Thiago Silva, captain of the Brazilian national team, has continued to show why he is regarded as one of the best defenders in the world.

The Chelsea player became the oldest player in FIFA World Cup history to assist a goal since 1966. Silva accomplished this feat in the Round of 16 against South Korea by assisting Richarlison. Richarlison’s goal was his third of the World Cup and his 20th for Brazil in all competitions.

At the age of 38 years and 74 days, he broke Roger Milla’s 1990 FIFA World Cup record of 38 years and 42 days.

Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, and Thiago Silva all at Chelsea and training

Since breaking into the Brazilian first team, the Brazilian has been influential, and he has also shown class for every club he has played for since beginning his professional career.

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