Brazil captain Thiago Silva thanks everybody following “unique moment” in his life
Brazil captain Thiago Silva has thanked God and his family after he was named in the FIFA team of the year for 2013.
The Paris Saint-Germain defender was voted into the team for the first time in his career and he told PSG TV how pleased he was to be chosen.
He made a point of thanking his international and club level team mates as well.
“I want to thank God for this unique moment that gives me the opportunity to live in my career but also in my life.
“I also want to thank my family, my wife Isabel, and my children Iago and Isago and obviously all the players from Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain who play with me and who have helped me be selected.”
In a final thank you, Silva showed his gratitude to anyone that voted for him in this years award.
The 29-year-old now wants to be selected next year and will do his best to continue playing at his current exceptional level.
“I also want to thank everyone who voted for me this year. Hopefully I can continue at this level next year and be part of the best eleven of FIFA again.”