Ailton Ferreira Silva
Date of Birth: Mar 16, 1995 | Height/Weight: 181 cm / 75 kg | Nationality: Brazilian
• Effective challenges • Accurate throw-ins • Dangerous passes from deep
‘I consider myself a fast and strong player, I also like to join attack,’ Ailton said of his strengths after moving to Estoril. This is the third time the young Brazilian has been loaned out.
Silva is a really fast and coordinated left-back with high defensive work rate. He times his tackles well, which, coupled with his natural quickness, allows him to display good tackling efficiency (62%). His swift feet help Ailton to deal with speedy opponents – he can turn and change direction and tempo easily in fast- pace situations. The Brazilian shows determination in challenges and continues to pressure his opponent if the initial attempt to get the ball is unsuccessful. Currently, Silva lacks in the passing department (71%), but he can be dangerous with his long passes from deep. Ailton’s fast dribbling is also worth noting: the defender uses it successfully when given room.
Azerbaijan Cup - Runner-Up - 2015/2016