‘The Monster’ of the football – Thiago Silva

Thiago Silva
'The Monster' of the football - Thiago Silva

Sports Desk- The Brazilian center-back, Thiago Silva, was at his best at some time but due to his disease and injuries, he became an underrated player.


  • Thiago Emiliano da Silva, simply known as Thiago Silva, is a Brazilian center-back born on September 22, 1984, in Rio de Janeiro to his parents Geraldo Emiliano da Silva (Father) and Angela Maria da Silva (Mother).
  • When he was 14, he started his football career at Fluminense.
  • Because of his excellent performance at Juventude, he was signed by the Portuguese giants FC Porto for $3 million.


  • At 23, he got selected at his national side for the 2007 Copa America.
  • He won his first two caps against Singapore and Vietnam in pre-2008 Beijing Olympic friendlies.
  • Later, Italian giants AC Milan signed him for €10 million.
  • He became the third-best center back in his very first season for Milan.
  • He became the best defender of the next season as voted by the fans.
  • Due to his disease Tuberculosis, he tracked down from his best.
  • He was no longer the best defender in the competition from then.
  • With having some injuries, he was out of the field at least once every season.
  • After fighting against Tuberculosis and injuries, he was signed by the French side PSG for a huge amount of €42 million which was the highest-paid amount for any defender ever at that time.
  • After rising again to his best form, he was nominated for the best player of the season in his very first season for PSG.

Personal Life

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  • He got married to his girlfriend Isabele da Silva.
  • He has two children and both are boys – Iago da Silva and Isago da Silva.