov 2002 Valladolid v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 10
24 Nov 2002 Malaga v Alavés D 0-0 Primera Liga 11
07 Dec 2002 Malaga v Villarreal D 0-0 Primera Liga 13
12 Dec 2002 Leeds United v Malaga W 1-2
Agg: 1-2
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
15 Dec 2002 Deportivo La Coruña v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 14
21 Dec 2002 Malaga v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 15
05 Jan 2003 Real Sociedad v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 16
12 Jan 2003 Malaga v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 17
19 Jan 2003 Sevilla v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 18
26 Jan 2003 Malaga v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 19
09 Feb 2003 Rayo Vallecano v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 21
20 Feb 2003 Malaga v AEK Athens D 0-0 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
02 Mar 2003 Atlético Madrid v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 24
09 Mar 2003 Malaga v Athletic Bilbao D 0-0 Primera Liga 25
13 Mar 2003 Malaga v Boavista D 0-0 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
16 Mar 2003 Español v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 26
20 Mar 2003 Boavista v Malaga D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
23 Mar 2003 Malaga v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 27
13 Apr 2003 Malaga v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 29
20 Apr 2003 Alavés v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 30
27 Apr 2003 Malaga v Racing Santander D 0-0 Primera Liga 31
04 May 2003 Villarreal v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 32
25 May 2003 Malaga v Real Sociedad D 0-0 Primera Liga 35
01 Jun 2003 Barcelona v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 36
15 Jun 2003 Malaga v Sevilla D 0-0 Primera Liga 37


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1990-91 Uruguay South America Youth Championship 4
2
2
1994-95 Uruguay Copa Mercosur 1
1994-95 Uruguay International Friendly 5
3
1
1996-97 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 1
2
2
1997-98 Uruguay FIFA Confederations Cup 2
3
2
2
1999-00 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 3
1
2000-01 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 5
1
1
1
2000-01 Uruguay International Friendly 1
2001-02 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 9
1
3
2
2001-02 Uruguay International Friendly 1
2003-04 Uruguay Copa America 4
2
2
2003-04 Uruguay FIFA World Cup
1
2004-05 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 3
2005-06 Uruguay FIFA World Cup
2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
01 Feb 1991 Uruguay v Paraguay W 3-0 SAYC Group B
03 Feb 1991 Uruguay v Peru D 1-1 SAYC Group B
07 Feb 1991 Uruguay v Ecuador D 1-1 SAYC Group B
09 Feb 1991 Venezuela v Uruguay W 1-5 SAYC Group B
13 Feb 1991 Brazil v Uruguay D 0-0 SAYC Final group
17 Feb 1991 Argentina v Uruguay D 1-1 SAYC Final group
19 Oct 1994 Peru v Uruguay W 0-1 International Friendly
18 Jan 1995 Spain v Uruguay D 2-2 International Friendly
01 Feb 1995 Mexico v Uruguay L 1-0 International Friendly
02 Mar 1995 Brazil v Uruguay L 2-0 Copa Mercosur
22 Mar 1995 Colombia v Uruguay L 2-1 International Friendly
25 Mar 1995 USA v Uruguay D 2-2 International Friendly
31 Mar 1995 Yugoslavia v Uruguay L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Apr 1995 Uruguay v Peru W 1-0 International Friendly
25 Jun 1995 Uruguay v New Zealand W 7-0 International Friendly
12 Feb 1997 Ecuador v Uruguay L 4-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
30 Apr 1997 Paraguay v Uruguay L 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
08 Jun 1997 Uruguay v Colombia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
13 Dec 1997 United Arab Emirates v Uruguay W 0-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
15 Dec 1997 Uruguay v Czech Republic W 2-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
17 Dec 1997 Uruguay v South Africa W 4-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
19 Dec 1997 Australia v Uruguay L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
21 Dec 1997 Czech Republic v Uruguay L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup 3rd place
26 Apr 2000 Paraguay v Uruguay L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
03 Jun 2000 Uruguay v Chile W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
28 Jun 2000 Brazil v Uruguay D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
18 Jul 2000 Uruguay v Venezuela W 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
15 Aug 2000 Colombia v Uruguay L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
03 Sep 2000 Uruguay v Ecuador W 4-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
15 Nov 2000 Bolivia v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
28 Feb 2001 Slovenia v Uruguay W 0-2 International Friendly
28 Mar 2001 Uruguay v Paraguay L 0-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
24 Apr 2001 Chile v Uruguay W 0-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
01 Jul 2001 Uruguay v Brazil W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
14 Aug 2001 Venezuela v Uruguay L 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
04 Sep 2001 Peru v Uruguay W 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
07 Oct 2001 Uruguay v Colombia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
07 Nov 2001 Ecuador v Uruguay D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
14 Nov 2001 Uruguay v Argentina D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
25 Nov 2001 Uruguay v Australia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania / SA play-off
17 Apr 2002 Italy v Uruguay D 1-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 2002 Uruguay v Denmark L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
06 Jun 2002 France v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
11 Jun 2002 Senegal v Uruguay D 3-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
01 Jun 2004 Uruguay v Peru L 1-3 FIFA World Cup South America
07 Jul 2004 Mexico v Uruguay D 2-2 Copa America Group B
10 Jul 2004 Uruguay v Ecuador W 2-1 Copa America Group B
18 Jul 2004 Paraguay v Uruguay W 1-3 Copa America Quarter-final
21 Jul 2004 Brazil v Uruguay L 1-1 (3-5) Copa America Semi-final
05 Sep 2004 Uruguay v Ecuador W 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
09 Oct 2004 Argentina v Uruguay L 4-2 FIFA World Cup South America
17 Nov 2004 Uruguay v Paraguay W 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
08 Oct 2005 Ecuador v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America
12 Nov 2005 Uruguay v Australia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania / SA play-off


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.