Alexandre Pato

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

He began his career at who A.C. Milan International Alexandre Rodrigues da Silva is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for and the Brazilian national team. His nickname, Pato, refers to his place of birth, Pato Branco. The literal translation of Pato from Portuguese to Language is 'Duck' the the which has evolved into a common nickname for him.

Personal Information
Full name : Alexandre Rodrigues da Silva Pato
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 : A.C. Milan
Number : 7

Club Career

In June 2006, at only 16 years of age, Pato was signed by Sport Club Internacional to Compete in the Campeonato Brasileiro Sub-20. The rest of his participation was spent dribbling and confusing defenders as he made two assists (and almost scoring another Himself) to help Internacional Rout Palmeiras 4-1. Pato was included in the Internacional That squad won the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup. Pelé was 17 years and 239 days old he scored against Wales Pls During the 1958 FIFA World Cup.

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.

AC Milan
2007-2008 Season
Incumbent European champions AC Milan Officially confirmed the signing of Pato on 2 August 2007, paying Nearly € 24 million to transfer his contract from Internacional. 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. He scored his first brace for Milan in a 2-0 victory over Genoa at the San Siro on 27 January 2008.

2008-2009 Season
On 15 February, he scored his 11th goal of the season in a 2-1 home defeat against Internazionale Rivals. On 26 February, Pato scored his 12th goal of the season against Werder Bremen in the UEFA Cup, a game Milan drew 2-2; but with this, the resource persons were the resource persons knocked out the competition on the away goals rule. Pato Continued his good form with two goals against Siena on March 15. Pato finished the 2008-09 season as Milan's top goalscorer with 18 goals.

2009-2010 Season
On 22 August 2009, in the first Serie A match of the 2009/2010 season, Pato scored a goal in each half During the 2-1 win against Siena. On his return to the team from injury, Pato scored a goal in each of Milan's next three games against Udinese, Bari, and Fiorentina.

2010-2011 Season
In the first match of the season against Lecce, he scored two goals in Milan's 4-0 win. On 9 January, he scored his first two goals of 2011 to help Milan's 4-4 draw against Udinese after going down 3-1. On 26 January, he scored two goals to win 2-1 against Milan Helping Sampdoria in the Coppa Italia. On February 6 he scored a goal against Genoa Helping Milan to draw 1-1. With Ibrahimovic suspended for the Milan derby Pato's two goals saw Milan Their secure much needed 3 points. Assisted by Boateng, he scored the second goal in a 2-1 away win against Fiorentina on April 10.

2011-2012 Season
On September 13, in a Champions League group-stage match against Barcelona, 5th Pato scored the fastest goal in the competition's history, 24 seconds after kick-off.

International Career
 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 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 Pelé's record of scoring a goal within seconds of his full international debut. Pato's success in the Brazilian national team Continued as he again scored in a friendly match against Ukraine where They won 2-0.

Personal Life
Pato said in an interview with the Brazilian television program, Esporte Espetacular That at age 11, he broke his arm and while examining the injuries, doctors found a tumor in the arm and feared the arm needed to be amputated. A Successful operation removed the tumor. In 2007, Pato was engaged to Brazilian actress Sthefany Brito. In 2011, Pato has been linked as being in a romance with Barbara Berlusconi, daughter of Silvio Berlusconi.


S.C. Internacional
      Recopa Sudamericana (1) : 2007
      FIFA Club World Cup (1) : 2006

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

      South American Youth Championship (1) : 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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