Thiago Silva

  • Date of birth : 22/09/1984
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Brazil Brazil
 
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Thiago Silva

Thiago Silva

Clubs: RS Futebol, Juventude EC, FC Porto, FC Dinamo Moskva, Fluminense FC, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain FC

• Thiago Silva experimented in a variety of positions as a youngster before establishing himself as a central defender in the Brazilian top flight with Juventude.

• Moved to Europe just before his 20th birthday but spells with both Porto and Dinamo Moskva were wrecked by continual injury problems.

• Returned to Brazil to play for Fluminense and, restored to full fitness and form, helped the Rio de Janeiro outfit win the 2007 Brazilian Cup and finish runners-up in the 2008 Copa Libertadores (lost the final on penalties to LDU Quito).

• After winning a bronze medal with Brazil at the 2008 Olympics he was targeted by Milan, who bought him for €10m in December that year but could not field him in a competitive game until 2009/10.

• Became a fixture in the heart of the Rossoneri rearguard alongside Alessandro Nesta, making 33 appearances in 2009/10 and the same number the following campaign as Milan won the Scudetto for the first time in seven years.

• Made only two substitute outings for Brazil in their 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign and was a non-playing member of the squad at the finals in South Africa.

• Moved to PSG on five-year deal in July 2012 for a reported €42m, joining compatriots Alex, Maxwell and Nenê in Carlo Ancelotti's squad. Excelled in defence as he helped the club to a first French title since 1994 in his maiden season, as well as to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. 

UEFA honours
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 2011, 2012, 2013

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General info

  • Name: Thiago Silva
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 22/09/1984 (29)
  • Country: Brazil
  • Squad number: 2
  • Club: Paris ( FRA)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 79kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    15/09/09: Marseille 1-2 Milan

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Milan201
Paris182
Total383
Last updated: 06/11/2014 01:07 CET
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