Ailton Gonçalves da Silva ( port of Aílton Gonçalves da Silva ; July 19, 1973, Mozheiro , Paraiba ) is a Brazilian striker .
|Full name||Ailton Goncalves da Silva|
Mozheiro , Paraiba , Brazil
|Club||completed his career|
Best known for playing for the Bremen Werder Bremen , which included in 2004 became the Bundesliga's top scorer and the first foreigner to be awarded the title of best soccer player of the year in Germany .
In 2008, he played for the Austrian Altach , from where he was fired at the end of August.
On March 12, 2009, Ailton signed a contract with the Campinense club, which was playing at that time in the second most important league in Brazil ( Serie B ). Not staying for a long time (1 game, 1 goal scored) and Campinense relegated to Serie C , in the summer of 2009 signed an agreement with the Chinese Chongqing Lifan playing in the Super League of China .
However, even here he failed to gain a foothold and without playing a single official match, Ailton returns to Germany, where he has already played for clubs such as Werder Bremen, where in 2004 he became the top scorer of the Bundesliga , Schalke 04 , Hamburg , Duisburg .
On December 2, 2009, the club of the sixth German division, Jürdingen 05 , signed a contract with the 36-year-old Brazilian until June 30, 2011.
In the summer of 2010, he signed a contract with the club of the fourth division Oberernyland from Bremen. February 4, 2011 terminated the contract with the club. In the spring of 2011 he moved to the Rio Branco club.
Ailton never played for the Brazil national team . During his appearances for Werder Bremen, representatives of Qatar offered several million dollars to the player to play for the national team of this country  .
Ailton is only the fourth foreign player to whom the mark of more than 100 goals scored in the Bundesliga has been submitted. In addition to him, the mark of 100 goals was overcome by Giovanni Elber (133), Claudio Pizarro (142), Stefan Chapuisa (106). Champion of Germany 2003/2004
Married to Mexican Rosalie. The couple has two children - Maria and Alexandra.