Raúl Bobadilla

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Raúl Bobadilla
Personal information
Full name Raúl Marcelo Bobadilla
Date of birth (1987-06-18) 18 June 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
FC Augsburg
Number 25
Youth career
2005–2006 River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 River Plate 0 (0)
2006–2007 Concordia (loan) 28 (18)
2007–2009 Grasshopper 47 (26)
2009–2012 Borussia Mönchengladbach 59 (8)
2011 Aris (loan) 7 (2)
2012–2013 Young Boys 24 (12)
2013 FC Basel 10 (1)
2013– FC Augsburg 35 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 February 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Raúl Marcelo Bobadilla (born 18 June 1987) is an Argentine football player. He currently plays as a striker for FC Augsburg in the Bundesliga.


Bobadilla originally started out at River Plate but moved to Concordia Basel in the Swiss Challenge League for the 2006–07 Swiss Challenge League season. Murat Yakin was trainer at that time and for Bobadilla this was a very successful season. He scored 18 goals in 28 League games and finished third n the goal scorer list at the end of the season. Yakin left Concordia and went to Grasshopper Club Zürich as assistant trainer to Hanspeter Latour for the 2007–08 Super League season and took Bobadilla with him. Bobadilla continued his good goalscoring form, becoming their first choice striker. Bobadilla finished in second place of the goal scorer list at the end of the season and was shortlisted in the Final 4 players for the Swiss League player of the year for the 2007–08 season, which was ultimately won by Hakan Yakin.

Bobadilla signed for Borussia Mönchengladbach on 11 June 2009[1] but returned to Switzerland in 2012 to play for Bern's BSC Young Boys.[2] On 3 January 2013, FC Basel announced that Bobadilla signed a contract until 2017.[3]

He made his league debut for Basel on 1 April 2013 in the 4–0 away win against Luzern being substituted in during the 77th minute of the game. He scored his first goal for his new club on 1 June 2013 in the 1–0 home win in the St. Jakob-Park against St. Gallen.[4] At the end of the Swiss Super League season 2012–13 Bobadilla won the Championship title[5] and was Swiss Cup runner up with Basel.[6] In the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, Basel advanced as far as the semi-finals, there being matched against the reigning UEFA Champions League holders Chelsea, but they were knocked out losing both matches and being beaten 2–5 on aggregate.[7] At the beginning of the 2013–14 Super League season Basel sold off Bobadilla in a hurry and cheap following a personal incident with the traffic police.

On 15 August 2013, FC Augsburg announced that Bobadilla signed a contract until 30 June 2016.[8]

International career[edit]

On 9 February 2015, it was reported by D10 and ABC Color that Bobadilla had began the process of taking up Paraguay's nationality in order to represent the Paraguay national team, by way of his Paraguayan parents.[9][10]




  1. ^ "Borussia verpflichtet Thorben Marx und Raúl Bobadilla" (in German). borussia.de. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Gori, Marco (21 January 2012). "Young Boys sign Bobadilla". Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "FCB engagiert Stürmer Raúl Bobadilla" (in German). FC Basel. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Marty, Caspar. "Der Meistersamstag im Zeitraffer" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Schifferle, Michael (10 June 2013). "Season review: Switzerland". UEFA. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  6. ^ SFV (20 May 2013). "Telegramm Schweizer Cup Final" (in German). Schweizerischer Fussballverband. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Haylett, Trevor (3 May 2013). "Basel take heart after Chelsea defeat". UEFA. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "FC Augsburg verpflichtet Bobadilla" (in German). FC Augsburg on facebook.com. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Haedo Valdez estaría de vuelta en dos semanas" (in Spanish). ABC Color. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "El sueño de Haedo es jugar su tercera Copa América con Paraguay" (in Spanish). D10. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 

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