Adrien Silva

Squad No. 5
Date of Birth March 15, 1989
Age 32
Height 175cm
Team
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Angoulême
Previous Clubs Leicester

Adrien Sébastien Perruchet da Silva (born 15 March 1989), known as Adrien Silva, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Italian club Sampdoria and the Portugal national team.

A central midfielder, he is known for his dribbling and passing skills.

He began his career with Sporting, making his first-team debut at the age of 18. In ten years with the club he played 237 games and scored 39 goals, and won the 2008 and 2015 Taça de Portugal trophies. He had loan spells with Maccabi Haifa and Académica, where he won the Portuguese Cup again. He signed with Leicester City in 2018, then served two loan stints at Monaco.

Silva won 46 caps for Portugal at youth level, including 13 for the under-21 team. He made his senior debut in 2014 and played at Euro 2016, which Portugal won, and the 2018 World Cup.

During a pre-match press conference ahead of the 2020–21 campaign, Leicester coach Brendan Rodgers said that Silva’s future “will be outside of here”. In October 2020, a financial agreement was reached to terminate the former’s contract while he finalised a move to U.C. Sampdoria. Shortly after, the Italian club announced his signing on a two-year deal.