Allan (footballer, born 1997)

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Allan
Allan Rodrigues de Souza 1.jpg
Allan with SJK in 2015
Personal information
Full name Allan Rodrigues de Souza[1]
Date of birth (1997-03-03) 3 March 1997 (age 21)
Place of birth Porto Alegre, Brazil
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder[2]
Club information
Current team
Eintracht Frankfurt
(on loan from Liverpool)
Number 28
Youth career
2000–2015 Internacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Liverpool 0 (0)
2015SJK (loan) 8 (1)
2016Sint-Truiden (loan) 9 (0)
2016–2017Hertha BSC (loan) 15 (0)
2017–2018Apollon Limassol (loan) 16 (0)
2018–Eintracht Frankfurt (loan) 3 (0)
National team
2016– Brazil U20 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:47, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 February 2017

Allan Rodrigues de Souza (born 3 March 1997), known as Allan, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Eintracht Frankfurt on loan from Liverpool.

Club career[edit]

Internacional[edit]

Born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Allan rose slowly through the ranks as a youth product of his hometown club Internacional. Goal Brazil’s deputy editor Rodrigo Calvozzo claimed Allan "was always treated by Internacional as one of the most important players in the team."[3]

Liverpool[edit]

In the summer of 2015, he joined English Premier League club Liverpool for a fee of £500,000 after impressing the club's coaches at the Frenz International Cup.[4]

On 2 September 2015, he was loaned to Finnish club Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho on a short term deal.[5] Allan scored on his debut eight days later, coming on in the 56th minute for Jussi Vasara and opening the scoring sixteen minutes later in a 1–1 draw away to KuPS.[6] He finished the season with one goal in eight appearances, in the process helping the club win the Veikkausliiga title.[7] On 29 October 2015, Allan returned from his loan spell to Liverpool, greeting the new manager of the club, Jürgen Klopp, for the first time.[8]

On 18 January 2016, Liverpool announced that Allan had been loaned to Belgian club Sint-Truiden for the remainder of the season.[9] He then returned to Liverpool in expectation of receiving a British work permit, which was not granted.[10]

Allan signed for Hertha BSC on 5 August 2016 on a season-long loan deal, after Klopp recommended him to Hertha head coach Pal Dardai.[11]

On 31 August 2017, Allan joined Cypriot side Apollon Limassol on a season-long loan.[12]

In July 2018 he signed a new deal with Liverpool and joined Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan.[13]

Style of play[edit]

A central midfielder by trade, Allan is primarily left-footed and employs a strong passing range, honed with time spent as a deep-lying playmaker in Brazil. Allan has proven himself a useful box-to-box midfielder with promising attacking instincts.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 20 October 2018 [14]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Domestic Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
SJK Seinäjoki (loan) 2015 Veikkausliiga 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
Sint-Truiden (loan) 2015–16 Pro League 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Hertha BSC (loan) 2016–17 Bundesliga 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Apollon Limassol (loan) 2017–18 Cypriot First Division 16 0 2 0 0 0 4[a] 0 22 0
Eintracht Frankfurt (loan) 2018–19 Bundesliga 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Totals 51 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 58 1
  1. ^ Appearance in the Europa League

Honours[edit]

SJK

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Allan Rodrigues de Souza: The lowdown on Liverpool's new Brazilian youngster". thisisanfield.com. 3 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b Lusby, Jack (3 September 2015). "Allan Rodrigues de Souza: The lowdown on Liverpool's new Brazilian youngster". This is Anfield. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  4. ^ Pearce, James (1 August 2015). "Liverpool FC sign Brazilian prodigy Allan Rodrigues de Souza". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  5. ^ Carroll, James (2 September 2015). "Reds complete Allan Rodrigues de Souza deal". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  6. ^ Walsh, Kristian (11 September 2015). "Allan Rodrigues de Souza: Liverpool FC's on-loan Brazilian scores stunner in Finland". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  7. ^ a b Lynch, David (25 October 2015). "Allan helps SJK clinch Finnish title". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  8. ^ Pearce, James (29 October 2015) (29 October 2015). "Liverpool FC rookie Allan in demand after title glory in Finland". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Liverpool loan out Brazilian youngster Allan". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  10. ^ Chamberlain, Jordan (11 July 2016). "Liverpool will send midfielder on loan due to work-permit complications". empireofthekop.com.
  11. ^ "Herthas Brasi-Juwel - Darum wollte Klopp, dass Allan zu Hertha geht". Bild (in German).
  12. ^ Pearce, James (31 August 2017). "Allan Rodrigues de Souza has gone out on loan again". Liverpool Echo.
  13. ^ Carroll, James (25 July 2018). "Allan signs new deal and joins Frankfurt on loan". Liverpool FC.
  14. ^ Allan at Soccerway. Retrieved 30 October 2015.

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