Alex Sandro

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Alex Sandro
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Personal information
Full name Alex Sandro Lobo Silva
Date of birth (1991-01-26) 26 January 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Catanduva, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Porto
Number 26
Youth career
2006–2008 Atletico Parananense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Atletico Paranaense 17 (1)
2010–2011 Santos 31 (1)
2011– Porto 57 (2)
National team
2011 Brazil U20 10 (0)
2012 Brazil U23 3 (0)
2011– Brazil 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 January 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2012

Alex Sandro Lobo Silva , or simply Alex Sandro (born 26 January 1991), is a Brazilian footballer, who plays for Futebol Clube do Porto in Portugal, as a left back. An offensive minded defender, espnfc.com describes him as a player who is a "powerful runner, can beat opponents one-on-one and is an excellent crosser of the ball."[1]

Alex Sandro also play for Brazil's national football team, where he has gained 6 caps so far. He recently played for Santos, but joined Porto for €9.6 million euros, alongside teammate and countryman Danilo, who play as the right back.

Alex Sandro also represented Brazil under-23, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where he gained 3 matches, including the final against Mexico where Brazil lost 2-1.

Club career[edit]

Atletico Paranaense[edit]

After winning an impressive amount of honours with the Atletico Paranaense youth setup and a very good performance in the Copa Parana with the U23 side, Alex Sandro earned his first call up to the senior side in October 2008. He played one game in the Brasileiro, taking on Internacional on 18 October.

In 2009, Alex Sandro played a role in Atletico's championship run in the Campeonato Paranaense, playing in 8 matches. He scored his first goal on 25 January against Rio Branco, passing the ball to himself around the keeper. As of October 2009, he has played in 9 Brasileiro matches, playing a total of 269 minutes.

Santos[edit]

Alex Sandro was signed by Santos FC in 2011 in 2-year loan.[2] Atletico Paranaense sold him to the investors, using Uruguayan club Deportivo Maldonado as a proxy to hold the registration rights.

Porto[edit]

On 23 July 2011, F.C. Porto signed Alex Sandro for €9.6 million from Deportivo Maldonado.[3]

International career[edit]

Alex Sandro is a part of the golden Atletico youth setup, which has produced a great amount of defenders in very little time, with Raul, Manoel, Ronaldo, Carlao and Bruno Costa all making themselves known in 2009. After being a part of the national under 18 setup, Alex Sandro was called up to the Brazil U20 in August 2009, alongside teammates Raul, Renan and Gabriel Pimba. He made his debut in a friendly match, despite being only 18 years old.

Honours[edit]

Atlético Paranaense
Santos
Porto

National Team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atkins, Christopher. "Man United linked with Alex Sandro: A risk worth taking?". espnfc.com. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Mais novo Menino da Vila, Alex Sandro é convocado para a Seleção Sub-19". Santos FC (in Portuguese). 10 March 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "COMUNICADO" [Communication] (in Portuguese). FC Porto official site. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 

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