“They gave me the elbow and said, “Welcome!”: the Brazilian player of “Dynamo” – about how he got in Ukraine

Despite the rough start, Danilo Silva we have liked, and he played in the Premier League seven years

Brazilian defender club of the North American soccer League MLS “Los Angeles”, Danilo Silva, who from 2010 to 2017 played for Kiev “Dynamo”, remembered the hard time of his Ukrainian career. He was in the first game of the Brazilian Dynamo.

“4 million euros, which Dynamo was paid for my transfer, – a large sum for Brazil as a right defender. I remember my first game in the “Dynamo”, with “Illychivets” – 1:1, very cold. In the locker room all wearing gloves, creams are rubbed. In the beginning of the game forward opponent hit me with his elbow and said, “Welcome to Ukraine”. A few minutes later I hit him in response: “Welcome to Brazil”. This winter, the snow. But after three months, I have fully adapted. Ukrainian style of football is similar to English – a lot of physics and a contact fight. I like it. Probably so, and played seven years for Dynamo. Looking for love and intensity and contact fighting. I like a Cossack”

"Мне дали локтем и сказали "Добро пожаловать!": бразилец из "Динамо" - о том, как ему досталось в Украине

Danilo Silva/Photo lafc.com

Earlier, the Brazilian Danilo Silva called Ukraine a second home. “Sergei Rebrov is the best coach with whom I had to work for his entire career. Together we produced a lot of victories and titles,” – says the defender.

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