Giuseppe Signori was a fast, left footed striker, who was a prolific goalscorer, due to his powerful, accurate shot. During the early part of his career he was used as a left winger or as a second striker, where his technique, accurate crossing, passing, and pace were put to good use. He was also an accurate set piece and penalty-kick taker, and was notable due to his tendency to take set pieces and penalties without taking a run-up. In addition to his goalscoring and ability as a footballer, he was also known for his leadership. Silva is a supporter of Benfica. His English has been described as “perfect” by the media, partly as a result of his parents sending him to an English-speaking school in Lisbon when he was six years old. Silva is a cousin of Matilde Fidalgo. Both were born in 1994 and they also share the same grandparents and play internationally for the Portugal national team.