Thiago Silva

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Thiago Emiliano da Silva (born 22 September 1984) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League club Chelsea and captains the Brazil national team. Silva is regarded as one of the best centre-backs of all time. Silva began his senior club career in 2002 playing as a midfielder for RS Futebol, and transitioned to a defensive position while at Juventude; he then signed with Porto in 2004, at age 19, and moved to Dynamo Moscow on loan, where he was hospitalized with a near fatal bout of tuberculosis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thiago Silva has received more than 4,974,990 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Thiago Silva is the 640th most popular soccer player (down from 522nd in 2019), the 153rd most popular biography from Brazil (down from 136th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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  • 62

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  • 8.30

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  • 3.33

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Thiago Silva ranks 640 out of 16,923Before him are Miloš Milutinović, Alberto Suppici, Mario Balotelli, Alessandro Altobelli, José Ángel Iribar, and Óscar Míguez. After him are Michio Ashikaga, Bruno Conti, Claudio Pizarro, André Abegglen, Hideo Shinojima, and Tomomi Seo.

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Among people born in 1984, Thiago Silva ranks 14Before him are Katy Perry, Wesley Sneijder, Robinho, Carlos Tevez, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Alizée. After him are Javier Mascherano, Basshunter, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Beren Saat, Giorgio Chiellini, and Emmanuel Adebayor.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Thiago Silva ranks 153 out of 1,947Before him are Jorge Paulo Lemann (1939), João Guimarães Rosa (1908), Bernardino Machado (1851), Oscar (1954), Aymoré Moreira (1912), and Felipe Massa (1981). After him are Véra Clouzot (1913), Maria Bueno (1939), Gal Costa (1945), Waldemar de Brito (1913), Bartolomeu de Gusmão (1685), and Zózimo (1932).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Thiago Silva ranks 63Before him are Orlando Peçanha (1935), Marcelo (1988), Raí (1965), Aldair (1965), Oscar (1954), and Aymoré Moreira (1912). After him are Waldemar de Brito (1913), Zózimo (1932), Tite (1961), Rogério Ceni (1973), Júlio César (1979), and Carlos Kaiser (1963).