Allan (footballer, born 1997)

Allan Rodrigues de Souza (born 3 March 1997), simply known as Allan, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Atlético Mineiro.

Allan
Allan Rodrigues de Souza 1.jpg
Allan with SJK in 2015
Personal information
Full name Allan Rodrigues de Souza[1]
Date of birth (1997-03-03) 3 March 1997 (age 24)
Place of birth Araçatuba, Brazil
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Midfielder[2]
Club information
Current team
Atlético Mineiro
Number 29
Youth career
2012–2015 Internacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2020 Liverpool 0 (0)
2015SJK (loan) 8 (1)
2016Sint-Truiden (loan) 9 (0)
2016–2017Hertha BSC (loan) 15 (0)
2017–2018Apollon Limassol (loan) 16 (0)
2018–2019Eintracht Frankfurt (loan) 4 (0)
2019Fluminense (loan) 35 (0)
2020– Atlético Mineiro 71 (0)
National team
2016–2017 Brazil U20 7 (0)
2019 Brazil U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 September 2021

Club careerEdit

InternacionalEdit

Born in Araçatuba, São Paulo, Allan rose through the ranks as a youth product of Internacional. Goal Brazil’s deputy editor Rodrigo Calvozzo claimed Allan "was always treated by Internacional as one of the most important players in the team."[3]

LiverpoolEdit

In the summer of 2015, he joined English Premier League club Liverpool for a fee of £500,000 after impressing the club's coaches at the Frenz International Cup.[4]

On 2 September 2015, he was loaned to Finnish club Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho on a short term deal.[5] Allan scored on his debut eight days later, coming on in the 56th minute for Jussi Vasara and opening the scoring sixteen minutes later in a 1–1 draw away to KuPS.[6] He finished the season with one goal in eight appearances, in the process helping the club win the Veikkausliiga title.[7] On 29 October 2015, Allan returned from his loan spell to Liverpool, greeting the new manager of the club, Jürgen Klopp, for the first time.[8]

On 18 January 2016, Liverpool announced that Allan had been loaned to Belgian club Sint-Truiden for the remainder of the season.[9] He then returned to Liverpool in expectation of receiving a British work permit, which was not granted.[10]

Allan signed for Hertha BSC on 5 August 2016 on a season-long loan deal, after Klopp recommended him to Hertha head coach Pal Dardai.[11]

On 31 August 2017, Allan joined Cypriot side Apollon Limassol on a season-long loan.[12]

In July 2018 he signed a new deal with Liverpool and joined Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan.[13]

On 15 February 2019, Allan joined Brazilian side Fluminense on loan until the end of the season after his loan spell in Germany was cut short.[14]

Atlético MineiroEdit

On 8 January 2020, Allan joined Atlético Mineiro on a four-year contract.[15]

Style of playEdit

A central midfielder by trade, Allan is primarily left-footed and employs a strong passing range, honed with time spent as a deep-lying playmaker in Brazil. Allan has proven himself a useful box-to-box midfielder with promising attacking instincts.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 29 September 2021 [16]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League State League Domestic Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
SJK Seinäjoki (loan) 2015 Veikkausliiga 8 1 0 0 8 1
Sint-Truiden (loan) 2015–16 Pro League 9 0 0 0 9 0
Hertha BSC (loan) 2016–17 Bundesliga 15 0 1 0 16 0
Apollon Limassol (loan) 2017–18 Cypriot First Division 16 0 2 0 4[a] 0 22 0
Eintracht Frankfurt (loan) 2018–19 Bundesliga 4 0 0 0 4 0
Fluminense (loan) 2019 Série A 28 0 7[b] 0 6 0 6[c] 0 47 0
Atlético Mineiro 2020 Série A 31 0 14[d] 0 2 0 1[c] 0 48 0
2021 Série A 17 0 9[d] 0 6 0 11[e] 0 43 0
Total 48 0 23 0 8 0 12 0 91 0
Career total 128 1 30 0 17 0 22 0 0 0 197 1
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearances in Campeonato Carioca
  3. ^ a b Appearances in Copa Sudamericana
  4. ^ a b Appearances in Campeonato Mineiro
  5. ^ Appearances in Copa Libertadores

HonoursEdit

SJK
Atlético Mineiro
Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Allan Rodrigues de Souza: The lowdown on Liverpool's new Brazilian youngster". thisisanfield.com. 3 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b Lusby, Jack (3 September 2015). "Allan Rodrigues de Souza: The lowdown on Liverpool's new Brazilian youngster". This is Anfield. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  4. ^ Pearce, James (1 August 2015). "Liverpool FC sign Brazilian prodigy Allan Rodrigues de Souza". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  5. ^ Carroll, James (2 September 2015). "Reds complete Allan Rodrigues de Souza deal". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  6. ^ Walsh, Kristian (11 September 2015). "Allan Rodrigues de Souza: Liverpool FC's on-loan Brazilian scores stunner in Finland". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  7. ^ a b Lynch, David (25 October 2015). "Allan helps SJK clinch Finnish title". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  8. ^ Pearce, James (29 October 2015) (29 October 2015). "Liverpool FC rookie Allan in demand after title glory in Finland". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Liverpool loan out Brazilian youngster Allan". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  10. ^ Chamberlain, Jordan (11 July 2016). "Liverpool will send midfielder on loan due to work-permit complications". empireofthekop.com.
  11. ^ "Herthas Brasi-Juwel - Darum wollte Klopp, dass Allan zu Hertha geht". Bild (in German).
  12. ^ Pearce, James (31 August 2017). "Allan Rodrigues de Souza has gone out on loan again". Liverpool Echo.
  13. ^ Carroll, James (25 July 2018). "Allan signs new deal and joins Frankfurt on loan". Liverpool FC.
  14. ^ "Allan makes loan move to Fluminense". Liverpool F.C. 15 February 2019. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Allan é jogador do Galo" [Allan is a Galo player] (in Portuguese). Atlético Mineiro. 9 January 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  16. ^ Allan at Soccerway. Retrieved 30 October 2015.

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