Mariano Barbosa

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Mariano Barbosa
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Personal information
Full name Mariano Damián Barbosa
Date of birth (1984-07-27) 27 July 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Lanús, Argentina
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Sevilla
Number 25
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Banfield 38 (0)
2005–2007 Villarreal 21 (0)
2007–2008 Recreativo 0 (0)
2008–2009 Estudiantes 1 (0)
2009 River Plate (loan) 4 (0)
2009–2010 Atlas 28 (0)
2010–2014 Las Palmas 162 (0)
2014– Sevilla 0 (0)
National team
2003 Argentina U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mariano Damián Barbosa (born 27 July 1984) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Sevilla FC in Spain, as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Born in Lanús, Buenos Aires, Barbosa started his career with Club Atlético Banfield in 2002. In 2005 he was signed by Spanish club Villarreal CF for a fee of 2 million,[1] alongside another player in his position, Sebastián Viera.

Barbosa served mainly as reserve at Villarreal, but filled in for Viera in several games, most notably in the semifinals of the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League against Arsenal: even though he did not let in any goals in the second leg, the English had won 1–0 in the first match for an eventual qualification.

In the summer of 2007, after the signing of Diego López, Barbosa was allowed to join fellow La Liga side Recreativo de Huelva.[2] Barred by Italian Stefano Sorrentino, he appeared in no games during his sole campaign.

In 2008 Barbosa returned to his country and joined Estudiantes de La Plata, being loaned to fellow first-divisioner Club Atlético River Plate in the following year. After an unsuccessful spell he was sold to Club Atlas of Mexico, on 7 July 2009.

After one year with Atlas Barbosa returned to Spain, signing for UD Las Palmas of the second level. He was an undisputed started during his spell in the Canary Islands, never featuring in less than 37 league matches.

On 16 July 2014 Barbosa joined Sevilla FC on a free transfer, penning a two-year contract.[3]

International career[edit]

Barbosa was second-choice for the Argentine under-20 team that reached the semifinals of the FIFA World Cup in 2003, eventually finishing in fourth place. He replaced suspended Gustavo Eberto in the round-of-16 game against Egypt, a 2–1 win.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Villarreal turn to Barbosa". UEFA.com. 8 June 2005. 
  2. ^ "Recreativo in for Barbosa". UEFA.com. 17 August 2007. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Barbosa pasa reconocimiento médico con el Sevilla FC" [Barbosa undergoes medical with Sevilla FC] (in Spanish). Sevilla's official website. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Mariano BarbosaFIFA competition record

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