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#Brazinga2014: Player Profile - Alexis Sánchez

Saturday, 28 June 2014 - 8:08pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: AFP

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Alexis Sánchez is having a tough time in Brazil. The Barcelona winger has managed to score only one goal throughout the group stages. He will have a tougher time as Chile face Brazil in the Round-of-16 match. 

Personal Data:


Surname: Sanchez

Firstname: Alexis

Country: Chile

Date of birth: 1988-12-19

Birthplace: Tocopilla

Height: 169 cm

Weight: 70.0 kg

Playing career:

Position: Striker, winger

Clubs: Cobreola (2005-2006), Udinese (2006), Colo Colo (loan/2006-2007), River Plate (loan/2007-2008), Udinese (Ita/2008-2011),  Barcelona (2011)

International appearances: 66

International goals: 22

International debut: 27/04/2006, Chile-New Zealand (1-0)

Playing honours:


World Cup: second round (2010), 4 matches, 0 goals

Copa America: quarter-finals (2011), 4 matches, 1 goal

Club - one Club World Cup (2011), one European Supercup (2011), two Chilean Championships  (Chilean Primera División: 2006 Clausura, 2007 Apertura), one Argentinian Championship  (2008), one Spanish Championship (2013), one Spanish Cup (2012), two Spanish Supercups (2011, 2013)



Sanchez's star rises - Pint sized Chili striker Alexis Sanchez is one of the star attractions of the World Cup as the 25-year-old Barcelona man reaches the summit of his dizzying art. The Catalan club prized him away from Udinese after a wonderful season in 2010-2011 when he had set Italy alight with his dashing dribbles down the left and his stinging shots on goal, shots invariably on target and packing a punch. He scored a double at Wembley in November 2013 as Chile overcame England 2-0. He can play anywhere across the front line and despite his short stature has a strong pressing presence once the ball is lost.

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