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Roberto Mendes Silva

Roberto Mendes da Silva
Personal information
Full name Roberto Mendes da Silva
Date of birth (1979-09-14) 14 September 1979
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dempo
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Campaiorense 2 (0)
2004–2005 Mohun Bagan
2005–2011 Dempo
2011–2013 Churchill Brothers 42 (22)
2013– Dempo 15 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:32, 20 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Roberto Mendes da Silva, known simply as Beto is a Brazilian footballer playing for Dempo.The playmaker of one of the finest Indian club (Dempo sc) , Beto is a heartbeat that makes the team tick, artful and plays football that is pleasing to the eye. The catalyst in bringing DEMPO SC to the top, the player who turned the clubs’s footballing ambitions around in National league, Beto is someone many people in footballing terms would call “The artist”. One of the most modest footballers in today’s game, Beto has never been one to steal the limelight. Not that he wants it. He is happy to sit in the background while others take home the plaudits. It is typical of him to brush off the praise directed at him and just get on with the game. He is a rare breed of footballers these days - interested in playing the beautiful game with a smile on his face and not in the lucrative side of the sport. Beto is calmness personified both on and off the pitch, but beneath that cool exterior is a genius footballer. Always willing to take on extra responsibility, he tends to find space where none seemingly exists. His footballing abilities are a mix of technique, skill, vision and practice. Always demanding the ball, he already has a vision of where to spray the ball even before he touches it. It is said that the difference between good players and great players is that the great ones paint a very vivid picture in their head of what is in front of them. Beto, certainly, has long entered into the latter category.

ACHIEVEMENTS

1.Four times I league winner.

2.Super Cup Winner.

3.Two times Durand Cup champion.

4.Three times Goa league champion.

5.world player of the week by goal.com and many more.

6. Midfielder of the Year 2008-2009 Aiff.

7.Best foreigner 2010-2011Aiff award.

8.only foreigner who has won 4 times the national league more than any other and with different clubs.( 1 with Churchill Brothers SC 3 with Dempo).

Beto was an influential player in helping Dempo sports club to be the first ever Indian club to reach in the AFC Cup semi final.

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