Hugo Ibarra

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Hugo Ibarra
Personal information
Full name Hugo Benjamín Ibarra
Date of birth (1974-04-01) 1 April 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth El Colorado, Formosa, Argentina
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Youth career
Colón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Colón 140 (8)
1998–2001 Boca Juniors 85 (2)
2001–2005 Porto 20 (0)
2002–2003 Boca Juniors (loan) 25 (4)
2003–2004 Monaco (loan) 25 (0)
2004–2005 Espanyol (loan) 31 (1)
2005–2010 Boca Juniors 124 (3)
National team
1998–2007 Argentina 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 2009

Hugo Benjamín Ibarra (born 1 April 1974) is a retired Argentine professional footballer. He is an icon at Boca Juniors where he has played over 200 games in three separate stints at the club and won 15 titles.

Born in Pirané Department, northern province of Formosa, Ibarra went to Santa Fe Province to start playing in Colón. It was a second division team when he started playing professionally in 1993, but 2 years later the team got promoted to first division. His performance called Boca Juniors' attention, and he was transferred to the club he would late refer to as "my home".

After 3 successful seasons in Boca, Ibarra moved to Europe. Because he did not have a European passport, Ibarra was loaned back to Boca Juniors after playing his first season in Portuguese FC Porto. Porto loaned him to French Monaco FC a year later, and then to Spanish RCD Espanyol.

El Negro played 6 matches for Argentina national football team, including Copa América 1999. While in Monaco, the team reached UEFA Champions League finals, beating in its way such teams as Real Madrid and Chelsea F.C., to later lose 3-0 to his former club Porto, club that owned him at that moment.

In July 2005, after some difficult negotiations due to the economic crisis in Argentina, Hugo Ibarra went back to Boca Juniors, his last team. On April 18, 2007, he got back to Argentina national football team, as Argentina’s captain, to play a friendly match against Chile national football team.

In September 2010, he announced his retirement from professional football.

Titles[edit]

Season Country Club Title
Apertura 1998 Argentina Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina
Clausura 1999 Argentina Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina
2000 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores
2000 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Intercontinental
2001 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores
2002 Portugal FC Porto Portuguese Supercup
2003 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores
Apertura 2005 Argentina Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina
2005 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Sudamericana
Clausura 2006 Argentina Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina
2007 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores
2008 Argentina Boca Juniors Recopa Sudamericana
Apertura 2008 Argentina Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina

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