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Alexis Sánchez
Alexis Sánchez
Personal information
Full name Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez
Date of birth 19 December 1988 (1988-12-19) (age 31)
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
(on loan from England Manchester United)
Number 17
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–
Flag of Chile Cobreloa
Flag of Italy Udinese
Flag of ChileColo-Colo (loan)
Flag of ArgentinaRiver Plate (loan)
Flag of Spain Barcelona
England Arsenal
England Manchester United
Flag of ItalyInter Milan (loan)
047 0(12)
095 0(20)
032 00(5)
023 00(4)
088 0(39)
122 0(60)
032 00(3)
0000(1)   
National team
2006–2008
2006–
Flag of Chile Chile U20
Flag of Chile Chile
018 00(4)
130 0(43)

Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez (born 19 December 1988) is a Chilean footballer who plays Italian Serie A club Inter Milan, on loan from English Premier League side Manchester United 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
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Cobreloa 2005 Primera División 35330383
2006 129129
Total 4712305012
Colo-Colo 2006 Primera División 18491275
2007 14173214
Total 325164489
River Plate 2007–08 Primera División 23480314
Total 23480314
Udinese 2008–09 Serie A 3232090433
2009–10 32541366
2010–11 3112203312
Total 9520819011221
Barcelona 2011–12 La Liga 25127162304115
2012–13 2986291204611
2013–14 34199290205421
Total 88392252437014147
Arsenal 2014–15 Premier League 3516641194105225
2015–16 3013311073004117
2016–17 38245300835130
2017–18 19700101100218
Total 122601483125111016580
Manchester United 2017–18 Premier League 00000000
Career Total 407140441431851880547173

International

Chile national team
YearAppsGoals
200650
200741
200892
200995
201074
2011112
201280
2013118
2014134
2015145
2016155
2017133
Total11939

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

Internazionale (2014)
Inter Milan squad - 2019-20

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
Chile – 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • Manager: Flag of None [[]]

Template:Chile squad (2008 Copa América)

Chile
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

Chile
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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