Juan Manuel Torres
|Full name||Juan Manuel Torres|
|Date of birth||June 20, 1985|
|Place of birth||Puerto Vilelas, Argentina|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Juan Manuel Torres, better known as Chaco Torres (born 20 June 1985 in Puerto Vilelas, Chaco), is an Argentine football midfielder who plays in Ukraine for Metalist Kharkiv. Usually played as a defensive midfielder.
Former player of Argentine clubs Racing Club and San Lorenzo de Almagro (Buenos Aires). Torres made his professional debut in 2002 in the age of 17, he went on to make over 100 appearances for each of the Argentine club. On June 24, he 2011 signed a three-year contract with Metalist Kharkiv as a free agent.
|2005||Argentina U-20||FIFA World Youth Champion|
|2011/12||Metalist Kharkiv||Ukrainian Premier League Bronze Medalist|
Torres has two children: a daughter with his first wife Ailyn Lobato, and a son with the actress Catalina Artusi. In September 2012, the Argentine fashion model Ivanna Palliotti left Buenos Aires and moved to Kharkiv for her boyfriend, the player of Metalist Kharkiv Chaco Torres.
In summer 2005, the management of Dynamo Kiev attempted to buy the young and promising FIFA World Youth Champion Juan Manuel Torres Racing Club. However, the Racing Club management wereas not eager to release one of their key players, although the Torres was expressing a desire for leaving. Inter alia, the parties could not agree on money issues.
- It is interesting, that both times Chaco moved to a new club, on a free transfer (as a free agent).
- It is interesting to know that he offered his services to Metalist Kharkiv, at the time being out of contract.
- Argentine Primera statistics (Spanish)
- FC Metalist profile (Ukrainian)
- FC Metalist history and statistics (Russian)
- Football Federation of Ukraine profile (Ukrainian)