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World League 2011
22nd Edition

- POR / Portugal - Player's biography
Team name  M. Silva
First name Manuel
Last name Silva
Age (birth date) 43  (28/12/1973)
Languages English
Position Height Weight Spike Block
Universal 192 cm 96 kg 345 cm 325 cm
National Selections Olympic W.Champ. Other Total  
  0 17 199 216
Volleyball career
International debut Czech Republic 
Club debut Ala Nun'Alvares Gondomar
Actual Club SC Espinho 
Favourites Books:
Food: Roasted Chicken
Movie: Heat
Music: All kind
Other sports:
  Manuel Silva was born in Massarelos, in 1973 and started to play volleyball when he was 14 years old in Ala Nun’Alvares Gondomar where he played for six years.

In 1994 he began to play for SC Espinho and transferred to Castelo da Maia GC
in 1997. The following year Manel joined Spanish club CD Numancia. Afterwards and over the next nine years he rotated between SC Espinho, CD Numancia (one Spanish national championship and one Cup), Castelo da Maia GC (two national championships and two Cups) and SL Benfica (two national cups).

In 2008 he moved to Terceira Island to play for AJF Bastardo where he currently plays.

Manel’s first call up to the senior national team was back in 1994, which makes the 192-cm universal a veteran in the team with long experience and always committed. A powerful spiker and with a good serve, has a very competitive and challenging character.

He always knew how to overcome the difficult moments in a long career in high-level competition. Amongst his best results are eighth place in the World Championship in 2002 and the European League Championship title conquered last year.


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