Thiago Silva Wiki, Family, Salary, Affairs, Age, Biography & More. Thiago Emiliano da Silva (born 22 September 1984), known as Thiago Silva, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League club Chelsea and is the captain of the Brazil national team.
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. In 2009, Silva moved to A.C. Milan for a reported fee of €8 million and won a Serie A title.