Thiago Alcntara began playing football when he joined Flamengo in Brazil at age five. When his family moved to Spain, he played for Ureca from 1996 to 2000. For one season, he was with Kelme Cf while his father was playing for Elche CF. One returned with Flamengo in 2001 and played with the team for four seasons. Alcantara went back to Spain and finally joined FC Barcelona in 2005. At age 18, he debuted in a match against RCD Mallorca. In 2013, Alcantara inked a four-year deal with Bayern Munich. Thiago Alcntara do Nascimiento was born on April 11, 1991 in San Pietro Vernotico, Italy.