The Direction of the Guild announces the hiring of wheel Gilberto Silva of Panathinaikos, Greece, as further reinforcement for the Brasileirão 2011. The player comes in Porto Alegre next week for medical tests and sign contract for 18 months with the club."We are delighted with this appointment. Our commitment is to further strengthen the squad for the Guild to make a major campaign in the Brazilian Championship, "said the president Paulo Odone.
On Sunday night, the player spoke by phone with Vice Cup, Vicente Antonio Martins, and was very happy with the opportunity to return to Brazilian football and wear the shirt has faded. Gilberto Silva was the proprietor of the Brazil squad at Penta campaign in 2002 and holder of the last two World Cups.
"He is a super professional, a positive face for the group and is also a leader. No wonder he played ten years in Europe and Brazil squad, including captain where he was, "said winger Gabriel, who was mate Gilberto Silva to Panathinaikos.
Gilberto Silva has 34 years, began in America-MG, passed by Atletico-MG, played six years at Arsenal, England, and was in Greek football since 2008.
On Saturday the board had already announced the signing of Argentine striker Miralles, Colo-Colo for a period of three seasons. The Argentine, 27 years still has no definite date to report to the Sorority as it is in the middle will contest the final stages of the Chilean championship.
Ezequiel Miralles started his career in Quilmes, ARG, passed by other teams in Argentina since 2010 and was in Colo-Colo.
Name: Gilberto Aparecido da SilvaPosition: MidfieldBirth: 07/10/1976Location: Lagoa da Prata MG
Titles:América-MGCampeonato Brasileiro - Série B: 1997Copa Sul-Minas: 2000
Atletico-MGCampeonato Mineiro: 2000
Arsenal-INGPremier League: 2003-04FA Cup: 2003 and 2005FA Community Shield: 2002 and 2004
Panathinaikos GREGreek Championship: 2010Greek Cup: 2010
Brazil squadWorld Cup: 2002Confederations Cup: 2005 and 2009Copa America: 2007