David Mendes da Silva facts for kids
|Full name||David Mendes da Silva Gonçalves|
|Date of birth||4 August 1982|
|Place of birth||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||midfielder, defender|
|Current club||Red Bull Salzburg|
|1999 - 2004
2004 - 2006
2006 - 2010
Ajax Amsterdam (loan)
Red Bull Salzburg
† Appearances (Goals).
David Mendes da Silva Gonçalves (born 4 August 1982 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch football player of Cape Verdean heritage. He plays as defender or defensive midfielder. He is known for his dribbling and his tackling.
He started his career with Sparta Rotterdam. He played with Rotterdam for five years. In 2003 he was on loan to Ajax Amsterdam for part of the season. His next team was NAC Breda. He played with them for two years. From 2006 till 2010 he played for AZ Alkmaar. Under coach Louis van Gaal he reached the Dutch Championship in the 2008/09 season and the UEFA Champions League. He scored the 1:1 in the away match versus Arsenal London in minute 93 on 20th October 2009. In 2010 he went to FC Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga.
- Dutch Championship
- Winner (1): 2008/09
- Dutch Super Cup
- Winner (1): 2009
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