Lautaro Acosta

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Lautaro Acosta
Personal information
Full name Lautaro Germán Acosta
Date of birth (1988-03-14) 14 March 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Glew, Argentina
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Lanús
Number 7
Youth career
Lanús
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Lanús 55 (8)
2008–2013 Sevilla 23 (0)
2011–2012 Racing Santander (loan) 21 (2)
2012–2013 Boca Juniors (loan) 22 (0)
2013– Lanús 15 (4)
National team
2007 Argentina U20 12 (1)
2008 Argentina Olympic 4 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Lautaro Germán Acosta (born 14 March 1988) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Club Atlético Lanús as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Lanús[edit]

Born in Glew, Buenos Aires, Almirante Brown Partido, Acosta came through the youth system at Club Atlético Lanús, making his senior debuts at the age of 18. As the club was often forced to sell its best players, he quickly became an important part of the first team.

Acosta was part of the Lanús squad that won the 2007 Apertura tournament, the clubs first ever top division title. In May 2007 he suffered a serious cheekbone injury, and had to wear a specially-fitted face mask for two months.

Sevilla[edit]

On 29 May 2008, aged 20, Acosta signed for La Liga team Sevilla FC on a five-year contract, for a reported fee of 7 million subject to a medical.[1] Shortly after his arrival in Andalusia, he suffered a serious injury and never fully recovered, his best output with the club being ten league games in 2010–11 (267 minutes, only two starts).[2][3]

On 4 February 2009 Acosta scored his first – and only – goal for Sevilla, in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals, a 2–1 home win against Athletic Bilbao[4] but an eventual 2–4 aggregate loss. In July 2011 he was loaned to fellow top divisioner Racing de Santander, joining compatriots Ariel Nahuelpan and Héctor Cúper (manager); he started and netted on his official debut for the Cantabrians, in a 3–4 away loss against Valencia CF.[5]

International career[edit]

In 2007, Acosta was picked to join the Argentina under-20 squad to compete in the 2007 South American Youth Championship in Paraguay. He headed the only goal in the last game against Uruguay, to secure the national team's qualification for both the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

After appearing in six out of seven games in the U20's triumph in Canada, Acosta scored against Côte d'Ivoire in a 2–1 group stage win in the Beijing Olympic tournament, en route to another international conquest.[6]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Lanús
Sevilla

Country[edit]

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