• Date of birth : 19/09/1979
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Brazil Brazil
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Clubs: Ipatinga FC, CS Marítimo, FC Porto, Vitória SC (loan), SC Braga

UEFA honours
UEFA Europa League:
runner-up 2011

• Born in the Brazilian coastal city of Salvador, Alan Osório da Costa Silva left his homeland for Madeira in 2001, joining Marítimo.

• Spent four productive seasons in the Portuguese top flight with the island club, scoring 14 goals in 109 appearances, nine of them in a particularly memorable 2003/04 campaign in which Marítimo qualified for Europe.

• Left for Porto in 2005 and won the Portuguese league and cup double in his debut campaign; lost his place the following season and moved on a year-long loan to Guimarães, where he revived his career, missing only one league game and helping the promoted club to a third-place finish.

• Made a permanent move to Braga in 2008 and proved to be a big hit on the right wing, especially in 2009/10 when he started all 30 league games and scored eight goals − including memorable strikes in victories over Sporting Clube de Portugal and Porto − as the Arsenalistas finished runners-up to SL Benfica.

• Ever-present in the Minho side's first UEFA Champions League group stage campaign in 2010/11 and featured in every match (from the round of 32 onwards) as Braga qualified for the UEFA Europa League final.

Last updated: 03/08/11 22.35CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Alan
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 19/09/1979 (35)
  • Country: Brazil
  • Squad number: 30
  • Club: Braga ( POR)

  • Height: 180cm

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Qualifying round)
    23/08/01: Sarajevo 0-1 Marítimo

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 06/11/2015 01:17 CET