|Full name||Juan Manuel Iturbe Arévalos|
|Date of birth||4 June 1993|
|Place of birth||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Winger, Forward|
|Current club||Hellas Verona|
|2012–2013||→ River Plate (loan)||17||(3)|
|2013–2014||→ Hellas Verona (loan)||10||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
The media have dubbed Iturbe as the "new Lionel Messi", because of their many comparisons. With Iturbe being an Argentine, quick on the ball, a goal-scorer and his diminutive stature being 1.69m tall, all of which are Messi's traits.
Being 17 years of age, Iturbe was not under professional contract with Cerro Porteño. Therefore, he trained with Quilmes of the Argentine Primera División. In January 2011, Iturbe confirmed he was signing with Portuguese club FC Porto. He will join the team when he turns 18. After agreeing on said move to FC Porto, he returned to Cerro Porteño in February, where he remained until his 18th birthday in June. He scored a brace on his first Copa Libertadores game shortly after that.
Loan to River Plate
Loan to Hellas Verona
Iturbe joined Italian Serie A club Hellas Verona on a season-long loan deal for the 2013/14 season. On 29 September 2013, Iturbe scored his first goal for Verona with a sensational free-kick in a 2-1 win over fellow promoted side Livorno.
Having spent most of his life in Paraguay, Iturbe began his international career in the youth setup of Paraguay. At the age of 16 he was capped in a senior friendly against Chile in 2009, however as this was not a competitive game he could change allegiances if he wished. He later fell out with the management in Paraguay and declared for Argentina. He was part of the Argentina "sparring" squad, formed by the most promising youth players in Argentina, taken to the 2010 FIFA World Cup to train with the senior squad. He also chose to play for Argentina at the U-20 level. He is on the 20 player squad for the 2011 South American U-20 South American championship in which he scored the winning goal against Brazil.
- Cerro Porteño
- Primera División: 2009
- "'New Messi' Juan Manuel Iturbe". goal.com. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
- "Footballers Who Have Been Dubbed the Next Lionel Messi – Juan Manuel Iturbe". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
- "Juan Manuel Iturbe lives up to his nickname with a Lionel Messi-esque goal". 101 Great goals. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
- "Ningún club de Europa paga un peso por un amateur". La Nación (Paraguay) (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 August 2010.
- "Iturbe se presentó y entrenó en Quilmes: "Con mucha humildad vengo a esforzarme y a jugar"". Última Hora (in Spanish). 2 August 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
- "É a melhor notícia deste início de 2011". Mais Futebol (Portugal) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 January 2011.
- "Juan Iturbe Overjoyed With Libertadores Brace". Retrieved 7 March 2011.
- "Goal of the day: Juan Iturbe (Verona) vs Livorno". inside World Soccer. 30 September 2013.
- (Spanish) Tata Martino convoca a 20 jugadores para el amistoso – Ultima Hora
- Brazil seeking the right mentality – Tim Vickery, BBC
- Profile at Argentina Football World (English)
- Statistics at BDFA (Spanish)
- Juan Manuel Iturbe Website at Portuguese Website (Portuguese)