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This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is Emiliano and the second is da Silva.
Thiago Silva
Thiago Silva Brazil-England 2009.jpg
Personal information
Full name Thiago Emiliano da Silva
Date of birth September 22, 1984 (1984-09-22) (age 25)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft +12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Milan
Number 33
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 RS Futebol 0 (0)
2003–2004 Juventude 28 (3)
2004 Porto 0 (0)
2005 Dynamo Moscow 0 (0)
2006–2008 Fluminense 81 (6)
2009– Milan 22 (2)
National team
2008 Brazil U23 5 (0)
2008– Brazil 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Thiago Emiliano da Silva, or simply Thiago Silva (born September 22, 1984), is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a centre back for the Italian Serie A club Milan.

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Club career

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Early career

As a youngster, Thiago Silva trained with Fluminense but was not signed by the club when he grew older. He was, however, offered a professional contract by small Rio Grande do Sul state club RS Futebol, in the south of Brazil, and was then quickly picked up by nearby Juventude, with whom he had an excellent debut season in the First Division in 2004. By this time Thiago Silva, formerly a right winger who also had spells in midfield and at full-back, had been converted into a centre-back, and he was good enough to attract the attention of European clubs. Firstly he played for FC Porto then became one of the shopping list of FC Dynamo Moscow.[1] In that transfer window, Thiago move along with other Portuguese Liga player likes Derlei, Cícero, Danny Alves and Nuno Frechaut. But spells with Porto and Dynamo Moscow were blighted by injuries and illness, and he returned to Brazil to rebuild his career with the club he supported in his youth.

Fluminense

At Fluminense, Thiago Silva finally got his form back and was no longer blighted by injuries. Fluminense finished the season in fifteenth place. The next year, Fluminense finished fourth in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, conceding only 39 goals in 38 games and winning the Copa do Brasil.[2]

Milan

In December 2008, Thiago Silva joined Milan under a €10 million agreement.[3] Thiago Silva was officially registered as an AC Milan player effectively from July 2009, since the club had already signed two non-EU nationals during the 2008/09 season (namely, Andriy Shevchenko[4] and Tabaré Viudez).[4] He made his non-competitive debut with a rossoneri jersey in a friendly match against Hannover 96 on January 21, 2009. He played all 90 minutes for the Rossoneri in that match.[5] He made his league debut in a 2-1 win over Siena.[6] Since joining Milan, Thiago Silva has been very effective, praised for his occasional runs up forward. He has also formed arguably the best central defensive partnership in Serie A with Alessandro Nesta. On November 8, 2009 he scored his first goal in Serie A against Lazio but then in the same match, scored an own goal.

Career Statistics

Club Season League Cup Continental Competitions Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Juventude 2004 28 3 1 0 - - 29 3
Total 28 3 1 0 - - 29 3
F.C. Porto 2004-05 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dynamo Moscow 2005 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fluminense 2006 31 0 8 0 4 0 43 0
2007 30 5 12 3 - - 42 8
2008 20 1 - - 12 2 32 3
Total 81 6 20 3 16 2 117 11
Milan 2009-10 22 2 - - 6 0 28 2
Total 22 2 - - 6 0 28 2
Career Total 131 11 21 3 22 2 174 16

International career

Thiago Silva was selected by Dunga to play for Brazil in the 2008 Summer Olympics. As has long been the case for the Olympic football tournament. He was one of two players over 23 years of age, the other one being Ronaldinho, playing 3 matches. Before the Olympics started he earned his only two caps in friendlies against Singapore and Vietnam. Thiago Silva was selected to play for Brazil in an International Friendly against Italy at Emirates Stadium on 10 February 2009. He came on in the 77th minute replacing Juan. He later went on to play for Brazil against England in a friendly match in Qatar on Oct. 09, Thiago Silva was handed many plaudits after the match after neutralizing the threat posed by England striker Wayne Rooney.

Honors

Fluminense

Individual

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