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Alexis Sanchez
Gender Male
Ethnic Chilean
Job Chilean Footballer
Desc At his best, the Chilean was a blur of relentless running and consistent end product, with his 2016/17 season a particular stand out with 24 goals and 11 assists in the league. Many Arsenal fans won’t remember the forward with fond memories, but with two winning goals in two FA Cup semi-finals, and two goals in two finals, his part in the club’s success cannot be denied

Affiliation

Org Chile National Team
Club as Player Intermilan [Loan]
  Manchester United
  Arsenal FC
  Barcelona FC

Relationship

Agent Fernando Felicevich

2014 06 27 Retrieve

[Chile’s Alexis Sanchez has caused a stir ahead of their World Cup last-16 match with Brazil, claiming he is worried about the referee] I think Brazil is the team with the best defence. They’ve got great quality in their squad, and I’m really happy we are going to play against Brazil and Neymar. My worry is the referee, but we’ll see

[Despite his concerns, Alexis did concede he was thrilled to play the tournament favourites and his Barca team-mates Neymar and Dani Alves] I’m very happy playing against Brazil, I am delighted to play against some of my club team-mates like Neymar and Dani Alves, and I will enjoy this game a lot. It is something that fulfils me as a player, and as a team too, so we can demonstrate that we can hold our own with the best. Of course I respect them, they have a great team and great players

2014 12 29 Retrieve

[Alexis Sanchez admits he has struggled to learn English] I’m trying to learn and it’s going alright. In any case, with all the travelling I’ve had to do there has not been much time - we were away a lot on international duty or with the Champions League. But I enjoy learning English, I learnt Italian and now am cracking onto the English. The club is helping me a lot and there are some team-mates who speak Spanish or Italian that can help me

2017 04 08 Retrieve

[Alexis Sanchez speaks about the highs and lows of being a professional footballer] As a footballer, everything you’ve achieved can easily be lost and then you are nobody. That’s just how life is and that’s why you shouldn’t let things get you down. That’s the reason I treat every match like a final. I try to do that in every game - to give 100 per cent. Life is like a set of scales. One minute, you can be right up there, and the next, really low

2018 01 27 Retrieve

[Alexis Sanchez speaks with the club’s official website about the significance of wearing the No 7 shirt] When they told me that Cristiano, Cantona, David Beckham had all worn it, just thinking about that number seven sets you off dreaming in your head with ideas about lifting the Champions League trophy and winning the Premier League title. So yes, I’m fulfilling a dream and I hope to give my very best and win many trophies at this club

2019 06 18 Retrieve

[Alexis Sanchez admitted that he has not had it easy in recent months, but was delighted to play a big role for his country] For six weeks I felt worse than I ever have before. I struggled in the first half as I felt stifled but in the second half I was more relaxed and played with more freedom and excitement

: 2019 06 22 Alexis Sanchez suffered an ankle injury during Chile’s win over Ecuador at the Copa America.

: 2019 06 22b Chile head coach Reinaldo Rueda has suggested that Alexis Sanchez feels more love and affection with his national team than he does at Manchester United.

: 2019 07 06 Alexis Sanchez may have created an injury headache for Manchester United ahead of the 2019-20 season after pulling up injured for Chile in Saturday’s Copa America third-place play-off

2019 08 29 Retrieve

[Man Utd flop Alexis Sanchez completes Intermilan loan move] Football, in the life of Alexis Sanchez, has always represented everything: full joy and happiness has always connected him to having a ball at his feet. Now he will roll it wearing our colours: to him the good luck of the whole Nerazzurri family

2019 09 03 Retrieve

[Alexis Sanchez does not regret his decision to join Manchester United but suggested he became frustrated at not being selected regularly for the Red Devils] I’m very happy I went to Manchester United. I’ve always said that. It’s the club that’s won the most in England. When I went to Arsenal it was fantastic - I was happy there - but United were growing at the time, they were buying players to win something. I wanted to join them and win everything. I don’t regret going there

[While remaining convinced that he made the right decision, Sanchez started just 31 of 77 possible outings for United and concedes that tactical tweaks left him frustrated at times] I think that I’m happy when I play for my national team. I was happy at Manchester United too, but I’ve always said to my friends: I want to play. If they would let me play I’ll do my best. Sometimes I’d play 60 minutes then I wouldn’t play the next game - and I didn’t know why

[He is adamant that he was ready for international duty, despite the lack of minutes under his belt] I felt fine. I think I did well in the Copa America. After that, it [not playing any pre-season games] depended on the coach to let me play. You need to ask him this question, not me

2019 09 03b Retrieve

[Alexis Sanchez has stated that he is at Intermilan to win something, with the Chilean adamant that he retains his passion for the game despite a disappointing spell at Manchester United] First of all I’d like to thank my teammates, it’s a great group here and they welcomed me from the very first training session. I’m here to help the team win something, because I want to fight. The coach wants to win too and that’s why I’m here. I have the same desire to win something, to play football. I love football and playing makes me happy. Now I’m here, I’ve arrived at a great team with excellent players. I’m here to fight for something. What struck me the most about my experiences in the past? In the Premier League it was the physicality, the pace, the strength, the intensity. I think it’s a different kind of football from both the Italian and Spanish leagues

Playing Barcelona is always a special occasion, I won a lot there, it will be a very tough game but we have the players to win, so let’s go and fight. I want to win something, but we have to fight together, you can only win as a group. If we stay tight as a squad then we can succeed. Both myself and the whole team will do our best to get as far as possible and to win something, that’s why I’m here

2019 09 03c Retrieve

[Sanchez, who has managed just five goals in 45 appearances for United, has suggested that he could still have a future in England] I’m very happy I went to Manchester United. I’ve always said that. It’s the club that’s won the most in England. When I went to Arsenal it was fantastic - I was happy there - but United were growing at the time, they were buying players to win something. I wanted to join them and win everything. I don’t regret going there.

2019 09 05 Retrieve

[Alexis Sanchez is aware of links to David Beckham’s MLS expansion franchise Inter Miami, but is planning to spend several more years playing in Europe] I always have offers. They had told me about Miami, but I have got five or six years left at a good level in Europe. One day I could play in the United States. I’d like it a lot to play in MLS, it is a league that is growing and is very good

2019 09 13 Retrieve

[Inter forward Alexis Sanchez said there is no one like Romelu Lukaku in the world as he hailed the Serie A club’s most expensive player] You won’t find anyone else like him, anywhere in the world. Lukaku and I trained very well. But we needed to play more in games to get to our best. It wasn’t the right time for us to be at Manchester. Too many changes. When you change that much, it’s tough. Lukaku and I trained very well

I can feel the will here to achieve. This is why I’m here. That’s why Romelu is here. Will it work? We will have a lot more to say about that at the end of the season

2019 09 29 Retrieve

[Alexis Sanchez says that former Barcelona defender Carles Puyol is the best captain he has played under as he prepares to face his old side with Inter on Wednesday] When I arrived in Barcelona it was said that it was the best Barcelona in history at that time. There was Guardiola, Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, who are not there now. There was Puyol, who for me is an incredible captain, the best I have had in my career so far. It was a nice thing, it teaches you to play football differently, with possession of the ball. In Barcelona, I learned a lot in the sense of improving myself. I played next to quality players who had won a World Cup, who every day improved in their physique and in their communication on the field

[Inter dropped points in drawing with group outsiders Slavia Prague, whilst Barca were held to a stalemate by Lucien Favre’s Borussia Dortmund] At home they are very strong. They have the confidence to play there. If we have one chance or two chances, we cannot waste them. I played with United there and we wasted three or four clear chances. Then they have one or two, they get in, and you’re 3-0 down. If you want to beat Barcelona, you can’t miss any clear chances

2019 10 01 Retrieve

[Alexis Sanchez says leaving Manchester United for Intermilan has allowed him to fall in love with football again] It was a bit like falling in love with football again. I already knew the coach and some players, and I think the club is preparing something nice for the future. If I’m not mistaken, Inter haven’t won anything for seven or eight years. Yes, it was a bit like finding love for football, together with the desire to win something with this club. I believe the coach wants to win everything. You can see it from how we train and how we play games. He conveys his desire to the players and is positive for both the club and the team in general

When I arrived, there was talk that it might be the best Barcelona [team] in history. There were [Pep] Guardiola, Lionel Messi, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Carles Puyol, who is the best captain I’ve ever known in my career. It was great. Barcelona taught me a different style of play, based on ball possession. Plus, I had team-mates you could give the ball to, knowing that then they would give it back to you perfectly. If you train with such strong players you can only improve. I try to improve myself every day and this helped me grow as a player. At Barcelona I learned a lot, in the sense that I grew up. There were great players who had won the World Cup and they allowed me to improve day after day, even physically.

2019 10 08 Retrieve

[Alexis Sanchez’s brother Humberto told the Sun in 2014] Alexis Sanchez had nothing when growing up. He had to fight for everything he has. We were the poorest of the poor so Alexis had to earn money any way he could from a very young age

2019 10 08b Retrieve

[What charity work does Alexis do?] I’ve built two football pitches because I wanted the kids to have a decent pitch to play on as I never had that. People can end up going down the wrong path, like alcohol and drugs, and that’s bad news for children

Whenever I am there I try to set up events, play with the kids and promote other things. When I do go to Tocopilla, I try to set up events and give footballs just to see the smiles on the children’s faces as I honestly believe that small children are the most important things in the world. They learn from us as adults and it’s really important to do things like this

2019 10 16 Retrieve

[Intermilan winger Alexis Sanchez is set to be out for three months after undergoing ankle surgery] Alexis Sanchez went to Barcelona this morning for a consultation with Dr. Ramon Cugat. The visit confirmed the diagnosis of the Nerazzurri medical staff, it was therefore decided to proceed with surgery on the left ankle. The surgery of the peroneal tendons was then performed in the afternoon and was perfectly successful

2019 10 26 Retrieve

[Why Bravo & Alexis Sanchez idols stand with protesters amid government crackdown] politicians must listen to the People when we make ourselves heard. The people are suffering and we say ENOUGH!