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Player profile: Oscar

Player profile: Oscar

Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior came through the youth academy at Uniao Barbarense . He was spotted by scouts who took him to the capital where he subsequently joined Sao Paulo FC, at the age of 13 in 2004. He went on to make his professional debut in 2008.

Oscar didn’t join Internacional after a contractual dispute with his former club São Paulo, with Oscar’s agent claiming that the club had not paid the salaries that they had promised Oscar. Consequently, Oscar’s representatives argued that his contract with São Paulo was null and void whereupon Oscar joined Internacional as a free agent. São Paulo continued to claim that Oscar belonged to them and lodged legal appeals which would prevent Oscar from playing for Inter in vital Copa Libertadores fixtures before a settlement was agreed upon between São Paulo and Internacional on 30 May 2012.

His first season for Internacional was plagued with injury but the in the 2010 one, he scored and assisted 13 times in 44 appearances.

Barcelona, Milan and Chelsea were after him, but on the 16th of July 2012, Chelsea agreed a fee between 20-25 million wih Internacional. On the 21st of the same month, Oscar confirmed that he had a medical at Chelsea while playing for Brazil in the London Olympics. Chelsea then announced it officially on the 25th of July. Oscar was handed the number 11 shirt previousy worn by Chelsea legends Denis Wise and Didier Drogba.

On 19 August 2012, Oscar made his debut for Chelsea by coming on in the 64th minute for Eden Hazard at their opening game of the 2012/13 season against Wigan Athletic.

Strengths – Creative, full of Samba magic and stamina. Can change the game with a turn of pace and adept at controlling the tempo.

Weakness – Handling of defensive duties is not his forte.

Career high – Joining Chelsea and gaining the number 11 shirt.

Career low – The transfer saga between Sao Paulo and Internacional.

Style – Agile, tricky and loves to have a shot at goal from anywhere.

Quotes – “Oscar turned on a sixpence and put the ball under the bar. I won’t say it’s nice to concede a goal, but it’s still nice to be a part of a great goal like that. Compliments to him.” – Gianluigi Buffon on Oscar’s second goal against Juventus

Trivia – Oscar, Ramires, Luiz, Piazon and Wallace are the Brazillian contingent at Chelsea. The future is full of samba.

6 Responses »

  1. given the number 11 shirt is well taken care by dos santos

    • I love it!!! Such a smart girl u are, & a lil rowdy too ! So proud of you Cassie (lol j/k Casie) ~ You give me, just getting saettrd on this lil ol journey me , a boost & renewed drive to keep pushing forward.. Thank you for that!

  2. Um, and why should i hide my cotmenpt? he is one of the if not the prime reason we suffered a mauling by a mid table team from spain and lost out on a european trophy, he has been pathetic in the games he has played, his interviews talking of bobby tambling and scoring more goals etc etc reek of selfishness, his attitude to not change his game according to the tactics and age showcase his glory hunting. The fact that he keeps out players who are young, hungry and in form just because of his reputation undoubtedly irritates me.I fail to understand why club legends in their selfishness want to leave on a bad note and if they want to stay cant bother to reinvent themselves, he should take a leaf out of scholes who retired internationally at 30 and reinvented himself completely as a deep playmaker from the attacking powerhouse he was.Point being, i was here when he was no-one and i will be here when he will be busy earning truckloads at MLS or dubai or wherever. Only chelsea matters, players come and go, if Lamps cant see the future of the club above his own records, then goodbye and good luck.Reply

  3. Casie, I’m so excited for you!!! And you are SUCH an aanmizg writer! This post was so incredibly moving and encouraging! Happy birthday to your business and happy new name!!

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