• Date of birth : 13/04/1988
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Brazil Brazil
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Clubs: Grêmio Foot-ball Porto Alegrense, FC Porto, Manchester United FC

• Born in Porto Alegre, he joined local club Grêmio, but was swiftly recruited by Porto, who brought him to Portugal in December 2005 while he was still only 17.

• Won the Golden Ball as player of the tournament at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Cup, where Brazil finished runners-up, and made his senior debut for the Seleção in the 2007 Copa América, which Brazil won; also competed at the 2008 Olympic Games.

• Made a blistering start to his first full season at Porto (2006/07) but broke his leg against SL Benfica and missed five months of action; won two Portuguese league titles, however, before leaving for United in May 2007.

• Not a regular in United's first XI but made 24 Premier League appearances and nine in the UEFA Champions League as the Red Devils became champions of England and Europe; came on in the last minute of the Moscow final against Chelsea FC and scored a penalty in the shoot-out.

• Made it four domestic championship wins in as many seasons in Europe as United retained the Premier League title in 2008/09; substituted at half-time in the UEFA Champions League final defeat by FC Barcelona in Rome.

• Struck his first European goal in a 1-1 draw with Valencia CF on Matchday 6 of the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League which ensured United of first place in their group; added two more in the knockout stage, both against FC Schalke 04 in the semi-final second leg.

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
 winner 2008, runner-up 2009, 2011

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Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 21/01/2015 02:11 CET
26.08.2014English League CupSecond roundMK DonsMK Dons4-0Man. UnitedMan. United9000
30.08.2014English Premier LeagueBurnleyBurnley0-0Man. UnitedMan. United2000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Anderson
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 13/04/1988 (26)
  • Country: Brazil

  • Height: 174cm
  • Weight: 77kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    13/09/06: Porto 0-0 CSKA Moskva

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Man. United373
UEFA Super Cup
Man. United10
UEFA Europa League
Man. United10
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