Juan Manuel Torres

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Juan Manuel Torres
Чако Торрес.jpg
Personal information
Full name Juan Manuel Torres
Date of birth (1985-06-20) June 20, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Puerto Vilelas, Argentina
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Metalist Kharkiv
Number 19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Racing Club 104 (0)
2007–2011 San Lorenzo 101 (2)
2011– Metalist Kharkiv 42 (1)
National team
2005 Argentina U-20 14 (0)
* 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.

Torres was part of the Argentina U-20 team, along with such players as Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero and Pablo Zabaleta, that won the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship.


Season Team Title
2005 Argentina Argentina U-20 FIFA World Youth Champion
2011/12 Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv Ukrainian Premier League Bronze Medalist

Personal life[edit]

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.[1]

Interesting Facts[edit]

  • Chaco - is the nickname given to him, because he was born in the Argentine province of Chaco.[2]

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.[3]

  • 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.


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