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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

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 01/09/2014 04:11 CET
17.08.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira9002
24.08.2014Portuguese First DivisionBoavistaBoavista0-1BenficaBenfica9000
31.08.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica1-1SportingSporting9010

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Nicolás Gaitán
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 23/02/1988 (26)
  • Country: Argentina
  • Squad number: 20
  • Club: Benfica ( POR)

  • Height: 173cm
  • Weight: 68kg

  • 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
ClubPGS
Benfica282
Total282
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Benfica223
Total223
Last updated: 15/05/2014 01:05 CET
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