Gilberto Silva

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Where is Gilberto Silva now?

One of the best defensive midfielders to have ever played in the Premier League, and a member of the Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ team, Gilberto Silva retired from playing in December 2015 having not played competitively for two years.



According to ProZone, a data analysis tool used by football managers, in 2007 Silva was one of only three Premier League midfielders to attain the ‘elite Champions League level’ of performance.

The other two players, unsurprisingly, were Frank Lampard of Chelsea and Paul Scholes of Manchester United.

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Upon retiring from playing, Silva started a general management business course with a view to starting a business career within a football club.

Along with a friend, he also visited a number of European clubs presenting an international consulting project that they were involved in.

It wasn’t long before Silva realised his ambition, and he was appointed director of football at one of his former clubs, Greek side Panathaikos, in May 2016.

Silva has also provided match analysis and punditry for Greek television channel OTE TV and worked on the 2016 Champions League final.

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Gilberto Silva: Premier League Statistics

NationalityBrazilian
PositionDefensive Midfielder
Appearances170
Goals17
Yellow Cards9
Red Cards2
Premier League Teams Played forArsenal

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com

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