Martim Mércio da Silveira

Martim Mércio da Silveira
Personal information
Full name Martim Mércio da Silveira
Date of birth (1911-03-02)2 March 1911
Place of birth Bagé, Brazil
Date of death 16 August 1972(1972-08-16) (aged 61)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1929 Guarany
1930-1932 Botafogo
1933-1934 Boca Juniors
1934-1940 Botafogo
National team
1934-1938 Brazil
Teams managed
1944 Botafogo
1946 Botafogo
1952-1953 Botafogo

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Martim Mércio da Silveira (2 March 1911 - 16 August 1972), in Argentina better known as Martín Mercío Silveyra, was a Brazilian football player. He played for Brazil national team at the 1934 and 1938 World Cup finals.[1]

He commenced his career in 1929 with Guarany FC of Bagé in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. 1930 he move on to Rio de Janeiro where he joined Botafogo FC where he won the State Championships of Rio of the same year and 1932. From 1933 to 1934 he played for CA Boca Juniors in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, where he was the first Brazilian in the club's history. With Boca Juniors he won the national championship of 1934.[2] After this he returned to Botafogo winning 1934 and 1935 two more State Championships. He stayed with Botafogo until the end of his career in 1940.


  1. Martim Mércio da SilveiraFIFA competition record
  2. dio6937: Los Brasileños En Boca,

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