Oscar : Player Profile, Bio and Statistics


Full Name : Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior
Position : Attacking midfielder / Winger
Age: 22
Date of Birth: September 9, 1991
Place of Birth: Americana , Brazil
Height: 5’11″(1.80m)
Weight: 67 kg
Foot: Right
At the Club since: July 25, 2012
Squad No.: 11

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:

Team Appearances  Goals  Tenure
Brasil  38 11 2011-till date
São Paulo 14 00 2008-2010
Internacional 70 19 2010-12
Chelsea 111 23 2012-till date

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.

Oscar: Strengths: 

  • He is a quick mover of the ball, has great vision, is skillful, can take players on and has great footwork

Oscar: Weaknesses: 

  • 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: Characteristic:

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.


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