Ex-Arsenal Star Praises Bobô

Brazilian World Cup winner and Arsenal "Invincible" Gilberto Silva is in no doubt that the success of Sydney FC's Brazilian marquee striker Bobô can help bring a few more of his countrymen to the Hyundai A-League.


Silva, in Sydney to help promote June’s FIFA Confederations Cup which will feature the Caltex Socceroos, remembers watching Bobô in Brazil around a year ago.

“The last time I saw him play he was at Gremio. And he had a very good game.

“He’s the type of number nine that works hard upfront and give a lot of trouble for the defenders. But also the quality and a good passer. He’s a smart player.

“I’m sure he’ll continue to help them a lot because he’s a proper nine. A penalty box player.”

“It’s nice to see him arrive in Sydney and know that he’s here and doing well for Sydney FC,” the former Arsenal favourite told  www.a-league.com.au  on Friday.



Marquee signing Bobô, 32, has had a strong second half to the season, recently  finishing off one of the goals of the season against Phoenix to help take his current goals tally to 11.

He also stroked home the winner in the recent Big Blue to all but hand the Premiership trophy to the Sky Blues. 

The former Besiktas striker is the team’s leading scorer so far this season with 11, two ahead of Alex Brosque on nine.


“I’m sure as he’s doing well it opens the door for other players to come. I’m sure if they have an opportunity or offer from Australian teams, they will ask him for information. 

“He can be the bridge for the other players to come. 

"I’m sure if here if they have some more Brazilian players to enjoy I’m sure the league is very interesting to play [for Brazilians] but not easy," added Silva. 


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