Renato Augusto

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Renato Augusto
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Renato Augusto with Brazil in 2016
Personal information
Full name Renato Soares de Oliveira Augusto[1]
Date of birth (1988-02-08) 8 February 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position(s) 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)
2013–2015 Corinthians 75 (7)
2016– Beijing Guoan 107 (33)
National team
2005 Brazil U17 4 (1)
2007 Brazil U20 3 (0)
2016 Brazil Olympic 6 (0)
2011– Brazil 32 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 December 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 October 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 and the Brazil national team.

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 2014, after being properly diagnosed and treated,[8] he played 44 games in the year, and in 2015, he was awarded the Bola de Ouro (Golden Ball) for leading Corinthians to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A title.[9]

Beijing Guoan[edit]

On 6 January 2016, Augusto joined Chinese club Beijing Guoan for a reported fee of €8 million.[10][11] On 20 April 2019, he made his 100th appearance for Beijing Guoan in a game against Hebei China Fortune.[12]

International career[edit]

Renato Augusto playing for Brazil in 2016

Renato debuted with the senior national team in a away friendly against France in February 2011, which Brazil lost 1–0. His 2nd game was a March 2011 friendly against Scotland, which Brazil won 2–0. He was not called up by Mano Menezes for the 2011 Copa América, but returned to the squad for a friendly against Germany in August 2011, which Brazil lost 2–3. After that, he went more than four years without playing for Brazil, missing the 2013 Confederations Cup, the 2014 World Cup and the 2015 Copa América.

Previously, he was part of the preliminary squad for the 2008 Summer Olympics, but was not included in the final 18-man squad by coach Dunga. He was recalled by the same Dunga, who had returned to the job after the 2014 World Cup, for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in November 2015.

On 17 November 2015, Augusto scored his first goal for Brazil in a 3–0 victory against Peru for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.[13] He was a part of the Brazilian squads at the 2016 Copa América Centenario and the 2016 Olympic Games; in the latter, Brazil won the gold medal for the first time, and in the final against Germany after a 1–1 draw, he converted his penalty kick in an eventual 5–4 win for Brazil.

Renato netted twice against Haiti during the Copa América Centenario (7–1 win for Brazil), with Brazil eventually falling out in group stage. He also scored twice more during the qualifiers, at home to Uruguay (2–2) and away to Peru (2–0 win for Brazil).

In May 2018, he was named in Tite's final 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[14] 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.[15]

In June 2019, he was one of the top contenders to take Neymar's spot in the national team after the PSG forward got injured in a friendly against Qatar, due to his previous works with coach Tite in Corinthians and the national team itself, but eventually lost out the callup to Chelsea's Willian.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 18 February 2020.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Flamengo 2005 Série A 2 0 0 0 - - 0[a] 0 2 0
2006 24 0 2 0 - - 0[a] 0 26 0
2007 23 2 - - 8 1 13[a] 3 44 6
2008 6 0 - - 3 1 8[a] 1 17 2
Total 55 2 2 0 11 2 21 4 89 8
Bayer Leverkusen 2008–09 Bundesliga 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
Corinthians 2013 Série A 15 1 0 0 6 1 10[b] 1 31 3
2014 30 1 7 2 0 0 5[b] 0 43 4
2015 30 5 2 0 10 0 7[b] 2 52 7
Total 75 7 9 2 16 1 22 3 126 14
Beijing Guoan 2016 Chinese Super League 23 4 4 2 - - - - 27 6
2017 28 4 2 0 - - - - 30 4
2018 26 10 7 0 - - - - 33 10
2019 30 15 1 0 6 1 1[c] 0 38 16
2020 0 0 0 0 1 0 - - 1 0
Total 107 33 14 2 7 1 1 0 129 36
Career total 338 51 34 7 50 4 44 7 466 69
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in Campeonato Carioca
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in Campeonato Paulista
  3. ^ Appearances in Chinese FA Super Cup

International[edit]

As of 17 October 2018[16]
National team Year Apps Goals
Brazil
2011 3 0
2015 2 1
2016 12 4
2017 10 0
2018 5 1
Total 32 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

Beijing Guoan

Brazil U23

Brazil U17

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. ^ "Fisioterapia ajuda Renato Augusto a superar medo, lesões e ter grande fase". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Maestro Renato Augusto ready for Selecao strut - Goal.com". Goal.com. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "Former Corinthians man Renato Augusto hopeful China switch won't end Brazil career - Goal.com". Goal.com. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  12. ^ "奥古斯托:100场是个里程碑,赢球比个人数据重要". sohu.com. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Família e perfil torcedor 'blindam' revelação do Flamengo" (in Portuguese). Pele.net. Archived from the original on 14 February 2012.
  14. ^ "World Cup: Neymar named in Brazil's 23-man squad". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Brazil 1-2 Belgium". FIFA. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Augusto, Renato". National Football Teams. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  17. ^ "足协杯-比埃拉建功张稀哲斩杀 国安客场2-2夺冠". sports.sina.com.cn. 30 November 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  18. ^ "FIFA U-17 World Championship Peru 2005". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  19. ^ "Bundesliga Historie 2008/09" (in German). Kicker.
  20. ^ 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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