Renato Augusto

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Renato Augusto
Renato Augusto - Rio 2016.jpg
Renato Augusto with the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Full name Renato Soares de Oliveira Augusto[1]
Date of birth (1988-02-08) 8 February 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Beijing Guoan
Number 5
Youth career
2001–2005 Flamengo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Flamengo 55 (2)
2008–2012 Bayer Leverkusen 101 (9)
2012–2016 Corinthians 75 (7)
2016– Beijing Guoan 60 (10)
National team
2005 Brazil U17 4 (1)
2007 Brazil U20 3 (0)
2016 Brazil Olympic 6 (0)
2011– Brazil 31 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 July 2018

Renato Soares de Oliveira Augusto, or simply Renato Augusto (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁeˈnatu awˈɡustu]; born 8 February 1988), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Chinese club Beijing Guoan.

Club career[edit]

Flamengo[edit]

Augusto was hailed as one of the best products of Flamengo's youth academy in recent years,[2][3] and had been close to a deal with Palermo in 2007.[4] His style of play, combining decisive passes with good control of the ball, pace and dribbling efforts led him to being capped for Brazil at under-20 level; his career with Flamengo had nevertheless been plagued by injuries.

Bayer Leverkusen[edit]

Renato Augusto in 2010

Augusto signed for German Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen for an unknown fee, though thought to be €10 million, 60% of which was retained by Flamengo;[5] the remaining 40% were owned by the Traffic and MFD investment groups, that paid €1.5 million each for a share in Renato Augusto's transfer fee, earlier in 2008.[6]

Augusto made an immediate impact, becoming one of the fan favorites very quickly with his swiftness, awareness, teamwork, and his technical abilities. Despite usually playing on the right side, with Leverkusen, he began playing in the hole, just behind the striker.

Despite being plagued with injury in the 2010–11 season, just like the previous ones in Germany, Augusto maintained stellar form, scoring on three occasions in one-goal lead victories. On 13 March, he scored a memorable goal where he scored a match-winner in 82nd minute against Mainz 05, giving Bayer Leverkusen a valuable victory, and vaulting them into the title race.

Corinthians[edit]

On 20 December 2012, Bayer Leverkusen confirmed that Augusto would leave for Corinthians for a reported fee of €3.5 million.[7] In 2015, he was awarded the Bola de Ouro for leading Corinthians to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A title.[8]

Beijing Guoan[edit]

On 6 January 2016, Augusto joined Chinese club Beijing Guoan for a reported fee of €8 million.[9][10]

International career[edit]

Renato Augusto playing for Brazil in 2016

On 17 November 2015, Augusto scored his first goal for Brazil in a 3–0 victory against Peru for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.[11] He was a part of the Brazilian squads at the 2016 Copa América Centenario and the 2016 Olympic Games.

In May 2018 he was named in Tite's final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[12] On 6 July 2018, Augusto scored Brazil's only goal in a 1-2 quarter-final defeat to Belgium as they were eliminated from the World Cup.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 5 May 2018.
Club Season 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 89 8
Club Season Bundesliga DFB-Pokal UEFA 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 Série A Copa do Brasil Conmebol 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
Club Season CSL Chinese FA Cup AFC Other Friendly Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Beijing Guoan 2016 23 4 4 2 - - - - - - 27 6
2017 28 4 2 0 - - - - - - 30 4
2018 9 2 0 0 - - - - - - 9 2
Total 60 10 6 2 - - - - - - 66 12
Career total 258 23 20 5 43 3 43 7 4 1 375 40

International[edit]

As of 6 July 2018[14]
National team Year Apps Goals
Brazil
2011 3 0
2015 2 1
2016 12 4
2017 10 0
2018 4 1
Total 31 6

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
2. 25 March 2016 Itaipava Arena Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil  Uruguay 2–0 2–2
3. 8 June 2016 Camping World Stadium, Orlando, United States  Haiti 3–0 7–1 Copa América Centenario
4. 6–1
5. 15 November 2016 Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru  Peru 2–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 6 July 2018 Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia  Belgium 1–2 1–2 2018 FIFA World Cup

Honours[edit]

Flamengo

Corinthians

Brazil U23

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: Brazil" (PDF). FIFA. 10 June 2018. p. 4. Retrieved 11 June 2018. 
  2. ^ "Família e perfil torcedor 'blindam' revelação do Flamengo" (in Portuguese). Pele.net. Archived from the original on 14 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Zico torce para revelação decidir na final" (in Portuguese). Terra.com.br. 5 May 2007. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Palermo confirma que quer Renato Augusto" (in Portuguese). Globoesporte.com. 11 August 2007. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "Bayer Leverkusen confirma acerto de Renato Augusto com o Corinthians" (in Portuguese). gazetaesportiva.net. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Maestro Renato Augusto ready for Selecao strut - Goal.com". Goal.com. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "Renato Augusto accepts offer from Chinese side Beijing Guoan, and is close to leaving Corinthians - Sambafoot.com, all About Brazilian Football". www.sambafoot.com. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  10. ^ "Former Corinthians man Renato Augusto hopeful China switch won't end Brazil career - Goal.com". Goal.com. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "Família e perfil torcedor 'blindam' revelação do Flamengo" (in Portuguese). Pele.net. Archived from the original on 14 February 2012. 
  12. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/football/44116590
  13. ^ "Brazil 1-2 Belgium". FIFA. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 
  14. ^ "Augusto, Renato". National Football Teams. Retrieved 10 October 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "Vencedores do Prêmio Craque do Brasileirão 2015" (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 

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