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Sandro Raniere Guimarães Cordeiro or simply Sandro, is a Brazilian international defensive midfielder, who plays for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. Sandro is a product of Internacional's youth academy. He signed his first professional contract and began his senior career in 2007 as an 18 year old. Sandro was one of the main players of Inter's winning 2010 Copa Libertadores campaign. On 26 October 2009, Tottenham manager Harry Redknappconfirmed he was interested in Sandro, for a fee rumoured to be around £8 million. On 10 March 2010, Internacional President Vitorio Piffero confirmed the transfer of the midfielder to Tottenham, after the Copa Libertadores. On 23 March 2010, both Internacional and Tottenham reported on their respective websites that a deal had been agreed for Sandro for an undisclosed fee. On 26 March 2010, Tottenham Hotspur confirmed that a deal for Sandro had been completed, and that he would join up at the end of Internacional's Copa Libertadores campaign. On 9 January 2011, Sandro made a start against League One side Charlton Athletic, assisting Andros Townsend and playing the full match. He made his UEFA Champions Leaguedebut for Tottenham on 15 February 2011 at the San Siro against seven times winners A.C. Milan. He scored his first goal for the club against Chelsea with a 35-yard volley in a 2–1 defeat. Sandro signed a new five-year contract with Tottenham on 8 September 2011, a deal which will run till 2016. Having represented Brazil at Under-20 level, and captained them at the 2009 South American Youth Championship.
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