Birth Name: Gilberto Aparecido da Silva
Place of Birth: Lagoa da Prata, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Date of Birth: 7 October, 1976
Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, African, Indigenous, possibly other]
Gilberto Silva is a Brazilian professional soccer player. He was a defensive midfielder, for English Premier League club Arsenal, Super League club Panathinaikos F.C., Clube Atlético Mineiro, as well as América Mineiro, Grêmio, and the Brazil national team.
Gilberto is the son of Maria Izabel and Nísio/Nízio da Silva, a blacksmith.
A MyHeritage DNA test whose results were displayed on YouTube stated that Gilberto’s genetic ancestry is:
——–*2.6% Central African
——–*17.0% Central American
——–*1.2% Indigenous Amazonian
*16.3% South European
*10.9% North and West European
——–*5.9% Irish, Scottish, and Welsh
*3.1% East European
*2.4% Middle Eastern
*1.4% Ashkenazi Jewish
Gilberto’s maternal grandfather is Osmar Celestino Duarte (the son of Antonio Celestino Duarte and Ana Celestina de Jesus). Osmar was born in Itaúna, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Gilberto’s maternal grandmother is Helena Maria De Souza (the daughter of Antonio Bento de Souza and Cristina Umbelina de Jesus). Helena was born in Itaúna, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Source: Information about Gilberto’s DNA results – https://footballdna.myheritage.com