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Paulo Assunção Da Silva

Paulo Assunção da Silva (born 25 January 1980 in Várzea Grande), known as Assunção, is a Brazilian Association football currently playing for Atlético Madrid in the La Liga, as a Midfielder Defensive midfielder.

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Paulo Assunção Da Silva biography


Paulo Assunção da Silva (born 25 January 1980 in Várzea Grande), known as Assunção, is a Brazilian Association football currently playing for Atlético Madrid in the La Liga, as a Midfielder Defensive midfielder.

Paulo Assunção Da Silva is best known for Paulo Assunção Da Silva positioning and tackling.

Football career

After first appearing professionally for Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Assunção emigrated to Portugal, having a short stint with F.C. Porto's B side, returning shortly after returning to Palmeiras.

In 2002–03, Paulo Assunção Da Silva joined Madeira's C.D. Nacional, and made Paulo Assunção Da Silva Portuguese Liga debut on January 26, 2003, in a 0–0 home tie with Vitória S.C..

After two highly successful individual seasons, Assunção was snapped again by Porto, but would be loaned for Alpha Ethniki 2004-05 to AEK Athens F.C., then managed by former Porto manager Fernando Santos (Portuguese footballer). In July 2005, Paulo Assunção Da Silva returned to Porto, going on to be an instrumental element in the side's midfield (alongside Raúl Meireles and Lucho González), as it eventually achieved three consecutive league championships.

In July 2008, after buying out the remainder of Paulo Assunção Da Silva contract, Assunção joined Atlético Madrid. Paulo Assunção Da Silva adjusted quickly with the Madrid side, playing in all La Liga matches safe four and helping it 2008–09 La Liga, with a subsequent 2009–10 UEFA Champions League.

Defensive-minded Assunção scored Paulo Assunção Da Silva first goal for the Colchoneros on January 17, 2010, during the side's 3–2 home win against Sporting de Gijón, whilst continuing as the undisputed first-choice at holding midfielder.

Honours

- F.C. Porto:
- - Portuguese Liga: 2005–06 Portuguese Liga, 2006–07 Portuguese Liga, 2007–08 Portuguese Liga
- - Taça de Portugal: 2005–06
- - Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2005

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulo_Assun%C3%A7%C3%A3o

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