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Sandro Ranieri Guimaraes Cordeiro | Midfielder | #30

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/15/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 165

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West Brom bolstered its midfield options with the signing of Queens Park Rangers midfielder Sandro to a loan for the remainder of the season.
The 26-year-old has spent the last year-and-a-half at QPR after arriving from Tottenham, where he made 81 appearances for the club in four seasons. Last season for the Hoops, Sandro scored one goal in 17 Premier League appearances in a season marred by injury and controversy. The Brazilian missed the final weeks of the season after QPR reportedly forgot to renew the midfielder's work permit, leading to visa issues and false reports that he had been deported. But Sandro returned to play for the club in the Championship this season before Tony Pulis made a move prior to Week 23, when he should be eligible to make his debut. Sat, Jan 30, 2016 06:53:00 PM

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The Sun newspaper have reported that Queens Park Rangers midfielder Sandro Ranieri has been deported following his clubs failure to renew his work permit.

However Rangers vehemently deny these claims advising that Sandro is merely on holiday in Brazil although discussions with the Home Office are ongoing. Sandro missed his side’s last 3 BPL matches because of the issue and if an agreement cannot be made then his current contract - reputed to be worth around $75k per week - will be torn up. Following their relegation to the Championship manager Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand – Head of Football Operations – have confirmed Rangers will regroup and clear the decks after admitting "they got it badly wrong" buying costly imports. At least 13-players are expected to leave the club during the close season in an attempt to bounce straight back and with Sandro on a hefty deal you wonder just how hard the club will try to secure the appropriate paperwork.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 07:58:00 AM

Sandro will miss out once again as the Queens Park Rangers midfielder continues to liaise with the Home Office to help rectify a work permit issue.

Sandro was a noticeable absentee at the Etihad last time out and manager Chris Ramsey revealed the midfielder had an issue with his visa - concerns regarding the expiry date – and they were unable to give any definitive timeline on when this problem will be resolved. Rangers have now been relegated to the second-tier of English football but will be looking to redress the balance this weekend after a terrible performance against Man City although the squad is carrying "a few injuries." Clint Hill and Steven Caulker were both risked last time out and will be checked again while Mauricio Isla and Bobby Zamora have a late test; Rio Ferdinand [compassionate leave] will not be considered. Nedum Onuoha returns after missing GW36 and Mauro Zarate comes into contention following his return for the under-21s.
Source: The Mirror
Fri, May 15, 2015 02:07:00 AM

Sandro got to exact a bit of revenge by scoring on his former club Tottenham, but QPR didn't have enough to get a positive result otherwise as they were defeated at Loftus Road, 1-2.

Rangers had a chance in the final half hour to come away with a draw at the very least, but the two goal deficit they found themselves in proved to be too much as they come away with zero points from two home games in the double gameweek. The lone goal came with an quarter hour to go as Bobby Zamora held the ball up for a streaking Sandro and the Brazilian fired a superb strike into the bottom corner. Rangers did offer some productive assets for their double gameweek, with Charlie Austin leading the way again, but they are now firmly entrenched in the relegation zone with this season's other two newest promotions.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 12:49:00 PM

With Harry Redknapp leaving Loftus Road this week interim manager Chris Ramsey confirmed that he has almost a fully fit squad to select from for the match against Southampton.

Ramsey stated "Most of the players are fit. Almost everyone will be available. All I am interested in is getting three points tomorrow. Whoever is fit and available, will be in contention." Sandro should be included in the squad following more than two months out, while Adel Taarabt and Armand Traore will be assessed on Friday.
Sat, Feb 7, 2015 05:21:00 AM

QPR midfielder Sandro has confirmed he has stepped up his rehabilitation and is hoping for a return before the end of January.

Sandro damaged his medial knee ligament back in November during the defeat to Newcastle at St James’ Park after a collision in the centre of the field with his own player [Yun Suk-young] but the club now confirm he will look to increase his training with Stoke City the target on January 31st. QPR take on Burnley at Turf Moor in game week 21 and Redknapp will assess one or two players "who are carrying knocks" while the Hoops will welcome Mauro Zarate into the fold following his arrival from West Ham on-loan. QPR must improve their form if they do harbour any hopes of staying within the Premier League this season – their current record boasts 9 defeats from the 9 games played away from Loftus Road.
Source: Daily Star
Thu, Jan 8, 2015 07:46:00 AM

Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has confirmed Sandro will be out until early 2015 but admits the prognosis could’ve been a lot worse and the player is "lucky" his knee ligament damage was not worse.

Sandro collided with team-mate Yun Suk-Young early during the second half loss to Newcastle last weekend and the club feared the worse for the player who has been blighted by injury over the past 18 months. However a scan earlier this week confirmed the extent damage was only to the medial ligament and not the anterior cruciate as feared. His absence could pave the way for Jordon Mutch to return to the starting eleven having recovered from a recent hamstring problem – Rio Ferdinand is available again following his three game suspension while Adel Taarabt is still "way off fitness."
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 06:44:00 AM

Queens Park Rangers are not only losing points but players as well with midfielder Sandro adding his name to the ever-growing list of first team squad members currently unavailable.

The talented acquisition signed during the close season has the potential to play at the very highest level but keeping Sandro fit is becoming a near impossible task after a groin injury forced his early withdrawal on Sunday – the latest in a long line of niggling problems [calf / knee / hip]. Redknapp bought wisely in the summer and with a limited budget he needed his big money buys to hit the ground running but injury is threatening to derail his season. The QPR coach has seen the likes of Jordon Mutch [hamstring] and Leroy Fer struggle to maintain fitness as well as influential skipper Joey Barton. In addition consider Kranjcar [toe], Green [tonsillitis], Onuoha [hamstring] as well as long-term victims Faurlin and Jenas [both ACL] and it’s easy to see why Redknapp is already facing an uphill task to keep his side in the division.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 07:30:00 PM

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Sandro has suffered a fresh knee injury after sliding on his knees while celebrating a goal in training.

Sandro has a history of knee injuries that have ruled him out for long periods, and manager Harry Redknapp is furious with how the latest problem came about. "It was a stupid injury," said Redknapp. "He scored a goal in training and slid on his knee like a lot of players do. I don’t know why players do it. The pitch was bone dry so he skidded. His knee has gone bang into the turf." The injury kept Sandro out of the draw with Stoke in Week 5 and the midfielder is unlikely to be fit to face Southampton this weekend.
Source: Daily Mail
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 10:06:00 AM

Queens Park Rangers added a key figure to their first team with the signing of Sandro on a three year deal, handing over £10million to Tottenham Hotspur for the transfer fee.

The Beast will be now be unleashed at Loftus Road, where he immediately upgrades the Rangers' midfield. He reunites with Harry Redknapp, who took the talented Brazilian under his wing when he broke into the Premier League in 2010. Sandro hasn't had a history of offering much in terms of fantasy appeal, but he will provide a presence in the middle that will open things up for other attacking-minded Rangers and their value looks to be on the upswing.
Source: Daily Mail
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 05:42:00 PM

Midfielder Sandro believes the arrival of a possible new manager in the summer could reignite his Tottenham career.

Sandro and current boss Tim Sherwood have had a big falling out over the past few weeks, with both men making it clear how they feel. The Brazilian midfielder had tweeted a message after he was dropped from the Tottenham squad in April, which prompted Sherwood to label the player "not up to it at the moment ahead of other people". Sandro had been linked to a move to Sao Paulo this summer, but recent quotes suggest he is waiting for Sherwood's departure to reignite his Spurs career. "He (Sherwood) will leave at the end of the season," Sandro is quoted as saying to ESPN Brazil. "Then, new coach, new everything."
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, May 8, 2014 08:41:00 AM

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has numerous injury problems ahead of the clash with West Bromwich Albion this weekend.

Midfielder Sandro was expected to be involved this weekend, but he's picked up a an injury in training, and Roberto Soldado has failed to fully recover from his hamstring problem. Mousa Dembele is also unlikely to feature while Jan Vertonghen, Michael Dawson, Kyle Walker, Etienne Capoue and Erik Lamela all remain sidelined. Harry Kane could be set for another start alongside Emmanuel Adebayor after an impressive performance against Sunderland.