Gilberto Silva

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.

Silva won a number of trophies during his playing career for both club and country.

Domestically he won the Copa Libertadores, the Premier League, the FA Cup twice and the Greek Superleague and with the Brazil national side he won the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the Confederations Cup twice and the Copa America trophy.
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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.

Unfortunately things didn’t work out during his time at the club and he left by mutual consent after only seven months in the role.

Silva has also provided match analysis and punditry for Greek television channel OTE TV, ESPN and various other sports networks across the globe.

He has now collaborated with BASE Soccer Agency as a partner having previously worked with them when they represented him as a player.

Follow on Twitter @GilbertoSilva15

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Gilberto Silva: Premier League Statistics

PositionDefensive Midfielder
Yellow Cards9
Red Cards2
Premier League Teams Played forArsenal

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