Bobo da Silva
A prolific striker from Brazil, Deyvison Rogerio da Silva is a professional football player who also goes by the name of Bobo. After playing through the youth ranks at Corinthians, Bobo broke into the club’s first team in 2003 and worked hard to get 31 appearances for the side. However, his scoring form wasn’t as good, and three goals was all he could muster up during that time. He won the 2005 league title in Brazil as well as a 8-team tournament, in the pre-season, in Chile.
Bobo had already given glimpses of his ability and a move to Europe beckoned as Besiktas decided to bring the young striker to Turkey. Almost immediately, Bobo became a hit with the team, and in 2005-06, scored 9 goals in 21 appearances before settling down into a better rhythm. The team won the Turkish Cup and the Turkish Super Cup that year, giving Bobo the first of many silverware that would come his way.
In 2006-07, Bobo scored 20 goals in all competition, helping the team win the Turkish Cup and became the top scorer for the tournament as well. This process would continue and Bobo would get a truck-load of goals for the Turkish side, scoring 94 in all competitions and playing over 240 games for the team. He would win the 2008-09 Turkish Super League title as well as the Turkish Cup and would also be named as the top scorer for the latter. He was also named to the team of the year, that season, before helping Besiktas win the 2010-11 Turkish Cup as well.
At the end of his contract, in 2011, Besiktas decided against renewing his contract and Bobo had no choice but to return to Brazil and Cruzeiro signed him up at the first opportunity. Since returning to his home-country, Bobo has played 6 games and scored 1 goal for the team. At the international level, Bobo’s only selection came for the Under-20 squad, in 2005, but he never got onto the pitch.