Lucas Castro

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Lucas Castro
Personal information
Full name Lucas Nahuel Castro
Date of birth (1989-04-09) 9 April 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth La Plata, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Catania
Number 19
Youth career
2003–2008 Gimnasia La Plata
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Gimnasia La Plata 69 (6)
2011–2012 Racing Club 29 (6)
2012– Catania 64 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Lucas Nahuel Castro (born 9 April 1989) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Italian club Catania, as a winger.


Club career[edit]

Gimnasia La Plata[edit]

Castro began his career within the youth ranks of Argentine club Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata in 2003.[1] He remained within the youth system until 2008, when he was promoted to the first team. He made his debut against River Plate. He later scored his first goal for the club on 10 October 2008 scoring against Rosario Central

After 68 appearances and 6 goals for his hometown club, Castro transferred to Racing Club de Avellaneda.[2]

Racing Club[edit]

In July 2011, Castro completed a transfer to Argentine rivals Racing Club de Avellaneda after being signed by Manager Diego Simeone.[3] Castro played mainly on the left wing and Mauro Camoranesi usually playing on the right wing. In his only season with the club, he scored 6 goals in 29 league appearances.[4]

Calcio Catania[edit]

On 20 July 2012, Castro signed for Italian Serie A club Catania for € 2.5 million on a five-year contract.[5]

International career[edit]

In 2011, Castro was called up to the Argentina National side by the then manager Alex Sabella for a friendly match against Brazil.[6]

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