Bernardo Silva Biography: Age, Wife, Net Worth, Stats, Salary, Parents, Height, Position, Child, Career Goals

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Bernardo Silva, born Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva on August 10, 1994, is a creative Portuguese professional footballer. 

Renowned for his skills and adaptability, he plays as an attacking midfielder for Manchester City in the Premier League and represents Portugal in the national team. 

Apart from his central role, Bernardo Silva excels as a right winger. Praised for his exceptional dribbling, endurance, and strong work ethic, he is widely recognized as one of the premier midfielders globally.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva
Stage Name: Bernardo Silva
Born: 10 August 1994 (age 29 years old)
Place of Birth: Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality: Portuguese
Education: University of Lisbon
Height: 1.73 m
Parents: Maria João Mota Veiga, Paulo Silva
Siblings: Maria Carvalho e Silva
Spouse: Ines Degener Tomaz (m. 2023)
Girlfriend • Partner: Alicia Verrando (2016)
Children: Carlota Silva
Occupation: Football Player
Net Worth: $50 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Bernardo Silva is a highly talented football player born on August 10, 1994, in Lisbon, Portugal. Raised by his caring mother, Maria João Mota Veiga, a school teacher, and father, Paulo Silva, also known as Mota Veiga Silva, an engineer, he was encouraged to prioritize education alongside his football aspirations. 

Supported by his sister, Maria Carvalho e SilvaBernardo Silva began his journey at Benfica’s youth academy, where his childhood dreams started taking shape. While honing his football skills, he pursued higher education at the University of Lisbon, earning a degree in sports science.


Bernardo Silva burst onto the senior football scene in 2013, swiftly becoming a pivotal player for Benfica. His notable contributions played a crucial role in Benfica’s triumphs in the Primeira Liga and Allianz Cup in 2014. A loan spell at Monaco in the same year showcased Silva‘s immense talent, leading to a permanent signing in 2015. At Monaco, he played a key role in their Ligue 1 victory in the 2016-2017 season and a memorable Champions League semi-final run.

Manchester City and Pep Guardiola secured Silva in 2017, and he seamlessly adapted to their dynamic system. His tenure with the club saw remarkable success, clinching four Premier League titles, four Carabao Cups, and one FA Cup. His contributions were pivotal in Manchester City’s historic continental triple success in 2022-23.

Since his debut in 2015, Bernardo Silva has been a cornerstone for the Portugal national team, consistently delivering standout performances. A highlight in his international career was his significant role in Portugal’s triumph in the 2019 Nations League, earning him the Player of the Tournament title. Silva played a vital role in Portugal’s 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020 campaigns, showcasing his dedication to the team’s global success.

Awards & Nominations

Club Honours

Manchester City

  • 2017–18, 2018–19, 2022–23 Premier League (3 titles)
  • 2018–19 FA Cup
  • 2017–18, 2018–19, 2020–21 EFL Cup (3 titles)
  • 2018, 2019 FA Community Shield (2 titles)
  • 2022–23 UEFA Champions League

International Honours


  • UEFA Nations League: 2019 (Champions)

Individual Accolades

  • 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals Player of the Tournament
  • 2018–19 Manchester City Etihad Player of the Season
  • 2018–19, 2022–23 Manchester City Fans’ Player of the Season
  • 2019, 2023 Ballon d’Or Nominee
  • 2023 FIFA The Best Men’s Player Nominee 

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Bernardo Carvalho E Silva (@bernardocarvalhosilva)
  • Twitter handle: Bernardo Silva (@BernardoCSilva)
  •  Facebook: Bernardo Silva

Personal Life

Portuguese footballer Bernardo Silva, aged 29, has shared a loving bond with talented French model and DJ Ines Degener Tomaz since 2017. 

Ines Degener Tomaz and Bernardo Silva got engaged on May 27, 2022. Their commitment deepened on July 1, 2023, as they married, celebrating their union intimately with close family and friends. The joyous occasion marked the commencement of a new chapter in their journey.

In 2023, Bernardo Silva and their wife, Ines Degener Tomaz, welcomed a beautiful child, Carlota Silva, adding more happiness and love to their growing family. Notably, Bernardo Silva was previously in a relationship with Alicia Verrando in 2016.

Net Worth

Bernardo Silva, the renowned footballer, currently possesses a net worth of approximately $50 million. This substantial sum encompasses his salary derived from his professional career, earnings from lucrative endorsement deals, and income generated through other investments. 

It is worth noting that Bernardo Silva‘s annual salary is reported to amount to an impressive $9.97 million, which further breaks down to a noteworthy weekly wage of $191,700.

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