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Franco Jara

Published: Friday 1 April 2011, 17.54CET
SL Benfica
Published: Friday 1 April 2011, 17.54CET

Franco Jara

SL Benfica

Clubs: Arsenal de Sarandí, SL Benfica

• Jara started out in his native Argentina with Arsenal Sarandí, making his first-team debut two months before his 20th birthday against AA Argentinos Juniors.

• An Argentinian youth international, he made his senior debut as a substitute in January 2010 during a friendly against Costa Rica and scored the winning goal in a 3-2 victory.

• A few days after his international bow he signed a pre-contract with Benfica to join the Portuguese club in the summer.

• Left Arsenal Sarandí at the end of an impressive 2009/10 campaign in which he scored seven goals in 34 appearances.

• Made only three substitute appearances for Benfica in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League but improved as the season progressed and scored UEFA Europa League goals against VfB Stuttgart and Paris Saint-Germain FC.

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