Bernardo Silva is a Portuguese professional footballer who was born on August 10, 1994, in Lisbon, Portugal. He currently plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for Manchester City and the Portugal national team.
Silva began his youth career at Benfica before moving to their rivals, Sporting CP, in 2010. He made his senior debut for the club in 2013 and quickly established himself as one of their top players.
In 2014, he moved to Monaco, where he had a breakout season in 2016-2017, helping his team win the French Ligue 1 title and reach the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League.
In May 2017, Manchester City signed Silva for a reported fee of £43.5 million. In his first season with the club, he helped them win the Premier League title with a record-breaking 100 points.
He has since become a key player for the team and has won numerous individual awards, including the Manchester City Player of the Season award in 2019-2020.
Silva has also been a regular member of the Portugal national team since making his debut in 2016. He played a key role in their victory at the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament and has since represented them at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Nations League, helping them win the latter in 2019.
Off the pitch, Silva is known for his philanthropic work and has established the Bernardo Silva Foundation, which supports social projects aimed at improving the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Portugal.
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