Javier Mascherano

  • Date of birth : 08/06/1984
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Argentina Argentina
 
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Javier Mascherano

Javier Mascherano

Clubs: CA River Plate, SC Corinthians Paulista, West Ham United FC, Liverpool FC, FC Barcelona

• Rose through ranks at River Plate yet made his international debut for Argentina − in a friendly against Uruguay (2-2) on 16 July 2003 − before he had appeared for the first team.

• Impressed over two seasons in midfield for the Buenos Aires club, winning the Clausura title at the end of his first in 2003/04, before joining Corinthians midway through the 2005 campaign; suffered a foot injury early on which ruled him out for six months.

• Returned in early March and was ever-present a few months later in Argentina's run to the 2006 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals, after which he signed for West Ham in a surprise deal with international team-mate Carlos Tévez.

• Moved to Liverpool in January 2007 and stayed at Anfield for three-and-a-half seasons, forming an effective defensive midfield partnership with Xabi Alonso; won no silverware but started the 2007 UEFA Champions League final defeat by AC Milan in Athens.

• An Olympic gold medalist in 2004 and 2008, he captained Argentina at the 2010 World Cup; joined Barcelona for a reported €22m in August 2010 as a replacement for Yaya Touré.

• Made 18 starts as Barcelona won the Liga title, and 11 appearances in the UEFA Champions League − including one at centre-back in the final against Manchester United FC − during the Azulgrana's fourth European triumph.

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
 winner 2011, runner-up 2007
UEFA Super Cup: winner 2011 

Last updated: 03/07/13 14.23CET

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General info

  • Name: Javier Mascherano
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/06/1984 (30)
  • Country: Argentina
  • Squad number: 14
  • Club: Barcelona ( ESP)

  • Height: 174cm
  • Weight: 86kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    14/09/06: West Ham 0-1 Palermo

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Liverpool300
Barcelona390
Total690
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Barcelona10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
West Ham20
Liverpool81
Total101
Last updated: 01/10/2014 01:20 CET
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