Chiangrai United to sign Cleiton Silva from Shanghai Shenxin – Reports

Reports from Thailand emerged that Chiangrai United have secured a deal for former Muangthong United striker Cleiton Silva from Shanghai Shenxin F.C.

After plying his trade in his native country Brazil, Silva decided to go abroad and joined Thai League side BEC Tero Sasana in 2012.

In his first season, the Brazilian won the Thai League 1 Golden boot award with 24. In the next season, he won the Striker of the Year’s award.

After short spells with Querétaro and Delfines in Mexico, in late 2014 Silva signed for Thai club Muangthong United. In 2016, he became the first foreigner to score 100 league goals in Thailand.

Earlier this year, Silva joined Chinese League One outfit Shanghai Shenxin on a 2-year contract basis.