Thiago Silva Unveiling: Fluminense Records Highest Number of Attendants in a Footballing Event in Brazil

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It was a big moment for Thiago Silva as he sets out for a new chapter with Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A club Fluminense.

Silva left Chelsea this summer after his four-year contract with the club expired. He was reportedly offered a new contract by the Blues but turned it down to head homewards to Fluminense, his former club.

The 39-year-old Rio de Janeiro-born center-back was welcomed back to Fluminense with open arms. His official unveiling by the club was the most attended football event in Brazil.

As captured by Sportsbible, about 55,000 Fluminense and Brazil football fans turned out to witness the epic event. The number is said to be the highest number of attendants ever recorded in a football event in the country.

Thiago Silva

This buttresses the popularity and the widespread acceptance of the return of the Brazil football superstar. Silva is one of the most capped Brazil internationals, having made 113 appearances for the Selecao, scoring 7 goals since he made his debut in 2008.

After over a decade with the national team, the Chelsea and PSG legend called time in his international career in 2022. He won FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 and Copa America 2019 with the Selecao.

The former AC Milan defender has been football fans favorite both in and outside Brazil due to his impressive work rate on the field in club and international football.

His return elated the Brazil fans as one of the country’s footballing icons took a detour back home after a heroic career across top clubs in top leagues in Europe.

Silva’s return to Fluminense will see the 39-year-old reunite with another Brazil footballing legend and former Real Madrid star Marcelo, who is also plying his trade with Fluminense.

In the footage shared below, Marcelo was on hand to receive Thiago Silva. The pair were seen sharing a warm hug in Fluminense dressing room during the event.

Thiago Silva Fluminense contract

Thiago Silva has signed a two-year contract with Fluminense till 2026. Known as the ‘monster’ due to his defensive prowess, Silva will hope to continue on his top-level performance as he braces for an eventful two additional years on his career with Fluminense.

How much is Thiago Silva Fluminense salary?

Thiago Silva’s Fluminense contract salary is yet to be disclosed. However, the Brazilian footballer is expected to take a slightly lesser paycheck than what he earned (£110,000 weekly) at Chelsea.

Thiago Silva career statistics

Throughout his club football career, Silva has made 531 club appearances, scoring 31 goals. His tally with Brazil national team before retirement is 113 caps with 7 goals.

Thiago Silva career honours

Thiago Silva has a decorated club career littered with silverware. He has won 7 Ligue 1 titles, 5 Coup de France, 6 Coup de La Ligue, and 3 Trophee des Champions with PSG. At Chelsea, Silva has won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, and FA Cup with the club.

At AC Milan, he won the Serie A and Supercopa Italiana in 2011. He also won the 2008 Copa do Brazil with Fluminense.

At the international level, he has two major trophies to his records – Copa America 2019 and FIFA Confederations 2013.

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