Thiago Silva

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Thiago Silva

Thiago Emiliano da Silva (Brazilian Portuguese: [tʃiˈaɡu ẽmiliˈɐ̃nu dɐ ˈsiwvɐ]; born 22 September 1984), commonly known as Thiago Silva, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a central defender for club Chelsea and the Brazil national team. Known for his pace, aerial ability and leadership skills, Silva is regarded as one of the best central defenders of his generation.After moving back to Europe to join Milan in 2009, Silva established himself as one of the highest rated defenders in the world, winning the Serie A title with the Rossoneri in the 2010–11 season. In July 2012, Paris Saint-Germain signed him for a reported €42 million, making him the then second-most expensive defender in history behind Rio Ferdinand. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thiago Silva has received more than 3,357,201 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 524th most popular soccer player.

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  • 53.93

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 59

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.96

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Thiago Silva ranks 522 out of 13,233Before him are Emiliano Sala, Mitsuo Kamata, Jean Djorkaeff, Alf Ramsey, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, and Branko Oblak. After him are Harry Gregg, Eizo Yuguchi, Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior, Tarcisio Burgnich, Ottmar Walter, and Diego Milito.

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Among people born in 1984, Thiago Silva ranks 12Before him are Avril Lavigne, Basshunter, Wesley Sneijder, Robinho, Katy Perry, and Bastian Schweinsteiger. After him are Alizée, LeBron James, Giorgio Chiellini, Robert Kubica, Carlos Tevez, and Javier Mascherano.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Thiago Silva ranks 136 out of 1,296Before him are Eurico Gaspar Dutra (1883), Antônio Carlos Gomes (1836), Félix Miélli Venerando (1937), Juninho Pernambucano (1975), Aleijadinho (1738), and Fernando Collor de Mello (1949). After him are Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior (1954), Jânio Quadros (1917), Émerson Leão (1949), Bernardino Machado (1851), Carlos Marighella (1911), and Roberto Burle Marx (1909).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Thiago Silva ranks 57Before him are Waldemar de Brito (1913), Adriano (1982), Orlando Peçanha (1935), Carlos José Castilho (1927), Félix Miélli Venerando (1937), and Juninho Pernambucano (1975). After him are Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior (1954), Émerson Leão (1949), Zózimo (1932), Aymoré Moreira (1912), Dida (1934), and Hércules Brito Ruas (1939).

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