David Mendes da Silva

David Mendes Da Silva

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David Mendes da Silva Gonçalves (born 4 August 1982 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch footballer of Cape Verdean heritage who plays for Red Bull Salzburg as a midfielder.

His former teams are AZ, Sparta Rotterdam, AFC Ajax and NAC Breda. He is a very versatile player who can play all over midfield and in defence. He is known for his dribbling and technique as well as his tackling.

Club career

NAC Breda signed Mendes in summer 2004 in four year deal. Two year later he was signed by AZ in 5 year deal. On the 20th October 2009 David Mendes Da Silva scored a stunning 93rd minute equaliser against Arsenal FC in the UEFA Champions League to give his team somewhat of a historic result after Arsenal had led through Cesc Fàbregas's first half goal.

International career

He made his international debut for Netherlands on February 7, 2007.

He also played for Dutch U-20s team at 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship, which lost to Egypt U-20 team in the quarter-finals.

Personal life

His name Mendes da Silva, a typical form of family name in Portuguese language.

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Club honours

AZ

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