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Thiago Silva
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PSG

Thiago
Silva

Defender

Date of Birth
Sep 22, 1984
Place of Birth
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nationality
Brazil
Height
183 cm
Weight
79 kg
Debut
18 September 2012

Bio

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 endured sleepless nights

Thiago Silva endured sleepless nights

by Football News

Frustrated Brazil captain Thiago Silva has lost sleep since his team's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany at the FIFA World Cup... Read more

Thiago Silva in fan plea

Thiago Silva in fan plea

by Football News

Thiago Silva has urged disgruntled Brazil fans to help the crestfallen FIFA World Cup hosts overcome the side's semi-final capitulation... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
Ligue 1
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013/2014
Ligue 1
2386 28 28 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 12397 254 254 0 8 1 17 15 0 1

Transfers & Loans

2012
13 Jul
€ 42,000,000
2008
31 Dec
€ 10,000,000
2005
31 Dec
Transfer
2004
31 Dec
€ 3,500,000
2003
31 Dec
€ 5,200,000

Games Played

Date Match  
12 Jul 2014 0 3 0 1 0
4 Jul 2014 2 1 1 1 0
28 Jun 2014 1 1 0 0 0
23 Jun 2014 1 4 0 0 0
17 Jun 2014 0 0 0 1 0
12 Jun 2014 3 1 0 0 0