Giovane Alves da Silva
Giovane playing for South China
|Full name||Giovane Alves da Silva|
|Date of birth||November 25, 1982|
|Place of birth||Taió, Santa Catarina, Brazil|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2007–2009||Convoy Sun Hei||39||(30)|
|2010||Guangdong Sunray Cave||23||(12)|
|2012–2013||Biu Chun Rangers||15||(11)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 May 2016.
Giovane Alves da Silva (traditional Chinese: 基奧雲尼; simplified Chinese: 思华 born November 25, 1982 in Taió, Santa Catarina, Brazil), commonly known as Giovane, is a Brazilian footballer, who plays as a striker for Eastern.
Giovane joined Sun Hei in 2007. He came to prominence the season after and bested fellow Brazilian Detinho to become the top scorer of that season with 26 goals. He became considered one of the best foreign players of the league after this achievement. He left the club to try pursuing a career in Europe but failed to land a contract, joining Brazilian clubs Brusque and Atlético Ibirama after.In 2010 he joined Guangdong Sunray Cave，scoring 12 goals in 23 games. In December 2010 he returned to Hong Kong joining South China, scoring in his debut against Tuen Mun resulting in a 4–1 victory for his side. In 2012 he joined Biu Chun Rangers enjoying a fruitful spell. However he was not kept as the club thinks he does not suit their playing style. In 2013 he joined Eastern Salon and his silky skills and endeavor have made him a crowd favourite, " He scores when he wants, he scores when he wants. His name is Gio, he scores when he wants."
As of October 31, 2010
|Club||Season||No.||Divisão Principal||Divisão Especial||Copa||—||—||Total|
|Club||Season||No.||League||Senior Shield||FA Cup||League Cup||AFC Cup||Total|
|Guangdong Sunray Cave||2010||9||23||12||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||23||12|
Notes and references
- (Portuguese) Campeonato Catarinense 2005 – Artilheiros
- (Portuguese) Série A-2 2006 – Artilheiros, Federació Catalana de Futbol
- (Portuguese) Divisão Principal 2007 – Artilheiros, Federació Catalana de Futbol
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- HKFA Profile
- (Portuguese) CBF Database
- (Chinese) Profile at convoysunhei.hk
- (Portuguese) Profile at Atleticoha.com.br