Leandro Caruso

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Leandro Caruso
Personal information
Full name Leandro Rubén Caruso
Date of birth (1981-07-14) 14 July 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Avellaneda, Argentina
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
All Boys
Youth career
Independiente
Dock Sud
Racing Club (futsal)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Arsenal de Sarandí 56 (6)
2004–2005 → Pioneros de Obregón (loan) 40 (15)
2006 El Porvenir 9 (1)
2006 Tijuana 12 (3)
2007 Real Colima 11 (3)
2008–2009 Godoy Cruz 47 (19)
2009–2012 Udinese 0 (0)
2009–2010 Vélez Sársfield (loan) 21 (3)
2010–2011 River Plate (loan) 25 (4)
2011–2012 Godoy Cruz (loan) 27 (5)
2012–2013 Argentinos Juniors 21 (0)
2013- Huracán 38 (11)
2014- All Boys 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:22, 30 August 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Leandro Rubén Caruso (born 14 July 1982 in Avellaneda) is an Argentine football striker who plays for All Boys of the Primera B Nacional.

Career[edit]

Caruso started playing for Independiente's youth divisions, in his native city of Avellaneda.[1] Later, following his brother Hernán's footsteps, he played futsal in Racing.[1] After seeing some success, he returned to the big field training with Racing's reserves.[1]

In 2001 he started his professional career with Arsenal de Sarandí. He was part of the squad that won promotion to the Argentine Primera in 2002. He then played for a number of lower league teams in Mexico including Pioneros de Ciudad Obregón, Tijuana and Real Colima; as well as El Porvenir in the Primera B Nacional (Argentine second division).

In 2008 he returned to Argentina to join Godoy Cruz of the 2nd division, where he helped the club to secure promotion to the Primera. He maintained his good form when playing in the first division, scoring 14 goals in the 2008–09 season.

On 9 June 2009 Udinese Calcio signed the Argentine forward from Godoy Cruz on a 5 year-deal, to officially join the club after the season.[2] The deal was made in €4.000.000.[1] Caruso played the last game for Godoy Cruz on 21 June 2009.

On 19 August 2009 Vélez Sársfield signed the Argentine forward on loan from Udinese for one season, with an option to buy. Caruso had his first great game with Vélez in the 2–2 away draw against Unión Española on the 2009 Copa Sudamericana, where he scored twice to secure Vélez' comeback from a 0–2.[3] The team qualified for the next stage with a 5–4 global victory. On 19 June 2010 River Plate loaned the Argentine forward from Udinese until 30 June 2011.[4] On 12 August 2011, Caruso joined Godoy Cruz, where he spent the 2008–2009 season, on a season-long loan deal.

Clubs[edit]

Club País Año PJ G
Arsenal de Sarandí Argentina 2001–2004 56 6
Pioneros de Obregón México 2004–2005 40 15
Club El Porvenir Argentina 2006 9 1
Club Tijuana México 2006 12 3
Real Colima México 2007 11 3
Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba Argentina 2008–2009 47 19
Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield Argentina 2009–2010 21 3
Club Atlético River Plate Argentina 2010–2011 25 4
Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba Argentina 2011–2012 27 5
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors Argentina 2013 15 0
Club Atlético Huracán Argentina 2013–2014 21 5
Club Atlético All Boys Argentina 2014- 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "El baby le quedaba chico" (in Spanish). Olé. 2-10-2009. Retrieved 2-10-2009.  Check date values in: |date=, |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Leandro Ruben Caruso in bianconero" (in Italian). Udinese.it. 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2009-10-02. [dead link]
  3. ^ "El gran Caruso" (in Spanish). Olé. 2-10-2009. Retrieved 2009-02-10.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Leandro Caruso es el nuevo refuerzo de River Plate – MDZ Online

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