Thiago Silva proud and happy to win third Samba Gold trophyThiago Silva with the Samba Gold 2013 trophy -
Thiago Silva had two reasons to celebrate on Sunday evening as he was presented with the 2013 Samba Gold trophy and then played his part in helping Paris Saint-Germain defeat Marseille 2-0 in 'Le Classique'.
The Brazil and PSG captain was announced as the winner of the Samba Gold trophy back in January, for the third consecutive time.
He was presented with the prestigious award given to the player voted as the best Brazilian in Europe and revealed his delight at earning the trophy.
Silva spoke exclusively to Sambafoot and said: “Firstly this is a great reward for me and I must add that all my teammates are also responsible for this success because they are always at my side on the pitch.
“They deserve this award because football is a team sport but I am very pleased to represent this great country of Brazil abroad.”
The Brazilian has started 2014 in excellent form and will be striving to win the Samba Gold award for a fourth consecutive year.