|Name Givanildo Silva|
Place of birth Cachoeira, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
|Playing position |
Current team Llagostera
|Full name Givanildo Pulgas da Silva|
Date of birth (1993-01-03) 3 January 1993 (age 22)
Giva - Atacante | Joinville
Givanildo Pulgas da Silva (born 3 January 1993), commonly known as Giva, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a striker for Náutico.
Born in Cachoeira, Espírito Santo, Giva joined Santos FC's youth system in May 2012, after starting it out at EC Vitória. He progressed through the youth categories, and won 2013 Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior, being the club topscorer along with Neílton (4 goals each).
On 24 February 2013, Giva made his first team debut in a Campeonato Paulista game against XV de Piracicaba. On 21 March he scored his first professional goals, netting a brace in a 2–1 home win against Mirassol FC.
On 7 July, Giva made his Série A debut, starting and scoring the first of a 2–0 victory over São Paulo. Despite appearing regularly in 2013, he was rarely used in 2014.
On 30 December 2014, Giva signed for fellow league team Coritiba. He made his debut for the club on 31 January of the following year, coming on as a substitute in a 2–1 Campeonato Paranaense away win against Nacional.
Giva scored his first goal for the club on 27 May, netting the last in a 2–1 Copa do Brasil home win against Ponte Preta. He was released on 4 August, after making no league appearances for Coxa.
On 14 August 2015 Giva signed a two-year deal with Spanish Segunda División side UE Llagostera. On 18 January of the following year, after contributing with two goals in 11 games, he rescinded his link.
On 2 January 2017 Giva signed with Náutico