Al-Ittihad Alexandria 2018-19 Home (#7- TONI SILVA) Jersey/Shirt
This is an uhlsport Al Ittihad Alexandria 2018/19 home jersey featuring the number of star winger Toni Silva.
Al Ittihad Alexandria compete in the Egyptian Premier League and have the third largest number of fans in Egypt after Al-Ahly and Zamalek. The club was formed in 1914 and have a rich history of success, although they have not won a major trophy since their last Egypt Cup victory in 1976. Despite their popularity, the club have regularly finished mid-table in modern history, with their greatest achievement in recent years being a runners-up finish in the 2005 Egypt Cup. In total, they have won the Egypt Cup six times and have a strong rivalry with fellow Alexandria-based club Smouha SC.
Toni Silva has had an eventful career despite being only 25 years-old, with the Guinea-Bissau international having played in a number of major leagues throughout Europe since coming through the ranks of the Liverpool youth system. Silva was signed to Liverpool from 2010-12, however did not make an appearance for the senior team and then spent several seasons playing in England’s lower leagues for Northampton Town, Barnsley and Dagenham & Redbridge. He then moved to Bulgarian giants CSKA Sofia, where he played arguably his best football over a two-year spell, which ended in unfortunate circumstances after Silva was subjected to racial abuse from his own fans. Since then, he has spells at Şanlıurfaspor in Turkey, União Madeira in Portugal, Greek clubs APO Levadiakos, South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns before moving to Egypt to play with Al-Ittihad. At international level, Silva initially played for Portugal’s youth teams, however made the decision to represent Guinea-Bissau in 2016 and was an important figure in the qualification for their maiden AFCON appearance in 2017. He remains a key member of the squad and has played a total of 12 international matches, scoring 2 goals.