Nicolás Gaitán

  • Date of birth : 23/02/1988
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Argentina Argentina
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Nicolás Gaitán

Nicolás Gaitán

Clubs: CA Boca Juniors, SL Benfica

• 'Nico' Gaitán emerged at Boca Juniors during the 2008 Apertura championship, scoring his first goals on 31 August against CA Huracán.

• Became a popular player with the celebrated Buenos Aires club over the next 18 months, competing also in the 2009 Copa Libertadores (seven appearances).

• Called up by Diego Maradona for his international debut against Ghana (2-0) on 30 September 2009, he was not included in Argentina's 2010 FIFA World Cup squad despite a sound 2009/10 season in which he struck seven goals in 33 league games.

• Joined Benfica in May 2010 for €8.4m, taking over the No20 shirt previously worn by his Real Madrid CF-bound compatriot Ángel Di María.

• Made his UEFA Champions League debut on Matchday 1 of 2010/11 group stage in a 2-0 home win against Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC; his first goal in Europe came six months later in a UEFA Europa League draw at Paris Saint-Germain FC (1-1).

• A key man as Benfica made the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals in 2011/12 and the UEFA Europa League final in 2012/13, scoring in the semi-final success against Fenerbahçe SK, while helping his side to second-placed league finishes in both seasons. 

UEFA honours
UEFA Europa League:
runner-up 2013

Last updated: 10/07/13 10.21CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 03/05/2016 02:03 CET
03.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany3-3ArgentinaArgentina700
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal1-0ArgentinaArgentina4400
16.08.2015Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica4-0EstorilEstoril9002
23.08.2015Portuguese First DivisionAroucaArouca1-0BenficaBenfica9000
29.08.2015Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica3-2MoreirenseMoreirense9002
11.09.2015Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica6-0BelenensesBelenenses7210
15.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBenficaBenfica2-0AstanaAstana9010
20.09.2015Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto1-0BenficaBenfica9000
26.09.2015Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica3-0Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira9001
30.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageAtléticoAtlético1-2BenficaBenfica9011
21.10.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1BenficaBenfica9010
25.10.2015Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica0-3Sporting CPSporting CP9000
30.10.2015Portuguese First DivisionTondelaTondela0-4BenficaBenfica7101
03.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBenficaBenfica2-1GalatasarayGalatasaray8500
08.11.2015Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0BoavistaBoavista9001
21.11.2015Portuguese CupFourth roundSporting CPSporting CP2-1BenficaBenfica12000
30.11.2015Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga0-2BenficaBenfica9000
04.12.2015Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica3-0AcadémicaAcadémica9000
08.12.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBenficaBenfica1-2AtléticoAtlético7600
02.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionGuimarãesGuimarães0-1BenficaBenfica6800
23.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica3-1AroucaArouca000
31.01.2016Portuguese First DivisionMoreirenseMoreirense1-4BenficaBenfica9010
05.02.2016Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses0-5BenficaBenfica9002
12.02.2016Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica1-2PortoPorto9000
16.02.2016UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16BenficaBenfica1-0ZenitZenit9001
29.02.2016Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0UniãoUnião8500
05.03.2016Portuguese First DivisionSporting CPSporting CP0-1BenficaBenfica9000
09.03.2016UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16ZenitZenit1-2BenficaBenfica9011
14.03.2016Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica4-1TondelaTondela5802
01.04.2016Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica5-1BragaBraga7700
05.04.2016UEFA Champions LeagueQuarter-finalsBayernBayern1-0BenficaBenfica9000
09.04.2016Portuguese First DivisionAcadémicaAcadémica1-2BenficaBenfica9000
18.04.2016Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-1SetúbalSetúbal6202
24.04.2016Portuguese First DivisionRio AveRio Ave0-1BenficaBenfica9000
29.04.2016Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica1-0GuimarãesGuimarães9001

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Nicolás Gaitán
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 23/02/1988 (27)
  • Country: Argentina
  • Squad number: 10
  • Club: Benfica ( POR)

  • Height: 173cm
  • Weight: 68kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    14/09/10: Benfica 2-0 H. Tel-Aviv

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 06/04/2016 01:05 CET