Giovane Alves da Silva
Giovane playing for South China
|Full name||Giovane Alves da Silva|
|Date of birth||25 November 1982|
|Place of birth||Taió, Santa Catarina, Brazil|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2010||Guangdong Sunray Cave||23||(12)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 October 2020|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 December 2019
Giovane Alves da Silva (born 25 November 1982 in Taió, Santa Catarina, Brazil), commonly known as Giovane or 基奧雲尼 in Hong Kong and 思华 in mainland China, is a Brazilian-born Hong Kong professional footballer who plays as a striker and is currently a free agent.
Giovane joined Sun Hei in 2007. He came to prominence the season after and bested fellow Brazilian Detinho to become the top scorer of that season with 26 goals. He became considered one of the best foreign players of the league after this achievement. He left the club to try pursuing a career in Europe but failed to land a contract, joining Brazilian clubs Brusque and Atlético Ibirama. In 2010, he joined Guangdong Sunray Cave, scoring 12 goals in 23 games. In December 2010 he returned to Hong Kong joining South China, scoring in his debut against Tuen Mun resulting in a 4–1 victory for his side. In 2012, he joined Biu Chun Rangers enjoying a fruitful spell. However, he was not kept as the club thinks he does not suit their playing style.
In 2013, he joined Eastern and led the club in scoring for each of his four seasons at the club.
On 27 June 2017, R&F vice chairman Huang Shenghua announced that his club had signed Giovane on a free transfer.On 14 October 2020, he left the club after his club's withdrawal from the HKPL in the new season.
Giovane received his Hong Kong passport in September 2018 and was called into manager Gary White's preliminary squad on 26 September 2018. On 11 October 2018, Giovane made his debut for the national team against Thailand.
As of October 31, 2010
|Club||Season||No.||Divisão Principal||Divisão Especial||Copa||—||—||Total|
|Club||Season||No.||League||Senior Shield||FA Cup||League Cup||AFC Cup||Total|
|Guangdong Sunray Cave||2010||9||23||12||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||23||12|
- As of matches played 18 December 2019.
- South China
- Hong Kong Premier League: 2015–16
- Hong Kong Senior Shield: 2014–15, 2015–16
- Hong Kong FA Cup: 2013–14
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