Bernardo Silva Biography: Age, Height, Achievements, Facts & Net Worth

Bernardo Silva Biography: Bernardo Silva is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Portugal national team as well as the Premier League Club Manchester City. Silva was born in Lisbon and stepped into professional football through the Youth squad of Benfica from 2013 and was promoted to the first-team in 2014. For the club he helped the club conquer the 2013-14 Primeira Liga, Taca de Portugal 2013-14 and Taca da Liga 2013-14. He then transferred on a loan at the Ligue 1 side Monaco during 2014-15 season as a permanent player.

In 2017 he was signed by Manchester United for a reported fee of 43.5 million Euros. Playing for the club he assisted to conquer the EFL Cup in his first season in England, following which a domestic treble in the same season. For the Portugal team, he has been capped by the national youth teams of Under 21 and Under 19 level. He was chosen as a part of the team that participated in the 2017 Confederations Cup.  In the 2018 World Cup and 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals he was termed as the best player of the tournament in later matches.


Bernardo was born on 10th August 1994 in Lisbon Portugal to Mota Veiga Silva and Mario Joao Silva. Since his childhood, Bernardo was a bright young child with a high IQ. His attitude and hard work were the major tools that helped him to acquire the place where he is today in the football world.


Bernardo is a cousin of Matilde Fidalgo, both were born in the same year 1994 and share same grandparents and play internationally for the Portugal senior sides.


Bernardo joined the Benfica as a part of their youth system in 2013. Playing for the team, he helped the club to conquer their win in the 2012-13 Portuguese Juniors championship. On 10th August 2013, he made his debut for Benfica B in a match against the Trofense in Segunda Liga. Due to his hard work and skills he was promoted to the senior side of the group within initial months. He played his first match from the senior side at age of 19 on October 19, 2013 against the Campeonato Nacional de Seniores in a win by 1-0 in 2013-14 Taca da Portugal. He continued giving good performance for the team in the 2013-14 Segunda Liga owing to which he was honoured with the Player of the Year Award.

After a decent career with Benfica, he moved to Monaco on a yearlong loan deal signed on 7th August 2014. For the club he played his debut match on 17 August 2014 in  Ligue 1 against the Girondins de Bordeaux, replacing the Lucas Ocampos in the second half. On 14th December he netted his first and the club’s only goal in a 1-0 home win against the Olympique de Marseille in a Ligue 1 match. On 20th January 2015, Benfica sold Bernardo for 15.75 million Euros on a four-year contract expiring on 30th June 2019, but the deal was extended on 10th August 2015 by Bernardo according to which he was now tied with the club till June 2020.

After the deal, Bernardo stared his 2016-17 season as a permanent player of Monaco, as part of the team that participated in the Champions’ League group stage match against the CSKA Moscow on 18th October 2016, where he netted a goal equalizing the score to finish the match in a 1-1 draw. On15th January 2017 he netted two goals for Monaco in a 4-1 away win against the Marseille to move to the top of the Ligue1 table. On 29th January Bernardo netted a goal to equalize the match by 1-1 in a draw against the Ligue1 Champions Paris Saint-Germain. Overall Bernardo’s 2016-17 season was good with 8 goals and 9 assists in Ligue1 and 11 goals and 12 assists in 58 overall appearances.

During his 2016-17 season his performance against the Manchester City at the UEFA Champions League knockout match was solely admired by the club’s coach Pep Guardiola and his backroom staff, they were so impressed from his performance that they signed him on a five-year contract for a transfer fee of 70 million Euros with add-ons on 26th May 2017. On 17th February 2018, Bernardo played his first match for the club in the Champions League against Basel in a 4-0 victory. On 5th March he netted his first and Club’s winning goal against Chelsea. He within few initial matches established himself as a consistent performer. He assisted the Club to climb up to the record of 100 points in the Premier League and the EFL Cup. In 2018-19 season he made 51 appearances for the club and netted 13 goals. In 2019-20 season he netted a hat-trick trashing the Watford by 8-0 in the Premier League on 21st September. For the National team, Bernardo has been represented at the 2013 European Under-19 Championship, in reaching the semi-finals, he has also represented in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship here his team ended as a runner-up. Playing form the senior side he has been part of the UEFA Nations League and FIFA Confederations Cup ending in the third place.

Clubs Season
Benfica B 2013-14
Benfica 2013-14
Monaco(loan) 2014-15
Monaco 2015-17
Manchester City 2017-20



  • Primeira Liga: 2013–14
  • Taça de Portugal: 2013–14
  • Taça da Liga: 2013–14


  • Ligue 1: 2016–17

Manchester City

  • Premier League: 2017–18, 2018–19
  • FA Cup: 2018–19
  • EFL Cup: 2017–18,[68]2018–19
  • FA Community Shield: 2018, 2019


Portugal U21

  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship runner-up: 2015


  • UEFA Nations League: 2018–19
  • FIFA Confederations Cup third-place: 2017


  • Segunda Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year: 2013–14
  • SJPF Segunda Liga Player of the Month: October 2013, December 2013 & January 2014
  • UEFA European Under-19 ChampionshipTeam of the Tournament: 2013
  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2015
  • UNFP Player of the Month: January 2017
  • UNFPLigue 1 Team of the Year: 2016–17
  • PFA Team of the Year: 2018–19 Premier League
  • Manchester City Player of the Year: 2018–19
  • Alan Hardaker Trophy: 2019
  • UEFA Nations League FinalsPlayer of the Tournament: 2019
  • UEFA Nations League Finals Team of the Tournament: 2019


Height: 5ft 8in

Weight:  64 kg

Eye color: Light Brown

Hair color: Dark Brown


Full Name: Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva

Date of Birth: 10th August 1994

Place of Birth: Portugal

Playing Position: Midfielder and Winger

Nickname: Bubblegum

EDUCATION: University of Libson

Relationships: Alicia Verrando (Ex)

Kids: None

HOBBIES: Playing Video games and Listening Music


During Bernardo 2019-20 season he was accused of passing racial comments upon his teammate Benjamin Mendy. However, Bernardo was backed by Raheem Sterling and Mendy. In October 2019, Silva was charged by the FA.


15 Million Euros



Twitter: @BernardoCSilva

Instagram: @bernardocarvalhosilva

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