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Thiago Alcantara Biography

Thiago Alcântara do Nascimento, known simply as Thiago, is a Spanish football player. He currently plays as a central midfielder for FC Barcelona. In 2001 he played with Kelme CF when his father played with Elche CF. He returned to Flamengo aged 10 and, in 2005, once again moved back to Spain, signing with FC Barcelona. On 17 May 2009, aged 18 years old, Thiago made his debut with the first team when he came on as a substitute for Eiður Guðjohnsen in the 63rd minute against RCD Mallorca. On 20 February 2010, 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 came in a game against UD Almería on 9 April 2011, to make the score 2–1. He ended the 2010–11 season with 17 games, three goals, and three assists under his belt. On 29 June 2011, Thiago signed a contract renewal keeping him at Barcelona until 30 June 2015. During the 2011-2012 season, he scored on Barcelona's first La Liga match of the season in a 5–0 home thriller against Villarreal CF. He participated in the 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship with Spain, helping his country to eventual victory in the tournament. He was awarded the man of the match of the final as well as player of the tournament due to his impressive performances throughout the competition.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Thiago Alcântara do Nascimento
Nationality Spain
Position Midfielder
Current Club FC Bayern München
Shirt Number 6
Career
Clubs
FC Bayern München Jul 2013 - Present
FC Barcelona May 2009 - Jul 2013
FC Barcelona Atlètic Jul 2007 - Jul 2013
National
Spain Under 21 Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
Spain Under 19 Jun 2010 - Oct 2011
Spain Jan 2012 - Present
Stats
Clubs
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FC Bayern München
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2017/2018 Bundesliga 6 1 0 1 0 416
UEFA Champions League 3 1 0 1 0 247
2016/2017 Bundesliga 27 6 5 4 0 2291
UEFA Champions League 9 2 3 1 0 786
DFB Pokal 4 1 1 0 0 360
Super Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
2015/2016 Bundesliga 27 2 3 2 0 1637
UEFA Champions League 9 1 4 1 0 719
DFB Pokal 5 1 0 0 0 354
Super Cup 1 0 0 0 0 74
2014/2015 Bundesliga 7 0 0 0 0 281
UEFA Champions League 4 2 1 1 0 360
DFB Pokal 2 0 0 1 0 120
2013/2014 Bundesliga 16 2 4 1 0 999
UEFA Champions League 4 0 0 1 0 321
DFB Pokal 2 0 0 0 0 155
Super Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
Total 128 19 21 14 0 9300
FC Barcelona
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FC Barcelona Atlètic
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National
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Spain
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2018 Russia WC Qualification Europe 8 1 2 1 0 549
2016 France European Championship 2 0 0 0 0 26
EC Qualification 1 0 1 1 0 90
Total 11 1 3 2 0 665
Spain Under 19
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Spain Under 21
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Thiago Alcantara Latest News & Articles

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