Alexandre Pato


 Biography

Alexandre Pato's Biography


Alexandre Pato started his career when he was 3 years old by playing futsal (Indoor Football). His talent was known all around the south Brazilian state of Paraná.
Many of his managers praised and offer him and then the teenager went to Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, to try out for Gremio, his favourite team as a child.
But his family thought that; if he signed for Internacional it would be better for him.
In 2001, When he is in 11; he moved and started living there with with 83 other teenagers
who wanted to show themselves in the Internacional first team.

In 2000, When he was at the age of 3; his doctors determined e had a tumor in his arm. And if it was not remove it would become cancerous in two months.

His family couldn't afford the surgery but one of their family friend who is a doctor; operated as a volunteer for free.
This incident was very important because it happened when Alexandre was working towards a professional career with Internacional.
His nickname Alexandre Pato ("Alex the Duck"), come from the city where he was born.

Club career

Internacional

Pato started his football career at Internacional in Porto Alegre. He played in Internecional youth and senior teams between 2001 and 2007.
His first big success in November 26, 2006; Pato helped Internacional to a 4-1 win over Palmeiras. He scored one of the goals and created the other three of them.


Chronological Biography

1989
Born September 2 in Pato Branco, Parana.
2001
At the age of 11, he moved to Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul and started sharing housing with 83 other teenagers that, much like him, wanted to make a name for themselves in the SC Internacional first team.
2006
November 26: Scored on his first team debut after 94 seconds with his first touch of the ball, set up two more - including one with a disconcerting dribble - and headed against the post in a hectic 57 minutes before being substituted with Internacional 4-0 ahead of Palmeiras.

December 13: Brazilian wonderkid Alexandre Pato produced a dazzling display as Internacional beat Al Ahly 2-1 to reach the Club World Cup final. Pato scored once and had a goal disallowed before being taken off injured in the second half.
December 17: Played 61 minutes in the final as Internacional overcame Barcelona to win the FIFA World Club Cup Japan 2006.
2007
January: Part of the Brazil side that won the South American Under-20 Championship. He was Brazil's leading scorer in the tournament with five goals.
July: Represented Brazil in the FIFA U-20 World Cup at Canada. He was part of the team that reached the round of 16 but was defeated by Spain 4-2 after extra time.
August 2: The long drawn race to sign Alexandre Pato come to an end with AC Milan finally signing the young Brazilian starlet. The Rossoneri paid his buy-out clause of 14.5 million euros, and have handed him a five year contract worth 2 million euros per season. However, Pato cannot feature in official games for the Rossoneri until January. Revealed the club: "The great talent Alexandre Pato will train with Milan and will be able to play the friendly matches starting from the 3rd of September 2007. From the 3rd of January 2008 onwards, he will also be able to play in the official games."
September 6: Scored one goal on his AC Milan debut, a 2-2 friendly draw organised to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Dinamo Kiev.
2008
January 13: Alexandre Pato scored on his long-awaited Serie A debut as Milan beat Napoli 5-2 in a thrilling match at the San Siro.
March 26: Little over ten minutes after taking the field as a second-half substitute, thus making his Brazilian National Team debut, Pato scored a 72nd-minute goal that consigned Sweden to a 1-0 defeat by Brazil in their friendly at the Arsenal Stadium in London.

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