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: 01/07/2015 17:40 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
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundIsraelIsrael3-3PortugalPortugal6000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAzerbaijanAzerbaijan0-2PortugalPortugal1700
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal3-0LuxembourgLuxembourg9010
22.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageUSAUSA2-2PortugalPortugal2110
26.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal2-1GhanaGhana2900
24.09.2014English League CupThird roundWest BromWest Brom3-2HullHull1501
02.12.2014English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom1-2West HamWest Ham2500
06.12.2014English Premier LeagueHullHull0-0West BromWest Brom2300
13.12.2014English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom1-0Aston VillaAston Villa9000
20.12.2014English Premier LeagueQPRQPR3-2West BromWest Brom9010
26.12.2014English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom1-3Man. CityMan. City6700
28.12.2014English Premier LeagueStokeStoke2-0West BromWest Brom2700
01.01.2015English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham1-1West BromWest Brom1100
03.01.2015English FA CupThird roundWest BromWest Brom7-0GatesheadGateshead2302
25.01.2015Italian Serie AParmaParma1-2CesenaCesena9000
28.01.2015Italian CupQuarter-finalsParmaParma0-1JuventusJuventus100
01.02.2015Italian Serie AMilanMilan3-1ParmaParma7700
11.02.2015Italian Serie AParmaParma0-1ChievoChievo9000
15.02.2015Italian Serie ARomaRoma0-0ParmaParma7800
08.03.2015Italian Serie AParmaParma0-0AtalantaAtalanta7800
15.03.2015Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo4-1ParmaParma6100
22.03.2015Italian Serie AParmaParma0-2TorinoTorino9000
04.04.2015Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale1-1ParmaParma9001
08.04.2015Italian Serie AParmaParma1-0UdineseUdinese9010
11.04.2015Italian Serie AParmaParma1-0JuventusJuventus9000
15.04.2015Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa2-0ParmaParma9000
19.04.2015Italian Serie AEmpoliEmpoli2-2ParmaParma9000
26.04.2015Italian Serie AParmaParma1-0PalermoPalermo6300
29.04.2015Italian Serie ALazioLazio4-0ParmaParma9000
04.05.2015Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari4-0ParmaParma9000
10.05.2015Italian Serie AParmaParma2-2NapoliNapoli9000
18.05.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina3-0ParmaParma9000
24.05.2015Italian Serie AParmaParma2-2VeronaVerona9010
31.05.2015Italian Serie ASampdoriaSampdoria2-2ParmaParma9010
16.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageItalyItaly0-1PortugalPortugal7600

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Silvestre Varela
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 02/02/1985 (30)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 0
  • Club: Porto ( POR)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    15/09/05: Halmstad 1-2 Sporting CP
  • 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
Sporting CP20
Last updated: 14/06/2015 01:16 CET
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