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Thu 11 March 2021 | 16:30

Alex Sandro Lobo Silva is a Brazilian professional football player who plays as a left back for the Italian club, Juventus and the Brazil national team. Keep on reading to learn some facts about Alex Sandro.

The Brazilian was born on January 26, 1991 meaning that

Alex Sandro's age

is 30. Alex Sandro's parents are Reinaldo Ramos da Silva and Maria de Fátima Lobo. There is not any further information about Alex Sandro's parents.

Sandro

is regarded as one of the best left backs of professional football at the moment and one of the best Brazilian defenders.

After four seasons playing in his country his great performances led him to Portuguese club

Porto

.

During the time he played in Porto he won Primiera Liga twice and his notable performance at the club attracted the attention of big clubs.

Sandro joined the Italian club

Juventus

in 2015 and he's still playing for them as the day we speak.

However, he had a great passion for football. That is why he used to play football on the field and on the street with the other kids when he had time off from work.

The followings are some facts about Alex Sandro:

Alex Sandro has been a member of Brazil senior national team since 2011. He made his senior international debut on 10 November 2011 in a 2–0 away win over

Gabon

.

Alex Sandro early life

Alex Sandro Lobo Silva, born 26 January 1991, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a left-back for the Italian club Juventus.

The first fact about Alex Sandro's childhood is that he was born in Catanduva. It is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

There is no specific information about

Alex Sandro's parents

and also about his brothers or sisters.

He grew up helping his parents’ cultivation and processing of sugarcane which his hometown is known for.

As you know the Brazilian people are famous for their love and passion for football, so we can say that most of

Alex Sandro's childhood

has been spent in streets, playing football in dirt grounds of Catanduva.

Sandro began to play at his hometown clubs CLET, the club run by Catanduva municipality. He participated in all youth tournaments in Sao Paulo state.

Alex Sandro love life

A fact about Alex Sandro's personal life is that he is married to Natalia Regina who was born and raised in Brazil. There is no actual information when exactly they started to date, but some say that they met when Sandro was still playing in Brazil.

There isn't any information on the exact date of year they got married, Natalia Regina prefers to maintain a low profile on the internet and she avoids any public appearances, except when Juve win league titles.

About

Alex Sandro's children

, it should be mentioned that he has a daughter, Alexia (born on 8 October 2016).

Since their marriage, the husband and wife are living a blissful life in an unknown fashion in Italy.

Alex Sandro has inked a sponsorship deal with Nike, which requires him to wear Nike footwear for his professional matches. He has also used his social media activity to promote Nike products.

In 2018, Alex Sandro made his first web show appearance (on Netflix) in the sports series, First Team: Juventus.

Alex Sandro club career

An interesting

fact about Alex Sandro

is that he began to play football at the very young age. At the club level, Alex Sandro made his youth career debut with Brazilian club Atletico Paranaense in 2006 when he was 15. Sandro managed to become one of the best players in the world in his position in a very short time.

With the Atletico Paranaense's youth setup Alex Sandro managed to achieve some great trophies.

He won an impressive amount of honors with the youth side and also had a great performance in the Copa Parana with the U23 side.

After proving himself as a promising player, Alex Sandro earned his first call up to the senior side in October 2008.

On 18 October Alex Sandro played his first game in Brasileiro against Internacional.

Alex Sandro played a role in Atletico's championship run in the Campeonato Paranaense, with playing in eight matches.

Alex Sandro managed to score his first goal on 25 January against

Rio Branco

, passing the ball to himself around the keeper.

Since October 2009, Alex Sandro played in nine Brasileiro matches, playing a total of 269 minutes.

In two seasons playing for

Atletico Paranaense

, Alex Sandro played 25 matches and scored only one goal in all competitions.

Santos

After two seasons playing for Atletico Paranaense in the Brasileiro, Alex Sandro was signed by another Brazilian club,

Santos

in 2010 on a two-year loan deal.

Atletico Paranaense sold Alex Sandro to the investors, using Uruguayan club

Deportivo Maldonado

as a proxy to hold the registration rights.

According to Atletico Paranaense's 2010 financial report, the club received R$1,114,000 from Deportivo Maldonado for transactions of unnamed players.

Santos had many great players in that time such as

Neymar

, Rafael, Borges, Elano, Ganso and Danilo.

Alex Sandro won several important trophies with Santos. He won the 2010 Copa do Brasil title. They reached to final match of tournament and managed to win Vitoria to become the champions. This was Santos's first Copa do Brasil trophy.

Neymar was named the top goal-scorer of the tournament with scoring 11 goals and another Santos player, Ganso was named the best player of the tournament.

Alex Sandro also won the Campeonato Paulista two years in a row in 2010 and 2011 with the club.

But his greatest achievement with Santos was winning the 2011 Copa Libertadores which is the most important tournament in the South American club football.

They managed to reach the final match and in the final their opponent was Uruguayan club Penarol.

In the end Santos managed to win the title and Alex Sandro's teammate, Neymar won the Best player of the tournament award.

In 2009-10 season, Alex Sandro played 24 matches for Santos in Brasileiro Serie A and managed to score one goal against Cruzeiro. He also provided two assists for his teammates.

During 2010-11 season Alex Sandro played six matches for the club in Brasileiro and provided an assist in his total 497 minutes playing on the pitch for Santos.

He played 11 matches for the club in Copa Libertadores, a total of 325 minutes playing on the pitch.

In two seasons playing for Santos, Alex Sandro played 53 times for the club and scored three goals in all competitions.

Porto

After spending two seasons in Santos, Alex Sandro transferred to Portuguese club FC Porto on 23 July 2011.

Alex Sandro moved to Porto for €9.6 million from the proxy club Deportivo Maldonado. He signed a five-year contract with a release clause of €50 million.

Porto was one of the best European teams in that time and had many talented players such as Hulk, João Moutinho, Guarin and James Rodriguez.

In his first season he missed most of the matches due to torn muscle fiber and only played 7 matches for the club in Primeira Liga.

His first match came on October 15; he played the whole 90 minutes against Pero Pinheiro in the Taca de Portugal tournament.

He played a total of 12 matches for the club in all competitions and managed to score one goal in league matches which was against Nacional on 16 March.

Alex Sandro won the 2011-12 Primeira Liga trophy with Porto and his compatriot and teammate, Hulk was named the best player of the league.

Alex Sandro's debut match in the UEFA Champions League came on 18 September 2012, where he played the whole match against

Dinamo Zagreb

and won the match 2-0.

During his second season in Porto they managed to reach the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League but in the last 16 stage, they lost to the Spanish rivals

Malaga

and withdrew from the tournament.

Alex Sandro won the Primeira Liga in his second season with Porto like he did in the last year. He played 36 matches in all competitions and scored only once.

Sandro stayed in Porto until 2015 and in four and half seasons playing for the club he managed to play 137 matches and scored three goals, he also provided 14 assists for his teammates which is great for a left-back player.

Juventus

After spending four and half seasons in Porto and earning some experience in European football it was time for Sandro to move to a bigger club.

The Brazilian had proven himself as a talented player and his great performances in Porto had attracted the attention of many big clubs in Europe.

On 20 August 2015, Alex Sandro joined Italian

Serie A

champions Juventus for €26 million on a five-year contract.

The fact about Alex Sandro's transfer to Juventus is that he became one of the most expensive left-back players in European football in that time.

Alex Sandro made his club debut on 12 September 2015 in a 1–1 home draw against Chievo in Serie A.

Defending champions Juventus endured a difficult start to the season, and were in the bottom half of the table by late October.

The club mounted a comeback that started with a last-gasp Turin derby win on 31 October, with the Brazilian left-back playing a key role in that upturn.

Alex Sandro assisted Paulo Dybala with a cross, helping Juventus beat rival side Milan 1–0 in Serie A on 21 November 2015.

Sandro repeated his great performance and on 25 November, he assisted another winning goal for Mario Mandžukić, in a 1–0 home win over

Manchester City

in the UEFA Champions League to secure the club a spot in the round of 16 of the competition.

Alex Sandro scored his first Juventus goal – and his first in Serie A on 17 January 2016, in the 42nd minute of a 4–0 away win over Udinese.

On 17 February, it was confirmed Sandro would be sidelined for ten days after he picked up an injury to his rectus femoris muscle in his left thigh during training at the Juventus Center the day before.

This injury forced him to miss out on the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League on 23 February against Bayern Munich.

He returned for the second leg in Munich, where he could not prevent his team's elimination despite putting on a strong individual performance.

The brazilian left-back completed his first season in Turin winning a Serie A–Coppa Italia double.

In his first season in Juventus he played 33 times for the club and managed to score two serie A goals and also provided five assists for his teammates.

During the 2016-17 season, Alex Sandro didn't start very well and scored an own goal in a 3–1 away defeat to

Genoa

.

Despite that Sandro carried his great form of the previous season into the new one and a series of magnificent performances saw him displace incumbent Patrice Evra from the starting left back role.

Sandro finished the season with 43 appearances across competitions, 11 more than the previous year. That made him one of the most frequently used players by Coach Massimiliano Allegri.

From a statistical standpoint, Sandro also managed to improve his goal-scoring output, he scored three goals in the league and his team completed a third successive league and cup double.

In that season Alex Sandro alongside his teammates reached to final match of UEFA Champions League but they lost the final to holders Real Madrid at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Alex Sandro played a key role in

Mario Mandžukić

's temporary equalizer in the first half, supplying the cross that was chested down to the Croatian by 

Gonzalo Higuaín

.

Prior to the final Alex Sandro had played a vital role in the Juventus's run in UCL, especially in the quarter-finals against 

Barcelona

, where excellent defensive performances helped to neutralize the attacking threat of

Lionel Messi

, and enabled Juventus to keep clean sheets across both legs of the tie.

In his third season with Juventus, Alex Sandro made 39 appearances for the club in all competitions, he managed to score four goals, all of which came in Serie A, from 26 league appearances; he finished the 2017–18 season by winning a third consecutive domestic double with the club.

In the 2018-19 season Sandro won the Serie A title for the fourth time in a row with Juventus, he made his 100th Serie A appearance with the club on 30 March 2019 against

Empoli

.

Sandro made his 50th UCL appearance against English club

Manchester United

on 23 October 2018.

On 2 April 2019, in a 2-0 away win over Cagliari, Sandro made his 150th appearance for Juventus.

In that season Sandro made 43 appearances for Juventus in all competitions, he scored only one goal and provided four assists.

Sandro won his fifth Scudetto with Juventus in 2019-20 season, they also reached to Coppa Italia's final but lost it to

Napoli

on penalties.

He managed to play 41 matches for the club in all competitions and scored one goal, he also provided five assists in that season which two of them were in UCL tournament.

In the 2020-21 season which is currently in process Juventus is in third place of Serie A table behind Inter Milan and AC Milan after playing 25 matches.

They have reached to UCL's knockout stage and have to face against Sandro's former club Porto in the last 16 tier.

Sandro has made 21 appearances in this season until this day and has provided two assists; he missed 9 matches of this season due to hamstring injury.

A noticeable

fact about Alex Sandro

is that On 4 January 2021, he tested positive for COVID-19, amid its pandemic in Italy; he recovered by 26 January. He missed six matches due to corona virus.

In the Coppa Italia tournament they have managed to reach to final match, they defeated rival club Inter Milan in the semi-finals and will face against

Atalanta

in the final match on 19 May 2021.

The fact about Alex Sandro career in Juventus is that he has won many trophies with the club and he has won the Scudetto for five times which is great and more than many of icons in the Serie A history but yet he and his team chase the dream of becoming champions of UCL.

Alex Sandro international career

The fact about Alex Sandro's international career is that he has represented his national team Brazil in U-20 and U-23 at youth level. He was a member of the team that won both the South American Youth Championship and the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2011.

Also he won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics with Brazil national under-23 football team; his side was defeated in final by Mexico.

Sandro made his senior international debut on 10 November 2011 in a 2–0 away win over Gabon.

He scored his first international goal on 12 October 2018, in a 2–0 friendly away win over Saudi Arabia.

In May 2019, Sandro was included in Brazil's 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa América on home soil by manager Tite.

In Brazil's final group match on 22 June, a 5–0 win against Peru, Sandro made a substitute appearance, coming on for Filipe Luís.

The team reached to knockout phase of the tournament as the first team of group A. They managed to score eight goals in three group-stage matches and the defensive line did a great job with holding three clean sheets.  

In the quarter-final match against Paraguay on 27 June, he once again made a substitute appearance, replacing the injured Filipe Luís at half-time; following a 0–0 draw, Brazil advanced to the semi-finals 4–3 on penalties.

 Sandro started in the 2019 Copa América Final against Peru on 7 July, at the Maracanã Stadium; the match ended in a 3–1 victory to Brazil.

They won the Copa America after 12 years since their last championship in 2007 and this was Brazil's ninth title.

The fact about Alex Sandro's international career is that despite being one of the best left-backs of the world he has just a few caps for his country because Brazil has great players in that position like Real Madrid's Marcelo and Filipe Luis of Atletico Madrid and they have been as Brazil's regular first-choice options in the past few years.

Alex Sandro stats

Another fact about Alex Sandro's club career is that he has played 414 matches from the beginning of his senior career in all club competitions.

He spent four years in his country, during those years he made 47 appearances in the Brasileiro Serie A and managed to score one goal and provided four assists.

He played 17 matches for Atletico Paranaense and 41 matches for Santos in all competitions.

From 2011 to 2015 in four and half seasons playing for Porto, he made 137 appearances for the club in all competitions and managed to score three goals, he also provided 14 assists for his teammates.

Since 2015 he is playing for Juventus and in six seasons which the 2020-21 is in process, he has made 219 appearances for the club.

He has managed to score 11 goals for Juve and provided 29 assists for his teammates in all competitions until this day.

The fact about Alex Sandro's profile in UCL is that from 2012 to 2021 he has made 66 appearances in UEFA Champions League with two clubs, Porto and Juventus.

Some quick facts about Alex Sandro

About Alex Sandro's age it should be mentioned that he was born on 26 January 1991, so till now he's 30 years old.

Alex Sandro is regarded as one of the best left-back players at the moment and also probably the best left-back in Serie A.

The

fact about Alex Sandro 

style is that he's a quick, energetic and offensive minded defender who is also a strong tackler and a good reader of the game.

Alex Sandro is capable of playing anywhere along the left flank; he has also been used as a wing-back and as a wide midfielder.

He has been described as a player who is a "powerful runner, can beat opponents one-on-one and is an excellent crosser of the ball".

His playing position and playing style have drawn comparisons with compatriot and legend of football Roberto Carlos.

Sandro might not have Carlos's physical strength or his foot power, but he often replicates Roberto’s attacking play in the opposition half.

He has capped 23 times for Brazil national team since 2011 until this day and most of his caps have been in 2019, the year which he won Copa America with his country.

Sandro has been a member of Serie A team of the year in 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.

Alex Sandro social media

About

Alex Sandro social media

, it should be mentioned that he has an Instagram page (

@alxndro12

) and has 2 million followers on Instagram; he mostly posts pictures of himself alongside his teammates and pics from celebrations after winning trophies.

Alex Sandro body measurement

About

Alex Sandro's body measurements

, it should be mentioned that there is not exact information available about his body measurements but he stands at height 5 feet 11 inch and weighs 77 kgs.

Alex Sandro net worth and salary

Speaking about

Alex Sandro net worth and salary

, it should be mentioned that currently his market value is €25.20 million which makes him 13th among left-back players in this context.

A noticeable fact about Alex Sandro is that his highest market value has been €45 million in year 2017 when he was 26.

About his net worth it should be mentioned that there is not exact information about his incomes or salary but his net worth is estimated to be around 2 millions of dollars.

 

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