Silvestre Varela

Born: February 2, 1985 (age 32)

Height: 5'10.5" (180cm)
Weight: 11st 14lb (76kg)

Hometown: Almada, Portugal
Nationality: Portugal Portuguese

Position: Winger
Team: Parma (no. 26)
Career History
Senior2009-Porto
→ 2014-2015West Bromwich Albion (loan)
→ 2015-Parma (loan)
International2010-Portugal
Sports Mole has 88 articles about Silvestre Varela. Articles 1 to 40:
Porto's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui plays with a ball in a training session at the Dragao stadium in Porto on March 9, 2015
Porto boss Julen Lopetegui: "I enjoyed our performance"
Porto head coach Julen Lopetegui heaps praise on his players following their 3-0 victory over Vitoria de Guimaraes.
Aug 16, 11:29
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Result: Vincent Aboubakar scores twice as FC Porto ease past Vitoria de Guimaraes
FC Porto get the new season up and running with a comfortable 3-0 win over Vitoria de Guimaraes.
Aug 15, 22:38
Maxi Pereira of Porto celebrates the second goal with Brahimi and Evandro of Porto during the Colonia Cup 2015 match between FC Porto and Stoke City FC at RheinEnergieStadion on August 2, 2015
Result: Stoke City fall to heavy Porto defeat in final pre-season match
Goals from Vincent Aboubakar, Alberto Bueno and Yacine Brahimi condemn Stoke City to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Porto in their final pre-season match.
Aug 2, 18:39
Portugal's forward Silvestre Varela warm up with teammates during a training session at Praia del Rey, near Obidos, on May 28, 2014
Silvestre Varela delighted by Porto return
Silvestre Varela reveals that he is "extremely happy" to be back at Porto after spending part of last season on loan with Parma.
Jul 16, 17:06
Portugal's forward Eder (R) scores the team's first goal against Italy's goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu (C) and Italy's defender Leonardo Bonucci during the friendly game Portugal against Italy on the Stade de Geneve on June 16, 2015
Result: Eder strike helps Portugal edge past Italy
A second-half strike from Eder is enough to give Portugal a 1-0 friendly win against Italy in their clash at the Stade de Geneve.
Jun 16, 21:28
Andrea Belotti of Italy in action during the 2015 UEFA European U21 Championships Qualifier match between Italy U21 and Serbia U21 at Adriatico Stadium on September 5, 2014
Half-Time Report: Goalless between Italy, Portugal
It is goalless at the break between Italy and Portugal in their friendly clash at the Stade de Geneve.
Jun 16, 20:19
Portugal's forward Eder (R) scores the team's first goal against Italy's goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu (C) and Italy's defender Leonardo Bonucci during the friendly game Portugal against Italy on the Stade de Geneve on June 16, 2015
Live Commentary: Italy 0-1 Portugal - as it happened
Sports Mole brings you live text commentary of the international friendly between Italy and Portugal at the Stade de Geneve.
Jun 16, 19:00
Afriyie Acquah of UC Sampdoria reacts to Antonio Nocerino of Parma FC during the Serie A match between UC Sampdoria and Parma FC at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on May 31, 2015
Result: Silvestre Varela earns Parma a point away at Sampdoria
Sampdoria are denied a final-day victory as Silvestre Varela earns Parma a point.
May 31, 21:45
Samuel Eto'o of UC Sampdoria in action during the Serie A match between Torino FC and UC Sampdoria at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on February 1, 2015
Half-Time Report: Parma fail to convert chances at Sampdoria
Sampdoria and Parma are goalless at half time of their Serie A clash at Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
May 31, 20:40
Luca Toni of Hellas Verona FC celebrates his second goal during the Serie A match between Parma FC and Hellas Verona FC at Stadio Ennio Tardini on May 24, 2015
Result: Luca Toni rescues point for Hellas Verona
Two goals from Luca Toni help Hellas Verona draw at Parma in Serie A.
May 24, 15:53
Rafael Benitez head coach of Napoli during the UEFA Champions League qualifying play-off first leg match between SSC Napoli and Athletic Club on August 19, 2014
Result: Napoli held to damaging draw by Parma
Napoli's hopes of Champions League qualification are dealt a serious blow as they are held to a 2-2 draw by Parma.
May 10, 18:51
A general view of the stadium ahead of the Serie A match between Parma FC and Catania Calcio at Stadio Ennio Tardini on December 21, 2011
Result: Silvestre Varela strike ends Parma's winless run in Serie A
Parma edge out Udinese 1-0 at the Stadio Ennio Tardini to pick up a rare Serie A victory, courtesy of Silvestre Varela's second-half strike.
Apr 8, 19:23
Andi Lila of Parma FC celebrates his goal with his team-mates during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and Parma FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April 4, 2015
Result: Inter Milan stumble against Parma
Inter Milan fail to win for the fifth successive match in Serie A after being held to a 1-1 draw by lowly Parma.
Apr 4, 15:56
Inter Milan's midfielder from Colombia Fredy Guarin kicks and score during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan vs Parma at San Siro Stadium in Milan on April 4, 2015
Half-Time Report: Inter Milan pegged back by Parma
Andi Lila scores at the end of the first half to draw Parma level in their Serie A match with Inter Milan at San Siro.
Apr 4, 14:51
A general view of the San Siro from the corner flag on December 21, 2011
Team News: George Puscas starts for Inter Milan against Parma
Romanian youngster George Puscas starts for Inter Milan for the first time in their Serie A match against lowly Parma.
Apr 4, 13:14
Parma boss Roberto Donadoni congratulates Antonio Cassano during the Serie A match between Parma FC and US Sassuolo Calcio at Stadio Ennio Tardini on October 6, 2013
Team News: Antonio Cassano dropped by Parma for Cesena clash
Antonio Cassano is on the bench for Parma for their match against Cesena, while there are debuts for Silvestre Varela and Cristian Rodriguez.
Jan 25, 13:43
Callum McManaman of Wigan celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion on May 4, 2013
Tony Pulis confirms Callum McManaman move
West Brom manager Tony Pulis reveals that he has indeed made a bid to sign Wigan winger Callum McManaman, along with "three or four" other players.
Jan 21, 01:46
Cristian Rodriguez of Atletico de Madrid jokes with Atletico de Madrid fans playing Uruguayan Kettledrums after the Copa del Rey Round of 32 second leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Sant Andreu at Vivente Calderon Stadium on December 18, 2013
Parma complete double signing
Parma boost their hopes of avoiding relegation this season by bringing in Cristian Rodriguez and Silvestre Varela on loan.
Jan 20, 19:36
Portugal's forward Silvestre Varela warm up with teammates during a training session at Praia del Rey, near Obidos, on May 28, 2014
Silvestre Varela, Sebastian Blanco leave West Bromwich Albion
Silvestre Varela and Sebastian Blanco are both leaving West Bromwich Albion after just half a season with the Baggies.
Jan 20, 17:21
New head coach of West Bromwich Albion Tony Pulis waves to the crowd prior to the FA Cup Third Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Gateshead at The Hawthorns on January 3, 2015
Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Hull City
Sports Mole previews Tony Pulis's first Premier League game in charge of West Brom as the Baggies welcome relegation rivals Hull City to The Hawthorns.
Jan 8, 19:00
Saido Berahino of West Bromwich Albion scores their first goal during the FA Cup Third Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Gateshead at The Hawthorns on January 3, 2015
Result: West Bromwich Albion hit seven past Gateshead
Four goals from Saido Berahino help West Bromwich Albion record a comfortable 7-0 victory over Gateshead in the FA Cup third round.
Jan 3, 16:53
Mame Biram Diouf of Stoke City (L) scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match against West Brom on December 28, 2014
Match Analysis: Stoke City 2-0 West Bromwich Albion
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Stoke's 2-0 home win over struggling West Brom in the Premier League.
Dec 28, 17:50
Manager Alan Irvine of West Brom looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's Stadium on August 23, 2014
Preview: Stoke City vs. West Bromwich Albion
Sports Mole previews West Brom's Premier League trip to Stoke as under-pressure Baggies boss Alan Irvine seeks a win to lift them away from relegation trouble.
Dec 27, 20:50
Yaya Toure of Manchester City scores his team's second goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns on December 26, 2014
Result: Impressive first half sees Manchester City coast to victory
Manchester City beat West Bromwich Albion 3-1 to stay within three points of Chelsea at the top of the Premier League.
Dec 26, 16:54
Harry Redknapp, manager of QPR looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City at Loftus Road on September 20, 2014
Harry Redknapp: 'We showed great character in West Bromwich Albion comeback'
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp says that his side showed great character to beat West Bromwich Albion after going 2-0 down inside 20 minutes.
Dec 20, 17:45
Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates victory after his three goals during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and West Bromwich Albion at Loftus Road on December 20, 2014
Match Analysis: Queens Park Rangers 3-2 West Bromwich Albion
Sports Mole takes a closer look at QPR's dramatic 3-2 win at home to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.
Dec 20, 17:22
Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and West Bromwich Albion at Loftus Road on December 20, 2014
Result: Charlie Austin hat-trick fires Queens Park Rangers to dramatic win
Queens Park Rangers come two goals down to beat West Bromwich Albion 3-2, thanks a hat-trick from Charlie Austin.
Dec 20, 16:52
Joleon Lescott of West Brom celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and West Bromwich Albion at Loftus Road on December 20, 2014
Half-Time Report: Joleon Lescott, Silvestre Varela give West Bromwich Albion half-time lead
Charlie Austin grabs a goal back for Queens Park Rangers, after West Bromwich Albion had raced into a two-goal lead, to make it 2-1 at the break at Loftus Road.
Dec 20, 15:50
Queens Park Rangers' English striker Bobby Zamora (L) scores QPR's first goal during the English Premier League football match against Everton on December 15, 2014
Live Commentary: Queens Park Rangers 3-2 West Bromwich Albion - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of QPR's dramatic 3-2 win at home to West Bromwich Albion, in which Charlie Austin bagged a hat-trick.
Dec 20, 14:01
WBA player Craig Gardner celebrates his goal with manager Alan Irvine during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa at The Hawthorns on December 13, 2014
Result: Craig Gardner gives West Bromwich Albion win against Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion secure a narrow 1-0 win over local rivals Aston Villa in their Premier League derby at The Hawthorns.
Dec 13, 16:54
Brown Ideye of West Bromwich Albion celebrates his goal during the Capital One Cup Third Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Hull City at The Hawthorns on September 24, 2014
Team News: Brown Ideye replaces Victor Anichebe up front for West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion make two changes for their game against Aston Villa, with Victor Anichebe and Youssouf Mulumbu making way for Brown Ideye and Silvestre Varela.
Dec 13, 14:23
Aston Villa's Christian Benteke scores his team's fourth goal via the penalty spot against West Brom during their Premier League match on January 29, 2014
Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Aston Villa
Sports Mole previews the Midlands derby between West Brom and Aston Villa at The Hawthorns, in which crucial Premier League points and local bragging rights are at stake.
Dec 12, 09:13
Ahmed Elmohamady of Hull City is challenged by Stephane Sessegnon of West Brom during the Barclays Premier League match on December 6, 2014
Match Analysis: Hull City 0-0 West Bromwich Albion
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at whether Saturday's Premier League goalless draw between Hull City and West Bromwich Albion was a fair result.
Dec 6, 17:45
Manager Alan Irvine of West Brom looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's Stadium on August 23, 2014
Preview: Hull City vs. West Bromwich Albion
Sports Mole previews a Premier League clash between two sides in desperate need of a win as Hull City host West Bromwich Albion at the KC Stadium.
Dec 4, 18:37
Portugal's forward Silvestre Varela warm up with teammates during a training session at Praia del Rey, near Obidos, on May 28, 2014
Silvestre Varela returns to West Bromwich Albion training
Alan Irvine confirms that Silvestre Varela is back in training with West Bromwich Albion after recovering from a groin injury.
Oct 31, 02:47
Saido Berahino of West Brom celebrates scoring his second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland at The Hawthorns on August 16, 2014
Preview: Leicester City vs. West Bromwich Albion
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Leicester and West Brom at the King Power Stadium as both sides look to put winless Octobers behind them.
Oct 30, 16:44
Manager Alan Irvine of West Brom looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's Stadium on August 23, 2014
Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Crystal Palace
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Alan Irvine's West Bromwich Albion and Neil Warnock's Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns.
Oct 23, 19:40
Portugal's forward Silvestre Varela warm up with teammates during a training session at Praia del Rey, near Obidos, on May 28, 2014
Silvestre Varela undergoes minor groin operation
West Brom winger Silvestre Varela is expected to be out of action until next week after undergoing a minor groin operation.
Oct 8, 12:15
Liverpool's Italian striker Mario Balotelli plays during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane in London on August 31, 2014
Team News: Mario Balotelli dropped from Liverpool starting lineup
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is dropped from the Reds' starting XI for this afternoon's clash against West Bromwich Albion, with Rickie Lambert taking his place.
Oct 4, 14:13
Everton's Spanish manager Roberto Martinez reacts to Leicester City's second equalising goal during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on August 16, 2014
Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Everton
Sports Mole previews the clash between West Brom and Everton at The Hawthorns as both sides go in search of their first Premier League win of the season.
Sep 11, 16:34



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