Thiago Emiliano da Silva was born on 22 September 1984 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
His mother has revealed she wanted to abort her son. "I cried on my father's shoulder and said, 'Daddy, I don't want to get an abortion, but I'm also not ready to raise a child'," Angela revealed this in an interview with TV network O'Globo of Brazil. Her father forbid her, "He wouldn't let me do that, that I commit a sin" . Silva, now 29 years old is the Captain of the Brazilian national team. Silva is married to Belle Silva and has two children (pictured).
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Silva lived in the slums of Santa Cruz, Rio de Janeiro in poverty. Thiago said, "I always thanked God when I got home safely." Brazil is now out of the World Cup finals losing 7-1 against Germany. (Images shared from Google Images/Story Kath.net)