Thiago Silva's legacy

When Paolo Maldini and Franco Baresi before him, hung up their boots, little did they expect that the heir to the central defensive position after the Alessandro Nesta, would be a non-Italian and a Brazilian one at that. Thiago Silva not only has one name to live up to but three names in hope of carrying out the legacy bestowed on him by the departing Nesta.  

‘The new Nesta is already here, it is Thiago Silva’, noted the former Lazio skipper following his announcement that his decade at the helm of Milan’s backline had come to an end.

Hailing from Rio de Janeiro and making his official Serie A debut for Milan in August 2009, little did the once right-winger of Rio Grande Sol...


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