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#Brazinga2014: Player Profile - Javier Macherano

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 - 9:14pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: AFP
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Javier Macherano will be a key player for Argentina in the mid-field. His defensive qualities will be beneficial for the teams. However, he has a knack of picking up silly yellow cards, which he should avoid to prevent any kind of problems for Argentina.

Personal Data:

Surname: Mascherano
Firstname: Javier
Country:  Argentina
Date of birth:  1984-06-08
Birthplace:  San Lorenzo
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 77.0 kg

Playing Career:

Position: Midfielder / defender
Clubs: River Plate (2003-2005), Corinthians (Bra/2005-2006), West Ham Utd (Eng/Aug. 2006 - Feb. 2007), Liverpool (Eng/Feb. 2007 - 2010), Barcelona (Esp/since 2010)
International goals: 2
International debut: 16/07/2003, Argentina-Uruguay (2-2)

Playing Honours: International

World Cup: quarter-finalist (2006, 2010), 9 matches, 0 goals

Confederations Cup: finalist (2005)

Copa America: finalist (2004, 2007), 11 matches, 2 goals

Club - 1 Champions League (2011),  finalist (2007)

1 Club World Cup (2011)

1 European Supercup (2011)

1 Argentine Championship (2004)

1 Brazilian Championship (2005)

2 Spanish Championships (2011, 2013)

1 Spanish Cup (2012)

3 Spanish Supercups (2010, 2011, 2013)

Other honours - 2 Olympic gold medals (2004, 2008)




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