Pato ( Alexandre Rodrigues da Silva )

Profile Football Stars | Pato ( Alexandre Rodrigues da Silva ) |  In June 2006, at only 16 years of age, Pato was signed by Sport Club Internacional to Compete in the Campeonato Brasileiro Sub-20. Pato was included in the Internacional That squad won the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup. Pelé was 17 years and 239 days old when he scored against Wales during the 1958 FIFA World Cup. Alexandre Rodrigues da Silva, commonly known as Alexandre Pato or simply, is a Brazilian professional footballer plays as a striker WHO for Milan and the Brazilian national team.

His nickname, Pato, refers to his place of birth, Pato Branco Keeping up with his promising figure, Pato debuted at the Campeonato Gaucho on February 24 against Veranópolis and scored a goal in the 2-1 victory. Against Pachuca of Mexico, he scored one goal in the 2-1 defeat in Mexico. But on the return game on June 7 and with more than fifty-one thousand Colorados present, Pato had a great performance as he scored once and led the 4-0 thrashing to win Internacional's third international title.

Incumbent European champions AC Milan Officially confirmed the signing of Pato on August 2, 2007, paying nearly € 24 million to transfer his contract from Internacional. Due to FIFA football regulations regarding non-EU minors, Pato was Unable to play official matches for Milan until January 3, 2008, when the Italian transfer window and registration reopened. Pato made his non-competitive debut in a 2-2 draw against Dynamo Kiev on 7 September 2007 and scored a header. On 4 January 2008, Pato's transfer to Milan Became official. Pato scored his first Milan goal on his Serie A debut against Napoli in a 5-2 home victory on 13 January 2008. On September 13, in a Champions League group-stage match against Barcelona, Pato scored the 5th fastest goal in the competition's history, 24 seconds after kick-off. However on the 12th January 2012 Pato Refused the transfer citing his commitment for the rossoneri.

After Gaining prominence at club level, Pato was called up for the youth teams of Brazil. He helped Brazil win the 2007 South American Youth Championship, the which qualified the country for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and was selected by Brazil coach Dunga for the 2008 Summer Olympics. He scored his first senior goal for the Brazilian team on his debut against Sweden at the Emirates Stadium in England on 26 March 2008, beating Pele's record of scoring a goal within seconds of his full international debut. Pato's success in the Brazil national team continued as he again scored in a friendly match against Ukraine where They won 2-0. Pato has so far participated in the 2011 Copa América and has scored a notable brace in the group stage against Ecuador. In 2007, Pato was engaged to Brazilian actress Sthefany Brito.

Personal information
Full name Alexandre Rodrigues da Silva
Date of birth 2 September 1989 (age 22)
Place of birth Pato Branco, Paraná, Brazil
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 1/2 in)
Playing position Striker

Club information
Current club Milan
Number 7

Youth career
Internacional 2000-2006

Senior career
years Team
2006-2007 Internacional 10 (6)
2007 - Milan, 112 (51)

National team
Brazil U20 2007 12 (8)
2008 Brazil U23 6 (2)
2008 - Brazil 18 (6)


     FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2006
     Recopa Sudamericana (1): 2007

     Serie A (1): 2010-11
     Supercoppa Italiana: (1): 2011

     South American Youth Championship Gold medal: 2007
     2008 Summer Olympics: Men's Football Bronze medal
     FIFA Confederations Cup (1): 2009

     Brazilian U-20 Championships Top-scorer - 2006
     Brazilian U-20 Championships Most Valuable Player - 2006
     Sendai Cup Top-scorer - 2006
     Sendai Cup Most Valuable Player - 2006
     Serie A Player Of The Month - January 2009
     Tuttosport Golden Boy of the Year - 2009
     Serie A Young Footballer of the Year - 2009
     Italian Football Oscars Best Young Player - 2009


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