Brazil Team Of The Decade 2000-2010
As we approach 2010, Goal.com’s Gregory Sica selects his Brazil best XI from the past decade…
Despite his low-profile, Gilberto Silva has become an irreplaceable figure in the Brazilian national team. Despite being relatively unknown before the 2002 World Cup, the defensive midfielder earned himself a place in the team and performed at a very high level as Brazil won the tournament for a fifth time. Often Gilberto’s work goes unnoticed, but it has been of great importance for the success of the side. Gilberto is often overshadowed by Brazil’s more famous players, but he is a very reliable player, and rarely loses his position in the team. With the arrival of Dunga, Gilberto has continued to be an important member, even if he plays his club football in Greece with Panathinaikos.
Archive for July, 2009
Gilberto Silva, the former Arsenal midfield player, has attracted interest from Premier League clubs including Fulham after his performances for Brazil this season. He has two years left on his contract at Panathinaikos, whom he joined last summer, but several Premier League clubs hope to offer him a better platform so that he can secure his starting place in the Brazil team for the World Cup finals next summer.