Joaquín Larrivey

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Joaquín Larrivey
Joaquín Larrivey.jpg
Larrivey with Cagliari in 2012
Personal information
Full name Joaquín Oscar Larrivey
Date of birth (1984-08-20) 20 August 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Gualeguay, Entre Ríos, Argentina
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Club information
Current team
Celta
Number 11
Youth career
Huracán
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Huracán 94 (39)
2007–2012 Cagliari 99 (16)
2009 Vélez Sársfield (loan) 16 (3)
2010–2011 Colón (loan) 20 (4)
2012–2013 Atlante 14 (2)
2013–2014 Rayo Vallecano 35 (12)
2014– Celta 12 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Joaquín Oscar Larrivey (born 20 August 1984) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Spanish club Celta de Vigo as a centre forward.

He is nicknamed el Bati, for his physical resemblance to former footballer Gabriel Batistuta. Larrivey also holds a European Union passport as a second nationality.[1]

Biography[edit]

Larrivey began his career in Argentina with Huracán and quickly became an important player for the side. Larrivey was signed by Italian Serie A side Cagliari in June 2007 on a 4-year contract.[2] On 12 February 2009 Vélez Sársfield of Argentine Primera División signed him on loan until the end of the season.[3] He started successfully at Vélez scoring in his debut game against Tigre. He also scored against Godoy Cruz and Rosario Central. However, after this last one (which was in the 7th game of the Clausura tournament) he was held scoreless. On 1 July 2009, Larrivey returned to Cagliari. On 5 August 2010, he was loaned to Club Atlético Colón.[4][5]

In 2011, Joaquin Larrivey returned to Cagliari again, this time to take a first team place. After the departure of Alessandro Matri who was sold to Juventus F.C. and Robert Acquafresca who returned to Genoa after his 1 year loan, Larrivey and Nenê became the first choice strikers. He was assigned the number 9 shirt before the beginning of the season.[6] On 21 August 2011, Larrivey scored a hat-trick in a 5–1 win over U.C. AlbinoLeffe in the Coppa Italia, becoming only the second player to do so in the history of Cagliari, together with legend "Gigi" Riva.[7]

On 17 December 2012 Larrivey was presented as a new player for Mexican club Atlante. He was signed to form the attack with Chilean Esteban Paredes. On 27 January 2013 he scored his first goals with the club recording a brace against Chiapas in a 4-3 victory.

Honours[edit]

Vélez Sársfield

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fiorentina: c' è Balzaretti Cagliari, bloccato Larrivey Il Parma va su Di Natale". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 5 June 2007. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Arriva Larrivey". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 15 June 2007. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Arrivederci Larry!". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 12 February 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Larrivey al Colòn". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 5 August 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "El Bati Larrivey ya es uno más". Club Atlético Colón (in Spanish). 8 August 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Il Cagliari dà i numeri". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 10 August 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Larrivey eguaglia Riva". Cagliari Calcio (in Italian). 22 August 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 

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