Reports have emerged saying that former Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva donated his Lyon wages to charity during injury lay-off in his first season.

Rafael joined Lyon in 2015 but endured a tough first season with the French club after suffering a hamstring injury and the Lyon defender donated his wages to charity during his injury lay-off.

Rafael picked up a hamstring injury early in the campaign, restricting him to just 18 starts in Ligue 1.

He has since become a first-team regular but has revealed he donated his wages to the club’s charity, OL Foundation.

“I like to play and I like to be paid for doing that, but I wasn’t playing,” he is quoted as telling L’Equipe.

“I’m happy to have done that for the kids, but it was good for me too. It helped me.”

Rafael decided to use his money to pay for a robot, allowing children in hospital to speak to players on match days. Continue reading “RAFAEL DONATES WAGES TO CHARITY”


The less successful of the Brazilian Da Silva twins Fabio has been linked with a move to Portugal.

There were rumours that the defender could move back to his home country Brazil but it seems a move to Portuguese side Sporting CP could happen this summer.

However the club does not want to bear the cost of the transfer. They are reportedly asking the player to buy out his remaining obligations to Championship side Boro so they could get him on a free transfer. The former Manchester United left back is set to exit Boro after their relegation from the top flight.

The player was reported to be on his way to Belo Horizonte club Cruzeiro but he seems he would prefer a chance to remain in a European top side. He had moved with his identical twin Raphael to Manchester United from Fluminense in 2008. The then 18-year olds were acquired by the top Premier League side as they could not separate the boys at their age, despite having interest in just Fabio. Continue reading “FABIO DA SILVA LINKED WITH SPORTING CP”

Da Silva believes in promotion chances

Middlesbrough defender Fabio da Silva believes that his team has a great chance of winning promotion back to the Premier League this season.

He said that it was a disappointment for the players to have been relegated and that they are looking forward to changing that.

He said that the players were quite good at the back and it was up front that things did not function well. He believes that the manager knows that and that he will be looking for ways to strengthen the attacking options of the team.

Fabio da Silva said that they already have a good team and that if they want to win promotion back, they will need to keep all the players together. He said that Newcastle United showed the way last season and that they should be looking to do the same.

He believes that life in the championship will not be easy and that they will need to stick together if they want to win promotion back. Fabio da Silva said that the players should take responsibility for what happened last season and it is up to them to fix it by wining promotion. Continue reading “Da Silva believes in promotion chances”