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Clubs: SC Internacional, AC Milan

• Born in Pato Branco, Alexandre Pato supported top Porto Alegre club Grêmio FBPA as a boy but, rejected by them, joined local rivals Internacional instead.

Made a stunning debut in a 4-1 win against SE Palmeiras in November 2006, and helped Internacional beat FC Barcelona in the FIFA Club World Cup final the following month.

• Moved to Milan in summer 2007 but, because of Italian age-restriction rules, he was ineligible to play competitively until the following January, when he scored on his Serie A debut in a 5-2 home win against SSC Napoli; ended that first half-season with nine league goals.

• Also scored on his senior debut for Brazil – with a spectacular lob in a March 2008 friendly versus Sweden at the Arsenal Stadium in London; he won bronze at the 2008 Olympics and lifted the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2009 but was overlooked by Dunga for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

• Struck 15 goals in his first full Serie A campaign, plus three in the UEFA Cup; played in seven 2009/10 UEFA Champions League encounters, his first two strikes in the competition coming in a 3-2 win against Real Madrid CF at the Santiago Bernabéu.

Last updated: 04/04/11 16.23CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 23/09/2016 02:06 CET
17.08.2016UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsVillarrealVillarreal1-2MonacoMonaco9010
20.08.2016Spanish LigaGranadaGranada1-1VillarrealVillarreal9000
23.08.2016UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsMonacoMonaco1-0VillarrealVillarreal9000
28.08.2016Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal0-0SevillaSevilla3100
15.09.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageVillarrealVillarreal2-1ZürichZürich9011
18.09.2016Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal2-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad7000
21.09.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid1-1VillarrealVillarreal1700

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Pato
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 02/09/1989 (27)
  • Country: Brazil
  • Squad number: 10
  • Club: Villarreal ( ESP)

  • Height: 179cm
  • Weight: 71kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2016/17
    • UEFA Europa League 2016/17

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Round of 16)
    20/02/08: Arsenal 0-0 Milan

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 16/09/2016 01:48 CET