Thiago Alcântara

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This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is Alcântara and the second is do Nascimento.

Thiago Alcântara
Thiago with Spain in 2019
Personal information
Full name Thiago Alcântara do Nascimento
Date of birth (1991-04-11) 11 April 1991 (age 32)
Place of birth San Pietro Vernotico, Italy
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Liverpool
Number 6
Youth career
1995–1996 Flamengo
1996–2000 Ureca
2000–2001 Kelme
2001–2005 Flamengo
2005–2008 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Barcelona B 54 (2)
2009–2013 Barcelona 68 (7)
2013–2020 Bayern Munich 150 (17)
2020– Liverpool 67 (2)
National team
2007 Spain U16 1 (0)
2007–2008 Spain U17 8 (5)
2009 Spain U18 1 (1)
2009–2010 Spain U19 11 (4)
2010–2013 Spain U21 21 (6)
2011– Spain 46 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:24, 26 April 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:07, 6 July 2021 (UTC)

Thiago Alcântara do Nascimento (born 11 April 1991), commonly known as Thiago Alcântara, or simply Thiago is a Spanish professional footballer. He plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Liverpool, and the Spain national team. He is the son of former Brazilian player Mazinho. Thiago is considered as one of the best midfielders of all time.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

As of match played 26 April 2023
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental Other Total Ref.
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 2007–08 Tercera División 5 0 5 0
2008–09 Segunda División B 25 0 25 0
2009–10 Segunda División B 13 2 5[c] 1 18 3
2010–11 Segunda División 11 0 11 0
Total 54 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 59 3
Barcelona 2008–09 La Liga 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 La Liga 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2010–11 La Liga 12 2 3 1 1[d] 0 1[e] 0 17 3
2011–12 La Liga 27 2 8 2 7[d] 0 3[f] 0 45 4
2012–13 La Liga 27 2 7 1 2[d] 0 0 0 36 3
Total 68 7 19 4 0 0 10 0 4 0 101 11
Bayern Munich 2013–14 Bundesliga 16 2 2 0 4[d] 0 3[g] 1 25 3
2014–15 Bundesliga 7 0 2 0 4[d] 2 0 0 13 2
2015–16 Bundesliga 27 2 5 1 9[d] 1 1[h] 0 42 4
2016–17 Bundesliga 27 6 4 1 9[d] 2 1[h] 0 41 9
2017–18 Bundesliga 19 2 3 2 10[d] 3 0 0 32 7 [1]
2018–19 Bundesliga 30 2 6 0 5[d] 0 1[h] 1 42 3
2019–20 Bundesliga 24 3 5 0 10[d] 0 1[h] 0 40 3 [2][3]
Total 150 17 27 4 0 0 51 8 7 2 235 31
Liverpool 2020–21 Premier League 24 1 2 0 0 0 4[d] 0 0 0 30 1
2021–22 Premier League 25 1 4 0 0 0 10[d] 1 39 2
2022–23 Premier League 18 0 3 0 1 0 5[d] 0 1[i] 0 28 0
Total 67 2 9 0 1 0 19 1 1 0 97 3
Career total 340 28 56 8 1 0 80 9 12 3 487 48
  1. Includes Copa del Rey, DFB-Pokal and FA Cup
  2. Includes EFL Cup
  3. Appearances in Segunda División B play-offs
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  5. Appearance(s) in Supercopa de España
  6. One appearance in Supercopa de España, two appearances in FIFA Club World Cup
  7. One appearance in DFL-Supercup, two appearances and one goal in FIFA Club World Cup
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Appearance in DFL-Supercup
  9. Appearance in FA Community Shield

International[change | change source]

As of match played 6 July 2021[4]
National team Year Apps Goals
Spain 2011 3 0
2012 0 0
2013 1 0
2014 1 0
2015 2 0
2016 11 0
2017 7 1
2018 9 1
2019 3 0
2020 2 0
2021 7 0
Total 46 2

International goals[change | change source]

Scores and results list Spain's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 October 2017 Estadio José Rico Pérez, Alicante, Spain  Albania 3–0 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 27 March 2018 Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain  Argentina 4–1 6–1 Friendly

Honours[change | change source]

Thiago (number 19) lining up with the Spanish team that won the 2011 European Under-21 Championship
Thiago celebrating winning the cup double in a trophy parade with Liverpool in 2022.

Barcelona[5]

Bayern Munich

Liverpool

Spain U17

Spain U21

Individual

References[change | change source]

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  2. "Sancho glänzt in doppelter Rolle: BVB gewinnt Supercup". kicker.de (in German). 3 August 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  3. "Thiago". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  4. "Thiago Alcântara do Nascimento". EU-football.info. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  5. [1]; Barcelona's official website
  6. "Bayern win the champions league". ESPN. 23 July 2020. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  7. McNulty, Phil (14 May 2022). "Chelsea 0–0 Liverpool". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  8. Hafez, Shamoon (30 July 2022). "Liverpool 3–1 Manchester City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 August 2022.
  9. McNulty, Phil (28 May 2022). "Liverpool 0–1 Real Madrid". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 August 2022.
  10. "UEFA.com fans' Team of the Year 2020 revealed". UEFA. 20 January 2021. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Thiago leads all-star squad dominated by Spain". UEFA. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  12. "Morata wins Golden Boot in Spanish clean sweep". UEFA. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  13. U21 all-star squad named by UEFA technical team
  14. "Thiago erzielt Tor des Monats" (in German). FC Bayern Munich. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  15. "Lucy Bronze and Robert Lewandowski are The Best of 2020". FIFA. 17 December 2020. Archived from the original on 17 December 2020. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  16. "The FIFA FIFPRO Men's World 11 of 2019-2020 - FIFPRO World Players' Union". FIFPRO. 17 December 2020. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  17. "Official Bundesliga Team of the Season for 2016/17". Bundesliga. 26 May 2017. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  18. "Die kicker-Elf des Jahres – mit Sancho und vier Bayern (2018/19)" (in German). kicker. 21 May 2019. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  19. ESM Top-Elf: Ein Bayern-Star in Europas Elite (in German). 8 June 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2017. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  20. "UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season". UEFA.com. 28 August 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  21. "IFFHS WORLD AWARDS 2020 - THE WINNERS". IFFHS. 4 December 2020. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  22. "Mohamed Salah and Sam Kerr win PFA player of year awards". BBC Sport. 9 June 2022. Retrieved 9 June 2022.

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