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Thiago Emiliano da Silva, usually known by the simplified name of Thiago Silva, was born in Rio de Janeiro on 22 September 1984. Despite playing in a number of different positions during his youth, including as a winger and as a central midfielder, Silva has established himself as one of the world's elite central defenders over recent years and has been named in the UEFA Team of the Year on multiple occasions.

Having spent his youth training with Fluminense and RS Futebol, Thiago Silva joined Juventude in 2004 and enjoyed an impressive debut season. As a result, he secured a move to Europe, joining FC Porto. However, Silva failed to establish himself in European football. He competed only at reserve level for Porto, before moving to Dynamo Moscow, where he also failed to make a single senior appearance. As a result, he opted to move back to Brazil in 2006 and re-joined his boyhood club, Fluminense. Once back in Brazil, Silva impressed and helped the team to win the 2007 Copa do Brasil. 

As a result of his strong performances, he attracted the attention of AC Milan and joined up with the club ahead of the 2009-10 campaign. In 2010-11, he was a crucial part of the team that was crowned as champions of Serie A and was named as the Serie A Defender of the Year. His disciplinary record proved one of the most impressive aspects of his game, with Silva only receiving one yellow card all season. In the summer of 2012, he completed a move to Paris Saint Germain for a transfer fee of €42 million. His first season with the club was another huge success, as PSG finished as champions of Ligue 1.

At international level, Silva received an Olympic bronze medal in 2008 and an Olympic silver medal in 2012. In 2013, he captained Brazil to success in the FIFA Confederations Cup.

Headlines

Thiago Silva suffers fractured cheekbone

Thiago Silva suffers fractured cheekbone

by Football News

Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva suffered a fracture cheekbone during Friday's 1-0 win at Lorient. The centre-back was forced off with only 30 minutes on the clock after a clash with Lorient forward Vincent Aboubakar... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2013/2014
Ligue 1
2116 25 25 0 2 1 3 1 0 0
2012/2013
Ligue 1
1900 22 22 0 1 0 0 2 0 1
2011/2012
Serie A
2294 27 27 0 2 0 2 2 0 0
2010/2011
Serie A
2897 33 33 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
2009/2010
Serie A
2920 33 33 0 1 0 2 3 0 0
2008
Serie A
0 20 20 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2007
Serie A
0 32 32 0 0 0 5 6 0 0
2006
Serie A
0 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005
Premier League
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004/2005
Primeira Liga
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004
Serie A
0 28 28 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
Total 12127 251 251 0 8 1 17 15 0 1

Transfers & Loans

2012
14 Jul
€ 42,000,000
2009
1 Jan
€ 10,000,000
2006
1 Jan
Transfer
2005
1 Jan
€ 3,500,000
2004
1 Jan
€ 5,200,000

Games Played

Date Match  
13 Apr 2014 1 0 0 0 0
5 Apr 2014 3 0 0 0 0
28 Mar 2014 0 1 0 0 0
21 Mar 2014 0 1 0 0 0
16 Mar 2014 2 0 0 0 0
8 Mar 2014 0 3 0 0 0
2 Mar 2014 2 0 0 0 0
23 Feb 2014 2 4 0 0 0
14 Feb 2014 3 0 0 1 0
9 Feb 2014 1 1 -1 0 0
31 Jan 2014 2 0 0 0 0
25 Jan 2014 1 1 0 0 0
19 Jan 2014 5 0 1 0 0
11 Jan 2014 1 2 0 0 0
22 Dec 2013 2 2 0 0 0
14 Dec 2013 1 3 0 0 0
7 Dec 2013 5 0 1 0 0
4 Dec 2013 2 0 0 0 0
1 Dec 2013 4 0 1 0 0
23 Nov 2013 0 3 0 0 0
9 Nov 2013 3 1 0 0 0
22 Sep 2013 1 1 0 0 0
13 Sep 2013 0 2 0 0 0
31 Aug 2013 2 0 0 0 0
25 Aug 2013 1 2 0 0 0
18 Aug 2013 1 1 0 0 0
9 Aug 2013 1 1 0 0 0