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Thiago Silva


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CLUB STATS

Tournament

YEAR TEAM APPS (SUBS) GOALS (P) ASSISTS YELLOWS REDS MIN PLAYED
2019/2020 Paris Saint-Germain FC 4 (0) 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 360
2018/2019 Paris Saint-Germain FC 7 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 616
2017/2018 Paris Saint-Germain FC 6 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 522
2016/2017 Paris Saint-Germain FC 7 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 586
2015/2016 Paris Saint-Germain FC 9 (0) 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 810
2014/2015 Paris Saint-Germain FC 6 (0) 1 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 501
2013/2014 Paris Saint-Germain FC 7 (1) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 568
2012/2013 Paris Saint-Germain FC 9 (0) 2 (0) 0 3 (0) 0 801
2011/2012 AC Milan 7 (1) 1 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 590
2010/2011 AC Milan 6 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 540
2009/2010 AC Milan 7 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 560
Total 75 (2) 4 (0) 0 5 (0) 0 6454
NATIONAL STATS

COMPETITION/CLUB APPS (SUBS) GOALS (P) ASSISTS YELLOWS REDS MIN PLAYED
OLYMPICS 8 (1) 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 649
WC QUALIFICATION SOUTH AMERICA 7 (5) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 278
WORLD CUP 11 (0) 2 (0) 1 3 (0) 0 1020
COPA AMERICA 13 (0) 1 (0) 0 4 (0) 0 1200
CONFEDERATIONS CUP 5 (0) 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 450
ABOUT

Thiago Silva Biography


Thiago Emiliano da Silva is a Brazilian footballer who was born on the 22nd of September, 1984 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


He plays as a central defender for the French League 1 side Paris Saint Germain and the Brazilian Men’s National football team.


He also serves as captain for both the above teams.


Background


Silva’s football career started at Fluminense, where he started turning heads ever since he was 14 years old. Silva played for lower tier football clubs in Brazil like Juventude and RS Futebole Clube. He even rejected an offer from the Italian giants Roma.


Silva’s performances and Juventude by the time he turned 20 had become nothing short of spectacular and his spell ended with him being signed to the Portuguese giants Porto for a fee of around $3 million.


Debut


Silva was called up to the Brazil preliminary squad for the 2007 Copa América when he was 23 years old. However, he was not a part of the final team that won the tournament. He was then selected for a match against Algeria where he did not leave the bench.


Silva won his first two caps for Brazil in pre-2008 Beijing Olympic friendlies against Singapore and Vietnam. Not starting in any matches, he came on in the 71st minute against Belgium in the third-place match, which sealed the bronze medal for Brazil.


Rise to Glory


Silva moved to Milan for a €10 million fee, on a four-year contract. There he received training from legendary players and managers like Ancelotti and Maldini. His performances drew praise from the management and the board.


Silva was rated as the third-best central defender in the Serie A in his very first season for Milan. His next season for the Italian giants was even better, as he was voted the best central defender by the fans and the professionals alike.


Low Points


Very early in his career, Silva was diagnosed with Tuberculosis and was hospitalized for six months. His condition was very serious and he reached a point where he could be dead, if not for proper medical care. He even made a temporary decision to quit professional football.


He has been injured, on an average more than once every season. Despite him not getting booked a lot, his injuries, mostly concentrated to his calf and ankles caused him to miss many games.


Club Career


Silva had a very fruitful spell at Milan. The saga of his transfer to the French giants Paris Saint Germain took over a month to complete. The transfer fee was rumored to be around €42 million which makes Silva the most expensive defender.


In his very first season he was nominated to become the League 1 player of the season alongside legends like Ibrahimović. He earned a reputation of being a very disciplined defender, with only 14 fouls in his first season.

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