Nilmar Honorato da Silva
(born 14 July 1984), commonly known as Nilmar
, is a Brazilian footballer
who currently plays as a winger
for Villarreal CF
and the Brazilian national team
After coming through the Internacional
youth teams, Nilmar played for the professional team in 2003 and 2004 seasons.
Nilmar was signed for Olympique Lyonnais
in summer 2004, initially as cover for the now ex-Lyon player Élber Giovane
. He signed with a clause in his contract that stated that he could be loaned back to Internacional once Élber was fit.
Nilmar made an impressive start during his stint at Lyon, scoring two debut goals as a substitute against . Unfortunately, he did not score any more goals in the Ligue 1
With the impending signing of Fred
, Lyon chose to loan Nilmar out, this time to Corinthians
in his native Brazil. They were somewhat forced to do this in order to stay within the limit of non-EU players.
As well as this law, Lyon already had four established forwards, namely Fred, Sylvain Wiltord
, Milan Baroš
, and Sidney Govou
, and, despite his good performances with Corinthians, Nilmar was ultimately sold to the South American club. At Corinthians, the young striker hit the target on his debut against São Paulo FC
, with almost his first touch of the ball and he continued to impress fans and critics alike throughout his first season. His skill, speed, and mazy dribbles helped win him a place in the Brazilian League... Read More