Former Portsmouth Premier League striker Dario Silva is now working as waiter in pizza restaurant

Former Pompey striker Dario Silva is now working as a waiter in a pizza restaurant and has accused agents of robbing him of his money.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 12:15 pm
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 5:57 pm

The man who turned out in the Premier League for the Blues in the 2005-06 season, making 15 appearances and scoring three goals, is now making ends meet in a Spanish pizzeria.

Silva was signed when Alain Perrin was boss at Fratton Park and failed to make a mark in his time at PO4.

Less than a year later, however, a horrific car crash led to the Uruguay international having a leg amputated.

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And the man who played in La Liga for the likes of Sevilla and Malaga is now struggling to earn a crust, despite a career which saw him play at the top level in England, Spain and Italy.

‘My money in football? The representatives ended up robbing it from me,’ said Silva in a Spanish TV interview reported in The Sun.

‘They managed the money and did what they wanted.’

Dario Silva celebrates a Pompey goal. PICTURE:JONATHAN BRADY 055991-181
Dario Silva. PICTURE:JONATHAN BRADY 055991-318