Thiago Alcantara: Spanish football career

Thiago Alcantara - Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder in the Munich "Bavaria" and the Spanish national team.

His father, Mazinho - world champion in football in 1994 as part of the Brazilian national team, and his brother Rafa Alcantara - player of the Catalan "Barcelona" and the national team of Brazil. Thiago and Rafinha Alcantara are pupils of the Catalan "Barcelona".

Thiago Alcantara: Spanish football career

Biography: early career

Thiago was born on April 11, 1991 in Bari, Italy. The pupil of the school's football club "Barcelona". In adult football made its debut in 2007, performances for the club "Barcelona II", and the following year, to continue playing for the farm club, became involved and matches the base.

A career in the "Barcelona": won 13 trophies

January 17, 2011 the Catalan club announced that Thiago with the 2011/12 season will only play in the first team. In the summer of that year, the player extended his contract with the club until 2015. Total for "Barça" football player had 101 match, is the author of 11 goals. As a result, five seasons, the midfielder became a four-time champion of Spain, double winner of the Spanish Cup, three times - the Spanish Super Cup, twice winning the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

Switch to "Bayern Munich"

In 2013, Thiago Alcantara has passed in the Munich "Bavaria", which paid for the transfer of the player 25 million euros and has signed a four-year contract with him. The new team is gradually gaining a place in the starting lineup, but in early 2014, suffered a severe knee injury that left him out of the game until April 2015.

Thiago Alcantara: Spanish football career

In August 2015 the first signed with the Munich club, a new four-year contract. Currently, Spanish is considered to be one of the leaders of the midfield line-up. The player is versatile enough - is able to play both in the core zone, and as a playmaker, through whom are all the attacks.

Advances in the "Bavaria"

In the period from 2013 to 2018 in the "Bavarians" Thiago Alcantara was the five-time champion of the Bundesliga, two-time holder of DFD-Pokal, triple - Super Cup Germany as well as the winner of the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. At the time of September 2018 he held for the "Bavaria" 118 games and recorded in their statistics 16 goals. In August 2018 the media reported the news of the transfer of Thiago Alcantara in the "Real Madrid" for 50 million euros, but the transition has not yet taken place.

Career at the international level as part of Spain

In 2007 he made his debut in the junior team of Spain, taking part in 21 games and mark 10 goals scored. Since 2010, he was involved in the youth national team of Spain, which became the European champion in 2011 among young people up to 21 years. Two years later, he repeated this success, winning, and the youth of Euro-2013, which was named the best player of the final match, where the hat-trick. Just a "junior" has played in 21 official games, scoring 6 goals.

Thiago Alcantara: Spanish football career

August 10, 2011 he made his debut in official matches as part of the Spanish national team in a friendly against Italy. Regularly invoked in the "Red Fury" has started since the end of 2015, after recovering from a knee injury, because who has not played for over a year. He was a member of the European Championship 2016, which took part in the two matches of the group stage.

In May 2018 Thiago Alcantara has been included in the national team's application for participation in the World Cup in Russia.