Diego Perotti

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Diego Perotti
Perotti in action for Sevilla in 2012
Personal information
Full name Diego Perotti
Date of birth (1988-07-26) 26 July 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Moreno, Argentina
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Number TBA
Youth career
Boca Juniors
2002–2006 Deportivo Morón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Deportivo Morón 72 (8)
2007–2009 Sevilla B 52 (3)
2009–2014 Sevilla 117 (9)
2014 Boca Juniors (loan) 2 (0)
2014– Genoa 0 (0)
National team
2009– Argentina 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2011

Diego Perotti (born 26 July 1988) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Genoa C.F.C. in Serie A. Mainly a left winger who can play with both feet, he can also appear as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Moreno, Buenos Aires, Perotti joined Spain's Sevilla FC in the summer of 2007, from Club Deportivo Morón. At first he was assigned to the Andalusians' B-team, which had just gained promotion to the second division, and proved instrumental as the side retained its league status.

In the 2008–09 season Perotti also started with the B's, receiving his first-team debut on 15 February 2009 as he appeared 15 minutes in a 2–0 win at RCD Espanyol.[1] Often competing for a first-team berth with another graduate, Diego Capel, his first goal for Sevilla came against Deportivo de La Coruña on 23 May, as he scored in the 90th minute of the game to guarantee a third-place La Liga finish in the league, with the subsequent return to the UEFA Champions League.[2]

During the 2009–10 campaign Perotti won the battle with Capel, and became Sevilla's first-choice in his position, starting the season on a high note. On 16 March 2010 he netted against PFC CSKA Moscow for the Champions League round-of-16, but the Russian team won 2–1 away and 3–2 on aggregate.[3]

On 2 July 2014, Perotti left Sevilla for Serie A side Genoa, signing a four-year contract.[4]

International career[edit]

On 9 November 2009 Perotti received his maiden call-up for the Argentine national team. He made his debut with La Albiceleste on the 14th, playing the last ten minutes of the 1–2 friendly loss against Spain in Madrid, having come on as a substitute for FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi.[5]





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