16 November 2008

Modesto Silo

Name: Modesto Silo
Born: 15 November 1864, Galway
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Position: Right-Back

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1888).
Club Honours: (with Glentoran) Charity Cup Runner-Up 1885/86.

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA.Cup
Other
Glentoran
1882/83-1887/88
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Amateur
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Belfast.YMCA
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Amateur
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TOTALS

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Biography:
A player with Glentoran during their first season, Modesto Silo was of Italian descent and his younger brother George would later captain the Glens to their first ever Irish League Championship success in 1893/94.

Modesto took the field for Glentoran's first match against Mountavon on 7 October 1882 and was described as among the club's "stoutest players" and was captain during some of their difficult early seasons. In 1886 Silo was part of the Glens side that appeared in their first ever major final - a 1-5 defeat by Cliftonville at Ballynafeigh in the Charity Cup.

On 1 October 1887 Silo captained Glentoran in their first ever match against Linfield (then called Linfield Athletics) - the friendly game finished in a 3-1 defeat. Shortly thereafter Silo joined the YMCA club, then among the strongest in Belfast. At the end of that season Silo appeared for Ireland against England at Ballynafeigh, the Irish backs doing well to restrict the English to a 1-5 scoreline.

Ireland Cap Details:
07-04-1888 England. H L 1-5 BC

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

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