During the 2016/2017 football season Bernardo Silva dazzled along with an array of young talents at Monaco and was soon snapped up by arguably the best manager in the world and he has gone on yet again to fulfill expectations in a Manchester City squad that has its own gallery of superstars.
Bernado was born on 10th August 1994 to Mota Viega Silva and Maria Silva in Lisbon. He started his youth career at Benfica winning the 2012–13 Portuguese Juniors Championship.
He made his Benfica debut on 19 October 2013, at the age of 19. In the 2013–14 season, he was part of the Benfica team that won a domestic treble. He moved to French Club AS Monaco initially on a loan deal which was later made permanent. He was an integral part of the Monaco team that won the League 1 title in 2017.
Bernardo Silva was signed by Machester City FC for £43.5 million on the 26 May 2017. Enroute City’s march to the Premier League title, Silva made 35 appearances scoring 6 times.
Bernardo Silva’s Height, Weight, Body Measurements
Bernardo won’t stand out as the biggest player in most starting elevens but what he might seemingly lack in stature, he sure makes up for it in his ability as a football player. Silva stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs in at 64kg.
As it is with most celebrities and athletes, there is a desire to know more about their physical build. Bernardo has an athletic body, accompanied by an oval face type. He has brown hair and matching brownish eyes as well.
He was born Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva. His father’s name is Mota Veiga and his mother is Maria Joao. Bernardo is cousins with Portugues right back Matilde Fidalgo.
Other Facts About Bernardo Silva
There is a host of other information as regards Bernardo Silva that we feel might interest you. So let’s dig a little deeper then.
Bernado is Nicknamed “The Little Messi”
During his time at Benfica, Bernardo Silva shone whilst coming through the ranks at the academy and was nicknamed “Little Messi”. He, however, was not able to actualize that potential at Benfica even though he was voted Portugal’s Breakthrough Star of 2014.
He’s in a Relationship with Alicia Verrando
Silva is dating Alicia Verrando, who holds a degree in International Business. They met while Alicia was an intern at Bernardo’s former club Monaco.
Bernado is Seen as a Young National Hero
Silva was one of the players selected to represent Portugal at the European Under-21 Championship in 2015. During the tournament, Silva made a mark as one of the leading lights in the team. On the road to the tournament’s final in Prague, Silva scored in Portugal’s 5-0 thrashing of Germany in the semi-finals. But they would ultimately fall short in the final to Sweden, a draw at fulltime, losing the resulting penalty shoot-out 4-3.
He has One of the Weirdest Post-training Routines
Most athletes have certain pre and post-match superstitions that help them get through the demanding mental experiences of top-level sport. For Bernardo Silva, he spends one hour lying on the ground with his eyes closed after every training session.
According to the Portuguese, it helps him internalize and maximize his thinking ability, focusing his mental faculties on the game. You wouldn’t be surprised if this is one of the reasons behind his incredible in-game intelligence.
He has Similar Playing Styles with Namesake David Silva
Bernardo has from a very young age come to be renowned for his exciting technical ability and football intelligence. His positions vary, but he is probably most suited to playing wide on the right of a midfield giving him the option to cut in. He can also play in the center of midfield as well as left midfield. So similar are his attributes to fellow City teammate David Silva that many see him as the replacement to the Spaniard in the years to come.
He is Represented by Super Agent Jorge Mendes
There are football agents, and there are super-agents. These power brokers are the faces behind some of the most complicated transfer deals in world football. Bernardo Silva is currently represented by football’s super-agent, Jorge Mendes who represents some of the most illustrious names in world football. Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, Angel Di Maria, Diego Costa, James Rodriguez among others.
The Portuguese Mannequin Challenge
While Cristiano Ronaldo showed off his perfectly toned body, Bernardo Silva was the man behind the camera for the famous Portuguese mannequin challenge video.