|Bernardo Silva Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||August 10, 1994|
Bernardo Silva is the big hope of the Portuguese national team, which had struggled to find a world-class technical playmaker for the last couple of years. With the team loaded with skillful, tricky, and quick attacking players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, and Ricardo Quaresma, the team needed a technical player like Bernardo to add guile and precision to the attacking play of the team. Silva has also shown that he has the ability to add cohesion to the team play and take it to the next level. The fact that he is coached by Pep Guardiola at the club level will only improve his technical game.
Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva
Bernardo Silva started his soccer journey with the youth academy of the Portuguese giants, Benfica FC. He also got enrolled in English medium school at the age of 6.
Professional Soccer Player
- Father – Maria João Mota Veiga
Bernardo Silva is represented by Jorge Mendes’ Gestifute Agency.
Midfielder, Attacking Midfielder, Winger
94 – SL Benfica
10 – AS Monaco, Portugal National Team
20 – Manchester City
11 – Portugal National Team
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
64 kg or 141 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Bernardo Silva has dated –
- Alicia Verrando (2016-Present) – Bernardo Silva got in a relationship with Alicia Verrando, who also works as a model, in 2016. After having completed her second business degree in Business Administration and Management from SKEMA Business School in Sophia Antipolis in France, Verrando was working as an intern Marketing Assistant for Monaco. Bernardo, who was an emerging star at the club, was smitten by her and they started dating soon after having met at the club. Since then, she is often seen cheering him for his professional matches.
Race / Ethnicity
- Diminutive Stature
- Often keeps a beard
Bernardo Silva has signed a personal endorsement deal with Adidas. He wears Adidas shoes for his professional matches. He has also promoted their products through his social media activity.
Best Known For
- Being one of the best young attacking Portuguese players. He is considered to be an integral part of the Portugal national team.
- His successful stint with the French club, AS Monaco. He won Ligue 1 with the club in the 2016-17 season.
- Technical Ability
- Ball Control
First Soccer Match
In October 2013, Bernardo Silva made his professional debut with SL Benfica in a 2013–14 Taça de Portugal match against Clube Desportivo de Cinfães, which was playing in the third tier at that time.
In August 2014, he made his debut for AS Monaco in a Ligue 1 away match against Girondins de Bordeaux. He came in as a second-half substitute.
In August 2017, Silva made his debut for Manchester City in the league match against Brighton. He was sent in as a late second-half substitute.
In March 2015, he played his first international match for Portugal National Team. It was a friendly match against Cape Verde and his side crashed to a surprise 2-0 defeat.
Bernardo Silva Favorite Things
- Soccer Club – SL Benfica
Source – Wikipedia
Bernardo Silva Facts
- For his strong performances for Benfica B in the Segunda Liga in the 2013-14 season, he was declared the Segunda Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year.
- In August 2014, he moved to AS Monaco from Benfica on a one-year loan deal. His performances for the new team were so good that they made his transfer permanent in January 2015. They paid €15.75 million to acquire his economic and sports rights.
- In August 2015, he signed a contract extension with Monaco to extend his stay with the club until June 2020.
- He was in a scintillating form in Monaco’s Ligue 1 winning run in the 2016-17 season. He ended up with 8 goals and 9 assists in 37 league matches.
- In May 2017, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City acquired his services from Monaco in a deal reported to be worth €50 million. It was reported that Guardiola had been impressed by his performances against his side over the two legs of the round of 16 Champions League title.
- For his great performances at the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship, he was included in the list featuring top 10 talents under the age of 19 in Europe. The list was compiled by UEFA reporters.
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