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#Brazinga2014: Player Profile - Thiago Silva

Sunday, 13 July 2014 - 11:59pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: AFP

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Brazil missed captain Thiago Silva in their squad as they were humiliated in a 7-1 loss to Germany in a semi-final loss. Silva missed the semi-final match as he picked up a second yellow card in a match against Colombia. With the suspension over, Thiago Silva will be a part of the Brazil squad that will face Netherlands in the third place play-off match at at Estádio Nacional de Brasilia.

Personal Data:

Known as: Thiago Silva

Surname: Silva

Firstname: Thiago

Country: Brazil

Date of birth: 1984-09-22

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

Height: 183 cm

Weight: 79.0 kg


Playing Career:



Position: Defender

Clubs: RS Futebol (2001-2002), Juventude (2003-2004), FC Porto (Por/2004 - Jan. 2005), Dynamo Moscow (Rus/2005), Fluminense (Jan. 2006 - Dec. 2008), AC Milan (Ita/Jan. 2009 - 2012), Paris SG (Fra/since 2012)

International appearances: 45

International goals: 2

International debut: 12/10/2008, Venezuela-Brazil (0-4)




World Cup: quarter-finalist (2010), 0 match

1 Confederations Cup (2013), 5 matches, 0 goal


Copa Libertadores: finalist (2008)

1 Brazilian Cup  (2007)

1 Italian Championship (2011)

1 Italian Supercup (2011)

2 French Championships (2013, 2014)

1 French Champions' Trophy (2013)

1 League Cup (2014)

Olympic Games: 1 silver medal (2012), 1 bronze medal (2008)





Complete modern defender - Captain of Brazil and Paris Saint Germain the central defender Thiago Silva is every inch the complete modern defender with his great technical skill, ease on the ball, grace in the air, his fast thinking, tactical savvy and a box-to-box modus operandi. He is the central pillar of Brazil's ambition to win a sixth World Cup. Alongside David Luiz, Marcelo and Dani Alves the team has a backline to die for. The man seems so solid it's hard to believe his career was put in danger by a lung problem that needed surgery. But once recovered he was so good in AC Milan's title win of 2011 that Paris Saint Germain's Qatari owners paid a king's ransom 40 million euros to make him join the French club's revolution. Paris and Brazil have ambitious targets, and both have made him their leader.

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