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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 the Brazil national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders of his generation, he is known for his defensive prowess, discipline, and leadership.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. After recovering, he joined Fluminense and won a Copa do Brasil. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thiago Silva has received more than 7,107,823 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Thiago Silva is the 524th most popular soccer player (up from 640th in 2019), the 138th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 153rd in 2019) and the 57th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

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  • 64

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  • 8.56

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  • 3.67

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Thiago Silva ranks 524 out of 16,880Before him are Gareth Bale, Oscar, Shogo Kamo, Félix Mourinho, Luis Carniglia, and Yukio Goto. After him are Frank de Boer, Carlos Bianchi, Arturo Vidal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Włodzimierz Lubański, and Andrés Escobar.

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Among people born in 1984, Thiago Silva ranks 16Before him are Basshunter, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Alizée, Carlos Tevez, Gaspard Ulliel, and Katy Perry. After him are Giorgio Chiellini, Emmanuel Adebayor, Javier Mascherano, Beren Saat, Burak Özçivit, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Thiago Silva ranks 138 out of 2,067Before him are Floriano Peixoto (1839), Felipe Massa (1981), Princess Januária of Brazil (1822), Washington Luís (1869), Pierre Clostermann (1921), and Oscar (1954). After him are Princess Leopoldina of Brazil (1847), Maria Bueno (1939), Eurico Gaspar Dutra (1883), Olavo de Carvalho (1947), Zé Roberto (1974), and Infante Sebastian of Portugal and Spain (1811).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Thiago Silva ranks 57Before him are Émerson Leão (1949), Tite (1961), Edu Coimbra (1947), Raí (1965), Aldair (1965), and Oscar (1954). After him are Zé Roberto (1974), Domingos da Guia (1912), David Luiz (1987), Rogério Ceni (1973), Júlio César (1979), and Everaldo (1944).