Fabio Silva - Updated Jul 2024

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Fabio Silva

Fabio Silva is a professional footballer from Portugal. Moreover, Fabio Silva plays as a striker for Belgian First Division A club Anderlecht, on loan from Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Early Life

Fábio Daniel Soares Silva best known as Fábio Silva was born on the 19th of July, 2002, in Gondomar, Porto District, Portugal. According to his birth date, he is 21 years old and holds Portuguese nationality. He has a zodiac sign of Cancer and believes in Christianity by religion.

He is the son of Jorge Silva (father) and his mother’s name is unknown. In addition, his father is a former professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder and won the league in 2001 for Boavista F.C.

His father also played in senior international play for Portugal. Jorge, one of his brothers, is a professional football player as well. His brother is currently a defensive midfielder for S.S. Lazio.


Regarding his academic career, this footballer has not yet disclosed his educational qualification in public. But looking at him, we can assume that, he might have completed his graduation from a well-known University of Portugal.

 Professional Life

Club career

Talking about his professional career, Fabio Silva joined the FC Porto academy in 2010. Later, he then transferred to Benfica’s youth setup in 2015.  He returned to Porto in 2017. By February 2019, he had scored 20 goals in 26 games for Porto’s U19 team. He was called up to the club’s main team as a result of his outstanding performance for Porto’s U19 team.

On August 10 against Gil Vicente, he made both his professional and Primeira Liga debuts. For the final 11 minutes, he entered as a substitute. At 17 years and 22 days old, he deposed Bruno Gama as the club’s youngest league player.

When he played against BSC Young Boys on September 19, 2019, he made his UEFA Europa League debut, becoming the club’s youngest player in European competitions.

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Caption: Fabio Silva during a football match (Source: Instagram)

When he lined up against C.D. Santa Clara in the Taca da Liga group stage in September 2019, he became the club’s youngest starter in any competition. He surpassed the record set in 1960 by Serafim Pereira. On October 19, 2019, he scored against S.C. Coimbroes in the third round of the Taca de Portugal, becoming the team’s youngest goal scorer. He beat Neves’ previous best.

On October 27, 2019, after scoring against F.C. Famalicao, he broke Neves’ previous mark to become the team’s youngest league goal scorer. On November 10th, 2019, he started Derby da Invicta as the club’s youngest player ever. While doing so, he beat Serafim’s previous record.

In February 2020, he was sent to Porto’s reserve team. After the league’s forced suspension due to the coronavirus was lifted, he joined Porto’s first team once more. Porto went on to win the Taca de Portugal and the 2019–20 Primeira League.

On September 5, 2020, he was signed by the English team Wolverhampton Wanderers. According to reports, he signed a 5-year contract for a 35 million euro transfer fee.

International career

Fabio Silva is a promising footballer, who has yet to play in a senior international match. At various ages, he has played for football teams representing Portugal. He has previously played for the U15, U16, U17, and U19 teams of Portugal. He competed for Portugal’s U17 team in the 2019 UEFA European Championship, which they advanced to the quarterfinals.

On October 11, 2019, Portugal’s U19 squad defeated Italy 4-1 due to his three goals. At various ages, he has already scored more than 20 goals for the Portugal football team. Soon, the young footballer will be given a place in the senior team. On July 19, 2022, Silva extended his contract with Wolves and made a season-long loan move to Belgian club Anderlecht. On July 24, 2022, Silva made his league debut against Oostende and scored a goal in a 2-0 victory. The contract with Anderlecht was canceled on January 25, 2023, and Silva was loaned to Eredivisie team PSV Eindhoven until the end of the campaign.


He has earned some recognition and honors in his football career. He was honored as the Porto Youth of UEFA Youth League: 2018–19. Likewise, he was also named the Primeira Liga: 2019–20 and Taça de Portugal: 2019–20.

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Caption: Fabio Silva celebration after winning the trophy (Source: Instagram)

Fabio Silva – Net Worth 2024

As of 2022, this footballer has a net worth of $1 million. In September 2020, Wolverhampton Wanderers signed the young striker at 35 million euros. If he continues to perform well, big teams in Europe will undoubtedly make him a big offer. His estimated current salary is 7 million euros per year.

Relationship Status

When it comes to marriage, Fabio Silva is too young. In the future, we might see the young footballer, who is presently focusing on his professional career, play for the top European clubs. Presently, this young player has not revealed his relationship status and we might presume that he is single and unmarried.

Body Measurements

This football stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 75 kg. Moreover, he has brown eyes with brunette hair color and he has an athletic body build.

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Caption: Fabio Silva celebrates after hitting a goal (Source: Instagram)

Fabio Silva – Social Media

On his Instagram, there are more than 258k followers. Likewise, there are more than 42.6k followers on Twitter and more than 3.3k followers on Facebook.