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David Mendes da Silva
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Personal information
Full name David Mendes da Silva Gonçalves
Date of birth 4 August 1982 (1982-08-04) (age 39)
Place of birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position midfielder, defender
Club information
Current club Red Bull Salzburg
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 - 2004
2004 - 2006
2006 - 2010
2010 -
Sparta Rotterdam
Ajax Amsterdam (loan)
NAC Breda
AZ Alkmaar
Red Bull Salzburg
National team
2007- Netherlands
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 April 2011

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.


Club honours

AZ Alkmaar

  • Dutch Championship
    • Winner (1): 2008/09
  • Dutch Super Cup
    • Winner (1): 2009

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