Thiago Alcântara

Profile Football Stars | Thiago Alcântara | On 20 February 2010, after coming on as a subtitute for Yaya Touré in the 76th minute, Thiago scored his first goal for Barcelona's first team in a 4-0 win against Racing de Santander at the Camp Nou. His second goal in a game CAME against UD Almería on 9 April 2011, to the make the score 2-1.

Thiago Alcántara do Nascimento, known simply as Thiago, is a Spanish football player. He currently plays as a central midfielder for FC Barcelona. Thiago was born in San Pietro Vernotico, Italy and grew up in Spain. His father is former Brazilian World Cup winner Mazinho. He started at the lower levels of Flamengo and at the age of five, he moved to Spain with his father and his cousin Patrick Gude, and started playing with Team Galician Ureca in Nigran.

Thiago was ever-present during Spain's victorious 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship campaign, scoring the second goal of a 2-0 victory with a 40-yard free kick against Switzerland in the final.

Personal information
Full name Thiago Alcántara do Nascimento
Date of birth 11 April 1991 (age 20)
Place of birth San Pietro Vernotico, Italy
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder

Club information
Current club Barcelona
Number 11

Youth career
Flamengo 1995-1996
1996-2001 Ureca
Flamengo 2001-2005
Barcelona 2005-2008c

senior career
years Team
2008-2011 Barcelona B 59 (3)
2009 - Barcelona 31 (4)

National team
2007 Spain U16 1 (0)
2007-2008 Spain U17 8 (5)
2009 Spain U18 1 (1)
2009 - 2010 Spain U19 11 (4)
2010 Spain U21 14 (2)
2011 Spain 3 (0)


     Spanish League (3): 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
     Spanish Cup: Runner-up 2010-11
     Spanish Supercup (2): 2010, 2011
     UEFA Champions League (1): 2010-11
     UEFA Super Cup (1): 2011
     FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2011

     Under-17 European Championship: 2008
     Under-21 European Championship: 2011


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