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Wednesday, 8 May, 2002, 09:25 GMT 10:25 UK Brazil
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Brazil midfielder Gilberto Silva

Career
DOB:
 07.10.76
Caps:
 19
Goals:
 3

World Cup 2002
Appearances:
 7
Goals:
 0
Bookings:
 1
Sendings off:
 0
Gilberto Silva
Club:Atletico Mineiro
Position:Midfielder

His impressive form in the 2001 championship saw him break into the national team for the final two World Cup qualifiers last year.

And Gilberto Silva did not let Brazil down either, slotting into the holding midfield role with ease, no matter who was alongside him.

His defensive skills in the middle of the park give the side a solid look and his importance to the side increased following Emerson's late withdrawal.

He can score goals too, grabbing two in the friendly win over Bolivia at the start of the year that cemented his place in the squad.



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