Talk:Gilberto Silva

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Gilberto Silva:
  • Add paragraph (in Off the pitch section) or a new section all together about his history of advertising deals
  • Add paragraph or section about the history of his naming/squad number preferences
  • Fix the career stats table (it's totally out of synch)
Priority 3


Stats source[edit]

Noticed a little contradictory editing over Gilberto's height, possibly stemming from these two sources:

I don't really want to clog up the infobox with references to the same place so I'll let someone else (GilbertoSilvaFan perhaps?) find a way to incorporate them. Just judging by first impressions, I'd say the second website seems more reliable. QmunkE 20:40, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks QmunkE. Now I know where these allegations of 185cm (6'1") are coming from! ;-) The reason I keep reverting Gilberto's height to 6'3", is that Gilberto actually told me he's 191cm. I know that sounds a bit silly!... it's true though. I know I should cite an actual source for the statistic, but it seems wrong to just cite him as being 185cm because of [misinformed] websites, when I know for a fact that he is 191cm. What do you suggest? Just cite one of the sites which say he's 191? Or cite contradicting source and say he's in between? Or just cite neither (like it currently is)? Anyway. Thanks for all your work, I'm always very appreciative of people who spend time helping out on Bertie's article.
All the best, GilbertoSilvaFan 21:29, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
Found two more sources which support the 1.91m figure
I'd say that's a decent enough majority to confirm it, pick whichever. Maybe use one which contains most/all of the biographical information in the infobox (DOB, full name etc.) and source them together somehow? Or individually, whichever seems best. QmunkE 21:36, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
I had the same doubt. I believed he was 1.84m (as said in basesoccer.com, his P.R.), but I saw this discussion here.
So, I went to the source. I asked Gilberto Silva himself (yes, I have his email, I know him) and he told me that he's actually 1.85 meters. He gave me a few more informations (press releases, some stats) and I'll add then here very soon. --Fabioassis (talk) 19:34, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Name[edit]

Has Gilberto Silva requested to be known as just "Gilberto" from now on? I'm just watching the Man Utd v Arsenal game (United are 2-1 up as I speak ;-) ) and the commentators are referring to him as Gilberto, rather than Gilberto Silva. Furthermore, the caption at the bottom of the screen just said "Gilberto" too. - PeeJay 14:34, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Good question. I think commentators have always changed around what they call him; some of the time it's "Gilberto", sometimes "Silva" and other times "Gilberto Silva". This confusion is also reflected in what he has written on his shirt; he started at Arsenal having "Silva", then it changed to "Gilberto", and for Brazil it has always been "G. Silva". I think the problem is that there's so many other "Gilberto"s around, that depending on whether another one is playing in the same game, he has to be referred to as "Silva" for clarity's sake.... but when he's the only Gilberto in the game, people feel it's silly to refer to him as Silva. In the past, the argument was raised that this article should be changed to "Gilberto", but seeing how much he's referred to "Gilberto Silva" on the whole, this seems unnecessary. -GilbertoSilvaFan 15:00, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
P.S. I heard that Man United fans were singing "Glory Glory" in pubs when the score was 2-1. Glory indeed =)
Yes, I felt a bit silly about my comment on the score after the game. Anyway, I've just seen a report on ESPNSoccernet, and they refer to him as just "Gilberto" too. I'm just wondering if there should be a note in the lead to reflect his current naming preferences, if indeed he has one. - PeeJay 15:56, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

International statistics[edit]

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Semi Protection[edit]

I've requested the article to be semi protected for some days, as the anons don't stop adding about the Panathinaikos transfer. --KaragouniS :  Chat  20:45, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Linkchecker[edit]

I did two runs through the article and many links appear to be dead and should be replaced (press crtl+f and search for "dead" to find them). This should be done to maintain the article's FA status. Thanks. Sillyfolkboy (talk) 15:08, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Some can be salvaged from the net archive I hope. Chensiyuan (talk) 15:23, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Panathanaikos Stats[edit]

Apparently he has scored 3 goals in the league for Panathanaikos yet the total is 2. Which one is correct?

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