Nilson Ricardo da Silva Júnior

Personal information
Full name Nilson Ricardo da Silva Junior
Date of birth (1989-03-31) March 31, 1989
Place of birth Recife, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Busan IPark
Number 93
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
20092011 Náutico 44 (1)
2012 Araripina 7 (2)
2013 Itabaiana 17 (1)
2013 Metropolitano 2 (0)
2013 Sagan Tosu 16 (2)
20142015 Busan IPark 39 (2)
2016 Busan IPark 21 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 November 2016.

Nilson Ricardo da Silva Junior or simply Nilson (born March 31, 1989 in Recife), is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder.who played for Busan IPark.


He joined J1 League side Sagan Tosu in July 2013[1] and moved to Busan IPark in South Korea in 2014. In his first season with the Korean side, Nilson played initially as a defensive midfielder, but later took the central role in a three-man defence. After a stint with Brazilian side Salgueiro, Nilson returned to Busan IPark in 2016 following their relegation to the K League Challenge.


  1. ニルソン選手 新加入のお知らせ (in Japanese). Sagan Tosu. 2013-07-19.

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