Alexandre Rodrigues da Silva, commonly known as Alexandre Pato or just Pato, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Sao Paulo.
42 Facts About Alexandre Pato
Alexandre Pato went on to score 12 goals in 27 appearances and helped them win the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup.
In 2014, Alexandre Pato joined Sao Paulo on a two-year loan deal, where he played 95 games, scoring 38 goals for the club.
In January 2016, Alexandre Pato transferred to English Premier League club Chelsea on a loan deal before going to Spanish side Villarreal that same year.
Alexandre Pato won two consecutive Olympic medals for the country, a bronze in 2008, and silver four years later.
Alexandre Pato started his career at Sport Club Internacional's youth teams, gaining a lot of visibility on his skills, strength and technique, especially in his last year with the U20 squad.
Alexandre Pato signed his first professional contract with Sport Club Internacional to compete in brazilian championship of 2006 with the first team.
Alexandre Pato met and surpassed any and all expectations of what was expected of him as he scored his first professional goal within the first minute of the game.
Alexandre Pato was included in the Internacional squad that won the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup.
Alexandre Pato scored against Egyptian club Al Ahly in the semi-finals.
Alexandre Pato broke the record of Pele, who was 17 years and 239 days old when he scored against Wales at the 1958 FIFA World Cup.
On 18 January 2010, Alexandre Pato was awarded the 2009 Serie A Young Footballer of the Year award at the Oscar del Calcio ceremony, becoming the first Brazilian to be awarded with the title.
On his return to the team from injury, Alexandre Pato scored a goal in each of Milan's next three games against Udinese, Bari and Fiorentina.
Alexandre Pato then scored against Bari at the Stadio San Nicola.
In January 2012, Alexandre Pato was on the brink of moving to French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain.
Alexandre Pato scored for the last time for Milan in the Champions League against Anderlecht on 21 November 2012.
In May 2013 Alexandre Pato was criticized by fans of Corinthians, after he missed two open goals against Goias.
Alexandre Pato missed four goal chances, and was defended by Tite.
Alexandre Pato attempted a panenka chip down the middle but got no power behind the shot, and it was easily caught by Gremio goalkeeper and former Milan teammate Dida.
On 5 February 2014, Alexandre Pato moved to Sao Paulo in exchange for Jadson moving to Corinthians.
Alexandre Pato had other plans, another tactical system in his mind.
Alexandre Pato had made his debut in the second round of the Brazilian Cup in the first leg match against Alagoano.
On 26 January 2016, Alexandre Pato flew to London to undergo a medical at English Premier League side Chelsea.
Alexandre Pato became the sixth Brazilian to score on his Premier League debut, with teammate Willian among the others.
Alexandre Pato signed a deal until the end of 2022.
On 19 August 2020, Alexandre Pato reached an agreement with Sao Paulo for the termination of his contract, ending his second stint at the club with nine goals scored in 35 appearances.
Alexandre Pato finished the season with 116 minutes played in five appearances across all competitions.
Ahead of the 2022 season, Alexandre Pato re-signed with Orlando on a one-year contract.
On 14 November 2022, as part of the team's end of season roster decisions, it was announced Orlando was not in discussions with Alexandre Pato to renew his contract for the 2023 campaign.
On 26 May 2023, Alexandre Pato rejoined Sao Paulo on a deal running until December 2023, with the option for an extension until December 2024.
Alexandre Pato helped Brazil win the 2007 South American Youth Championship, which qualified the country for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and was selected by Brazil coach Dunga for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Alexandre Pato scored his first goal for the senior Brazilian team on his debut against Sweden at the Emirates Stadium, London, on 26 March 2008, beating Pele's record of scoring a goal within seconds of his full international debut.
Alexandre Pato took part at the 2009 Confederations Cup in South Africa, where he played only in the first round match against Egypt.
Alexandre Pato became a regular under new coach Mano Menezes, wearing the number 9 jersey.
Alexandre Pato participated in the 2011 Copa America, and scored a brace in the group stage against Ecuador.
Alexandre Pato was named to the Brazil Olympic Football team for the London 2012 Olympics.
Alexandre Pato entered in the 76th, scored on a header in the 85th and converted a penalty kick two minutes later after a foul by Pontus Wernbloom.
Alexandre Pato is effective in the air and accurate with his head, despite not being particularly tall or physically imposing for a footballer.
Alexandre Pato said in an interview with the Brazilian television program Esporte Espetacular that at age 11, he broke his arm and found a tumor in the arm and feared the arm needed to be amputated.
In 2007, Alexandre Pato was engaged to Brazilian actress Sthefany Brito.
On 2 July 2013, after two-and-a-half-year relationship, Alexandre Pato broke up with girlfriend Barbara Berlusconi, a director of AC Milan and daughter of club owner Silvio Berlusconi.
Alexandre Pato is currently married to Rebeca Abravanel, television presenter and the daughter of SBT owner Silvio Santos.