Alan Kardec

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Alan Kardec
Personal information
Full name Alan Kardec de Souza Pereira Júnior
Date of birth (1989-01-12) January 12, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Barra Mansa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Chongqing Lifan
Number 27
Youth career
2000–2007 Vasco da Gama
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Vasco da Gama 51 (10)
2009 Internacional (loan) 2 (0)
2010–2014 Benfica 23 (3)
2011–2012 Santos (loan) 31 (2)
2012–2013 Benfica B 9 (4)
2013–2014 Palmeiras (loan) 28 (15)
2014–2016 São Paulo 47 (15)
2016– Chongqing Lifan 10 (7)
National team
2009 Brazil U20 15 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 22, 2009

Alan Kardec de Souza Pereira Júnior (born January 12, 1989 in Barra Mansa),[1][2] known as Alan Kardec, is a Brazilian professional football player who plays for Chongqing Lifan as a striker.

He is named after the systematizer of Spiritism, Allan Kardec.[3]

Club career[edit]

Vasco da Gama[edit]

Alan Kardec debuted for CR Vasco da Gama on 14 February 2007 in Manaus,[4] in a 2–1 victory over Fast Clube in the Copa do Brasil.[5] On 11 April 11,[6] he scored his first goal for Vasco when his club and Botafogo drew 4–4 in a Campeonato Carioca match.[7] On 21 July 2007,[8] he scored his first Série A goal when Vasco beat Atlético Mineiro 4–0.[7] He played 26 Série A matches and scored eight goals in 2007,[9] while in 2008, he played 19 matches and scored two goals in that competition.[10]

Internacional[edit]

On 1 September 2009, Alan Kardec was loaned to Internacional.[11][12] He played his first game as an Internacional player on 28 October, a Série A game against São Paulo at Estádio do Morumbi, in which he came as a substitute for Fabiano Eller.[13]

Benfica[edit]

Alan Kardec announced on 13 December 2009 that he will play for Benfica in the 2010 season after Vasco had accepted a €2.5 million bid from the Portuguese club.[14] The following week, he signed a personal contract with Benfica.[15] On 18 March 2010, he scored the winning goal in Benfica's UEFA Europa League match against Marseille with a ferocious strike from a hard angle.

Santos[edit]

In July 2011, was confirmed that Alan Kardec would be loaned for one season to Santos.[16] Santos attempt to renew the loan in July 2012, but Benfica denied, only allowing the player to leave on a permanent deal. Alan Kardec played occasionally for Benfica's B-team, as he was effectively blocked in the first team by strikers Óscar Cardozo, Lima and Rodrigo.[17][18]

Palmeiras[edit]

In June 2013, Brazilian side Palmeiras confirmed the loan deal of Alan Kardec for one-and-half-years from Benfica, with an option to make the move permanent.[19] Kardec comes back to Brazil as a substitute for Kléber, that had a bad passage for the São Paulo city based club.[20]

In 2014, Alan Kardec had a great start to the year, scoring against São Paulo and Corinthians, two of Palmeiras' biggest rivals.

São Paulo[edit]

Alan Kardec signed a five-year deal with São Paulo on 12 May 2014, with the club paying €4.5 million to Benfica.[21]

International career[edit]

Alan Kardec played eight South American Youth Championship matches for the Brazilian under-20 team between January 20, 2009 and February 8,[22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29] scoring two goals against Uruguay and Argentina respectively.[24][26] He scored two goals in Brazil's first 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup game, played on September 27, 2009, against Costa Rica.[30] He also scored a goal in the round of 16, against Uruguay,[31] played on 7 October 2009, and the only goal of the semi-final, against Costa Rica, played on 13 October 2009.[32]

He was one of seven players put on standby for Brazil's 2014 FIFA World Cup team.[33]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 September 2014[34][35][36]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil League Copa do Brasil State league South America Total
2007 Vasco da Gama Série A 26 8 1 0 1 1 5 0 33 9
2008 19 2 5 3 17 6 2 1 43 12
2009 Série B 6 0 4 1 4 1 14 2
2009 Internacional (loan) Série A 2 0 2 0
Portugal League Taça de Portugal Taça da Liga Europe Total
2009–10 Benfica Primeira Liga 8 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 13 1
2010–11 12 3 3 2 3 0 7 1 25 6
Brazil League Copa do Brasil State league South America Total
2011 Santos (loan) Série A 27 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 29 2
2012 4 0 0 0 20 7 11 4 35 11
Portugal League Taça de Portugal Taça da Liga Europe Total
2012–13 Benfica Primeira Liga 3 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 6 1
2012–13 Benfica B Segunda Liga 9 4 9 4
Brazil League Copa do Brasil State league South America Total
2013 Palmeiras (loan) Série B 27 14 2 0 29 14
2014 Série A 1 1 1 0 15 9 0 0 17 10
São Paulo 13 6 1 0 14 6
Career total 157 40 17 6 65 25 30 7 269 78

Honors[edit]

Vasco da Gama
Benfica
Santos
Palmeiras

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alan Kardec de Souza Pereira Júnior". Brazilian Football Confederation. Retrieved December 1, 2007. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Kardec chega à glória no Vasco com fé na cabeça". O Globo Online. Retrieved December 1, 2007. 
  3. ^ Hazan, Marcelo (August 23, 2011). "'Gol espírita' de Alan Kardec resgata Santos das 'trevas'" (in Portuguese). Lance!. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Brazil 2007 Cup". RSSSF. Archived from the original on December 24, 2007. Retrieved December 1, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Alan Kardec, atacante vascaíno, não espera jogo fácil contra o Fast". Jornal de Uberaba. Retrieved December 1, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Rio de Janeiro State League 2007". RSSSF. Archived from the original on December 9, 2007. Retrieved December 1, 2007. 
  7. ^ a b "Alan Kardec comemora seu primeiro gol em Campeonato Brasileiro". Soccerway. Retrieved December 1, 2007. 
  8. ^ "Brazil 2007 Championship – First Level (Série A)". RSSSF. Archived from the original on October 29, 2007. Retrieved December 1, 2007. 
  9. ^ "Alan Kardec" (in Portuguese). Futpédia. Archived from the original on December 31, 2008. Retrieved December 27, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Alan Kardec" (in Portuguese). Yahoo! Brasil Esportes. Retrieved July 27, 2008. 
  11. ^ "Alan Kardec se emociona em despedida do Vasco" (in Portuguese). O Globo. September 1, 2009. Retrieved September 2, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Internacional profile". Sport Club Internacional. October 1, 2009. Archived from the original on October 12, 2009. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
  13. ^ "São Paulo resgata fator Morumbi, bate o concorrente Inter e dorme no topo" (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. October 28, 2009. Archived from the original on November 1, 2009. Retrieved October 29, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Vasco admite ter fechado negócio de R$ 6 milhões com Benfica por Alan Kardec" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. December 13, 2009. Retrieved December 15, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Kardec já é jogador do Benfica" (in Portuguese). Benfica. December 22, 2009. Archived from the original on January 26, 2010. Retrieved December 23, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Peixe negocia com Benfica contratação de Alan Kardec" [Santos negotiate with Benfica the sign of Alan Kardec] (in Portuguese). Globoesporte.com. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Em adeus ao Santos, Alan Kardec revela que chorou por volta ao Benfica". Estadão.com.br. June 26, 2012. Archived from the original on July 2, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Santos confirma: Alan Kardec se despede neste domingo e retorna ao Benfica". Lancenet. June 21, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Alan Kardec mal chegou ao Palmeiras e já virou intocável". estadao.com.br (in Portuguese). August 8, 2013. Archived from the original on August 9, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Palmeiras anuncia contratação de Alan Kardec". placar.abril.com.br. June 27, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Alan Kardec inicia trajetória no Tricolor". saopaulofc.net (in Portuguese). May 12, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Brasil – Paraguay" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. Archived from the original on March 2, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2009. 
  23. ^ "Chile – Brasil" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. Archived from the original on March 2, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2009. 
  24. ^ a b "Uruguay – Brasil" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2009. 
  25. ^ "Uruguay – Brasil" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2009. 
  26. ^ a b "Brasil – Argentina" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. Archived from the original on March 8, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2009. 
  27. ^ "Venezuela – Brasil" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. Archived from the original on March 13, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2009. 
  28. ^ "Colombia – Brasil" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. Archived from the original on February 6, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2009. 
  29. ^ "Paraguay – Brasil" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. Archived from the original on March 15, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2009. 
  30. ^ "Brazil – Costa Rica". FIFA. September 27, 2009. Archived from the original on October 1, 2009. Retrieved September 27, 2009. 
  31. ^ "Brazil – Uruguay". FIFA. October 7, 2009. Archived from the original on October 11, 2009. Retrieved November 3, 2009. 
  32. ^ "Brazil – Costa Rica". FIFA. October 13, 2009. Archived from the original on October 16, 2009. Retrieved November 3, 2009. 
  33. ^ "World Cup 2014: Kaka and Robinho omitted from Brazil squad". BBC Sport. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  34. ^ "Alan Kardec – 2007". NetVasco. Retrieved November 8, 2009. 
  35. ^ "Alan Kardec – 2008". NetVasco. Retrieved November 8, 2009. 
  36. ^ "Alan Kardec – 2009". NetVasco. Retrieved June 8, 2011. 

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