Silva playing for Chile in 2013
|Full name||Francisco Andrés Silva Gajardo|
|Date of birth||11 February 1986|
|Place of birth||Quillota, Chile|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2005||→ Dep. Ovalle (loan)|
|2007||→ Osorno (loan)||33||(1)|
|2014–2015||→ Club Brugge (loan)||11||(0)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 01 August 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 June 2017
Francisco Andrés Silva Gajardo(born 11 February 1986), known as Francisco Silva, is a Chilean footballer who plays for Universidad Católica as a defensive midfielder.
Born in Quillota, Silva joined Universidad Católica's youth setup in 2000, aged 14. In 2005, he made his senior debuts, while on loan at lowly Deportes Ovalle, and appeared twice for the first-team in the following year. In 2007, he joined Osorno, also on loan, where he was ever-present in the promotion campaign.[ citation needed ]
After his return, Silva established himself as a regular for the UC, and scored his first goal on 7 November 2009, in a 4–1 home routing over Universidad Concepción.
In the 2010 summer Silva was linked to Lecce, but due to reductions in the non-EU registration quota (two for one during the summer)the deal collapsed, as the club already signed Rubén Olivera.
On 22 January 2013 Silva was loaned to La Liga strugglers CA Osasuna until June.He made his debut abroad on 2 February, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 1–0 home win over Celta de Vigo. On 8 March Silva netted his first goal for Osasuna, but in a 1–2 loss at Real Betis; on 4 June the Navarrese side exercised the buyout clause, paying €1.2 million for his services. He featured regularly for the club during the 2013–14 campaign, which ended in relegation.
On 29 August 2014 Silva was loaned to Club Brugge KV, in a season-long deal with a buyout clause.On 13 July of the following year he was transferred to Chiapas.
|Universidad Católica||2008||Primera División of Chile||?||1||0||0||—||?||1|
|Osasuna (loan)||2012–13||La Liga||16||1||0||0||—||16||1|
|Club Brugge (loan)||2014–15||Belgian Pro League||11||0||3||0||—||7||0||21||0|
|Cruz Azul||2016–17||Liga MX||25||6||7||1||—||32||7|
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