Silvestre Varela

  • Date of birth : 02/02/1985
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Portugal Portugal
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Silvestre Varela

Silvestre Varela

Clubs: Sporting Clube de Portugal, Casa Pia AC (loan), Vitória SC (loan), RC Recreativo de Huelva (loan), CF Estrela da Amadora, FC Porto

• Unable to break into the Sporting Clube de Portugal first team, Silvestre Manuel Gonçalves Varela was loaned to lower-division club Casa Pia AC in 2004/05 and, in 2006/07, to Vitória FC, where he was an ever-present in the Liga for the Setubal club.

• Moved across the border to Spain in 2007/08, on another season-long loan, making 22 league appearances for RC Recreativo de Huelva, who narrowly avoided relegation.

• Left Sporting for good in July 2008, joining CF Estrela da Amadora; helped the club to the semi-finals of the Portuguese Cup, where they lost to Porto, and scored five league goals.

• Amadora's enforced relegation at the end of 2008/09 led to him joining Porto, for whom he made a slow start before cutting loose with a succession of goals during the winter months, including one against Arsenal FC in the UEFA Champions League round of 16.

• Scored a career-best tally of ten Liga goals, including two in a 3-2 win in September 2010 against UEFA Europa League final opponents SC Braga, as Porto stormed to the 2011 Liga title, retaining it the following two seasons. 

UEFA honours
UEFA Europa League:
winner 2011

Last updated: 08/07/13 14.33CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 27/06/2014 01:06 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundLuxembourgLuxembourg1-2PortugalPortugal4400
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal3-0AzerbaijanAzerbaijan2710
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRussiaRussia1-0PortugalPortugal2300
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-1Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland2900
14.11.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundGabonGabon2-2PortugalPortugal6700
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal2-3EcuadorEcuador2800
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundIsraelIsrael3-3PortugalPortugal6000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAzerbaijanAzerbaijan0-2PortugalPortugal1700
10.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundCroatiaCroatia0-1PortugalPortugal8500
14.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto2-0Gil VicenteGil Vicente9010
22.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionEstorilEstoril2-2PortoPorto7700
27.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto1-0GuimarãesGuimarães2900
06.10.2013Portuguese First DivisionAroucaArouca1-3PortoPorto5300
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal3-0LuxembourgLuxembourg9010
19.10.2013Portuguese CupThird roundPortoPorto1-0TrofenseTrofense6110
27.10.2013Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto3-1SportingSporting9000
02.11.2013Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses1-1PortoPorto9000
10.11.2013Portuguese CupFourth roundGuimarãesGuimarães0-2PortoPorto6000
23.11.2013Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto1-1NacionalNacional7600
30.11.2013Portuguese First DivisionAcadémicaAcadémica1-0PortoPorto9000
07.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto2-0BragaBraga9000
15.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionRio AveRio Ave1-3PortoPorto9000
20.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto4-0OlhanenseOlhanense9000
04.01.2014Portuguese CupFifth roundPortoPorto6-0Atlético CPAtlético CP9020
12.01.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0PortoPorto9000
19.01.2014Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto3-0SetúbalSetúbal9010
01.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionMarítimoMarítimo1-0PortoPorto7200
05.02.2014Portuguese CupQuarter-finalsPortoPorto2-1EstorilEstoril3200
09.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto3-0Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira9000
16.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionGil VicenteGil Vicente1-2PortoPorto8820
23.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto0-1EstorilEstoril9000
02.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionGuimarãesGuimarães2-2PortoPorto2600
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal5-1CameroonCameroon2100
09.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto4-1AroucaArouca7800
16.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting1-0PortoPorto7800
23.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto1-0BelenensesBelenenses5500
26.03.2014Portuguese CupSemi-finalsPortoPorto1-0BenficaBenfica6200
06.04.2014Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto3-1AcadémicaAcadémica6000
13.04.2014Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga1-3PortoPorto6310
16.04.2014Portuguese CupSemi-finalsBenficaBenfica3-1PortoPorto7310
21.04.2014Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto3-0Rio AveRio Ave3800
04.05.2014Portuguese First DivisionOlhanenseOlhanense2-1PortoPorto7100
31.05.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal0-0GreeceGreece7000
07.06.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundMexicoMexico0-1PortugalPortugal3200
11.06.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-5PortugalPortugal7300
22.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageUSAUSA2-2PortugalPortugal2110
26.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal2-1GhanaGhana2900

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Silvestre Varela
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 02/02/1985 (29)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 17
  • Club: Porto ( POR)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    15/09/05: Halmstad 1-2 Sporting
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (First qualifying round)
    22/09/03: Portugal 2-1 Wales

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Portugal U-21215
Portugal U-1952

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 27/06/2014 01:06 CET
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