General
Alexis Sánchez
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Personal information
Full name Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez
Date of birth 19 December 1988 (1988-12-19) (age 32)
Place of birth    Tocopilla, Flag of Chile Chile
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6+12 in)
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current club Flag of Italy Inter Milan
Number 7
Youth clubs
2004-2005 Flag of Chile Cobreloa
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2005–2006
2006–2011
2006–2007
2007–2008
2011–2014
2014–2018
2018–
2019–2020
2020–
Flag of Chile Cobreloa
Flag of Italy Udinese
Flag of ChileColo-Colo (loan)
Flag of ArgentinaRiver Plate (loan)
Flag of Spain Barcelona
Flag of England Arsenal
Flag of England Manchester United
Flag of ItalyInter Milan (loan)
Flag of Italy Inter Milan
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095 0(20)
032 00(5)
023 00(4)
088 0(39)
122 0(60)
032 00(3)
022 00(4)
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National team
2006–2008
2006–
Flag of Chile Chile U20
Flag of Chile Chile
018 00(4)
132 0(43)

Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez (born 19 December 1988) is a Chilean footballer who plays Italian Serie A club Inter Milan and the Chilean national team as a forward, most commonly in the right wing position. After his debut season of first-team football with Cobreloa, Sánchez was signed by Italy's Udinese Calcio in 2006. After successful loans at Colo-Colo and River Plate, he began playing in Serie A. In 2011, he was signed by Barcelona for US$43 million, becoming the most expensive transfer in Chilean football history.

He has been a full international for Chile since 2006, earning 119 caps, making him the team's joint most capped player of all-time, alongside goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. With 39 goals, he is the country's all-time leading goalscorer. With Chile, he won two Copa América titles in 2015 and 2016, and played in a major role in allowing his team to reach the final of 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. He has played in two FIFA World Cups (2010 and 2014) and the 2011 Copa América.

Career statistics

Club

As of 5 January 2018
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Others Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cobreloa 2005 Primera División 35 3 3 0 38 3
2006 12 9 12 9
Total 47 12 3 0 50 12
Colo-Colo 2006 Primera División 18 4 9 1 27 5
2007 14 1 7 3 21 4
Total 32 5 16 4 48 9
River Plate 2007–08 Primera División 23 4 8 0 31 4
Total 23 4 8 0 31 4
Udinese 2008–09 Serie A 32 3 2 0 9 0 43 3
2009–10 32 5 4 1 36 6
2010–11 31 12 2 0 33 12
Total 95 20 8 1 9 0 112 21
Barcelona 2011–12 La Liga 25 12 7 1 6 2 3 0 41 15
2012–13 29 8 6 2 9 1 2 0 46 11
2013–14 34 19 9 2 9 0 2 0 54 21
Total 88 39 22 5 24 3 7 0 141 47
Arsenal 2014–15 Premier League 35 16 6 4 1 1 9 4 1 0 52 25
2015–16 30 13 3 1 1 0 7 3 0 0 41 17
2016–17 38 24 5 3 0 0 8 3 51 30
2017–18 19 7 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 21 8
Total 122 60 14 8 3 1 25 11 1 0 165 80
Manchester United 2017–18 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Total 407 140 44 14 3 1 85 18 8 0 547 173

International

Chile national team
Year Apps Goals
2006 5 0
2007 4 1
2008 9 2
2009 9 5
2010 7 4
2011 11 2
2012 8 0
2013 11 8
2014 13 4
2015 14 5
2016 15 5
2017 13 3
Total 119 39

Playing style and personality

Sánchez has developed a reputation as a quick, creative and hard-working player, particularly notable for his skilful, high-energy style. His exceptional acceleration and agility allow him to dribble past opponents with ease, create space and either score goals himself or set them up for his team mates.

Sánchez is also known for his habit of rolling up his shorts and shirt, particularly during training and the late stages of games. When there is a break in play, he often rolls his shorts to his upper thigh and lifts his shirt to expose almost all of his chest. Sánchez has revealed that he does this to make himself "feel freer":

"When I fold my shorts, my mind makes me think that I am more flexible in my legs. It makes me feel I am free now and can play much better. Its my habit, my superstition."

He has received fan and media attention for his sculpted physique. He regularly trains wearing very little, and posts pictures of himself in his home gymnasium in similarly limited attire.

Honours

Clubs

Colo-Colo
River Plate
Barcelona
Arsenal

International

Chile

Individual

  • Serie A Player of the Month: February 2011
  • PFA Player of the Month: October 2014, October 2015
  • Arsenal Player of the Season: 2014–15, 2016–17
  • Premier League PFA Team of the Year: 2014–15
  • BBC Goal of the Month: October 2015
  • PFA Fans' Player of the Year: 2015
  • Football Supporters' Federation Player of the Year: 2015
  • Facebook FA Premier League Player of the Year: 2015
  • FIFPro World XI 4th team: 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Kids' Choice Awards Favorite UK Footballer: 2015
  • UEFA Champions League top assist provider: 2015–16
  • Copa América Golden Ball: 2016
  • Copa América Team of the Tournament: 2016
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Silver Ball: 2017

External links

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Inter Milan squad - 2020–21

1 Handanović (c) · 2 Godín · 5 Gagliardini · 6 De Vrij · 7 Sánchez · 8 Vecino · 9 Lukaku · 10 Martínez · 11 Moses · 12 Sensi · 13 Ranocchia · 15 Young · 18 Asamoah · 20 Borja Valero · 21 Dimarco · 23 Barella · 24 Eriksen · 27 Padelli · 30 Esposito · 31 Pirola · 32 Agoumé · 33 D'Ambrosio · 34 Biraghi · 37 Škriniar · 46 Berni · 77 Brozović · 87 Candreva · 95 Bastoni ·

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Chile – 2010 FIFA World Cup
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Chile – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Round of 16

1. Bravo (c) 2. Mena 3. Albornoz 4. Isla 5. Silva 6. Carmona 7. Sánchez 8. Vidal 9. Pinilla 10. Valdivia 11. Vargas 12. Toselli 13. Rojas 14. Orellana 15. Beausejour 16. Gutiérrez 17. Medel 18. Jara 19. Fuenzalida 20. Aránguiz 21. Díaz 22. Paredes 23. Herrera

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Chile – 2015 Copa América

1. C. Bravo (c) 2. Mena 3. Albornoz 4. Isla 5. Silva 6. Fuenzalida 7. Sánchez 8. Vidal 9. Pinilla 10. Valdivia 11. Vargas 12. Garcés 13. Rojas 14. Fernández 15. Beausejour 16. Pizarro 17. Medel 18. Jara 19. Gutiérrez 20. Ch. Aránguiz 21. Díaz 22. Henríquez 23. Herrera

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Chile – Copa América Centenario
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Chile – 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

1. Bravo (c) 2. Mena 3. Roco 4. Isla 5. Silva 6. Fuenzalida 7. Sánchez 8. Vidal 9. Sagal 10. Hernández 11. Vargas 12. Toselli 13. P. Díaz 14. Gutiérrez 15. Beausejour 16. Rodríguez 17. Medel 18. Jara 19. Valencia 20. Aránguiz 21. M. Díaz 22. Puch 23. Herrera

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