Alexis Sánchez

Chilean international forward who was handed his debut in the national side in 2006. He was given his first team debut in 2005 by Cobreloa before moving to Udinese in 2006. He spent five years at the Serie A club and in the meantime had two loan spells in South America at Colo-Colo and River Plate and moved to Barcelona in 2011. During his career he has won the league in Chile, Argentina and Spain, as well as winning the Copa Del Rey.


7 Footballers With Their First Name on Their Shirt

Memphis Depay of the Netherlands celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Nations League Group A match between Netherlands and France at the Stadion Feijenoord on...

Whilst it is convention for a footballer to have their surname on the back of their shirt, it is not actually a rule. You do need both a shirt name and a shirt number in most football competitions, but the name itself can sometimes be a first name, a surname or even a nickname, so long as it is approved by the relevant board of the competition you are playing in, then it is fine.