Matías Cahais

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Matías Cahais
Personal information
Full name Matías Cahais
Date of birth (1987-12-24) December 24, 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Morón, Argentina
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back / Left back
Club information
Current team
Universidad Católica
Number 6
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Boca Juniors 12 (1)
2008–2010 Groningen 11 (1)
2009 Gimnasia de Jujuy (loan) 15 (1)
2009–2010 Racing Club (loan) 33 (1)
2010–2014 Racing Club 167 (5)
2014– Universidad Católica 0 (0)
National team
2007 Argentina U20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:01, 20 August 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Matías Cahais (born 24 December 1987 in Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine football central defender. He plays for Universidad Católica.

Club career[edit]

Cahais is a product of the Boca Juniors youth team, he made his debut for the first team at the age of 17 on 26 June 2005 in a 0-0 draw with Quilmes Atlético Club.

3 July 2005, Cahais scored his first goal for Boca in a game against Almagro, but it is not recorded as an official goal, as the game was abandoned and the game was awarded to Almagro with a default score of 2-0.

After some offers from European clubs, 21 January 2008, Cahais signed a contract for the Dutch club FC Groningen, initially for a one-year-and-a-half deal, with the possibility of a definitive acquisition for a €2 million price, after the first period. During his presentation ceremony on Groningen, the defender said that, even with the bigger offer from Real Madrid, he opted for signing for a Dutch team because he wanted to make his European career "step for step", and he felt that an Eredivisie club was the right choice to do, as the Dutch league was also the start of the European career of players like Ronaldo, Romário and his compatriot Julio Cruz.[1]

International career[edit]

Cahais has represented the Argentina national football team at Under-17 and Under-20 levels. He made 20 appearances for the U-17 team, scoring 4 goals. In 2007 he was selected to play for Argentina at the South American Youth Championship in Paraguay where he scored 2 goals. He also represented the U-20 team at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Honours[edit]

Season Club Title
2006 Argentina Boca Juniors Recopa Sudamericana
2007 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores
2007 Argentina Argentina Under-20 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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