Thiago Alcantara is a Spanish footballer who plays for Bayern Munich and the Spain national football team. Hiving made his professional debut at Barcelona Thiago made the switch to the at the time UEFA Champions League Champions Bayern Munich in July 2013. Thiago is most notably known for his world class passing, dribbling, and vision abilities making him one of the most highly rated midfielders on the globe.
Born on the 11th of April 1991 Thiago began his club career at Spanish club Barcelona playing through the C and B sides before making his senior debut in 2009. Thiago scored his first goal for the club in a 4-0 home win against Racing de Santander. Finding it hard to fit in at the club with likes of Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Busquets all likened over Thiago he opted for a move away with the likes of Manchester United and Bayern Munich interested.
On the 24th of July 2013 Thiago signed a four year deal with Bayern Munich for ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬25 million and he made his Bayern Munich debut in a 4-2 loss to rivals Borussia Dortmund in the 2013 DFL-Supercup in July 2013. Thiago looks to be a key player at Bayern in the next several years being a great option in the centre of midfield and will compete with the likes of Toni Kroos, Mario Gotze and Thomas Muller.
having played for Spain at several youth levels helping the Under-17 Spain side to win the 2008 European Championship and the Under-21 side to win the same tournament in 2011 and 2013. On the 18th of June 2013 he scored a hat-trick in the 2013 Under-21 European Championship Final in a 4-2 win over Italy. His first appearance for Spain was in a friendly against Italy in August 2011.
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