Thiago Silva is the captain of the Brazilian national team and is one of the best defenders in the world. He is known for his intelligence along the backline as well as his physical gifts of speed and passing ability.
BRAZILIAN NATIONAL TEAM
Silva made his international debut in 2008 and has registered over 40 caps since. He did not appear at the 2010 World Cup despite being on the roster. He is currently the captain of the national team.
Silva left for Europe early but returned after not appearing in a match for two seasons. He restored his form with Fluminense before returning to Europe to play for AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain. He has been named to the last three UEFA Team's of the Year.