March 24, 2017 18:47
ENGLAND PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS SPLASH RECORD CASH ON FOOTBALLERS
Big ticket EPL transfers in 2016 Kevin de Bruyne, Paul Pogba smash records
It is big news when a titan Premier League club splashes out big transfer bucks on a football player to improve their side. Often a player will come in and transform things in a positive way impacting their teams placement on the EPL Table and helping to win silverware. However the players often fail to live up to the expectations of their manager and fans. Team record transfers are now quite common with 15 Premier League teams smashing their record in 2016-17 to date..
Here is a list of every England Premier League team's record purchase.
Manchester City – Kevin de Bruyne (£55m, 2015)
Belgian Kevin de Bruyne has it all, a superb range of passing, a brilliant eye for spotting a team-mate, and a good goal return. Despite a serious knee injury last campaign, Kevin has bounced back to his best. De Bruyne is a key player in Pep Guardiola’s side,
West Brom – Nacer Chadli (£13m, 2016)
Liverpool – Andy Carroll (£35m, 2011)
Chelsea – Fernando Torres (£50m, 2011)
Watford – Isaac Success (£13m, 2016)
Middlesbrough – Afonso Alves (£13m, 2008)
Swansea City – Borja Baston (£16m, 2016)
Leicester City – Islam Slimani (£30m, 2016)
Bournemouth – Jordon Ibe (£15m, 2016)
Everton – Yannick Bolasie (£30m, 2016)
Sunderland – Didier Ndong (£14m, 2016)
Stoke City – Gianelli Imbula (£18m, 2016)
Hull City – Ryan Mason (£10m, 2016)
Crystal Palace – Christian Benteke (£32m, 2016)
Burnley – Robbie Brady (£13m, 2017)
Manchester United – Paul Pogba (£89m, 2016)
Tottenham – Erik Lamela (£30m, 2013)
West Ham – Andre Ayew (£21m, 2016)
Arsenal – Mesut Ozil (£42m, 2013)
Southampton – Manolo Gabbiadini (£17m, 2017)
Manchester United v Anderlecht Europa League clash at Old Trafford
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Champions League and Europa League quarter-final draw results: Leicester City to face Atletico Madrid, Manchester United drawn with Anderlecht
The much anticipated UEFA Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals draw took place this morning with the following results:
Champions League quarter-final draw: Atlético Madrid v Leicester City; Borussia Dortmund v Monaco; Bayern Munich v Real Madrid; Juventus v Barcelona.
Europa quarter-final draw: Anderlecht (Bel) vs Manchester United (Eng), Celta Vigo (Spa) vs Genk (Bel), Ajax (Hol) vs Schalke 04 (Ger), Lyon (Fra) vs Besiktas (Tur).
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Official Mike Jones intervenes as Jose Mourinho manager of Manchester United and Antonio Conte manager of Chelsea clash during The Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Final match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge
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Craig Shakespeare leads Leicester to Champions League Quarter-Finals; Antonio Conte's Chelsea remain on top of English Premier League
Popular Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri was recently fired on February 23, 2017. Italian Foxes boss Ranieri led his side through a fairy-tale campaign all the way from near relegation to the Premier League title and a spot in the prestigious Champions League last season. His assistant coach Craig Shakespeare was named as his replacement.
Today Leicester City continued their remarkable run as they overturned a first-leg deficit to beat titan Spanish La Liga club Sevilla to reach the Champions League Quarter-finals on an amazing night of football at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes were behind going into the match after a 2-1 first-leg loss in Spain that seemed to cause the sacking of boss Claudio Ranieri who had been at the helm getting the Foxes into the elite European tournament after winning the Premier League nine months ago. With interim boss Craig Shakespeare in charge, Leicester appear to be transformed as team captain Wes Morgan opened the match scoring to give the Foxes a first-half lead.
Following wins against Liverpool and Hull City, the newly hired replacement for Ranieri Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare says he is "not looking beyond this season". Shakespeare was appointed Foxes boss for the remainder of the season on Sunday, having been caretaker boss since Claudio Ranieri was sacked in February. Leicester won both of their Premier League games under Shakespeare who is being backed by his players to get the job longer term.
"On behalf of all the players we'd love to see him get the job long term," said Foxes midfielder Danny Drinkwater. "We were all very happy to see him get it short term - I'm sure it would be the same reaction longer term."
Shakespeare said the club would "have plenty of time in the summer to take stock and evaluate".
Leicester hosted Sevilla in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday, trailing 2-1 from the first leg but with an away goal thanks to Jamie Vardy's strike in Spain. Asked whether Premier League champions Leicester could win the Champions League trophy this spring, Shakespeare reolied, "Why not? We're in it and we have to try to be competitive every game. I’m expecting the team to take the momentum from the last two results and really play off the front foot."
Shakespeare, 53, was Ranieri's assistant last season after being brought to the club by the Italian's predecessor, Nigel Pearson. Shakespeare said he has not spoken to Ranieri since his hiring was confirmed on Sunday and said there were "no grudges" between the two men. Shakespeare has never managed full-time and was brought to Leicester by Ranieri's predecessor Nigel Pearson.
"I bear no grudges, Claudio bears no grudges. We have to try and move on as a football club," said Shakespeare.
The Foxes defeated EPL club Hull 3-1 on Saturday. Speaking after his side moved five points clear of the relegation zone, Shakespeare said: "My remit was to win these two games and that's what we've done," he said. "The owners will make a decision for the good of the club and until I talk to them I don't know what that will be. But as I have said previously, I'm comfortable with that. I can't control it and there's no point worrying about it."
Englishman Leicester had not scored a league goal in 2017 until Shakespeare took charge, but have now scored six in two games - twice as many Premier League goals as they did in their last 10 matches under Ranieri.
Shakespeare has never managed a club before but has a long association with the Foxes as assistant manager to Nigel Pearson for two years from 2008, following Pearson to Hull in 2010 before they both returned to Leicester a year later. After Pearson's sacking in 2015, Shakespeare remained at the club as Ranieri's assistant.
The battle for a top four spot in the Premier League has intensified with seven matches left to decide the winner. Chelea (manager Antonio Conte) are out in front with 66 points, Tottenham Hotspur (manager Mauricio Pochitinni) is tied for second with Manchester City (manager Pep Guardiolo) with 56 points, Liverpool Jurgen Klopp) has 55 points, Arsenal (manager Arsene Wenger) has 50 points, Manchester United (manager Jose Mourinho) has 49 points, and Everton (manager Ronald Koeman).
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As of March 2017, here is an up to date full list of each football club manager league-by-league.
Premier League Club - Manager Name - Appointed - Predecessor
Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, 30 Sept 1996, Bruce Rioch
Bournemouth, Eddie Howe, 12 Oct 2012, Paul Groves
Burnley, Sean Dyche, 30 Oct 2012, Eddie Howe
Chelsea, Antonio Conte, 5 Aprl 2016 Guus Hiddink
Crystal Palace, Sam Allardyce, 23 Dec 2016, Alan Pardew
Everton, Ronald Koeman, 14 June 2015, Roberto Martinez
Hull City, Marco Silva, 5 Jan 2017, Mike Phelan
Leicester City, Craig Shakespeare, 12 Mar 2017, Claudio Ranieri
Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, 8 Oct 2015, Brendan Rodgers
Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, 1 July 2016, Manuel Pellegrini
Manchester United, Jose Mourinho, 27 May 2016, Louis van Gaal
Middlesbrough, Aitor Karanka, 13 Nov 2013, Tony Mowbray
Southampton, Claude Puel, 30 Jun 2016, Ronald Koeman
Stoke City, Mark Hughes, 30 May 2013, Tony Pulis
Sunderland, David Moyes, 23 Jul 2016, Sam Allardyce
Swansea City, Paul Clement, 3 Jan 2017, Bob Bradley
Tottenham Hotspur, Mauricio Pochettino, 27 May 2014, Tim Sherwood
Watford, Walter Mazzarri, 21 May 2014, Tim Sherwood
Watford, Walter Mazzarri, 21 May 2016, Quique Sanchez Flores
West Bromwich Albion, Tony Pulis, 1 Jan 2015, Alan Irvine
West Ham United, Slaven Bilic, 9 June 2015, Sam Allardyce
Jose Mourinho, Manager Man United, former Manager Chelsea v Antonio Conte, Manager Chelsea
Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur and Everton Manager Ronald Koeman at White Hart Lane
Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City
Jurgen Klopp, Manager Liverpool
Olivier Giroud of Arsenal shakes hands with his Manager Arsene Wenger
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger
Craig Shakespeare, new Leicester City Manager wins 2017 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Leicester City and Sevilla FC at The King Power Stadium
Chelsea’s Diego Costa celebrates with his mates after scoring his 17th goal of the season in Chelsea's win at West Ham.
EPL TOP GOAL SCORERS: DIEGO COSTA
Premier League Top Goal Scorers: Diego Costa
Of note is that two of the top goal scorers in the Premier League - Diego Costa and Eden Hazard - both play for league leaders Chelsea. This season Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur; Romelu Lukaku, Everton; Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal; Diego Costa, Chelsea; Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester United; Jermain Defoe, Sunderland; Dele Ali, Tottenham Hotspur; Kun Aguero, Manchester City; Sadio Mane, Liverpool; and Eden Hazard, Chelsea are the top 10 goal scorers to date in the England Premier League. Chelsea’s top goal scorers this season to date are Diego Costa with 17 goals and Eden Hazard with 11 goals. Chelsea is still in first place on the 2016-17 England Premier League Table. Tottenham Hotspur is in second, Manchester City is in third, Arsenal is in fourth, Liverpool is in fifth, Manchester United in in sixth, and Everton is in seventh.
Premier League: West Ham United 1-2 Chelsea
West Ham goal: Manuel Lanzini 90 +1:51
Chelsea goals: Eden Hazard 25, Diego Costa 50
Chelsea defeated West Ham and moved ahead 10 points clear at the top of EPL Table due to goals from Diego Costa and Eden Hazard. The win ensures Conte’s side have a ten-point lead going into the final 12 EPL matches of the 2016-17 campaign. Only a fall of epic proportions will see the title go to another club in May.
Hazard opened the match scoring for the Blues at 25’. Chelsea doubled their lead after the break when Diego Costa converted Cesc Fabregas’ corner, ambitious for all three points. Manuel Lanzini scored a consolation goal for West Ham United in injury-time.
After the victory, the Blue’s top goal-scorer Diego Costa has warned his Chelsea teammates against falling into complacency as they look to wrap up the Premier League silverware. By beating London rivals West Ham 2-1 the Blues restored their 10-point advantage over second-placed Tottenham Hotspur. With eleven league games remaining, Antonio Conte’s side are the favorites to win the title, however Costa insists nothing is guaranteed at the point.
“We can’t go onto the pitch with the mind-set of thinking we’re champions already - that we have the title wrapped up,” said Costa. ”There’s still a long way to go. We do have a good advantage but we have to keep doing what we’re doing. We just have to try and keep winning and take it one step at a time.”
Chelsea’s prolific striker Diego Costa said that his training-round row with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte earlier in the season was "nothing," saying he is fully focused on winning the Premier League. Reportedly Costa had been dropped from the squad to play Leicester City in January after a heated argument with Conte over a back injury. The incident happened days after a lucrative approach from Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian but Costa was back to the starting lineup, scoring on his return against Hull City the following weekend. Tianjin later confirmed that Chelsea's unwillingness to consider offers had killed any potential deal.
"It was nothing," Costa said about the row after he had scored in Chelsea's 2-1 win at West Ham on Monday. People here [in England] make up a lot of stuff. Things happen, but I'm showing now that there's nothing to it. I'm playing and scoring goals, and that's the important thing. Everyone knows that anything I say has bigger repercussions than what it was. The manager is someone who works us really hard in training. He's got his personality just like I've got mine and others have theirs, but the important thing is to show your personality in a way that benefits the team. This is what's happening. Everyone is on the same page and that's the way we have to go."
Costa said the win at West Ham revealed the difference in playing West Ham since their move to the London Stadium from Upton Park at the start of this season.
"They were always a difficult team to play in their old ground,” said Costa. “It was always a tough game. When they come to a bigger pitch, with the crowd further from the players, maybe they don't feel the same heat from the crowd. For us or other teams that come here it's almost like coming to a neutral ground, because no one's used to be playing here. It's more equal."
Chelsea has a massive10-point lead at the top of the Premier League with 11 matches remaining, but Costa warned about being over-confident.
"There's still a long way to go. We do have a good advantage but we have to keep doing what we're doing. We just have to try and keep winning and take it one step at a time," said Costa.
Chelsea superstar Brazilian midfielder David Luiz put in a solid display and was a key player in the Blues 2-1 win over London rivals West Ham at the London Stadium on Monday evening. According to former Chelsea player Frank Lampard, Luiz is the best center-half currently competing in the England Premier League. The defender spent three years at Stamford Bridge between 2011 - 2014 before joining Paris Saint-Germain for £50million. Chelsea brought him back to west London for £34m last summer. Since then the 29-year-old has been a mainstay in Antonio Conte’s Blues’ side this term, helping Chelsea in their ambitious title race.
“He’s matured, he was a very good player before he left for PSG,” said Lampard. “His defensive work has been brilliant, he’s certainly improved and grown up as a man. He’s probably the best centre-half in the league right now.”
With the league title looking pretty much wrapped up by Chelsea this season, attention is already on the nominees for the PFA Player of the Year award. Chelsea’s stunning defensive midfielder N’Golo Kante is strongly in the running after playing in all but one of the side’s clashes this term giving Conte’s side just what they needed to win. Perhaps Kante deserves the Player of the Year award alongside his second Premier League medal. Kante was overlooked in favor of Riyad Mahrez for the award last season and ended up in third behind Jamie Vardy after the Foxes’ historic fairy-tale campaign. This season team-mates Hazard and Diego Costa are also top favortes along with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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Randolph; Kouyate, Fonte, Reid, Cresswell; Obiang, Noble; Feghouli, Lanzini, Snodgrass; Carroll. Subs: Adrian, Collins, Masuaku, Byram, Fernandes, Ayew, Calleri.
Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard. Subs: Begovic, Terry, Zouma, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Batshuayi.
Referee: Andre Marriner
Full Name: Diego da Silva Costa
Club: Chelsea, Spain
Born: October 7, 1988
Place of Birth: Lagardo, Sergipe, Brazil
Nationality: Brazil, Spain
Position (s): Forward
Manager: Antonio Conte
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Nicknames: The Blues
Leagues & Cups: England Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup
March 6 English Premier League West Ham United 1-2 Chelsea at Olympic Stadium London - London, United Kingdom
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Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Diego Costa (Chelsea), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), David Luiz (Chelsea), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Fernando Torres (Atletico Madrid), Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Neymar (Barcelona), Dimitri Payet (West Ham), Pepe (Real Madrid), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Luis Suarez (Barcelona), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich).
Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez
PREMIER LEAGUE TOP GOAL SCORERS: ALEXIS SANCHEZ
Premier League 2016 - 2017 Top Goal Scorers: Alexis Sanchez
This season Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur; Romelu Lukaku, Everton; Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal; Diego Costa, Chelsea; Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester United; Jermain Defoe, Sunderland; Dele Ali, Tottenham Hotspur; Kun Aguero, Manchester City; Sadio Mane, Liverpool; and Eden Hazard, Chelsea are the top 10 goal scorers to date in the England Premier League. Arsenal’s top goal scorer this season to date is Alexis Sanchez. After Matchweek 27’s Round of EPL fixtures, Chelsea is in first place on the 2016-17 England Premier League Table. Tottenham Hotspur is in second, Manchester City is in third, Liverpool is in fourth, Arsenal is in fifth, Manchester United in in sixth, and Everton is in seventh.
Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal
Arsenal defeated by Liverpool without Sanchez
Liverpool goals: Roberto Firmino 9, Sadio Mane 40, Georginio Wijnaldum 90 +0:44
Arsenal goal: Danny Welbeck 57
With Alexis Sanchez starting the match on the bench, Arsenal lost to Liverpool. Gunners fans were baffled as to why Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger decided not to start Sanchez who is currently one of the highest goal scorers in the England Premier League. After the loss Wenger defended his decision to drop Alexis Sanchez against Liverpool by suggesting that he wanted to take a more direct approach. Wenger's decision to drop Sanchez to the bench for the trip to Anfield on Saturday was questioned but the Arsenal boss moved to clarify his stance before the game. Asked why he had replaced the Chilean with Olivier Giroud, after opting to play with a lone target man, Wenger replied, “We've decided to play with Welbeck and Giroud because we decided that we will have to fight in the air as well.”
Liverpool defeated the Gunners to move up to third behind Spurs. Liverpool Fc beat Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield Stadium on Saturday evening with goals from Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum. Jurgen Klopp's side took the lead and opened the match scoring when Firmino responded to a cross by Mane and the Brazilian slotted the ball cooly past Gunners No 1 goalie Petr Cech. Mane then doubled the lead at 40 minutes firing the ball low into the net. Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck scored at 57 minutes putting pressure briefly on the hosts but Georginio Wijnaldum scored the third for the Reds to wrap up proceedings, scoring in injury time.
Wenger’s plan to win without Sanchez backfired, with Liverpool 2-0 up at half-time, andWenger decided to bring Sanchez into the action in the second half. Alexis helped to inspire a partial comeback, setting up Danny Welbeck to score for the Gunners. Sanchez has made 34 appearances for Arsenal this season and has scored 20 goals. There is speculation over the 28-year-old striker’s future at the Gunners after Juventus bid £25million for him. The Gunners know they may lose the Chilean forward in the summer transfer window so Wenger may have wanted to see how his side would do without Alexis, Rumor has it that Sanchez is demanding a huge pay increase to remain with Arsenallll. Sanchez's contract expires in the summer of 2018. Arsenal have offered Sanchez a contract worth around £180,000-a-week, a £50,000 per week increase.
Reportedly Alexis Sanchez wants to quit Arsenal at the end of the season after being dropped by Wenger for Saturday’s 3-1 defeat by Liverpool. The Chilean’s relationship with Wenger, the Arsenal coaches and his team-mates is reportedly after the Gunners Champions League loss to Bayern Munich with a bust-up after Sanchez stormed off the training pitch in the build-up to the trip to Anfield. Sources say Wenger has been unimpressed with Sanchez’s attitude, particularly his behavior during the 5-1 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last month. Sanchez publicly berated his felside at the Allianz Arena and he continued to point the finger in the dressing room after the game. Team-mates say Sanchez has become distant in recent weeks, and Wenger and his staff have not been happy with his attitude at the training ground since the Bayern trumping. The 28-year-old was confronted by angry team-mates after walking out in the middle of a training session last week, a possible reason why Wenger axed his leading goal-scorer from the starting XI at Anfield. Sanchez was clearly upset and distraught by the 5-1 humiliation at Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Wenger has spoken privately to Sanchez about his negative attitude. Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are expected to bid for Alexis, who has reportedly rejected Wneger’s offer of a new deal worth £180,000 a week. PSG are willing to pay him £300,000 a week.
Alexis Sanchez’s record to date at Arsenal:
- Games: 128
- Goals: 62
- Assists: 40
- Points per match: 1.91
- Honors: FA Cup
Alexis Sanchez was left out, with Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud starting for the Gunners.
Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Klavan, Milner; Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana; Mane, Firmino, Coutinho. Subs: Karius, Moreno, Lucas, Alexander, Lovren, Origi, Woodburn.
Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Xhaka; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Iwobi, Welbeck; Giroud Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Gabriel, Ramsey, Alexis, Walcott, Lucas.
Referee Robert Madley
Born: December 19, 1988
Place of Birth: Tocopilla
Height: 5’ 7”
Weight; 137 pounds
Position (s): Forward, Winger
Manager: Arsene Wenger
Location: London, UK
Leagues: Premier League
Chilean Premiera División: 2006 Clausura, 2007 Apertura
Copa Sudamericana Runner-up: 2006
Argentine Primera División: 2008 Clausura
La Liga: 2012–13
Copa del Rey: 2011–12
Supercopa de España: 2011, 2013
UEFA Super Cup: 2011
FIFA Club World Cup: 2011
FA Cup: 2014–15
FA Community Shield: 2014, 2015
Copa América: 2015, 2016
FIFA U-20 World Cup Third place: 2007
Copa América Golden Ball: 2016
BBC Goal of the Month: October 2015
PFA Fans' Player of the Year: 2015
Football Supporters' Federation Player of the Year: 2015
Facebook FA Premier League Player of the Year: 2015
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite UK Footballer: 2015
Arsenal Player of the Season: 2014–15
Premier League PFA Team of the Year: 2014–15
Copa América Team of the Tournament: 2016
Serie A Player of the Month: February 2011
PFA Fans' Player of the Month: October 2014, October 2015
Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez was born 19 December 1988, known as Alexis, is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a forward for English club Arsenal and the Chilean national team. After his debut season of first-team football with Cobreloa, Sánchez was signed by Italy's Udinese in 2006. Following successful loans at Colo-Colo and River Plate, he began playing in Serie A. In 2011, he was signed by Barcelona for £25 million, becoming the most expensive transfer in Chilean football history. Sánchez signed for Arsenal in July 2014 for a fee reported to be £31.7 million, making him the third-most expensive signing in the club's history after Mesut Özil and Granit Xhaka. Sánchez, also nicknamed El Niño Maravilla, has competed for Chile since 2006, and has earned 100 caps, making him the team's second-most capped player of all time after goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. With 36 goals, he is La Roja's second highest top scorer of all time. He played in two FIFA World Cups in 2010 and 2014 as well as three Copa América tournaments, winning two Copa Americas.
Supercopa de España
FIFA Club World Cup
UEFA Super Cup
Copa del Rey
Supercopa de España
Serie A Player of the Month (Feb. 2011)
River Plate (2007-2008)
Primera División de Argentina: 2008 Clausura'
Chilean Primera División: Clausura
Chilean Primera División: Apertura
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Milestones in Alexis Sanchez's Career
5 July 2007: Scores for Chile vs. Congo in the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2007 Canada.
7 September 2007: Scores his first goal for the Chilean National Team vs. Switzerland
19 October 2008: Scores his first goal for Udinese Calcio vs. Lecce in Serie A.
27 February 2011: Sanchez scores 4 of 7 goals as Udinese defeat Palermo.
13 March 2011: Scores last goal for Udinese vs. Cagliari in Serie A.
20 July 2011: Barcelona announces signing of Sanchez for $43 million as he becomes the most expensive transfer in Chilean football history.
29 August 2011: Scores first goal of his Barcelona career as they beat Villareal 5-0 in La Liga.
10 December 2011: Scores the equaliser vs. Real Madrid as Barcelona goes on to win the game 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
26 October 2013: Alexis scores the winning goal as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 2–1 at Camp Nou in the first El Classico of the 2013/14 La Liga season.
5 January 2014: Sanchez scores his first hat-trick for Barcelona in a 4–0 win against Elche CF.
17 May 2014: Scores his last goal for Barcelona vs. Atlético Madrid in the last game of La Liga.
28 June 2014: Scores for Chilean National Team vs. Brazil in Round of 16, FIFA World Cup 2014.
28 June 2014: Misses the penalty kick as Chile are eliminated from the FIFA World Cup 2014.
10 July 2014: Arsenal announces the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona for £35 million
4 July 2015 Wins Chile's first ever Copa America on a 4-1 definition against Argentina on penalties scoring the final and definitive penalty after a 0-0 draw
26 June 2016 Wins Chile's second Copa America ever in a row on a 4-2 definition against Argentina on penalties after a 0-0 draw
26 June 2016 Wins the Copa America Centenario Golden Ball for best player of the tournament