Rubén da Silva

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Rubén da Silva
Personal information
Full nameRubén Fernando da Silva Echeverrito
Date of birth (1968-04-11) 11 April 1968 (age 52)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Senior career*
1986–1989 Danubio
1989–1991 River Plate 35 (14)
1991–1992 Logroñés 16 (3)
1992–1993 River Plate 34 (17)
1993–1995 Boca Juniors 49 (11)
1995–1998 Rosario Central 80 (38)
1998–2000 UAG Tecos 59 (14)
2000–2001 Nacional 24 (7)
2001–2004 Danubio 66 (13)
National team
1988–2000 Uruguay 22 (3)
Teams managed
2012 El Tanque Sisley
2017–2018 Santa Tecla FC [1] (youth)
2018 Santa Tecla FC [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
2018 CD Dragón
2019–2020 Sonsonate FC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rubén Fernando da Silva Echeverrito (born 11 April 1968) is a retired Uruguayan footballer who played as a striker. He played for a number of clubs in Uruguay, Argentina, Spain, Italy and Mexico.


Da Silva started his career in 1986 with Danubio in the Primera División Uruguaya. In 1988, he helped the team to win the league title, contributing 23 goals, which also won him the title of topscorer.

In 1989, he moved to Argentine giants River Plate, where he was part of the team that won the Primera Division in 1988–1989.

Da Silva then moved to Italy in 1991, where he played for U.S. Cremonese before returning to River Plate in 1992, where he was topscorer in the Clausura 1993, prompting his move to CD Logroñés in Spain

In 1994 Da Silva returned to Argentina to play for River Plate's fiercest rivals, Boca Juniors.

In 1995 Da Silva left Boca to join Rosario Central, where he won the Copa Conmebol (currently known as Copa Sudamericana) in 1995, and was again topscorer of Argentina, with 15 goals in the Apertura 1997 tournament.

Da Silva had a two-year spell with UAG Tecos in Mexico before returning home to Uruguay with Club Nacional de Football in 2000. Nacional won the Primera Division in 2000, then Da Silva returned to his first club, Danubio, where he retired in 2004 after helping the club to claim the Primera division title.


1988 Danubio Primera División Uruguaya
1989–1990 River Plate Primera División Argentina
1995 Uruguay Copa América
1995 Rosario Central Copa Conmebol
2000 Club Nacional de Football Primera División Uruguaya
2004 Danubio Primera División Uruguaya


1988 Danubio Primera División Uruguaya top scorer: 23 goals
Clausura 1993 River Plate Primera División Argentina top corer: 13 goals
1995 Rosario Central Copa Conmebol top scorer: 4 goals
Apertura 1997 Rosario Central Primera División Argentina top scorer: 15 goals

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