Alan Carvalho

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Borges and the second or paternal family name is Carvalho.
FC Red Bull Salzburg g SK Sturm Graz 30.JPG
Alan with Red Bull Salzburg in 2014
Personal information
Full name Alan Douglas Borges de Carvalho[1]
Date of birth (1989-07-10) 10 July 1989 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth José Bonifácio, Brazil[3]
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Forward[2]
Club information
Current team
Guangzhou Evergrande
Number 7
Youth career
2006–2007 Londrina[4]
2007–2008 Fluminense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Londrina 6 (4)
2008–2010 Fluminense 46 (11)
2010–2014 Red Bull Salzburg 89 (59)
2015– Guangzhou Evergrande 0 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 January 2015.

† Appearances (goals)

Alan Douglas Borges de Carvalho (born 10 July 1989), simply known as Alan, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a forward for Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao in the Chinese Super League.

After failing to make any impact in Brazil with Londrina and Fluminense, Alan joined Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg in 2010. There he established himself in the first team and became an intrinsic part of the squad. His playing time was limited in the 2011–12 season owing to an injury. Nevertheless, Alan scored regularly for the club, including many hat-tricks. In 2015, after playing nearly 130 matches for the Austrian side and scoring nearly 100 goals, he signed with Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande.

Club career[edit]


Born in Barbosa, São Paulo,[3] Alan signed for Londrina, in 2007.[3] In 2008, he was given a professional contract by Fluminense with whom he played for two seasons till 2010.[5] He scored 11 league goals for the club[5] and also won the 2010 Brasileiro.[6]

Red Bull Salzburg[edit]

On 11 August 2010, Alan signed for Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg for an undisclosed fee, as a replacement for Marc Janko who headed to FC Twente.[7] He made his debut for the club in UEFA Champions League qualifier against Hapoel Tel Aviv which his team lost 2–3.[5] In that match he came as a 67th-minute substitute for Franz Schiemer.[8] In his first season with the club, Alan scored a hat-trick against Sturm Graz on 16 April 2011.[9] Alan also scored braces against Austria Wien[10] and SC Wiener Neustadt[11] as he ended the season with 10 league goals.[5]

Alan in action against Kapfenberger SV in October 2010

Alan started the 2011–12 season by scoring a hat-trick against Latvian side FK Liepājas Metalurgs.[12] His goal scoring streak continued as he scored a brace against FK Senica[13] as well as scoring in a defeat against AC Omonia.[14] However his playing time in his second season with the Austrian club was limited as he ruptured his cruciate ligament in a league match against Rapid Vienna on 28 August 2011 and was ruled out of action for at least six months.[15]

Alan got back on training on 20 November 2012.[16] He finished the 2012–13 season with 11 goals in 14 league matches and did not play in any continental match.[5]

The 2013–14 season proved to be the most successful season for the Brazilian striker, becoming a goalmachine. On 8 February 2014, Alan scored a hat-trick against relegation threatened SV Grodig. In that match, the same feat would also be achieved by his Spanish partner Jonathan Soriano.[17] He also received two red cards - one against SV Ried and another against FC Basel in an UEFA Europa League encounter.[5] Alan ended the season winning the Austrian Football Bundesliga and Austrian Cup - completing a domestic double.[18] He was the second topscorer only behind teammate Soriano.[19]

The following season too, started well for Alan, as he scored regularly for his side.[5] On 23 October 2014, Alan scored a hat-trick as Salzburg won 4–2 against Dinamo Zagreb in the UEFA Europa League group stage.[20] He added another two on 27 November in a 3–1 win at Celtic Park which ensured that Salzburg became the first ever Austrian club to win in Scotland, striking in the 8th and 13th minutes.[21] In his penultimate league match for his club, he scored a hat-trick, scoring in 52nd, 58th and 60th minute against FK Austria Wien.[22] Despite leaving halfway through the season, with eight goals he was the joint top scorer in the season's Europa League, alongside Everton's Romelu Lukaku. This was the second consecutive time that a Red Bull player had achieved this honour, after his strike partner Soriano.[23]

Guangzhou Evergrande[edit]

On 16 January 2015, Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao officially announced they had signed Alan from Red Bull Salzburg on a four-year contract for a transfer fee of €11.1 million. He was issued the number 7 jersey.[24] On 14 February 2015, he made his official debut in the 2015 Chinese FA Super Cup against Shandong Luneng, coming on as a substitute for Gao Lin. On 3 March 2015, Alan suffered a cruciate ligament rupture while training before the 2015 AFC Champions League match against Western Sydney Wanderers, ruling him out for at least five months.[25] After Paulinho and Robinho joined the club in July, Alan, who was till recovering from injury, was degraded to the reserve team squad for the second half of the season due to foreign player limit.[26] He was named in the 23-man squad for the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup but didn't play in the tournament, which manager Luiz Felipe Scolari explained that he just recovered from injury and was not ready to play.[27]

International career[edit]

Alan played three matches for the Brazil U20 in an unofficial tournament.[28]

In March 2013, Alan called himself as half-Austrian and expressed his desire to play for the Austrian national team.[29] He said "Maybe I'll play sometime for Austria." But according to FIFA rules he had to play at least five years in Austria to be able to represent the national team.[28] However his move to Guangzhou Evergrande dented the hope of playing for Austria as he was only six months shy of five years while joining the Chinese outfit.[30]

Style of play[edit]

A statement by Guangzhou Evergrande described Alan as a "blade", who is physically very strong and make wise use of opportunities. He has also been said as "strong, energetic, skilled" and a player with good control of the ball. Alan is equally adept in his both left and right foot. He is also known for his first-time lay-offs.[24]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 26 February 2015[5]
Club Season League Cup International Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fluminense 2008 13 1 0 0 1 0 14 1
2009 23 6 3 1 0 0 26 7
2010 10 4 4 2 10 2 24 8
Total 46 11 7 3 11 2 64 16
Red Bull Salzburg 2010–11 24 10 1 0 7 0 32 10
2011–12 5 3 1 2 5 6 11 11
2012–13 14 11 0 0 0 0 14 11
2013–14 29 26 5 5 12 5 46 36
2014–15 16 9 2 7 8 8 26 24
Total 89 59 9 14 32 19 129 92
Guangzhou Evergrande 2015 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Total 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Career total 135 70 17 17 44 21 195 108
A. ^ Appearances and goals in the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and AFC Champions League.



Red Bull Salzburg



  1. ^ "Futebol - Elenco Profissional" (in Portuguese). Fluminense Football Club. Archived from the original on 6 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  2. ^ a b c "Alan Facts". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-12-11. 
  3. ^ a b c "Sambafoot profile". Sambafoot. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Alan Douglas Borges de Carvalho". 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2009-06-13. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Alan". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "2010 Brasileiro". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Red Bulls sign Brazilian striker Alan". Red Bull Salzburg. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Salzburg vs Hapoel Tel Aviv". UEFA. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Moniz boekt eerste overwinning met Red Bull Salzburg". Voetbal International. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Austria Wien vs Salzburg". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Wiener vs Salzburg". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Hattrick von Alan bei Salzburger 4:1-Triumph in Liepaja". Krone. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "Senica vs Salzburg". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "Omonia vs Salzburg". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "Kreuzbrandiss bei Alan". Salzburg. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "Alan in back". Salzburg12. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "Salzburg vs Grodig". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "Salzburg pip St Pölten to Austrian Cup". UEFA. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  19. ^ "2013-14 Austrian Bundesliga". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Alan hat-trick helps Salzburg overpower Dinamo". UEFA. 23 October 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  21. ^ "Salzburg secure Austrian first at Celtic". 27 November 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  22. ^ "Austria Wienn vs Salzburg". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  23. ^ "Alan and Everton's Lukaku finish as top scorers". UEFA. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  24. ^ a b "阿兰(Alan)正式加盟广州队". Guangzhou Evergrande. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  25. ^ "关于阿兰、曾诚、金英权伤病情况的通报". Guangzhou Evergrande. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  26. ^ "阿兰被下放恒大预备队 一年踢121分钟挣2500万". NetEase. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  27. ^ "斯科拉里:阿兰要明年复出 球员必须有30天假期". Sohu. 19 December 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  28. ^ a b "Die Causa Alan ist eine Grundsatzfrage". Laola. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  29. ^ "Salzburgs brasilianischer Stürmer kann sich vorstellen für Österreich zu spielen. Der ÖFB hat bereits ersten Kontakt aufgenommen.". Die Presse. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  30. ^ "Alan geht nach China". Goal. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 

External links[edit]