Lisandro Ezequiel López

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Not to be confused with Lisandro López, footballer born in 1983.
Lisandro López
Personal information
Full name Lisandro Ezequiel López
Date of birth (1989-09-01) 1 September 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Villa Constitución, Argentina
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Benfica
Number 2
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Chacarita Juniors 25 (2)
2010–2013 Arsenal de Sarandí 122 (17)
2013– Benfica 4 (0)
2013–2014 Getafe (loan) 26 (3)
National team
2011– Argentina 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 January 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 November 2011

Lisandro Ezequiel López (born 1 September 1989) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a defender for Portuguese club Benfica.

Club career[edit]

López made his official debut with Chacarita Juniors on 22 August 2009 in a loss against CA Tigre, amounting 24 games in 2009–10 Argentine Primera División.

In July 2010, López joined Arsenal de Sarandí on a free transfer, where he establish himself as top centre back, [1] helping the team win the 2012 Clausura.[2][3]

His performances draw attention from European clubs like Arsenal, A.C. Milan, Málaga CF[4][5] and Benfica, as potential replacement for his fellow countryman Ezequiel Garay.[6] On 10 July 2013, López signed with Portugal's Benfica in a five-year deal, with a €35M buy-out clause, being initially loaned for 1 year to La Liga club, Getafe CF.[7][8] In 2014–15, he was guaranteed a place in Benfica, making his debut on 5 October 2014, in a 4–0 against Arouca.[9][10]

International appearances[edit]

National team Year Apps Goals
Argentina 2011 2 0
2012 2 0
Total 4 0

Honours[edit]

Arsenal de Sarandí
Benfica

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rising Star Lisandro López". argentinafootballworld.com. 
  2. ^ "Arsenal win first title beating Belgrano, 1-0". soccerblog.com. 25 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Banfield relegated as Arsenal de Sarandi lift Clausura title". goal.com. 24 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Lisandro Lopez agent confirms interest from Arsenal and AC Milan". metro.co.uk. 8 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Malaga close in on Lisandro Lopez". soccernews.com. 24 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Lisandro López set to join Benfica from Arsenal de Sarandí". beyondtheninetyminutes.com. 13 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Lisandro López é reforço do SL Benfica por cinco temporadas" [Lisandro López is reinforcement for Benfica for 5 seasons]. aovivo.slbenfica.pt (in Portuguese). 10 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Lisandro López llega cedido al Getafe" [Lopez arrives at Getafe on loan]. Marca.com. 31 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Lisandro López fica no plantel de Jesus" (in Portuguese). desporto.sapo.pt. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "SL Benfica – Arouca, 4-0: Resposta de Campeão consolida liderança!" (in Portuguese). Benfica. 5 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 

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