Germán Lux

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Germán Lux
Germán Lux.jpg
Lux with Mallorca in 2011
Personal information
Full name Germán Darío Lux
Date of birth (1982-06-07) 7 June 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Carcarañá, Argentina
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Deportivo La Coruña
Number 1
Youth career
1998–2001 River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2007 River Plate 53 (0)
2007–2011 Mallorca 29 (0)
2011– Deportivo La Coruña 52 (0)
National team
2001 Argentina U20 5 (0)
2004 Argentina Olympic 9 (0)
2005 Argentina 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:00, 5 October 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Germán Darío Lux (born 7 June 1982) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Spanish club Deportivo de La Coruña as a goalkeeper.

After starting out at River Plate he spent most of his career in Spain, with Mallorca and Deportivo.

Club career[edit]

Lux was born in Carcarañá, Santa Fe Province. Nicknamed Poroto, he joined Club Atlético River Plate's youth ranks aged 16, and made his first division debuts in 2001. Shortly after, he became first-choice.

In the 2006 Apertura Lux lost his job to emergent talent Juan Pablo Carrizo and, a few months after, was cut from the squad by coach Daniel Passarella. In the beginning of the year he also lost his brother, who committed suicide.[1]

Lux signed a four-year deal with RCD Mallorca for the 2007–08 season, as a backup to youth graduate Miguel Ángel Moyà, but benefitted from an injury to the latter to appear in ten La Liga games during the campaign. In his second year, the same occurred: Moyà was again downed with physical problems and Lux was promoted to starter, but lost his job in January 2009 with the signing of Dudu Aouate from Deportivo de La Coruña.

In the following two seasons, Lux was almost exclusively restricted to Copa del Rey matches with Mallorca, only amassing five league appearances combined. The same fate befell him in his next club, Deportivo La Coruña, where he played second-fiddle to Daniel Aranzubia.

International career[edit]

As a starter (all six matches, no goals conceded) during the 2004 Summer Olympics, Lux was instrumental in the gold medal triumph of the national team, which netted 17.[2]

During the 2005 Confederations Cup, he had a poor performance, allowing ten goals in five matches, four of them in the final.[3] Lux was left out of the Argentine squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, with coach José Pekerman deciding to pick Oscar Ustari instead.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

River Plate
Deportivo

Country[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 19 December 2014[4]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Argentina League Cup League Cup South America Total
2001–02 River Plate Primera División 3 0 0 0 3 0
2003–04 15 0 2 0 17 0
2004–05 6 0 4 0 10 0
2005–06 28 0 10 0 38 0
2006–07 2 0 2 0 5 0
Spain League Copa del Rey Supercopa de España Europe Total
2007–08 Mallorca La Liga 10 0 4 0 14 0
2008–09 14 0 3 0 17 0
2009–10 1 0 4 0 5 0
2010–11 4 0 4 0 8 0
2011–12 Deportivo Segunda División 4 0 4 0 8 0
2012–13 La Liga 4 0 2 0 6 0
2013–14 Segunda División 37 0 0 0 37 0
2014–15 La Liga 7 0 2 0 9 0
Total Argentina 54 0 18 0 72 0
Spain 81 0 23 0 104 0
Career total 135 0 23 0 18 0 176 0

Personal[edit]

Lux's older brother, Javier, is also a footballer.[1] A midfielder, he played for several Argentine clubs during his career.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Quizás no sea el mejor momento para jugar (Perhaps this is not the best moment to play); ESPN Deportes, 22 January 2006 (Spanish)
  2. ^ Germán LuxFIFA competition record
  3. ^ Brazil claim Confederations Cup; UEFA.com, 29 June 2005
  4. ^ "G. Lux". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 

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