Ronny Carlos da Silva (born February 25, 1983) Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil, is a footballer.
Influenced in his youth by his father, a fanatic supporter of Bahia, da Silva followed the campaign that led to the club's second national title in 1989. He was an admirer of strikers Bobo and Charles, along with midfielders Paulo Rodrigues and Carlos. In spite of Bobo being the great idol of the fans, da Silva identified most strongly with Charles because of his many goals.
When da Silva was 15 the family moved to the state of Rio Grande do Norte when his father received a promotion. There, Ronny auditioned for various clubs such as Baraunas and ABC (RN), and was accepted for the ABC squad, where he played in their youth system until he was 19. At 20 he was promoted to the first team and began training with the professionals after impressing in the Premier League U-20 and BH Cup tournaments, being top scorer in both competitions. After a good showing in the Brazilian Championship Series B in 2003, especially in the match between ABC (RN) and Clube de Regatas Brasil, he was transferred to Criciuma Esporte Clube. He soon got the opportunity to play for FC Zurich in Switzerland, where he had a great season, with 23 goals in 33 games. He was next transferred to F.C. Pacos de Ferreira of Portugal. Constantly subject to various injuries, he played only 10 matches and scored just 3 goals.