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Alexandre Pato

Alexandre PatoSport: Soccer

Nation: Brazil

DOB: September 2, 1989

Hometown: Pato Branco

Career Highlights: One of the best young forwards in the world, Pato is already greatly accomplished and plays for one of the biggest clubs in the world in Milan. He burst onto the international scene with three goals at the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, scoring twice against South Korea in the group stage before finding the net again versus Spain in a Round of 16 defeat. Those performances, combined with his success at Internacional in Brazil, were enough for Milan to pay a hefty price to acquire him. Pato lived up to the lofty expectations immediately, scoring nine goals in 18 games in his first season in Serie A. Overall, he has 61 goals in five seasons at Milan, helping the team to a Serie A title (Scudetto) in 2010-11. Recently, Pato has been hampered by leg injuries, which limited him to one goal in 11 games last season. Those issues have fanned speculation that he may be sold during the offseason, and he would be expected to command an exorbitant transfer fee. He was left off Brazil’s 2010 World Cup roster by then-manager Dunga, but had one goal at the Beijing Games two years earlier. Pato’s exploits off the field have also made headlines, as he’s currently in a relationship with Barbara Berlusconi, the daughter of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, AC Milan's owner and president.

Olympic History: 2008

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