T. Silva wins Samba Gold trophy 2011


THIAGO SILVA has won the sambafoot.com trophy, given to the best Brazilian player of the year.

It’s been a fantastic year for Thiago Silva as the player became a key man for both Milan and the Brazilian national team, establishing himself as one of the best defenders in the world at the moment.

Sambafoot.com readers, specialists in the world of football and former-players of the Brazilian national team voted for the best Brazilian player of the Year 2011 – and it was no other that Thiago who won.

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Thiago is in fact the third Serie A player to claim the Samba Gold trophy: after Kaka in 2008 and Inter’s Maicon in 2010. The Rossoneri part-time captain won with 16.33% of the votes, followed by Barcelona’s Dani Alves (15.56%) and Porto’s Hulk (14,41%). Robinho and Alex Pato finished 9th and 10th respectively.

“He is one of the best centre-backs in the world. He is technical, strong and has a great positional sense that makes his one of the best in his position in the world,” 1994 World Cup winner, Cláudio Taffarel said of Thiago. “He’s a great defender, who for now has no equivalent in his position. He will certainly be present at the 2014 World Cup,” added former Selecao international Branco, who also was part of the 1994 squad.

“He will certainly be one of the two centre backs playing for the Selecão at the 2014 World Cup. He’s established himself in the team and would make a perfect captain for 2014. His position on the pitch, where he can talk with team-mates makes him the ideal captain for us,” Carlos Alberto Torres said.

Congratulations to Thiago Silva for winning the trophy!

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forza silva.u are d best


Great thiago


Thiago you are too much


Well deserved! More awards and trophy to come TS33.


Forza Thiago…

Happy new year everybody


hey everyone a very happy new year to all! forza milan and forza thiago silva-the best centre back in the world now


happy new year everybody and lets hope for the best in the coming 2012 year let’s hope for our 19th seriea A, 6th coppa italia and 8th champions league and keep our record in the uefa super cup for a 6th time and our supercoppa Italiana for the 7th time….. hope hope and pray….. Forza Milan!!!!!


Happy new year brothers.


My Favorit Player!

Ibrahim Isah

Congratulation T. Silva for the trophy.

Rossonero 23

best cb in the world….

happy new years everyone.


Happy new yr 2 milanista all over d world. Wish u all and d team a successful yr. Congratulation TIAGO SILVA. U are the best and will always be. I call him silva d great, can’t wait 2 c both brazil and milan captain band permanently in ur hand. Love u so much.


You truly deserve it thiago, happy new year everyone!


Thiago is the best defender in the world. So this trophy to you is defintely suitable. Congratulations and happy new years all milanista!


hapi new yr al milanis al ova d world ts33 is d best nd wil ve a place in d top 10 defendas of al time jst like cafu nesta maldini d great


Forza thiago Forza milan happy new year to u all.


Deservingly so IL MURO …simply the best! HAPPY NEW ONE N ALL MAY GOD BLESS U ALL!

well done man ur definetly the best


Ballon d’or next.

Mr Goph

Forza Silva. U d best.


Thiago truly u’re d best, milan is a highly great club in europe that produce a lot of legend player in de world .gbosa! gbosa!! gbosa!!!

Dare ezekiel

Thiago,wil no doubt be d world best defender in d nxt 2years