Thiago Alcantara

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Full Name Thiago Alcantara
Age 29 Years Old
Nick Name Rafinha
Gender Male
Famous As Footballer
Birth Date April 11th, 1991
Birth Place an Pietro Vernotico, Italy

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About Thiago Alcantara 

A Spanish professional footballer, Thiago Alcantara plays as a central midfielder for the "Bundesliga" club "Bayern Munich" and the "Spain national team". He is best known for being part of the FC Barcelona team, which won the 2014-2015 "UEFA Champions League" and the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 "La Liga" trophy. He joined the youth team of FC Barcelona when he was 13. Previously, he had played for 4 different youth teams, beginning with Flamengo in 1995. He was the star of the 2013 UEFA Under-21 Championship, winning the Golden Player and Silver Boot awards as well as being named to the Team of the Tournament. In the "2014 World Cup", he was part of the provisional squad for Spain but withdrew for a knee injury. The Spanish midfielder who has spent the past seven years with Bayern after joining the German giants from Barcelona lifted the Champions League trophy after a superb individual performance against Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday’s final.

Famous For

  • Being a Spanish professional footballer.
  • For being part of the FC Barcelona's team.

Thiago Alcantara for Bayern Munich as Central Midfielder

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Early Life of Thiago Alcantara 

Thiago Alcantara took birth on 11th April 1991 in San Pietro Vernotico, Italy. His full name or real name is "Thiago Alcantara do Nascimento". His nationality is Spanish and ethnicity is multiracial. His race is black and the zodiac sign is Aries. He celebrates his birthday on 11th April of every year and he had celebrated his 29th birthday as of 2020. He is the son of Mazinho Alcantara (father) who is also a former footballer who won the "1994 FIFA World Cup" and Valeria Nascimento (mother), who is a former Volleyball player. He has a younger brother Rafinha who is a professional footballer too. 

Career of Thiago Alcantara 

Barcelona

  • Thiago Alcantara started his football career at the age of 18 from "RCD Mallorca" on 17th May 2009.
  • He scored his first goal for Barcelona in a 4-0 home win against Racing de Santander, after coming on as a substitute for Yaya Toure in the 76th minute on 20th February 2010 and scored his third goal against Real Sociedad in a start on 29th April, although Barcelona lost 2-1.
  • He ended the 2010-2011 season with 17 games.
  • He started the 2011-2012 season with the first leg of the Spanish Supercopa match against rival Real Madrid, where he scored in Barcelona's first La Liga match of the season in a 5-0 home win against Villarreal CF.
  • He started as Barcelona won 4-0 in the Club World Cup Final at International Stadium Yokohama on 18th December and also netted Barcelona's fifth in a 7-0 win against Rayo Vallecano on 29th April from a close-range header.

Bayern Munich

  • Similarly, he signed a four-year deal with the Bundesliga club "Bayern Munich", for a 25 million Euro fee on 14th July 2013.
  • On 27th July, he made his Bayern debut in a 4-2 defeat to rival Borussia Dortmund in the 2013 DFL-Supercup, and on 11th August 2013, he made his debut in the Bundesliga in a 0-1 win against Eintracht Frankfurt.
  • He scored his first competitive goal for Bayern Munich, in the "2013 FIFA Club World Cup Final" against Raja Casablanca of Morocco, sealing the 2-0 win for the German club on 21st December 2013.
  • He scored his first Bundesliga goal, the scissor-kicked winner in stoppage time against VfB Stuttgart on 29th January 2014.
  • In a 4-0 win over Hannover 96, he scored his second and last goal of the Bundesliga season on 23rd February and his season ended because of a knee ligament tear against "1899 Hoffenheim" with two goals in 16 Bundesliga matches, two German Cup matches, four Champions League matches, a goal in two FIFA Club World Cup, and an appearance in the German Super Cup.
  • On 4th April 2015, he returned replacing Philipp Lahm for the last 21 minutes of a 1-0 win at Borussia Dortmund.
  • He scored in the team's Champions League quarter-final first leg away to FC Porto, albeit in a 1-3 defeat on 15th April.
  • He won his second Bundesliga title for Bayern after VfL Wolfsburg lost to Borussia Monchengladbach on 26th April and finished the season with two goals in 13 appearances.
  • Likewise, he signed a new four-year contract with Bayern on 27th August 2015.
  • He contributed a goal in 3-0 to win over VfL Bochum in the DFB-Pokal quarterfinal match on 10th February 2016 and scored twice in a 5-0 home victory over Werder Bremen on 12th March.
  • He scored a goal in a brilliant comeback against Juventus as his side came from 2-0 down to lead 4-2 victory in the Champions League round of sixteen ties on 17th March and finished the season with four goals and seven assists.
  • He started his new season on 15th August 2016, under new club manager Carlo Ancelotti, by winning the 2016 DFL-Supercup with a 2-0 victory against his club's rival Borussia Dortmund.
  • He scored his first goal of the season in a 3-0 victory over Hertha BSC on 21st September and contributed one goal and one assist in a 3-0 victory over RB Leipzig and was named Man of the match on 22nd December.
  • Similarly, he scored two goals and provided one assist as Bayern defeated Arsenal with a 5-1 victory in the first leg of the Champions League round of sixteen ties on 16th February 2017.
  • In addition, he had signed a new four-year contract until 2021 on 28th April.
  • For an injury which was "2017 DFL-Supercup", he could not play his club's first competitive match of the season.
  • He scored an equalizing goal against RB Leipzig to make it 1-1 on 26th October.
  • He was substituted in the 44th minute of the match as he suffered a serious muscle injury in his thigh in Bayern's 2-1 away victory over R.S.C. Anderlecht in the Champions League group stage on 23rd November.
  • Since his injury in November in a 2-1 away victory over VfL Wolfsburg on 17th February 2018, he was back in the starting lineup and made his first appearance.
  • He scored a header which secured Bayern Munich a 2-1 away victory over Sevilla FC in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on 4th April and finished the season with seven goals in 31 appearances.
  • He played the first competitive match of the season under the new club manager Niko Kovac and also scored a goal in a 5-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on 12th August 2018.

Thiago Alcantara of Bayern Munich lifts the trophy following the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019

Source: @bundesliga

  • Furthermore, he has won his sixth consecutive Bundesliga title as Bayern finished two points above Dortmund with 78 points on 18th May 2019. And again a week later he won his second DFB-Pokal as Bayern defeated RB Leipzig 3-0 in the 2019 DFB-Pokal Final and finished the season with three goals in 42 appearances.
  • He had also appeared for Bayern in a Champions League quarter-final against his former team, participating in an 8-2 demolition of the Catalan outfit.
  • Furthermore, as a piece of fresh news, Thiago has been noted for his accurate distribution of the ball.
  • The Spanish midfielder who has spent the past seven years with Bayern after joining the German giants from Barcelona lifted the Champions League trophy after a superb individual performance against Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday’s final.
  • Named as "Man of the Match" by WhoScored.com, he had played for 86 minutes before he was substituted for Corentin Tolisso.

Thiago Alcantara lifting trophy in a game against PSG in UEFA Champions League 2020

Source: @instagram.com/thiago6

International Career of Thiago Alcantara

  • Thiago participated in the "2008 UEFA EuropeanUnder-17 Football Championship" with Spain. And he was ever-present during Spain's victorious "2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship" campaign, scoring the second goal of a 2-0 victory with a 40-yard free kick in the final against Switzerland as well as he was awarded the "man of the match" of the final.
  • He scored a hat-trick in the "2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Final" on 18th June 2013 as Spain defeated Italy 4-2 to win their fourth title.
  • On 10th August 2011, he made his first appearance for Spain's senior squad in a friendly against Italy, while his first competitive match was on 6th September 2011, in a Euro 2012 qualifying match 6-0 win against Liechtenstein.
  • But because of injury, he missed Euro 2012 and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
  • The following year, he was named in Spain's 30-man provisional squad for the "2014 World Cup" but two days later, he withdrew from the squad due to a knee ligament injury obtained while playing for Bayern in March.
  • He was recalled by manager Vicente del Bosque for the first time since his injury on 2nd October 2015, and ten days later featured in their 1-0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying win away to Ukraine.
  • He scored his first goal for his national team in the 26th minute against Albania in a World Cup qualifier on 6th October 2017.
  • He was named in Spain's 24-men squad for the warm-up matches for the "2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia" in May 2018 and was selected in the final 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup.
  • Similarly, he has also appeared in two matches, against Portugal and Morocco.

Honors and Achievements of Thiago Alcantara

  • UEFA U-21 Championship Golden Player: 2013
  • UEFA U-21 Championship Silver Boot: 2013
  • UEFA U-21 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2013
  • Goal of the Month in Germany: January 2014
  • FIFPro World XI 5th team: 2015, 2017
  • Bundesliga Team of the Season: 2016-17
  • ESM Team of the Year: 2016-17

Playing Style of Thiago Alcantara 

Thiago Alcantara is a very creative and technically gifted playmaker, who has excellent dribbling skills and ball control. He is capable of playing in a more advanced role as an attacking midfielder. As he possesses great passing technique and vision and maintained a 90.2% pass success rate throughout the 2016-2017 Bundesliga season, higher than any other player in Germany he has been noted for his accurate distribution of the ball.

Thiago Alcantara against the opponent shooting the ball

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Personal Life of Thiago Alcantara 

Reflecting on Thiago Alcantara's personal life, he is a married man. Thiago was married to his beautiful wife, Julia Vigas (Thiago's long term girlfriend). They married in a ceremony in Saint Climent de Peralta, Catalonia, Spain on 27th June 2015. The duo is blessed with two kids; Gabriel Alacantara and Siena Alcantara. The duo is enjoying their life a lot without any disturbances. In addition, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight. 

Thiago Alcantara with his wife, Julia Vigas

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Net Worth of Thiago Alcantara

Moving towards Alcantara's net worth, he is a successful and famous footballer in Spain. He has earned a considerable amount of money from his career. His net worth is around $23.9 million dollars. He has also a fine amount of salary, which is around 10.4 million dollars per year. He earns thousands of dollars per day. And regarding his source of wealth, it is from a football career. He is satisfied with his earnings and enjoying it. In addition, he has not done any endorsement work yet.

Body Measurement of Thiago Alcantara

Regarding Thiago's body measurement, he stands at a height of 5 ft 9 inches, and his body weight is around 71 kg or 156½ lbs. Talking about his body build is athletic. He has black hair and dark brown eyes. He is a tattoo interested guy, so he had made tattoos on his right hand. He is a handsome guy with a perfect body measurement, which is around 42-28-37 inches. He has kept his body maintained as a footballer which is helping him to stay healthy, fit, and fine.