Renato Augusto

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Renato Augusto
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Personal information
Full name Renato Soares de Oliveira Augusto
Date of birth (1988-02-08) 8 February 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Beijing Guoan
Number 21
Youth career
2001–2005 Flamengo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Flamengo 55 (2)
2008–2012 Bayer Leverkusen 101 (9)
2013–2015 Corinthians 75 (7)
2016– Beijing Guoan 0 (0)
National team
2005 Brazil U17 4 (1)
2007 Brazil U20 3 (0)
2011– Brazil 5 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06 January 2016.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2015

Renato Soares de Oliveira Augusto, or simply Renato Augusto (born 8 February 1988) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a Midfielder for Beijing Guoan.

Career[edit]

Renato Augusto was hailed as one of the best products of Flamengo's youth academy in recent years,[1][2] and had been close to a deal with Palermo in 2007.[3] His style of play, combining decisive passes with good control of the ball, pace and dribbling efforts, have led him to being capped for the national team at the under-20 level; his career with Flamengo had nevertheless been plagued by injuries. Renato Augusto signed for Bayer Leverkusen for an unknown fee, thought to be worth 10 million euros, 60% of which was retained by Flamengo.[4] The remaining 40% were owned by the Traffic and MFD investment groups, that paid 1.5 million euros each for a share in Renato Augusto's transfer fee, earlier in 2008.[5]

Renato Augusto made an immediate impact, becoming one of the fan favorites very quickly with his swiftness, awareness, teamwork, and his technical abilities. He usually plays on the right side however as Leverkusen is plagued by injuries very often, he plays in the hole, just behind the striker. He is the player that dictates the tempo, and a really irreplaceable player for keeping the ball in possession. In summer of 2010, it was reported that Manchester City was very interested in the talented Brazilian, but the reported fee of £14M was too small to interest Leverkusen staff in selling one of their key players. Although the season 2010–11 was not injury free, just like the previous ones in Germany, Renato Augusto maintained a stellar form, scoring three times for a one-goal lead victory, harassing opposition defenders and making vital assists. A memorable goal was scored by Renato on 13 March, where he scored a match-winner in 82nd minute against FSV Mainz. Following poor performance of both teams, Renato Augusto's corner kick went far above the goal. However, as Christian Wetklo was preparing to pass the ball to Bo Svensson, Renato was still in the corner, lurking unnoticed by any of the opposition players. When Svensson received the ball, it was too late for a good reaction as Renato stormed onto the ball and scored a well-struck effort from 20 meters. This gave Bayer Leverkusen a valuable victory, putting Bayer 04 squad into the title race once again as league leaders Borussia Dortmund lost the game the night before.

On 20 December 2012, through their official website, Leverkusen confirmed that Augusto would leave for Corinthians. The Brazilian side paid a fee of €3.5 million.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 20 November 2015.
Club Season Brazilian Série A Copa do Brasil Continental State League Friendly Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Flamengo 2005 2 0 0 0 - - 0 0 0 0 2 0
2006 24 0 2 0 - - 0 0 0 0 26 0
2007 23 2 - - 8 1 13 3 0 0 44 6
2008 6 0 - - 3 1 8 1 0 0 17 2
Total 55 2 2 0 11 2 21 4 0 0 92 9
Club Season Bundesliga DFB-Pokal Continental Other Friendly Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bayer Leverkusen 2008/09 33 2 6 2 - - - - - - 39 4
2009/10 17 0 1 0 - - - - - - 18 0
2010/11 27 7 1 1 7 0 - - - - 35 8
2011/12 18 0 1 0 4 0 - - - - 23 0
2012/13 6 0 0 0 5 0 - - - - 11 0
Total 101 9 9 3 16 0 - - - - 126 12
Club Season Brazilian Série A Copa do Brasil Continental Paulista League Friendly Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Corinthians 2013 15 1 0 0 6 1 10 1 - - 31 3
2014 30 1 7 2 0 0 5 0 1 1 43 4
2015 30 5 2 0 10 0 7 2 3 0 52 7
Total 75 7 9 2 16 1 22 3 4 1 126 14
Career total 231 18 20 5 43 3 43 7 4 1 344 35

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Brazil's goal tally first:
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 November 2015 Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil  Peru 2–0 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Flamengo
Corinthians

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Família e perfil torcedor 'blindam' revelação do Flamengo" (in Portuguese). Pele.net. Archived from the original on 14 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Zico torce para revelação decidir na final" (in Portuguese). Terra.com.br. 5 May 2007. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Palermo confirma que quer Renato Augusto" (in Portuguese). Globoesporte.com. 11 August 2007. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Venda de Renato Augusto renderá cerca de R$ 15 milhões aos cofres do Fla" (in Portuguese). Globoesporte.com. 9 July 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Fla não receberá todo dinheiro da negociação de Renato Augusto" (in Portuguese). Lancenet.com.br. 9 July 2008. Archived from the original on 2 August 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Bayer Leverkusen confirma acerto de Renato Augusto com o Corinthians" (in Portuguese). gazetaesportiva.net. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 

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