Chelsea supporters on social media have been huddling together to congratulate Thiago Silva for his historic international achievement.
Silva played his 100th game for Brazil last night, becoming only the eighth player to rack up a century of caps for Selecao.
The milestone match against Colombia ended 0-0, putting an end to Brazil’s run of nine consecutive World Cup qualifying victories.
But the result was eclipsed by Silva’s seismic triple-digit honour.
An accomplishment applauded by the Chelsea family.
Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:
the best chelsea defender— . (@hhavertzszn) October 11, 2021
Legend of Legends. 🙏🏻💙— Shubham! (@_ShuBhamCFC) October 11, 2021
Legendary numbers worthy 🤩— Nicholas Benedict (@mailme2x) October 11, 2021
Absolute legend of the game! 💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/sbjnIN55wE— CFCBlogs (@CFCBlogs_) October 11, 2021
Silva into gold
More than a decade after his Brazil debut, Silva is still showing no signs of slowing.
Not for club nor country.
The 37-year-old has already played seven times for Chelsea this season, including intense match-ups with Liverpool, Manchester City and Juventus.
This is exactly why the Blues snatched the centre-back in the first place; a grand player for the grandest occasions.
A valued squad member on and off the pitch, Silva’s presence will be sorely missed when he eventually hangs up his boots.
Thiago or Thia-stay?
He may not be calling time on an illustrious career just yet, but waving goodbye to Chelsea could only be around the corner.
His deal expires in June 2022 after the Champions League holders awarded him a 12-month extension in the summer.
Depending on who the Blues do or don’t sign in the next transfer window, Silva may still be needed.
Especially if Antonio Rudiger is allowed to leave if his contract situation fails to be resolved.