Lucas Ocampos

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Lucas Ocampos
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Personal information
Full name Lucas Ariel Ocampos
Date of birth (1994-07-11) 11 July 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Monaco
Number 11
Youth career
Quilmes
River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 River Plate 39 (7)
2012– Monaco 62 (9)
National team
2009 Argentina U15
2011 Argentina U17 8 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 December 2013
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Ocampos.

Lucas Ariel Ocampos[1] (born 11 July 1994 in Quilmes, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a winger for Monaco.

Career[edit]

Ocampos began playing football in Quilmes at the age of six where he first played as a striker. After participating the Youth America's Cup, Ocampos was signed by River Plate.[2]

River Plate[edit]

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.[3] He soon established himself in the starting eleven and in January 2012 was named in FIFA's 13 Players to watch that year.[4]

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.

Monaco[edit]

On 6 August 2012 Ocampos signed for French Ligue 2 side Monaco for a reported fee of approximately €15 million.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7] 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[edit]

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.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

22:59, 10 December 2013 (UTC)[9]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Argentina League Copa Argentina League Cup CONMEBOL1 Total
River Plate 2011–12 38 7 1 0 0 0 39 7
2012–13 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 39 7 1 0 0 0 40 7
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue UEFA2 Total
AS Monaco 2012–13 28 4 2 0 2 1 32 5
2013–14 34 5 1 0 5 3 1 0 41 8
Total 62 9 3 0 7 4 1 0 !74 13
Career total 100 16 3 0 7 4 0 0 111 20
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ocampos, Lucas Ariel". cariverplate.com. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "CRACK FUTURE: THE NUGGET OCAMPOS OF RIVER PLATE" [FUTUR CRACK : OCAMPOS LA PÉPITE DE RIVER PLATE] (in French). Les-Transferts. 5 January 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Match: Ind. Riv. v River". ESPN. 
  4. ^ "Players to watch in 2012". FIFA. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "River Plate sell Ocampos to Monaco". Super Sport. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Lucas Ocampos feels 'no pressure' at Monaco despite high price tag". Goal.com. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "MATCH AS MONACO FC – VALENCIENNES FC" [FEUILLE DE MATCH AS MONACO FC – VALENCIENNES FC] (in French). 26 September 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Lucas Ariel Ocampos" (in Spanish). Blog Spot. 1 April 2011. Retrieved February 2013. 
  9. ^ Lucas Ocampos; ESPN FC