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Oscar

Midfielder

Date of Birth
Sep 09, 1991
Place of Birth
Americana, Brazil
Nationality
Brazil
Height
179 cm
Weight
66 kg
Debut
19 August 2012

Bio

Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior, usually shortened to Oscar, was born in Americana, São Paulo on 9 September 1991. An attacking midfield playmaker, who is capable of playing centrally or on the wing, he is noted for his dribbling, technique and vision, which enables him to carve out chances for teammates. His playing style has often been compared to that of his compatriot, Kaká.

During his youth, Oscar initially played for União Barbarense, but was spotted by São Paulo FC's scouts and joined up with their youth academy in 2004, at the age of 13. During the 2009 season, he played 11 games for the club, despite being just 17 years old at the time. However, after a contractual dispute, he joined Internacional in 2010. His appearances were limited during his first season with the team, due to injury, but in 2011, he played 44 games in total, scoring 13 goals.

In the summer of 2012, Oscar earned a big money move to Chelsea, who paid a transfer fee in excess of £19 million for his services. He inherited the number 11 jersey previously worn by Didier Drogba, and impressed with his first few substitute appearances. Oscar made his first start for the club in a Champions League game against Juventus, scoring two goals and being named as Man of the Match. His performances throughout the remainder of the season also earned praise and he was considered a key player in the team which won the 2012-13 UEFA Europa League trophy.

On the international scene, Oscar enjoyed significant success at youth level, helping Brazil to win the South American Youth Championship and the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2011, as well as a silver medal in the 2012 Olympic Games. He made his debut for the senior team in 2011 and played in every game as Brazil went on to win the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Headlines

Oscar: I had nothing to prove

Oscar: I had nothing to prove

by Football News

Brazil midfielder Oscar felt he answered his critics in the best possible way in his nation's FIFA World Cup opener... Read more

Brazil have work to do - Oscar

Brazil have work to do - Oscar

by Football News

Oscar knows Brazil must improve if they are to fulfil the hopes of a nation and win the FIFA World Cup on home soil... Read more

Oscar targets Brazil improvement

Oscar targets Brazil improvement

by Football News

Brazil midfielder Oscar hopes the hosts will take lessons on board from their opening FIFA World Cup win over Croatia... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
Premier League
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013/2014
Premier League
2140 33 24 9 16 10 8 4 0 0
2012/2013
Premier League
2294 34 24 10 11 14 4 2 0 0
2012
Serie A
450 5 5 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
2012
Gaucho 1
790 9 9 0 2 0 4 0 0 0
2011
Serie A
2111 26 24 2 10 3 10 2 0 0
2011
Gaucho 1
742 11 8 3 5 3 0 0 0 0
2010
Serie A
150 5 1 4 2 6 0 0 0 0
2009
Serie A
204 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009
Paulista A1
8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 8889 135 95 40 47 36 27 9 0 0

Transfers & Loans

2012
25 Jul
€ 32,000,000
2010
14 Jun
€ 6,000,000

Games Played

Date Match  
12 Jul 2014 0 3 0 1 0
8 Jul 2014 1 7 1 0 0
4 Jul 2014 2 1 0 0 0
28 Jun 2014 1 1 0 0 0
23 Jun 2014 1 4 0 0 0
17 Jun 2014 0 0 0 0 0
12 Jun 2014 3 1 1 0 0