Alexis Sanchez was born and raised in the city of Tocopilla, in the north of Chile, where he had to deal with complex episodes of poverty.
When he was fifteen years old, while heplayed in his neighborhood with friends, he was discovered by the mayor of Tocopilla, who impressed with his good way to play, and who gave him his first pair of shoes of soccer. Later, in a footballtournament at the regional level, representing his hometown, Tocopilla, Sanchez stood out scooring 8 goals in a game.
In 2004, he became part of the Football School of Cobreloa, Tocopilla subsidiary.Later, after passing through Colo Colo, he decided that it was time to go abroad.
After some negotiations, Alexis goes to the Argentine Club, River Plate.
Mid-year, he enters to the ranks ofUdinese Calcio of Italy, with fellow countryman Mauricio Isla.
Expectations from Spain and arrival at Barcelona FC
Udinese received several offers for the player (Clubs such as Manchester Unitedand Manchester City) but Sanchez declined the offers, because his expectations were only going to Barcelona FC . Otherwise, it would be in the same Club.
Finally, on Thursday July 21, on the websiteof Barcelona FC, it was confirmed the signing of Alexis by the Club for more than 37 million Of Euros and signed by five seasons. This is the first signing of Barça for the 2011-2012 season and thefirst Chilean football player who wears the shirt of the Catalan club. Alexis cames with the suppor of Pep Guardiola, technical director of Barcelona.
Currently, he plays as a stricker for BarcelonaFC in the First Division in Spain.
Also, he plays for the Chilean Soccer Team.
These merits have made Alexis Sanchez the “spoiled” by the fans, thanks to his style of play, which has maturedsignificantly when leaving aside the individualism in the game.
Such is the affection of the Chilean people with Alexis Sanchez, a band created a song in his honor called “The wonder boy”....