Javier Saviola

  • Date of birth : 11/12/1981
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Argentina Argentina
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Javier Saviola

Javier Saviola

Clubs: CA River Plate, FC Barcelona, AS Monaco FC (loan), Sevilla FC (loan), Real Madrid CF, SL Benfica, Málaga CF, Olympiacos FC

• Hailed as a special talent at an early age, Saviola made his senior debut for River Plate at 16; won two Argentinian titles with the club and was voted South American Footballer of the Year while still only 18.

• A winner of the 2001 FIFA U-20 World Cup – at which he was the top scorer and officially voted best player − and the 2004 Olympics with Argentina, he represented the senior team at the 2004 Copa América, 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2006 FIFA World Cup, scoring against the Ivory Coast (2-1) in the latter.

• Left River Plate for Barcelona in 2001 and lived up to his billing and €20m transfer fee with 17 Liga goals in his debut campaign; managed 13 and 14, respectively, in the next two seasons but deemed surplus to requirements and spent the following two campaigns away from the Camp Nou on loan – first at Monaco, then at Sevilla, with whom he won the 2005/06 UEFA Cup, scoring six goals in the competition.

• Back at Barça in 2006/07 but his stock was beginning to fade and a move to rivals Madrid failed to reignite his career – despite winning the Liga title (something that had eluded him at Barça) in his first season.

• Found his feet again at Benfica, scoring 19 goals in all competitions in his debut campaign as the Lisbon club regained the Portuguese title and reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League; despite this he was not recalled for international duty at 2010 FIFA World Cup finals.

• Lifted the Portuguese League Cup in his following two years in Lisbon, before moving to Málaga for the 2012/13 season, helping his new side in their unlikely run to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, scoring one goal in six appearances.

• Transferred to Greek champions Olympiacos in the summer of 2013, signing a two-year deal.

UEFA honours
 winner 2006

Last updated: 22/08/13 19.22CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 14/04/2014 04:26 CET
19.08.2013Greek Super LeagueKalloniKalloni0-1OlympiacosOlympiacos5900
25.08.2013Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos2-1AtromitosAtromitos4510
01.09.2013Greek Super LeagueLevadiakosLevadiakos0-5OlympiacosOlympiacos7310
14.09.2013Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos4-0XanthiXanthi9010
17.09.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageOlympiacosOlympiacos1-4ParisParis1600
22.09.2013Greek Super LeaguePanaitolikosPanaitolikos0-0OlympiacosOlympiacos9000
28.09.2013Greek Super LeaguePanioniosPanionios0-2OlympiacosOlympiacos7810
02.10.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageAnderlechtAnderlecht0-3OlympiacosOlympiacos6601
06.10.2013Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos6-0VeriaVeria6600
19.10.2013Greek Super LeaguePlataniasPlatanias1-4OlympiacosOlympiacos9010
27.10.2013Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos5-1OFIOFI9000
02.11.2013Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos0-1OlympiacosOlympiacos6600
05.11.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageOlympiacosOlympiacos1-0BenficaBenfica4600
10.11.2013Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos4-0PAOKPAOK6410
23.11.2013Greek Super LeaguePanthrakikosPanthrakikos1-4OlympiacosOlympiacos9010
27.11.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageParisParis2-1OlympiacosOlympiacos1300
01.12.2013Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos3-0ErgotelisErgotelis6800
10.12.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageOlympiacosOlympiacos3-1AnderlechtAnderlecht6120
15.12.2013Greek Super LeagueArisAris0-2OlympiacosOlympiacos1300
18.12.2013Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos3-2GianninaGiannina7410
21.12.2013Greek Super LeagueApollon SmyrnisApollon Smyrnis0-5OlympiacosOlympiacos4520
04.01.2014Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos4-0KalloniKalloni9010
12.01.2014Greek Super LeagueAtromitosAtromitos0-0OlympiacosOlympiacos2100
18.01.2014Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos2-0LevadiakosLevadiakos7300
02.02.2014Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos2-1PanaitolikosPanaitolikos6000
05.02.2014Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos2-0PanioniosPanionios9000
15.02.2014Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos4-2PlataniasPlatanias9000
22.02.2014Greek Super LeagueOFIOFI0-4OlympiacosOlympiacos3300
06.04.2014Greek Super LeagueGianninaGiannina2-0OlympiacosOlympiacos6600
13.04.2014Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos1-0Apollon SmyrnisApollon Smyrnis2510

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Javier Saviola
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 11/12/1981 (32)
  • Country: Argentina
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Olympiacos ( GRE)

  • Height: 169cm
  • Weight: 67kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    21/08/01: Barcelona 1-0 Wisła

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid60
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 11/12/2013 01:26 CET
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