|Full Name||Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva|
|Nickname(s)||Pastilha, Bubblegum, Little Messi, Messizinho|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 145 lbs
|Eye Colour||Light Brown|
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|Debut||Club- On 10 August 2013 for Benfica B against Trofense
International- On 31 March 2015 for Portugal against Cape Verde in Estoril.
|Jersey Number||#11 (Portugal)
#20 (Manchester City)
|Coach/Mentor||Pep Guardiola , Fernando Santos
|Date of Birth||10 August 1994|
|Age (as in 2017)||23 Years|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Leo|
|School||Name Not Known|
|College/University||University of Lisbon (For 1 Year)|
|Educational Qualification||High School|
|Hobbies||Playing Video Games, Listening Music|
|Girls, Affairs & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Alicia Verrando (Model)
|Parents||Father- Mota Veiga Silva (Businessman)
Mother- Maria Joao Silva (Art Teacher)
|Favourite Actor||Diogo Morgado|
|Favourite Footballer||Cristiano Ronaldo|
|Car Collection||Smart FourTwo|
|Salary (approx.)||$10 Million (₹68 Crore)/annual|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$15 Million (₹100 Crore)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Bernardo Silva
- Does Bernardo Silva smoke?: No
- Does Bernardo Silva drink alcohol?: Yes
- At the age of 8, he joined the Benfica Youth Academy.
- He rose up the ranks in the academy pretty quickly.
- He was given a nickname “Bubblegum” by his teammates in the academy as the ball seemed to stick on his feet.
- After finishing his school, he joined the University of Lisbon at the Faculdade Letras to do a Bachelor’s degree in European studies.
- His parents wanted him to keep studying but he wasn’t able to keep a balance with his studies and football, and hence, only after a year, he dropped out of college.
- He won the Segunda Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year Award for the 2013-2014 Season.
- He wanted to play in the forward line of the pitch but was made to play as a left back. He wasn’t happy with this, and hence, decided to leave the club.
- On 31 March 2015, he made his senior debut for Portugal in a friendly against Cape Verde.
- On 26 May 2017, he joined Manchester City on a five-year contract.
- He loves his Old Club Benfica so much that he has a tattoo of the Club’s Motto, “E Pluribus Unum”.
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