Player Details

Name

Marcelo Silva

Height

6' 1"

Weight

201 lbs

Date of Birth

3.12.1989 (32)

Birthplace

Fray Bentos, Uruguay

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side

Centre

Footedness

Right

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

International
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on July 3, 2017. Contract option declined following 2019 season. Re-signed on January 6, 2020.

In four seasons with RSL, Silva has two goals in 61 appearances, 56 of them in a starting role at center back.

INTENTIONAL: Silva was born in Mercedes, Uruguay and spent his younger days playing with the country’s U-20 National Team, helping reach the Knockout Round of the 2009 U-20 World Cup.

OUTSIDE MLS: After starting his professional career in Uruguay with Danubio, he moved to Spain in 2010 with Almeria in the top flight. In four seasons with Almeria – two in La Liga and two in Liga Adelante – he played 45 league matches, helping earn promotion in the 2012-13 season. He spent part of 2012 on loan to Peñarol in Uruguay and made two appearances in Copa Libertadores in that stint. After leaving Almeria, he played for Las Palmas, Real Valladolid and Real Zaragoza before landing with Real Salt Lake.

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