|Full name||Juan Cazares|
|Date of birth||3 April 1992|
|Place of birth||Quinindé, Ecuador|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|2009||Independiente José Terán|
|2009||Independiente José Terán||16||(9)|
|2010–2011||→ River Plate (Loan)|
|2013||→ Barcelona (Loan)||2||(0)|
|2013–||→ Banfield (Loan)||19||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 14, 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Career statistics
- 4 Honours
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Juan Cazares is an Attacking Midfielder with incredible technique, great agility and speed, and a great free-kicker. Cazares rose in the youth ranks of Ecuadorian giants Barcelona. Barcelona SC kept much of Cazares' monthly salary for playing for Barcelona SC. Because of this act, he then rejoined Norte America.
Independiente José Terán
Cazares was then once again transferred to Independiente José Terán, which he made 16 senior appareances, and scoring 9 goals for the club playing in the Ecuador Serie B. In 2010 Cazares was then loaned to Argentine giants River Plate.
Club Atlético River Plate
In August 2011 his transfer to River Plate was then made official for a reported amount of $1 Million USD. He made his debut for River Plate on December 7, 2011 vs Defensores de Belgrano playing the Copa Argentina.
2012 U–20 Copa Libertadores
From June 17 to July 1, 2012 "Juanito" Cazares participated in the 2012 U-20 Copa Libertadores where he played 5 games, scored 4 goals and 2 assists. His debut match was against the European invitee Atlético Madrid, where he scored a beautiful free-kick goal into the right corner. winning 2-1. His second game would become River Plate's best match of the tournament, where Juanito scored 2 goals and 2 assists, the first goal a precise finish from 30 meters, and the third goal of the match a finish past the Junior de Barranquilla goalkeeper, winning the match 5-0. Juanito then participated in both the quarter-final and semi-final matches with impressive displays of skill, athleticism and vision, a constant threat to all adversaries, and scored his final goal of the tournament against Corinthians where he chipped the ball past the goalkeeper to himself, and was only left to just tap the ball in for goal, thus reaching the tournament finals. Juanito's final game was versus Defensor Sporting, and continued to be a threat to the Uruguayan team, and though he did not score in the final, he would finish the tournament as the team's top goal-scorer and player of the tournament, finishing the game 1-0, and became 2012 U-20 Copa Libertadores champions.
After River Plate became Pirmera B champions and returned to first-league football, Cazares was called up to train with the first team for the 2012-13 Primera A season. On August 26, his debut came in a 0-0 draw with San Lorenzo de Almagro. River Plate legend Ramon Diaz was made manager for the 2012-13 Clausura season, further taking away a chance for Cazares to play with the first team, since Diaz has stated he intends to replace Cazares for a more experienced attacking midfielder, and would loan out Cazares for that deal.
Loan to Barcelona SC 2013
On February 11, a deal was completed to loan Juan to his old club, Barcelona SC of Guayaquil, Ecuador, for 6 months. Cazares' debut came on March 10, in a 1-0 home victory over Macara, nearly scoring a beautiful goal from a volley. After not gaining an opportunity to play for the first team, he returned to Argentina for the Primera A 2013–14 season.
Loan to Banfield 2013–14
In the summer of 2013 Juan Cazares' once-River Plate coach Matias Almeyda sought him out for Banfield's return to the Primera A 2013–14 season. He played his first match for Banfield in a 1-1 away draw to Almirante Brown.
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- As of 7 July 2012
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- 2012 U-20 Copa Libertadores Best Player
- "¡Chicos coperos! River se llevó la Libertadores Sub-20" (in Spanish). Foxsportsla.com. July 1, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2012.