Santiago Martin Silva Olivera is a professional football player from Uruguay who plays as a striker. Santiago began his career in 1998, with Central Espanol. The next year, he moved to River Plate de Montevideo to gain more on-field playing time but that didn’t come his way. After two seasons with the team, he moved to Defensor Sporting Club and then to Brazilian club Corinthians.

Things didn’t work out for Silva in Brazil and thus, he returned to his home country and came back to River Plate de Montevideo. His wanderings did see him pick up some recognition in other countries, especially when he played for Energie Cottbus in 2003-04. Silva scored 9 goals in his 30-odd matches with the team before moving onwards to FC Beira-Mar. Another 8 goals in 30 games boosted his confidence to play in Europe but he never made it to the big teams, coming back to Argentina in 2005. He came back to Newell’s Old Boys and played just 14 games in 2005, scoring 4 times. In 2006, he moved to Central Espanyol, his first club in Uruguay but was back in Argentina in the next season, this time with Gimnasia de La Plata.

Team Argentinos Juniors Argentinos Juniors
Position Forward
Height / weight 1.83 m / 83 kg
Born 9 Dec 1980
Nationality Uruguay Uruguay
Team History
Argentinos Juniors Argentinos Juniors 2019 - present
Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata 2018 - 2019
Club Deportivo Universidad Catolica Club Deportivo Universidad Catolica 2017 - 2018
Talleres de Córdoba Talleres de Córdoba 2018
Club Atletico Banfield Club Atletico Banfield 2016
Club Atletico Lanus Club Atletico Lanus 2013 - 2015
Arsenal de Sarandi Arsenal de Sarandi 2015
375 boca juniors Boca Juniors 2012 - 2013
Club Atletico Velez Sarsfield Velez Sarsfield 2007 - 2011
105 acf fiorentina Fiorentina 2011
Club Atletico Banfield Club Atletico Banfield 2009 (loan)
Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata 2006 - 2007
Central Español Central Español 2006
S.C. Beira-Mar 2004 - 2005
Club Atletico Newell's Old Boys Old Boys 2005
120 fc energie cottbus FC Energie Cottbus 2003 - 2004
Club Atlético River Plate (Montevideo) 2003
392 sport club corinthians paulista Corinthians 2002
Club Nacional de Football Club Nacional de Football 2002
Defensor Sporting Defensor Sporting 2001
Club Atlético River Plate (Montevideo) 1999 - 2000
Central Español Central Español 1998

In 30-odd matches, Silva was on target 14 times, gathering praise from many for his exploits with and off the ball. His endeavours brought him to Velez Sarsfield at the end of the season, where he scored 9 times in his first 30 games.

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