Carlos Araujo

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Carlos Araujo
Personal information
Full name Carlos Luciano Araujo
Date of birth (1981-11-19) November 19, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Mendoza, Argentina
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Right back Right Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lanús
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Independiente Rivadavia 23 (2)
2002–2004 Atlético de Rafaela 72 (0)
2004–2005 Racing Club 28 (0)
2005–2006 Estudiantes 15 (0)
2006–2007 Newell's Old Boys 24 (2)
2007–2008 Olimpo 24 (1)
2008–2009 Huracán 35 (1)
2009–2011 AEK Athens 26 (0)
2011 Lanús (loan) 10 (0)
2011– Lanús 80 (1)
National team
2001–2003 Argentina U-20 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 July 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 July 2011

Carlos Luciano Araujo (born November 19, 1981) is an Argentine football Right back who plays for Lanús.

Career[edit]

Araujo started his career with Independiente Rivadavia. He then played for Atlético de Rafaela, with which he won 2002–03 season of the Primera B Nacional (second division), earning promotion to the Primera Division. Subsequently, he played in major Argentine clubs, including Estudiantes de La Plata, Newell's Old Boys and Huracán.[1] After a successful season with Huracán, Araujo decided to take the big step to Europe in the second half of 2009, joining Greek AEK Athens F.C. Araujo was cited as the "best right back in Argentina" by his former Huracán coach Ángel Cappa,[2] whilst his transfer was described by a journalist as a "key player loss" for Huracán.[3]

Araujo signed a 3-year contract with AEK Athens on August 18, 2009.[4] AEK signed Araujo as a free agent. Araujo was the fifth Argentine AEK Athens player for the 2009–10 season, the others being Sebastián Saja, Ignacio Scocco, Nicolás Bianchi Arce and Ismael Blanco. Although the good performances in Greece and Europe, Araujo had to return to Argentina due to a sudden family issues on July 2010. Ηe left AEK Athens after the conflicts between him and the team about were close to lead in court. He was loaned the remaining year of his contract in Lanus having previously denied loan offer from Independiente Rivadavia although the pressure of AEK Athens.[5]

On December 23, 2010, Araujo returned to Argentina, joining Lanús.[6]

Honours[edit]

Lanús

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