David Mendes da Silva
|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
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
David Mendes da Silva Gonçalves (born 4 August 1982 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch footballplayer of Cape Verdean heritage and plays for F.C. Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga as defender or defensive midfielder. He is known for his dribblings and his tackling.
He started his career with Sparta Rotterdam, for this team he played five years except a short loan with Ajax Amsterdam in 2003. His next team was NAC Breda, where he played 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 awaymatch versus Arsenal London in minute 93 on 20th October 2009. 2010 he went to FC Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga.
Club honours [change]
- Dutch Championship
- Winner (1): 2008/09
- Dutch Super Cup
- Winner (1): 2009
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