Bernado Silva is a professional Portuguese footballer who currently plays for Manchester City and the Portugal national team.
Name: Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva
Nick Name: Little Messi
Agent: Jorge Paulo Agostinho Mendes
Bernado Silva Age
Date of birth (Age): 10 August 1994
Place of birth/City: Lisbon, Portugal
Height: 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Bernado Silva Family
Father: Mota Veiga Silva
Mother: Maria Joao Silva
Spouse/Ex-: Alicia Verrando
Bernado Silva Net Worth
Childhood & Early Life
Bernado Silva is a supporter of Benfica. His English has been described as “perfect” by the media, partly as a result of his parents sending him to an English-speaking school in Lisbon when he was six years old. Silva is a cousin of Matilde Fidalgo. Both were born in 1994 and they also share the same grandparents and play internationally for the Portugal national team.
Bernado Silva is a product of Benfica’s youth system, he played for its ranks, and in 2013 they won the 2012–13 Portuguese Juniors Championship. He made his debut for Benfica B in a Segunda Liga match against Trofense on 10 August 2013 (Matchday 1).
On 19 October 2013, Silva made his debut for Benfica at the age of 19, in a 2013–14 Taça de Portugal third round 1–0 away victory against Campeonato Nacional de Seniores club C.D. Cinfães, coming out of the bench in the 80th minute. His good performance for Benfica B in the 2013–14 Segunda Liga earned him the league’s Breakthrough Player of the Year award. He was a member of Benfica’s domestic treble-winning team of the 2013–14 season.
On 7 August 2014, Silva joined Monaco on one-year loan deal. He made his Monaco debut on 17 August in a Ligue 1 away match against Girondins de Bordeaux, replacing Lucas Ocampos in the second half. On 21 September, he made his first start for Monaco, in a 1–0 Ligue 1 home win against Guingamp. On 14 December, he scored the only goal of the 1–0 home win against Olympique de Marseille in a Ligue 1 match.
On 20 January 2015, Benfica announced that Silva’s economic and sports rights had been sold to Monaco for €15.75 million; he signed a contract for Monaco that would expire on 30 June 2019.
On 10 August 2015, Silva extended his contract by one year, tying him to the club until June 2020.
In the 2016–17 Champions League group stage away match against CSKA Moscow on 18 October 2016, Silva scored Monaco’s equalizer in the 87th minute to ensure that the match finished in 1–1 draw. On 15 January 2017, he scored Monaco’s last two goals in a 4–1 away victory against Marseille to help Monaco move to the top of the Ligue 1 table for the first time since Week 5 of the current Ligue 1 season. Silva finished the 2016–17 season with 8 goals and 9 assists in Ligue 1 and 11 goals and 12 assists in 58 matches across all competitions.
The calibre of his performances against Manchester City for Monaco in the UEFA Champions League knockout legs in the 2016-17 season was noted by head coach Pep Guardiola and his backroom staff. On 26 May 2017, Manchester City confirmed the signing of Silva on a five-year contract after passing his medical tests. Although the transfer fee remains undisclosed, it has been reported to amount to €50 million (£43.5 million).
On 5 March 2018, he scored the solitary winning goal against Chelsea at home – a key win which put them only three wins away from winning the Premier League title.
Silva has made 46 appearances for Manchester City so far during the 2018-19 season, scoring 13 goals in all competitions.
In 2013, Silva represented Portugal at the 2013 European Under-19 Championship, reaching the semi-finals. For his performances, Silva was named among the top 10 talents under the age of 19 in Europe by a selection of UEFA reporters.
Bernado Silva was selected for the Portugal squad for the 2017 Confederations Cup which was hosted in Russia. He scored the second goal of the match in the group stage of the tournament, a 4-0 win over New Zealand. The national team reached the semi-finals before losing out to Chile in a penalty shootout after a 0–0 draw at the end of regulation time. Silva missed the third place play-off in which Portugal defeated Mexico 2–1 after extra time.
Bernado Silva was selected for three matches in the 2018-19 UEFA Nations League group stage, scoring a goal in a 3-2 victory against Poland.
Bernado Silva Achievements
Primeira Liga: 2013–14
Taça de Portugal: 2013–14
Taça da Liga: 2013–14
Ligue 1: 2016–17
Premier League: 2017–18
EFL Cup: 2017–18, 2018–19
FA Community Shield: 2018
UEFA European Under-21 Championship runner-up: 2015
FIFA Confederations Cup third place: 2017
Segunda Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year: 2013–14
SJPF Segunda Liga Player of the Month: October 2013, December 2013 & January 2014
UEFA European Under-19 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2013
UEFA European Under-21 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2015
UNFP Player of the Month: January 2017
UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2016–17
PFA Team of the Year: 2018–19 Premier League
Alan Hardaker Trophy: 2019