Carlos Matheu

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Carlos Matheu
Personal information
Full name Carlos Javier Matheu
Date of birth (1985-05-13) 13 May 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Quilmes, Argentina
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Defensa y Justicia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Independiente 58 (5)
2008–2009 Cagliari 15 (0)
2009–2012 Independiente 40 (3)
2012–2013 Atalanta 4 (0)
2013 Siena (loan) 0 (0)
2013–2014 Siena 8 (0)
National team
2010 Argentina 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 August 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Carlos Javier Matheu (born May 13, 1985) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a central or right defender. He is currently playing for Defensa y Justicia in the Argentine Primera División.


Club career[edit]

Matheu made his professional debut in 2004 in Club Atletico Independiente, and soon established himself as a member of the first team squad. In the Apertura 2007 he chipped in with 4 goals in 15 games, a useful return for a defender.

He nearly moved to Lokomotiv Moscow for $3.3million (£1.6million) in July 2008 but chose to play for Cagliari instead. He was now repurchased by Independiente for 1.5 million dollars for the 50% of his rights (Independiente already owned 50%). After one season in Italy, he returned to Independiente.

At the end of the 2011-12 season, Matheu's contract expired and he returned to Italy, signing a contract with Atalanta.

On 30 August 2013, the Siena board announced the loan signing of Matheu until the end of the season.

International career[edit]

Matheu received his first call-up to the Argentina squad for the friendly against Costa Rica on 26 January 2010.




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