Alexis Sánchez

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Alexis Sánchez
Alexis Sánchez 2011.jpg
Sánchez in 2011
Personal information
Full name Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez[1]
Date of birth 19 December 1988 (1988-12-19) (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Tocopilla, Chile
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current club Barcelona
Number 9
Youth career
2004–2005 Cobreloa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Cobreloa 47 (12)
2006–2011 Udinese 95 (21)
2006–2007 Colo-Colo (loan) 32 (9)
2007–2008 River Plate (loan) 23 (4)
2011– Barcelona 64 (28)
National team
2007 Chile U20 12 (2)
2006– Chile 64 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 November 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2013

Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez (born 19 December 1988), is a Chilean footballer who plays for Arsenal and the Chilean national team.

He used to play for Cobreloa, colo-colo, riverplate, udinese, Barcelona.

With Barcelona, Sanchez won both La Liga (2012/2013) and the Copa Del Ray (2012) as well as the Spanish Super Cup on two occasions (2011/2013) the Uefa Super Cup (2011) and the Fifa Club World Cup (2011).

He won the Chilean Premier Division in (2007).

On July 2014, Sanchez signed for Arsenal on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee, reported to be around £35 million.

Scoring 20 goals from 5 appearences at Udinese, before moving to Barcelona.

During the tournament he scored 2 goals in 4 appearances.

Alexis' goalscoring form continues after he scored a thunderus volley against Manchester City, before curling an unstoppable free kick into the top corner against Southampton. He featured in all five of the gunners' september matches and has quickly became a fan favourite.

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