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Gilson Manuel Silva Alves

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Place of birth  Fogo, Cape Verde
Height  1.80 m
Role  Football player
Name  Gilson Silva
Years  Team

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Full name  Gilson Manuel Silva Alves
Date of birth  (1987-03-18) 18 March 1987 (age 28)
Playing position  Winger, Attacking midfielder
Current team  Union sportvive de monastir

Gilson Manuel Silva Alves also known as Ja (born 18 March 1987 in Fogo) is a Cape Verdean football forward, as of 2013 who plays for Olympique du Kef in the Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 2.


His first youth club was Batuque, he participated in two other clubs abroad, Rapid Bucharest and Nadi al-Jazira in the Emirates, likely the first Cape Verdean player to participate in the youth player. Gilson Silva appeared in the senior level and his first two clubs were of his nation, Batuque FC in the early part of the 2004-05 season and later Botafogo FC from Fogo. Gelson later played professional clubs in Tunisia including √Čtoile Sahel (played as of January 2014), US Monastir, Olympique de Kef and Sbiba. In between √Čtoile, outside Tunisia, he played with EA Guingamp, later he played with Ceuta in the Spanish Leagues.

Whilst at Guingamp, then in Ligue 2, Ja played in the 2009 Coupe de France Final in which they beat Rennes.

International career

Ja has played for the senior Cape Verde national football team in a qualifying match for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Personal life

He married Sandra in 2008 and raised their first child, a daughter in 2009.


Gilson Manuel Silva Alves Wikipedia

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