Tony Silva Biography | Bissau-Guinea

Tony Silva Brito

Tony Silva (Levadiakos, Greece)

Toni Brito Silva Sá was born on 15th September 1993. He is a professional footballer from Bissau-Guinea who plays as a winger for Levadiakos and national team.


Career

Early years

Silva started his football career with the youth academy of Real Sport Clube in 2007, and joined Benfica’s junior team a season later. He made 7 appearances for the junior team before He played with the Chelsea reserves between 2008 and 2009. Then he moved to Liverpool and played with the reserved team before getting a professional contract in 2011.

He joined Northampton Town on a one-month youth loan on 14 February 2012

On 23 July 2012, Barnsley signed Silva from Liverpool on a free transfer on a two-year deal.

On 17 December 2013, Silva penned a 6-month contract with Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia, after a successful one-month trial period with the club.

After a short stint with Turkish team Şanlıurfaspor, Silva penned a two-and-a-half year deal (with the option for an additional year) with LigaPro club União Madeira.

International Career

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Silva was born in Guinea-Bissau, but moved to Portugal as a child. He played for the Portugal U17s, and Portugal U18s. He ended up switching to the Guinea Bissau and made his debut in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification victory over Zambia, wherein he scored his debut goal for the team.