Damián Manso

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Damián Manso
Personal information
Full name Damián Alejandro Manso
Date of birth (1979-06-06) 6 June 1979 (age 34)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current club Newell's Old Boys
Number 10
Youth career
1992–1996 Newell's Old Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2005 Newell's Old Boys 188 (15)
2001–2002 Bastia (loan) 22 (1)
2003–2004 Independiente (loan) 25 (1)
2006–2007 Skoda Xanthi 27 (1)
2007–2009 LDU Quito 55 (5)
2009–2010 Pachuca 51 (11)
2011 Jaguares 13 (1)
2011 Morelia 9 (1)
2012 LDU Quito 19 (1)
2012 Al Nassr 6 (0)
2013 Deportivo Cuenca 23 (4)
2013– Newell's Old Boys 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 9, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Damián Alejandro Manso (Spanish pronunciation: [daˈmjan ˈmanso], born 6 June 1979) is an Argentine footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder. Manso is a free kick specialist also can plays as a left midfielder, making known this facet during the period of Edgardo Bauza in 2008, when won the Copa Libertadores title under Bauza's orders as coach. He also has played at Europe in two opportunities at French side Bastia[1] and Skoda Xanthi of the Greece Super League,[2] began his career at professional hometown club Newell's Old Boys, in where won a league title in 2004.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He started his soccer career at 16 in 1996 with Newell's Old Boys in a game against Boca Juniors. Despite playing for several other teams, Manso returned to play for Newell's Old Boys several times during his career and was a member of that team for nine years of his career.

LDU Quito[edit]

Manso joined the Quito based club in mid-2007 from Skoda Xanthi. He established himself as a very capable play-maker in the latter half of the season, helping his team earn their 9th national title that same season and a berth in the 2008 Copa Libertadores

In 2008, Manso further enhanced his reputation as a play-maker while playing in the 2008 Copa Libertadores. He scored key goals and created important plays which helped LDU Quito win the tournament for the first time. LDU Quito therefore became the first and only team from Ecuador to ever win this prestigious trophy. Due to his skills, he was voted as part of the ideal Copa Libertadores team, along with fellow playmates, Enrique Vera, and Joffre Guerrón. At the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup, he again was vital to the team, helping LDU Quito advance to the final against Manchester United, which they lost. Manso was awarded the Bronze Ball for his performance in the tournament.

Al Nassr FC[edit]

Manso went to Al Nassr in Asia where he left his old team Liga de Quito.

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Newell's Old Boys
LDU Quito
Pachuca

Individual[edit]

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