Alex Sandro Lobo Silva, or simply Alex Sandro, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a left-back for the Brazil national team. A quick, energetic and offensive minded defender who is also a strong tackler and a good reader of the game, Alex Sandro is capable of playing anywhere along the left flank; he has also been used as a wing-back and as a wide midfielder. He has been described as a player who is a “powerful runner, can beat opponents one-on-one and is an excellent crosser of the ball”. His playing position, athleticism, and playing style have drawn comparisons with compatriot and 2002 FIFA World Cup-winner Roberto Carlos. At club level, Alex Sandro began his career with Atletico Paranaense, and later also played for Santos on loan. In 2011, he joined Porto for €9.6 million, alongside teammate and countryman Danilo, who plays as a right back. He joined Juventus in 2015, winning the domestic double in his first two seasons. At international level, Alex Sandro also plays for the Brazil national football team, for which he has gained 7 caps so far. At youth level, he also represented the Brazil national under-20 football team, winning both the South American Youth Championship and the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2011, as well as the Brazil national under-23 football team, with which he won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Alex Sandro is a part of the golden Atlético Paranaense youth setup, which has produced a great amount of defenders in very little time, with Raul, Manoel, Ronaldo Alves, Carlão and Bruno Costa all making themselves known in 2009. After being a part of the Brazil under-18 setup, Alex Sandro was called-up to the under-20 side in August 2009, alongside teammates Raul, Renan Foguinho and Gabriel Pimba. He made his debut in a friendly match at 18 years of age. He was a member of the teams that won the 2011 South American Youth Championship in Peru, as well as the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia, also featuring in the final of the tournament against Portugal, which Brazil won 3–2 in extra-time.He also represented the Brazil under-23 side, at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where he made 3 appearances, including one in the final against Mexico, in which Brazil was defeated 2–1. Alex Sandro made his senior international debut on 10 November 2011 in a 2–0 away win over Gabon.