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Name  Francisco Silva
Role  Footballer
Height  1.70 m
Years  Team
Position  Forward
1978–1979  Ponte Preta

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Full name  Francisco Ernani Lima da Silva
Date of birth  (1959-07-02) 2 July 1959 (age 56)

Place of birth  Chaval, Ceara, Brazil
Playing position  Striker (retired)

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Francisco Ernandi Lima da Silva, better known as Mirandinha (born 2 July 1959 in Brasilia), is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a striker.

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Mirandinha won four caps for the Brazilian national team, all in 1987, with his only international goal coming against England.

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He had unsuccessful early spells at Ceará and Fortaleza, before finding some success at the 'third club' in Fortaleza city, Ferroviário. He then moved to play for Ponte Preta.

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As of 1981 he was playing for Botafogo in the Taça de Ouro.

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He signed for Newcastle United in 1987 for £575,000, thus becoming the first Brazilian to play in English football. He left Newcastle in 1989, returning to his former club Palmeiras.

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In 1991, he moved from Palmeiras to join Belenenses, although he was only there for a short time, playing three Portuguese League matches. By late February he was playing for Corinthians, and he scored two goals for them in the 1991 Copa Libertadores.

After leaving Corinthians he played for Fortaleza, and he then had spells in Japan with Shimizu S-Pulse and Shonan Bellmare.

As of July 2013 he was a director at Maguary, who were playing in the third division of the Campeonato Cearense.


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