Juan Vargas

  • Date of birth : 05/10/1983
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Peru Peru
 
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Juan Vargas

Juan Vargas

A Peruvian international, Juan Vargas has operated at left-back for much of his career but has recently moved into a more attacking midfield role. An excellent crosser of the ball and an asset at free-kicks, he has adapted well to life in Italy, playing consistently well for Calcio Catania and, since 2008, ACF Fiorentina.

• Began with top Peruvian outfit Club Universitario de Deportes, winning the Apertura title soon after joining their professional ranks.

• Left in 2004 for Argentina, joining CA Colón; played over 50 league games for Santa Fe club, drawing interest from Europe and establishing himself in Peruvian national team.

• Joined Catania in 2006 and enjoyed two excellent seasons with Sicilian club, especially the second in which he scored five league goals − including one against Fiorentina − to help team stay in Serie A. Also reached the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia.

• Signed five-year contract with Fiorentina in summer 2008, costing Viola €12m; featured regularly in starting XI, both in Serie A and UEFA Champions League and scored three goals in four league games in closing weeks of campaign.

• Scored winning penalty at home to Olympique Lyonnais (1-0) on Matchday 5 of 2009/10 UEFA Champions League; also opened scoring in 1-1 draw at Juventus in Serie A.

Did you know?
Vargas has played in 20 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for Peru – five in the 2006 competition, 15 in the 2010 event.

Last updated: 26/01/10 11.36CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 02/09/2014 02:05 CET
30.08.2014Italian Serie ARomaRoma2-0FiorentinaFiorentina7200

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Juan Vargas
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 05/10/1983 (30)
  • Country: Peru
  • Squad number: 66
  • Club: Fiorentina ( ITA)

  • Height: 182cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    12/08/08: Fiorentina 2-0 Slavia Praha

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Fiorentina173
Total173
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Fiorentina30
Total30
Last updated: 21/03/2014 01:25 CET
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