Oscar : Player Profile, Bio and Statistics
|Full Name :||Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior|
|Position :||Attacking midfielder / Winger|
|Date of Birth:||September 9, 1991|
|Place of Birth:||Americana , Brazil|
|At the Club since:||July 25, 2012|
On July 16, 2012 Chelsea signed Oscar for a fee of £19.35 million and made its official announcement on July 25 on their website. He was given the #11 shirt which earlier belonged to the legend Didier Drogba, who had left the club a month earlier. He made his debut on August 19, 2012 against Wigan Athletic on the opening match of 2012-2013 season in the 64th minute replacing fellow new boy from Lille Eden Hazard. He showed his caliber in his second match by becoming heavily involved in his team’s 4-2 win where Oscar scored his first goal in the Premier League against Stoke City leading to 1-0 victory for Chelsea. Oscar also received his first Man Of the Match award in his first game in the Champions league against Juventus where he scored two goals in a single match and played an important part for the Chelsea victory.
Oscar commented after the match:
“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 to have realised my dream.”
Once Gianluigi Buffon commented on Oscar goal:
“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.”
Oscar : Representations and Tenures:
His unbelievable passing range. He keeps his head up at all times, evaluating all possible options before delivering a pass that is most likely to be completed or that will result in a better opportunity for a teammate.
- He is a quick mover of the ball, has great vision, is skillful, can take players on and has great footwork
- He is not physical and it is the only reason that he is only reason for his bad tackle
- He is not known for his speed
Oscar: Career High:
- FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2011
- FIFA Confederations Cup: 2013
- Olympic Silver Medal: 2012
- UEFA Europa League: 2013
Oscar is the kind of playmaker that completely fits the bill for Chelsea and more so for Mourinho, tracking back and always making important tackles to regain possesion in critical areas.