Sergio Araujo

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Sergio Araujo
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Araujo playing for Barcelona B in 2012
Personal information
Full name Sergio Ezequiel Araujo
Date of birth (1992-01-28) 28 January 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Las Palmas (on loan from Boca Juniors)
Number 10
Youth career
Boca Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Boca Juniors 19 (1)
2012–2013 Barcelona B (loan) 34 (7)
2013–2014 Tigre (loan) 23 (4)
2014– Las Palmas (loan) 34 (18)
National team
2009–2010 Argentina U17 8 (6)
2011–2012 Argentina U20 10 (4)
2011–2012 Argentina U23 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ezequiel and the second or maternal family name is Araujo.

Sergio Ezequiel Araujo (born 28 January 1992) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Spanish club UD Las Palmas, on loan from Boca Juniors, as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Buenos Aires, Araujo graduated with Boca Juniors' youth setup. He played his first match as a professional on 13 December 2009, coming on as a late substitute for Nicolás Gaitán in a 0–2 home loss against Banfield for the Primera División championship.[1]

Araujo scored his first professional goal on 21 November 2010, netting the first in a 2–1 home win against Arsenal de Sarandí.[2] However, he was mainly used as a backup to Pablo Mouche and Lucas Viatri, appearing sparingly.

On 25 July 2012 Araujo moved abroad for the first time in his career, signing a two-year loan deal with FC Barcelona and being assigned to the reserves in Segunda División.[3] He made his debut for the club on 17 August, playing the last 36 minutes of the 4–5 home loss against UD Almería.[4]

Araujo scored his first goals for Barça B on 1 December, netting a brace in a 2–1 away win against CD Lugo.[5] He finished the campaign with seven goals in 34 appearances, but returned to his parent club on 25 June 2013 nonetheless.[6]

On 17 July 2013 Araujo was loaned to Tigre, after being deemed suplus to requirements by manager Carlos Bianchi.[7] He appeared in 19 matches for the club, scoring four goals.

On 19 July 2014 Araujo returned to Spain, joining UD Las Palmas in a season-long loan deal.[8] He made his debut for the Canarians on 23 August, starting and scoring the last in a 2–0 home win against UE Llagostera.[9]

International career[edit]

In 2009 Araujo represented Argentina at the South American U-17 Championship. He scored three goals in five appearances as side eventually finished second and qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Araujo also appeared in 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup held in Nigeria, scoring a 59th minute winner against Honduras in Argentina's opening game,[10] as well as a 58th minute winner in a 2–1 victory against Germany in Argentina's second game.[11] Argentina progressed to the round of 16, where he scored to put them 2–0 ahead of Colombia. However, Colombia would end up winning the game 3–2.[12]

Araujo represented the Argentina U-23 national team at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. He scored in Argentina's opening 1-1 draw with Brazil, but was sent off in the 85th minute.[13] Argentina reached the final, where they lost 1-0 against hosts Mexico.

Honours[edit]

Boca Juniors

References[edit]

  1. ^ Un sueño hecho realidad (A dream come true); ESPN Deportes, 13 December 2009 (Spanish)
  2. ^ Ya sin Borghi, Boca volvió al triunfo frente a Arsenal (Already without Borghi, Boca returned to winning ways against Arsenal); ESPN Deportes, 21 November 2010 (Spanish)
  3. ^ Barça B close two-year loan deal for Sergio Araujo; Barcelona's official website, 25 July 2012
  4. ^ Festival goleador para abrir la Liga Adelante (Goalscoring party to kickstart Liga Adelante); Marca, 17 August 2012 (Spanish)
  5. ^ Un doblete de Araujo desmonta la muralla lucense (A Araujo's double dismounts the lucense wall); Marca, 1 December 2012 (Spanish)
  6. ^ FC Barcelona will not renew Sergio Araujo's loan deal, player set to return to Boca Juniors; Barcelona's official website, 25 June 2013
  7. ^ Sergio Araujo, cedido a Tigre (Sergio Araujo, loaned to Tigre); Sport, 17 July 2013 (Spanish)
  8. ^ La UD acuerda con Boca Juniors la cesión del delantero Araujo (UD agrees with Boca Juniors the loan of forward Araujo); Las Palmas' official website, 19 July 2014 (Spanish)
  9. ^ Aráujo brilla con un golazo en el estreno de Las Palmas (Araújo shines with a great goal in Las Palmas' debut); Marca, 23 August 2014 (Spanish)
  10. ^ Honduras 0–1 Argentina; FIFA.com. Retrieved on 6 February 2015
  11. ^ Argentina 2–1 Germany; FIFA.com. Retrieved on 6 February 2015
  12. ^ Argentina 2–3 Colombia; FIFA.com. Retrieved on 6 February 2015
  13. ^ Brasil empata com a Argentina na estreia do futebol (Brasil draws with Argentina in the debut of football); Veja, 19 October 2011 (Portuguese)

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