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Oscar playin for Chelsea in 2012
Personal information
Fou name Oscar dos Santos
Emboaba Júnior[1]
Date o birth (1991-09-09) 9 September 1991 (age 32)
Place o birth Americana, São Paulo, Brazil
Hicht 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playin poseetion Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
Shanghai SIPG
Nummer 8
Hauflin career
1998–2004 União Barbarense
2004–2009 São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 São Paulo 11 (0)
2010–2012 Internacional 36 (11)
2012–2017 Chelsea 131 (21)
2017– Shanghai SIPG 75 (22)
Naitional team
2009–2011 Brazil U20 25 (6)
2012 Brazil U23 6 (1)
2011–2015 Brazil 47 (12)
* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anerly an correct as o 22 September 2019
‡ Naitional team caps an goals correct as o 11 October 2015

Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior (Brazilian Portuguese: [osˈkaʁ duˈsɐ̃tus imboˈabɐ ˈʒũnioɾ]; born 9 September 1991), kent as Oscar, is a Brazilian fitbawer, who plays as an attackin midfielder or winger for Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG an the Brazil naitional team.

Oscar began his career at São Paulo, whaur he wan the Brazilian Serie A in 2008. In 2009, he went tae court against the club due tae irregularities in his contract. Efter a series o controversies he left for Internacional, whaur he spent the next three years o his career. His displays for club an kintra led tae him signin for Premier League club Chelsea in 2012.

Oscar is a Brazil internaitional an haes representit his kintra at the unner-20 level, at the 2012 Simmer Olympics an at senior level. On 20 August 2011, Oscar scored three goals in the 2011 FIFA U-20 Warld Cup feenal win against Portugal,[3] becomin the first player tae score a hat-trick in the FIFA U-20 Warld Cup feenal.[4] Oscar later describit his performances at the tournament as bein a "gateway tae the senior side."[5] He earned his first cap for the naitional team against Argentinae. His first goal came against Argentinae in a 4–3 defeat in Juin 2012 an aw. His playin style an ability hae drawn comparison tae Brazilian attackin midfielder Kaká.[6][7][8]

Club career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Youth career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Oscar (right) an Hernanes trainin for São Paulo in 2009

Born in Americana, Oscar came throu the youth academy at União Barbarense an impressed frae a early age. Oscar wis spottit bi talent scouts who teuk him tae the state caipital whaur he subsequently jyned São Paulo FC in 2004 at the age o 13. He made his profeesional debut in 2008. In 2009, he made 11 appearances for the first team, agit juist 17.

Internacional[eedit | eedit soorce]

Initially, Oscar jyned Internacional efter a contractual dispute wi his umwhile club São Paulo, wi Oscar's agent claimin that the club haed no peyed salaries as promisit. Oscar's representatives argued that his contract wi São Paulo wis null an void whereupon Oscar jyned Internacional as a free agent. São Paulo continued tae claim that Oscar belangit tae thaim an lodgit legal appeals which preventit Oscar frae playin for Internacional in vital Copa Libertadores fixturs. Eventually, a dounset wis agreed upon atween São Paulo an Internacional on 30 Mey 2012.[9] Oscar's first season at Internacional wis blighted bi injury.

Chelsea[eedit | eedit soorce]

2012–13 saison[eedit | eedit soorce]

Oscar playin for Chelsea in 2013

On 16 Julie 2012, Chelsea greit a fee o £19.35 million for Oscar, a fee that wis released in the financial statement frae Internacional for that year.[10][11][12] On 25 Julie, Chelsea annooncit on thair offeecial wabsteid that the signin o Oscar haed been completit.[13] Oscar wis gien the nummer 11 sark, last worn bi umwhile Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, who haed left the club a month earlier.[14]

On 19 August 2012, Oscar made his debut for Chelsea bi comin on in the 64t minute for Eden Hazard in thair openin gemme o the 2012–13 season against Wigan Athletic.[15] In Chelsea's next match against Reading on 22 August, Oscar came in for Ramires in the 57t minute an wis hivily involvit in the team's 4–2 win.[16]

"Oscar turned on a sixpence and put the ball under the bar. I won’t say it’s nice tae concede a goal, but it's still nice tae be a part of a great goal like that. Compliments tae him."

Gianluigi Buffon comment on Oscar's seicont goal.[17]

Oscar made his first stairt o the saison in Chelsea's first Champions League match against Juventus. Efter makkin the match 1–0 in favour o Chelsea wi a deflectit effort, he added a stunning seicont, which curled ower Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon. Oscar wis then awairdit Man o the Match honours.[18] Oscar commentit on his seicont goal, sayin, "I am very happy with two goals on my debut but I would have been much happier if the team had won the game. In Brazil, young boys dream of playing in the Champions League and I'm very proud tae have realised my dream."[19]

Oscar playin for Chelsea

Oscar then made his first Premier League stairt in a 1–0 victory ower Stoke City.[20] Follaein his guid performances, Oscar became a regular stairter in Roberto Di Matteo's creative midfield triumvirate wi Juan Mata an Eden Hazard. Oscar scored his third goal o the saison, in the Champions League, in Chelsea's 2–1 awa defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk in Donetsk. Oscar continued his brilliant scorin record in Europe bi scorin in a open net frae 40 yards oot in the reverse fixtur against Shakhtar at Stamford Bridge, a match which Chelsea wan 3–2.[21] Oscar scored in Europe in ultimately Chelsea's last Champions League fixtur an aw, makkin the score 6–1 for Chelsea against debutantes Nordsjælland.[22]

Efter the sackin o manager Roberto Di Matteo on 21 November, interim manager Rafael Benítez anerly stairtit Oscar three times in his first seiven gemmes. Benítez praised Oscar's attitude follaein FIFA Club Warld Cup Feenal against Corinthians snub an believit thare wis nae rift atween hissel an the player.[23] He scored his first Premier League goal for the club on 23 Dizember, scorin a penalty durin a 8–0 win against Aston Villa.[24]

On 14 Februar 2013, less nor a minute efter comin aff the bench tae replace Juan Mata, Oscar exchyngit passes wi Eden Hazard afore feenishin past Tomáš Vaclík, breakin the deadlock an handin Chelsea a 1–0 awa victory ower Sparta Praha in the first leg o thair Europea League Roond o 32 clash.[25]

On 15 Mey, Oscar played the full ninety minutes as Chelsea defeatit Benfica 2–1 in the Europa League feenal in Amsterdam, securin his first piece o sillerware wi the Lunnon club.[26] The follaein day, Oscar cappit aff his first saison wi the club wi a individual awaird, as his sublime goal against Juventus in the Champions League wis namit the Chelsea "Goal of the Season."[27]

2013–14 saison[eedit | eedit soorce]

Oscar preparing a free kick in a Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain on 8 Apryle 2014

In the first match o the 2013–14 saison on 18 August, Oscar scored Chelsea's openin goal in a 2–0 win ower Hull City.[28] Oscar scored his seicont goal o the saison in a Champions League match against FC Basel.[29] He opened the scorin against local rivals Fulham in the next roond o Premier League fixturs, the feenal score bein 2–0 wi Mikel scorin the ither goal, his first Premier League goal for Chelsea.[30] Oscar scored the openin goal in a match away tae Norwich City, the final score 3–1 in favour o Chelsea.[31] In the match against Cardiff City, Oscar scored the third goal for Chelsea tae help thaim on thair wey tae a 4–1 hame win.[32] He continued his fine form an scored against West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground on 1 October 2013 in Chelsea's 0-3 win. On 1 Januar 2014 Oscar put in a match-winnin performance against Southampton at St Mary's Stadium, scorin ane an assistin twa as Chelsea wan the match 0-3. Housomeivver, he wis beukit in that match for divin.[33] On 26 Januar 2014 Oscar scored Chelsea's anerly goal bi a free kick against Stoke City in the FA Cup as Chelsea progressed tae the next roond.[34] Oscar scored fowert an fift goals in Chelsea's emphatic 6-0 victory ower Arsenal on 23 Mairch, which wis Arsène Wenger's 1000t match in chairge o the club.[35]

Internaitional career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Unner-20[eedit | eedit soorce]

On 20 August 2011, Oscar scored three goals in the 2011 FIFA U-20 Warld Cup feenal win against Portugal,[3] becomin the first player tae score a hat-trick in the FIFA U-20 Warld Cup feenal.[4] This performance wis immediately compared tae the 1966 hat trick bi Geoff Hurst as anerly the seicont time a single player scored three goals in a Warld Cup feenal match.

2012 Olympics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Oscar playin for Brazil at the 2012 Olympics

Oscar wis namit intae a strang Brazilian squad tae compete at the Olympics in Lunnon.[36] Oscar starred in Brazil's 3–2 victory ower Egyp in the openin gemme, providin the assists for goals bi Rafael an Leandro Damião.[37][38] In Brazil's next gemme, a 3–1 victory ower Belaroushie, Oscar nettit the Seleção's third goal in injury time, efter bein played throu bi Neymar, tae send the Brazilians intae the quairter-feenals.[39] Aw goals in the Olympics wis assistit or scored bi Oscar an Neymar, the twa prodigies who are baith regarded as the exceptional talents comin frae Brazil. Oscar providit twa assists, ane tae Rômulo an anither for Leandro Damião, as the Seleção defeatit Sooth Korea 3–0 in the semi-feenals at Old Trafford on 7 August. Brazil went on tae luise the feenal against Mexico 2–1. It wis then reportit that he later teuk his girlfriend intae the locker ruim an intae the shower wi him. When askit aboot this rumour, he denied it, statin, "Who was so desperate tae make up such rubbish?" Later, the media apologisit for the news; the wummman who fabricatit the story lost her job as a jurnalist the next day.[40]

Senior team[eedit | eedit soorce]

Oscar wis gien his first senior caw-up as a substitute in a 0–0 draw against Argentinae.[41] Due tae injuries tae the attacking midfielder Ganso, he saw his naitional team opportunities increase an wis even preferred ower mmair experiencit playmakkers on a nummer o occasions.[42] In Juin 2012, Oscar scored his first internaitional goal in a friendly match against Argentinae, which Brazil went on tae luise 4–3. He scored a penalty against Cheenae an aw as well as recordin three assists in the 8–0 rout, afore firin a brace against Iraq ane month later.[43]

On 25 Mairch 2013 Oscar played against Roushie at Stamford Bridge wi fellae Chelsea teammates David Luiz an Ramires.

Confederations Cup 2013[eedit | eedit soorce]

Oscar played in aw o Brazil's gemmes in the tournament as thay beat Spain 3–0 in the feenal tae claim the trophy. He providit the assist for the seicont goal in the feenal, scored bi Neymar.[44]

2014 FIFA Warld Cup[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the openin match o the 2014 FIFA World Cup, on 12 Juin against Croatie in São Paulo, Oscar scored in injury time wi a toe-poke frae ootside the box for the last goal in a 3–1 win.[45]

Playing style[eedit | eedit soorce]

Oscar playin for Chelsea against A.S. Roma in a friendly in August 2013

Oscar haes drawn mony comparisons tae well-established players Mesut Özil an fellae Brazilian teammate Kaká due tae his playmakkin abilities.[46] A superb dribbler, Oscar is vera fluid an creative in his runs. As a playmaker, Oscar haes great vision an is able tae deliver the precise pass tae his teammates. Oscar is extremely effective in biggin up play in auries heicher up the pitch an his cunnin runs as well as skillful short range passin mak him a threat in an near the opponent's box. Awtho he teepically playit in central attackin midfield for Internacional, syne his transfer tae Chelsea, Oscar haes been deployed as the main creautor ahint the striker. Kent for his veesion for pickin oot teammates in ticht poseetions an carvin oot chances in difficult situations, Oscar acts as the catalyst in Chelsea's attack, an wis widely praised for his role in the team's Europa League success in 2013. Unner José Mourinho, Oscar haes been uised as Chelsea's primar playmakker.[47] His flexibility o bein able tae play in wider poseetions is admired an aw.

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Oscar is marriet tae his bairnheid sweethert, Ludmila, who is o Japanese strynd.[48] Thay regularly shaw thair relationship via Instagram. Oscar is a practicin Catholic an prays afore each gemme sae that he can relax an fynd confidence for the match.[49] He stairtit takkin Inglis clesses when he muivit tae Lunnon an became flat neebours wi umwhile teammate Juan Mata an Fulham midfielder Giorgos Karagounis upon his arrival at the club.[50] Oscar confirmit on the 1 Januar 2014 via his Instagram that he an his wife are expectin thair first bairn. On Fuirsday 5t Juin 2014 Oscar an his wife Ludy became parents for the first time tae a dochter namit Júlia.[51]

Career statistics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Club[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 11 Mey 2014.
Club Saison League Cup League Cup Continental Ither1 Tot
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
São Paulo 2009 11 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 14 0
Tot 11 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 14 0
Internacional 2010 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
2011 26 10 0 0 11 0 7 3 0 0 44 13
2012 5 1 0 0 9 4 6 1 0 0 20 6
Tot 36 11 0 0 20 4 13 4 1 0 70 19
Chelsea 2012–13 34 4 7 2 5 0 15 6 3 0 64 12
2013–14 33 8 3 2 0 0 10 1 1 0 47 11
Tot 67 12 10 4 5 0 25 7 4 0 111 23
Career tot 114 23 10 4 26 4 40 11 5 0 195 42
1Includes the following other competitive competitions:
Recopa Sudamericana: 2011.
FIFA Club World Cup: 2011, 2012.
UEFA Super Cup: 2012, 2013.

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Internaitional[eedit | eedit soorce]

Updatit 4 Julie 2014.
National team Club Season Apps Goals
Brazil Internacional 2011 2 0
2012 10 4
Chelsea 2013 16 4
2014 8 2
Tot 36 10
Brazil U23 Chelsea 2012 6 1
Tot 6 1

Internaitional goals[eedit | eedit soorce]

Brazil[eedit | eedit soorce]

Scores and results list Brazil's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 Juin 2012 MetLife Stadium, New Jersey, USA  Argentinae
2. 10 September 2012 Estádio do Arruda, Recife, Brazil  Cheenae
3. 11 October 2012 Swedbank Stadion, Malmö, Swaden  Iraq
5. 21 Mairch 2013 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Swisserland  Italy
6. 9 Juin 2013 Arena do Grêmio, Porto Alegre, Brazil  Fraunce
7. 12 October 2013 Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul, Sooth Korea  Sooth Korea
8. 15 October 2013 Beijing National Stadium, Beijing, Cheenae  Zambie
9. 5 Mairch 2014 Soccer City, Johannesburg, South Africa  Sooth Africae
10. 12 Juin 2014 Arena Corinthians, São Paulo, Brazil  Croatie
2014 FIFA Warld Cup

Brazil U-23[eedit | eedit soorce]

Scores and results list Brazil's goal tally first.

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 29 Julie 2012 Old Trafford, Ingland  Belaroushie 3–1 3–1 2012 Simmer Olympics

Honours[eedit | eedit soorce]


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