Vital Football

Dario Silva's football comeback

Dario Silva's football comeback


36-year-old Silva was signed for Pompey by Alain Perrin on a free transfer from Sevilla in 2005. Although at the tail end of his career he was a promising signing - he'd scored 14 goals in 49 games for Uruguay, and 107 goals in 326 appearances for various clubs in Uruguay, Italy and Spain.

Unfortunately a combination of injury and playing in the team that Perrin built he suffered from a lack of support and quality around him (frequently paired with the mighty Azar Karadas up front) and only managed to score 3 goals in 15 appearances for the blues.

He was released by Harry Redknapp on his return to the club and moved back to his native Uruguay. A few months later he was involved in a crash where his right leg was crushed and after being put into a medically induced coma a team of surgeon decided to amputate his leg.

Knowing that he would never play football again he turned his attention to other sporting interests and is aiming to compete in the 2012 Olympic games in rowing, asked in a recent interview with Fifa.com what kind of Dario Silva we would see in the future he responded: 'The same one. I hope I'll have gone on to win a dozen Olympic gold medals. I'll still be smiling, friendly and blessed with a sense of humour. That's how I've been all my life and nothing will ever change me.'

I think all Pompey fans look forward to seeing him achieve his aims in 2012.

Written by StooH.

The views within this article are the views of the individual who wrote and submitted this piece, sometimes solely theirs. They are not necessarily shared by the Vital Pompey Site Journalists.

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday January 16 2009
Time: 10:53AM

Comments

0
fantastic stuff, thanks for sharing this with us StooH. i had seen something but had not had a chance to write anything.
good luck to dario in the future, seems a top man - hopefully we will see him in 2012.
pompeyrug
16/01/2009 10:56:00
0
Fantastic. What an inspiration.
PFCGino
16/01/2009 10:59:00
0
I think we can let him have one of our rowing Gold medals in 2012. We'll have the rest naturally. ;-) Always thought he could have been so much better for us.
stooH
16/01/2009 11:07:00
0
Great article StooH. We wish Dario all the very best & every bit of courage for the rest of his natural.
storagematt
16/01/2009 17:02:00
0
Amazing story and very moving, especially when you read this after reading all the Kaka cack. Sounds like the sort of thing I could turn into a school assembly. triumph over adversity plus gratuitous mention of Pompey in what is a heavily Chelsea catchment area.
hammersmithblue
16/01/2009 19:02:00
0
Top bloke - A good find Stooh
Chix
16/01/2009 20:29:00
0
A very brave effort froma very determined man. Always gave 100% in those 15 games but the side he played in were ....RUBBISH.
eastneydave
17/01/2009 21:17:00
0
Well done that man. Got massive respect for Dario.
.Andrew.
18/01/2009 18:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Pompey at Crawley called off

Pompey WILL NOT climb into the top 3 this weekend - whatever Carlisle do - as the game at Crawley has been called off.

Lalkovic heads to Ross County

In a somewhat odd move - admittedly he's not been involved that much - Pompey's former Chelsea & Walsall winger Milan Lalkovic has joined Ross County on loan.

On this day in history...21st January

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 21st January.

Crawley in doubt

Pompey have the chance to move into the automatic promotion places - if we beat Crawley and Carlisle fail to win - but the elements might rob us of this possibility?

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Crawley v Pompey?
Suggested By: pompeyrug
Pompey win34%
Draw33%
Crawley win33%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 26 17 4 5 55 19
2 Plymouth 25 16 3 6 51 14
3 Carlisle 26 12 11 3 47 11
4 Portsmouth 26 13 6 7 45 14
5 Wycombe 25 12 6 7 42 6
6 Luton 25 11 8 6 41 13
7 Colchester 26 11 7 8 40 10
8 Cambridge 25 11 6 8 39 9
9 Barnet 26 10 9 7 39 0
10 Exeter 25 11 3 11 36 9
11 Grimsby 26 10 6 10 36 2
12 Blackpool 25 9 8 8 35 11
13 Crawley 25 10 5 10 35 -7
14 Mansfield 26 8 10 8 34 -3
15 Stevenage 26 10 3 13 33 -4
16 Yeovil 25 8 7 10 31 -3
17 Morecambe 25 9 4 12 31 -11
18 Crewe 26 6 10 10 28 -11
19 Hartlepool 26 6 9 11 27 -11
20 Leyton Orient 26 7 4 15 25 -11
21 Accrington 25 6 7 12 25 -11
22 Cheltenham 25 5 9 11 24 -10
23 Notts County 26 6 5 15 23 -20
24 Newport 25 4 6 15 18 -16
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Crawley Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Exeter City (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Wycombe Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Accrington Stanley (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Blackpool (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Barnet (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug53
2.uspompeyfan48
3.PompeyFrippy43
4.storagematt30
5.FrattonBlue22
6.Copnor4321
7.PompeyFromtheUSA7
8.pompeyweller7
9.steaming7
10.eastneydave6
Vital Football Comment