Alan Osório da Costa Silva

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Alan
Personal information
Full name Alan Osório da Costa Silva
Date of birth (1979-09-19) 19 September 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Salvador, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Braga
Number 30
Youth career
1998–1999 Ipatinga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Ipatinga
2001–2005 Marítimo 109 (14)
2002–2003 Marítimo B 9 (0)
2005–2008 Porto 32 (2)
2007–2008 Vitória Guimarães (loan) 29 (1)
2008– Braga 212 (34)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 October 2016.


Alan Osório da Costa Silva (born 19 September 1979 in Salvador, Bahia), known simply as Alan, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club S.C. Braga as a winger.

Football career[edit]

After starting professionally with Ipatinga Futebol Clube Alan moved overseas, joining Portuguese Primeira Liga club C.S. Marítimo in 2001–02 and playing 27 games in his debut season, but slightly less in the following. In his third year he scored nine league goals, notably one against Sporting Clube de Portugal in the 96th minute of a 2–1 home win as the Madeira team qualified to the UEFA Cup after finishing sixth; the next season, on 6 February 2005, he also netted against the same opponent in another success at the Estádio Municipal de Braga (3–0).

Alan joined FC Porto for 2005–06, sharing teams with established Portuguese international Ricardo Quaresma, but still managed 24 league appearances in the campaign – although 14 as a substitute – scoring in a 3–0 home win over Rio Ave F.C. on 10 September 2005. In his second year he featured less prominently, being loaned to fellow league side Vitória S.C. for one season.[1]

During 2007–08, Alan was an everpresent element as the Guimarães team achieved a third-place in the domestic championship, in its first year after having achieved promotion. During the league campaign he only missed one game and totalled 2,367 minutes of play, finding the net in the last round, a 4–0 home defeat of C.F. Estrela da Amadora; in June 2008, he was released by Porto and joined Vitória's Minho Province neighbours S.C. Braga.

On 23 October 2008, Alan scored after an individual effort in a UEFA Cup 3–0 home triumph over Premier League's Portsmouth.[2] He also featured in all the league matches, as Braga finished fifth; in the following season, he fared even better scoring nine goals, again in 30 matches, as the club managed a best-ever runner-up position. In the early rounds, he notably netted against Sporting (2–1 away win[3]) and former club Porto (the only goal in a home success[4]).

Veteran Alan continued to be an automatic first-choice for Braga in the following years, when healthy. On 2 October 2012, he scored the second goal in a 2–0 win at Galatasaray SK for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League;[5] he added a brace in the competition's next matchday, but his team lost 2–3 at Manchester United after being 2–0 up.[6]

On 13 April 2013, through a 45th-minute penalty, Alan netted the game's only goal against former team Porto – reduced to ten players prior to that action – to help Braga win the domestic League Cup, a first-ever for the club.[7]

Honours[edit]

Porto
Braga

Statistics[edit]

As of 28 January 2015[8][9]
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Marítimo 2001–02 Primeira Liga 27 1 6 0 2[a] 0 35 1
2002–03 Primeira Liga 18 1 1 1 19 2
2003–04 Primeira Liga 34 9 2 0 36 9
2004–05 Primeira Liga 30 3 2 0 2[b] 0 34 3
Total 109 14 11 1 4 0 124 15
Porto 2005–06 Primeira Liga 24 1 3 0 4[c] 0 31 1
2006–07 Primeira Liga 8 1 2[d] 0 2[c] 0 12 1
Total 32 2 5 0 6 0 43 2
Vitória Guimarães 2007–08 Primeira Liga 29 1 5 0 34 1
Total 29 1 5 0 34 1
Braga 2008–09 Primeira Liga 30 3 4 0 12[b] 1 46 4
2009–10 Primeira Liga 30 8 5 1 2[b] 0 37 9
2010–11 Primeira Liga 27 5 5 1 19[e] 3 51 9
2011–12 Primeira Liga 23 3 4 0 10[b] 1 37 4
2012–13 Primeira Liga 26 5 8 2 8[c] 5 42 12
2013–14 Primeira Liga 24 6 9 3 2[b] 0 35 9
2014–15 Primeira Liga 13 0 4 3 17 3
Total 173 29 39 10 53 10 265 49
Career total 343 46 60 11 63 10 466 67
  1. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Cup
  2. ^ a b c d e Appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ a b c Appearances in the UEFA Champions League
  4. ^ Includes 1 appearances in Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
  5. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League

References[edit]

  1. ^ Portuguese clubs rush to reinforce; UEFA.com
  2. ^ Jesus finds something divine in Braga; UEFA.com, 24 October 2008
  3. ^ Braga outplay uninspired Sporting; PortuGOAL, 22 August 2009
  4. ^ Sensational Braga down FC Porto; PortuGOAL, 19 September 2009
  5. ^ "Peseiro's brave Braga prosper in Istanbul". UEFA.com. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "United fightback douses early Braga burst". UEFA.com. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Braga win Taça da Liga". PortuGOAL. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Alan". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Alan". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 

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