Lucas Ocampos playing for Monaco
|Full name||Lucas Ariel Ocampos|
|Date of birth||11 July 1994|
|Place of birth||Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2015–||→ Marseille (loan)||10||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:40, 18 April 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
On 16 August 2011, aged 17 years, two months and five days, Ocampos made his first-team debut for River Plate against Chacarita Juniors. His debut goal came in his second match on 20 August 2011 against Independiente Rivadavia. He soon established himself in the starting eleven and in January 2012 was named in FIFA's 13 Players to watch that year.
In the 2011–2012 season, Ocampos would score seven goals and providing five assists in thirty-eight games as the club was promoted back to Primera división after a one-year absence. The following season, Ocampos made his last appearance for River Plate in their opening game, a 2–1 defeat to Club Atlético Belgrano.
On 6 August 2012 Ocampos signed for French Ligue 2 side Monaco for a reported fee of approximately €15 million. After the move, Ocampos says he believes he made a good decision in joining Monaco; and that he faced no pressure with his price tag.
Ocampos made his Monaco debut on 31 August 2012, coming on as a substitute for Emir Bajrami in 2–1 loss against Le Havre, the club's first loss of the season. He scored his first goal for the club in the third round of Coupe de la Ligue as Monaco beat Valenciennes 4–2. On 18 January 2013 Ocampos scored his first league goal and recorded an assist for Gary Kagelmacher in a 2–0 win over Istres.
Style of play
Ocampos is known for his powerful pace and accurate dribbling. He is also blessed with great technique and has a strong shot with both feet. He has good heading accuracy and his height makes him a constant aerial threat in the box.
- AS Monaco
22:59, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
|Argentina||League||Copa Argentina||League Cup||CONMEBOL1||Total|
|France||League||Coupe de France||Coupe de la Ligue||UEFA2||Total|
- 1Also includes other competitive competitions, including the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.
- 2Also includes other competitive competitions, including the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
- "Ocampos, Lucas Ariel". cariverplate.com. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
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- "Match: Ind. Riv. v River". ESPN.
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- "Lucas Ocampos feels 'no pressure' at Monaco despite high price tag". Goal.com. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- "MATCH AS MONACO FC – VALENCIENNES FC" [FEUILLE DE MATCH AS MONACO FC – VALENCIENNES FC] (in French). 26 September 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- "Lucas Ariel Ocampos" (in Spanish). Blog Spot. 1 April 2011. Retrieved February 2013.
- Lucas Ocampos; ESPN FC