Thiago Silva



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 sen...

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