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Sandro

Published: Thursday 31 March 2011, 19.45CET
Tottenham Hotspur FC
Published: Thursday 31 March 2011, 19.45CET

Sandro

Tottenham Hotspur FC

Clubs: SC Internacional, Tottenham Hotspur FC

• A product of the Internacional academy, Sandro Ranieri Guimarães Cordeiro scored an own goal on his competitive debut for the Porto Alegre club in a 4-2 defeat by Cortiba FC in October 2008.

• Won the Copa Sudamericana in 2008, finished runners-up in the Brazilian top flight the following year and was ever-present (14 starts) as Internacional triumphed in the 2010 Copa Libertadores.

• Officially signed for Tottenham in March 2010 but did not move to England until the conclusion of Internacional's Copa Libertadores campaign in August; made his first appearance for Spurs in a League Cup defeat by local rivals Arsenal FC (1-4) the following month.

• Made his debut for Brazil in a FIFA World Cup qualifier in September 2009 against Chile (4-2) but would have to wait 13 months for his next cap, as a substitute, in a 3-0 defeat of Iran.

• Omitted from Tottenham's UEFA Champions League squad for the 2010/11 group stage, Sandro's stock rose after two eye-catching midfield displays on his European debut as Spurs eliminated AC Milan in the round of 16.

Last updated: 31/03/11 10.46CET

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