Jumping in feet first: Brazilian dazzles Thai Premier League
Cleiton Silva didn't have a clue about local football when he first took to the pitch three years ago. But he's more than adjusted _ he's dominated, sharing joint top scoring honours last year and ready to charge ahead with BEC Tero this season
'If Thailand wanted me to play for its national squad, I'd say 'yes' in a heartbeat. Thailand is my second home," said Cleiton Silva. The Brazilian-born BEC Tero Sasana striker has been playing in the Thai Premier League for three years and last year's shared honours as the league's top scorer.
Brazilian talents Rui Ramos and Pepe Deco became naturalised citizens to play for Japan and Portugal respectively and Silva would not hesitate to follow in their footsteps to sign on for Thailand's national squad.
"If they called me up and made it work, I wouldn't even think twice. Football is my life and my life is here now."
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