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Célio Silva
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Full name Vagno Célio do Nascimento Silva
Date of birth May 20, 1968 (1968-05-20) (age 41)
Place of birth    Miracema, RJ, Brazil
Playing position Defender
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1986-1988
1988-1990
1991-1993
1993-1994
1994-1998
1998
1999
2000
2000-2003
2003
Americano - RJ
CR Vasco de Gama
SC Internacional
SM Caen
Corinthians
Goiás EC
CR Flamengo
Clube Atlético Mineiro
Universidad de Chile
Americano - RJ




153 (19)   
National team2
1992–1997 Brazil 22 0(0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 08:40, 22 July 2008 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 08:40, 22 July 2008 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Vagno Célio do Nascimento Silva (born 20 May 1968 in Miracema, RJ, Brazil) is a football defender, who retired from professional football in 2003.

He was nicknamed by fans "O Canhão do Brasileirão" (The Cannon of the Brazilian Championship) for his extremely potent right-foot shot. One of his shots was measured at 136 km/h (84.5 mph) during a test organized by Globo Esporte.[1]

Playing career

Revealed in the small Americano - RJ in 1986, he won the Brazilian Championship playing for Vasco da Gama in 1989.

He got famous after scoring the goal (shooting a penalty) that gave the Copa do Brasil (Cup of Brazil) title for Internacional - RS at 1992.

The defender also played for Flamengo, Atlético - MG and Universidad Católica de Chile, between others. But it was in Corinthians that he achieved more titles in his career.

While at Corinthians, Célio Silva agreed a £4m move to Premier League champions Manchester United in July 1997. However, United couldn't obtain a work permit, as the Home Office claimed that, despite Silva being a regular for Brazil for the past two years, he hadn't played enough matches for Brazil, and the move fell through. United bought Henning Berg instead.

He joined Brazil national football team in 22 matches, winning the Copa América title in 1997.

Honours

References

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