Renato Augusto Biography
Renato Augusto is a professional Brazilian footballer who was born on 8 February, 1988 in Rio de Janeiro. He plays as a midfielder for his team.
Augusto went to the Flamengo’s youth academy and came as one of their most talented youngster. His style of play, passing techniques, dribbling and control over ball earned him a call from Brazil U20 team.
Augusto made his international debut for Brazil in 2015 and scored his first goal for them in a 3-0 winagainst Peru for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifications. In the subsequent year, he became part of the Brazilian side for Copa América Centenario and the Rio Olympic Games.
Rise to glory
Augusto gained much popularity while playing for Bayer Leverkusen.
He plays as a midfielder but his abilities and swiftness always found him just behind the striker.
Renato Augusto began his club career for Flamengo and his performance there earned him call from Brazilian U20 side. During 2010-11 season. Augusto moved to Bayer Leverkusen for around €10 million where he scored a memorable goal in 82nd minute in a match against Mainz 05 and helped his team to vault to the finals.
In 2012, he moved to Corinthians for €3.5 million and was awarded the Bola de Ouro for winning the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A title before moving to Beijing Guoan for €8 million in the next year.
He was part of the Flamengo's side that won Copa do Brasil in 2006; Taça Guanabara and Rio de Janeiro State League consecutively in 2007 and 2008. For Corinthians, he won São Paulo State League and Recopa Sudamericana in 2013 and Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 2015.
He was also part of the Brazilian side that won the gold medal in 2016 Rio Olympic Games.