Man Utd's Anderson
few fact about the wonderkid
With a deal in place to bring Anderson to Old Trafford from FC Porto, here's 10 things you need to know about the Brazilian midfielder...
1 His full name is Anderson Luis de Abreu Oliveira.
2 He signed for Brazilian Club Gremio in 1993. When he was just five years old.
3 Made his first team debut for Gremio when he was 18 years old.
4 He appeared at the FIFA U17 World Cup and won the Adidas Golden Ball for the most valuable player of the tournament. Previous winners include Cesc Fabregas of Arsenal.
5 During his time at Gremio, he helped them to win promotion to Brazil’s top division, scoring the crucial goal in a game against Nautico.
6 Anderson made only five first team appearances for Gremio before joining FC Porto.
7 This season for FC Porto, he appeared in 15 games, nine of them from the start and grabbed two goals. But he would have played more frequently were it not for a broken leg suffered in October.
8 In eighteen months at FC Porto, he won two Portuguese titles including a domestic double in 2005/2006.
9 Brazil’s World Cup winning coach Mario Zagallo said of Anderson “everything suggests that he is going to be a superstar, a prodigy as he has undisputable quality.”
10 Despite having never appeared for Brazil at full international level, he has been called up by Brazil coach Dunga for the Copa America in Venezuela next month
taking from manutd.com
wow didn't know he won the adidas golden ball...
hm... he should be something special
He IS somthing special. Chelsea watch out!
hate to burst the bubble but south americans will NEVER be a big hit in the EPL and to prove my point, plz name any south american that has ever performed above average (worthy of a PFA) in the history of english football. maybe there are SOME but its a rarity.
Never say NEVER. Anderson could be the one that will play well here.
Originally Posted by Jun
he'll prolly be the new Kleberson roflmao
south american football is slow tempo...short pass game while EPL is quick tempo long direct game...the style doesn't suit them....but that is not to say they are not skillful or their style of football is bad...after all they have won the world cup 65% of the time..
^hmm i actually thinks that south american play fast tempo football esp. the likes of brazil and argentina...but the EPL is much more physical and yea like what u've said, more direct approach to football
look at stuff he does http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUxyClb0Upk * clips of nani aswell
but hes like a raging bull !!!