28 February 2023
300 appearances with the shirt of Juventus.
Alex Sandro joined an exclusive club of players that have made turned out in our colors three hundred times. The milestone figure was reached in the Derby della Mole.
Let's retrace those eight-seasons towards the 300-match mark and relive some of the many unforgettable moments.
His debut season in Italy. Alex Sandro made his debut against Chievo at the Allianz Stadium on 12 September 2015. The full back started the match, which ended 1-1, with goals from Paolo Dybala and Përparim Hetemaj.
The first victory in Serie A arrived a month later, in his first Derby della Mole. It was 31 October 2015, Juve took derby honours in the last minute with a goal from Juan Cuadrado. The assist was served by Alex himself.
From then on, an unstoppable ride towards the Brazilian's first league title in the black and white stripes. On 17 January 2016 he celebrated his first goal, at Udinese, followed up by hi first goal at home, against Chievo at the season's turning point. His debut in the Champions League came at home against Sevilla. At the end of the season, 32 appearances and two trophies: the Scudetto and Coppa Italia.
Total appearances: 32
ALEX SANDRO'S DEBUT WITH JUVENTUS AT THE ALLIANZ STADIUM AGAINST CHIEVO
Second season, second step on the path that will make him irreplaceable for Juve. 43 appearances at the end of the season, with three league goals and again two trophies to celebrate: a second Scudetto and a second Italian Cup. The 16/17 season also included the run all the way towards the Champions League final, lost in Cardiff against Real Madrid. However, the bitterness of the finale could not erase the wonderful campaign, with Alex Sandro always in the starting line-up and overall protagonist of an exhilarating season.
Total appearances: 75
At the dawn of his third year at Juventus, Alex Sandro could be considered a cornerstone. 39 appearances, ever-present in the Champions League, on the scoresheet four times in Serie A - the most prolific season of his career - and once again two trophies brought home. Again the Scudetto and the Italian Cup. This was the season of his hundredth appearance with Juve.
Total appearances: 114
In the fourth year he got his hands on the only Italian trophy still missing from his collection: the Supercoppa Italianaa. Juve claimed the Super Cup against Milan, a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo secured a 1-0 win. At the end of the season, for the first time, Alex Sandro relinquished his grip on the Italian Cup, but still managed to confirm a very pleasant habit: the league title. In the end another 43 appearances on the way to 300 and towards a place in club history.
Total appearances: 157
Definitely the strangest season of Alex Sandro's career and not only for him. It was the year of a season interrupted in March and resumed in the summer due to COVID-19, with the anomalous conclusion at the beginning of August. Despite the unique events, the ending is what Alex Sandro had always known in the black and white shirt: the Scudetto. And another 41 appearances.
Total appearances: 198
24 November 2020 is another unforgettable date for Alex Sandro: his 200th appearance for the Bianconeri, against Ferencvaros. It was the year with Andrea Pirlo on the bench, and that closed with two more trophies: the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa. However, the Brazilian was absent in the two finals. He missed the Italian Cup due to suspension, while in he was forced to raise the white flag in the Supercoppa due to COVID-19. However, he was able to add a total of 34 appearances at the end of the season.
Total appearances: 232
Finally, his first goal in the Champions League. Alex Sandro scored at Malmö in the 3-0 success on Swedish soil. It was, however, a year of slender satisfaction compared to previous ones. For the first time since his arrival, Alex completed a season trophyless. At the end of the season, however, there were 40 more appearances, confirming his centrality to the squad, despite the changes.
Total appearances: 272
We arrive at the most recent chapter, set in the heart of a season whose ending is still to be written. In the second Dery della Mole of the campaign, Alex Sandro reached 300. A far from trivial number, which underlines the long journey shared together. The spoils so far: 11 trophies, 15 goals, 33 assists - and obviously 300 appearances. With a path that stretches on into the future.
Total appearances: 300
THE JUVENTUS CLUB OF 300
- Del Piero
- Alex Sandro
*As of March 1, 2023