Nelson Benítez

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Nelson Benítez
Personal information
Full name Nelson Pablo Benítez
Date of birth (1984-05-24) May 24, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Villa Huidobro, Córdoba, Argentina
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Number 24
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Lanús 32 (2)
2004–2005 Talleres de Córdoba 25 (1)
2006 Gimnasia de Jujuy 13 (1)
2006–2008 Lanús 35 (1)
2008–2011 Porto 5 (0)
2009 Leixoes S.C. (loan) 6 (0)
2009–2010 San Lorenzo (loan) 19 (2)
2011–2012 Estudiantes 5 (0)
2013 Talleres 12 (0)
2013- Olimpia 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:07, 29 July 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Nelson Pablo Benítez (born 24 May 1984) is an Argentine football left defender. He currently plays for Estudiantes de La Plata in Argentina.


Benítez made his breakthrough into Lanús' first team in 2002. Between 2004 and 2006, he spent time with Talleres de Córdoba and Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy before returning to Lanús.

In 2007, Benítez was part of the Lanús squad that won the first top flight championship in the club's history.

In May 2008, Benítez agreed a four-year contract to play for Porto in the Portuguese Liga.[1] On 17 August 2009 FC Porto have loaned the Argentinian left-back to Leixoes S.C. for a season.[2] However, in October 2009, Benitez signed for Argentinean club San Lorenzo, as replacement for the injured left-backs Aureliano Torres and Sebastián Luna.[3]




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