Jorge Orosmán da Silva

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Jorge da Silva
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Jorge da Silva
Personal information
Full name Jorge Orosmán da Silva Echeverrito
Date of birth (1961-12-11) 11 December 1961 (age 57)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977 Fénix
1977 Danubio
1978–1982 Defensor
1982–1985 Valladolid 62 (24)
1985–1987 Atlético Madrid 58 (21)
1987–1988 River Plate 58 (23)
1989–1990 Palestino
1991–1994 América Cali 172 (65)
1995 Millonarios 10 (3)
1995–1997 Defensor 43 (7)
National team
1982–1993 Uruguay 26 (6)
Teams managed
2007–2009 Defensor
2009–2010 Al Nassr
2010–2011 Godoy Cruz
2012 Banfield
2012–2013 Peñarol
2013–2014 Baniyas
2014–2015 Al Nassr

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Jorge Orosmán da Silva Echeverrito (born 11 December 1961) is a retired Uruguayan footballer who played as a striker, and a current manager.

Nicknamed "Polilla" ("Moth" in English), he played professionally in four different countries (his homeland notwithstanding), going on to embark in a managerial career.

Da Silva played nearly 30 times with Uruguay, representing the nation at the 1986 World Cup and the 1993 Copa América.

Club career

Born in Montevideo, da Silva made his debut in 1977 for Centro Atlético Fénix. He then had a short spell with Danubio F.C. before joining Defensor Sporting in 1978.

In 1982, he moved to Spain, where he started playing for Real Valladolid and won the Pichichi Trophy (for the league's top scorer) in 1983–84, with 17 goals in 30 matches; he was only the second club player ever to win the award, and he also help add the team's first piece of silverware in the same season, the Copa de la Liga. Da Silva then represented Atlético Madrid, after Hugo Sánchez left for Real Madrid, and netted 21 La Liga goals in two seasons, helping the club to the Copa del Rey and the Supercopa de España, both in 1985.

In 1987 da Silva returned to South America, signing for Club Atlético River Plate of Argentina, and scoring 23 goals in 58 appearances. Two years later, he went to Colombia to play for América de Cali, where he won the Copa Mustang in 1990 and 1992.

After another year in the country, with Club Deportivo Los Millonarios, da Silva returned to his native land and joined Defensor Sporting, where he retired at nearly 36. The following decade, he began his coaching career, with Uruguay's national youth teams; in 2007 he returned to his last club.

Da Silva started his coaching career with Defensor Sporting in 2007. With the club, he won the Torneo Apertura 2007 and Uruguayan championship in 2008, and reached the quarterfinals of the following year's Copa Libertadores, and won the Torneo Clausura 2009. After two years, he moved to Saudi Arabia to coach Al Nassr FC.

On 15 December 2010, Argentine team Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba announced da Silva's hiring as Omar Asad's replacement.[1] On 27 February 2012, he left fellow Primera División team Club Atlético Banfield to return to his country and join C.A. Peñarol and he won the Torneo Apertura 2012. On 4 June Da Silva won the Uruguayan championship 2012–2013.[2]

On 19 June 2013, Da Silva was appointed to coach Baniyas in the UAE Arabian Gulf League.[3]

International career

Having made his official debut for Uruguay on 20 February 1982, against South Korea (2–2) during the Nehru Cup, going on to earn a further 25 international caps.

He represented the nation at the 1986 FIFA World Cup, going scoreless in three matches (out of four) and being booked twice.[4]


As coach

Defensor Sporting Club
  • Uruguayan Primera Division 2007–2008
Defensor Sporting Club
  • Torneo Apertura 2007
  • Torneo Clausura 2009
Godoy Cruz
  • First time in the history play the Libertadores cup 2011.
  • Torneo Apertura 2012
  • Uruguayan Primera División 2012–2013


  1. "Godoy Cruz reemplazó al Turco por el Polilla Da Silva" (in Spanish). Cancha Llena. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2010. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Da Silva dejó Bánfield y se fue a Peñarol (Da Silva left Banfield and joined Peñarol); Urgente24, 27 February 2012 (Spanish)
  3. "Bani Yas name Jorge da Silva as new Head Coach". Pro League Committee. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Jorge da SilvaFIFA competition record

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