Xande Silva

Xande Silva




Full name: Alexandre Nascimento Costa Silva

Country: Portugal/Angola

Date of birth: 16/03/1997 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Lisbon (Portugal)

Height: 178cm

Youth career: Alverca, Belenenses, Sporting CP, Vitória Guimarães (since 2014)

Senior career: Vitória Guimarães

Squad number: 45

Current national team: Portugal U-19

Position: attacking midfielder, winger, second striker, striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 200.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round (3/1), 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (4/0), 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round (3/1)

Contract until: 30.06.2020

Player’s agent: EUROFOOT BV

Similar type of player: Jérémy Ménez



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– defensive contribution


Style of play:

– explosive winger/wide forward

– offensive allrounder

– likes to cut inside

– likes to dribble

– all-action and energetic

– counter attack threat

– often uses his speed and skill to take on defenders

– likes to use tricks and skills to remain in possession of the ball

– explosive speed and great dribbling skills

– known for his explosive acceleration, and his dribbling ability at speed

– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box

– excellent balance and changes of pace

– gets fouled often


He is best suited to playing as:

Right winger in 4-3-3.







League summary:

Segunda Liga 2014/2015: 23 matches/2 goals (Vitória Guimarães B)

Primeira Liga 2014/2015: 1 match/0 goals (Vitória Guimarães)

Segunda Liga 2015/2016 (ongoing): 8 matches/1 goal (Vitória Guimarães B)

Primeira Liga 2015/2016 (ongoing): 7 matches/1 goal (Vitória Guimarães)



Alexandre “Xande” Silva is a son of former FC Porto and Rayo Vallecano player Quinzinho. He is a product of a famous Sporting CP youth academy, but in 2014, quite unexpectedly, moved to Vitória Guimarães. On 13 September 2014, Xande made his senior debut with the B-team in the second division, playing 14 minutes in a 0–1 loss at União Madeira. On 18 January he scored his first goal in the competition, contributing to a 4−1 success against Benfica B. He made his first official appearance with Vitória’s main squad on 17 May 2015, coming on as a substitute for Otávio in the 79th minutes, in a 0-0 draw against Benfica. He has Angolan roots, but has been a youth Portugal international since 2012. He’s already managed to get nearly 45 caps for the various youth teams. The wider world first heard of him at the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, in which young “Selecção” made it to the semi-final, but got knocked out by eventual champions – England.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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