Ángel Correa

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Ángel Correa
Angel Correa U20 World Cup crop.jpg
Correa playing for Argentina U20 at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Personal information
Full name Ángel Martín Correa Martínez[1]
Date of birth (1995-03-09) 9 March 1995 (age 22)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Atlético Madrid
Number 11
Youth career
Alianza Sport
Tiro
San Lorenzo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 San Lorenzo 49 (10)
2014– Atlético Madrid 62 (12)
National team
2015 Argentina U20 11 (6)
2016 Argentina Olympic 2 (1)
2015– Argentina 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 September 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 November 2016

Ángel Martín Correa Martínez (American Spanish: ['aŋxel ko'rea]; born 9 March 1995) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Atlético Madrid as a forward.

Club career[edit]

San Lorenzo[edit]

Born in Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Correa joined San Lorenzo's youth setup in 2007, aged 12, after a trial period.[2] In the summer of 2012, he was due to join Portuguese club Benfica on a free transfer, but the deal later collapsed.

Correa signed a four-year professional deal with the Ciclón on 23 September 2012,[3] and was promoted to the first-team in January 2013. On 31 March he played his first match as a professional, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 0–1 loss at Newell's Old Boys.[4]

On 11 May, Correa scored his first professional goal, netting the last of a 3–0 home success against Boca Juniors.[5] He finished the campaign with 13 appearances (eight starts, 747 minutes of action), scoring four goals.

Atlético Madrid[edit]

On 27 May 2014, after scoring six goals in 2013–14, Correa had agreed a deal with La Liga holders Atlético Madrid for a reported fee of €7.5 million.[6] He signed a five-year contract with the Madrid side, joining the club after the 2014 Copa Libertadores.[7]

In June 2014, however, Correa was sidelined for six months due to a heart tumour. After undergoing surgery on 18 June in New York, he started a light training in August,[8] and officially joined the club on 13 December.[9][10]

On 22 August 2015, Correa finally made his Atleti debut, replacing Óliver Torres in a 1–0 home league match win against UD Las Palmas.[11] He scored his first goal for the club on 19 September, netting the first in a 2–0 away win against SD Eibar; he also assisted Fernando Torres in the second goal.

International career[edit]

Correa playing for Argentina

On 11 December 2014 Correa was included in Argentina under-20s 32-man list for the 2015 South American Youth Football Championship, held in Uruguay.[12] On 4 September of the following year he made his full squad debut, coming on as a late substitute for Ezequiel Lavezzi in a 7–0 friendly home routing of Bolivia, also scoring the last goal of the match.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 4 September 2015 BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States  Bolivia 7–0 7–0 Friendly

Style of play[edit]

Correa has been compared to compatriot Sergio Agüero, due to his similar height. However, his playing style is more similar to Carlos Tevez though in a more attacking positional role.[13] He holds good skill, pace and low centre of gravity, aside from a good technique and first touch.[14]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

San Lorenzo
Atletico Madrid

International[edit]

Argentina U20

References[edit]

  1. ^ His mother name is Marcela Martínez
  2. ^ "Araya y Correa, dos joyas del Esperanza Alba" [Araya and Correa, two pearls of Esperanza Alba] (in Spanish). Colo-Colo's official profile. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ángel Correa firmó un contrato por cuatro temporadas" [Ángel Correa signed a four-year contract] (in Spanish). Mundo Azulgrana. 23 September 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Newell´s llegó a la cima en el Gasómetro" [Newells' reaches the top at Gasómetro] (in Spanish). TyC Sports. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Torneo Final 2013: San Lorenzo goleó a Boca con una gran actuación de Buffarini" [Torneo Final 2013: San Lorenzo thrashed Boca with a great performance from Buffarini] (in Spanish). Mundo D. 11 May 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Ángel Correa ya es del Atleti" [Ángel Correa is already an Atleti player] (in Spanish). Marca. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Atleti y San Lorenzo alcanzan un acuerdo por Ángel Correa" [Atleti and San Lorenzo reach agreement for Ángel Correa] (in Spanish). Atlético Madrid's official website. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ángel Correa trabajó por primera vez luego de su operación del corazón" [Ángel Correa trained for the first time shortly after his heart surgery] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Atletico Madrid sign San Lorenzo's Angel Correa after heart surgery". BBC Sport. 13 December 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Ángel Correa ya es rojiblanco" [Ángel Correa already is a rojiblanco] (in Spanish). Atlético Madrid's official website. 13 December 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Al Atlético le falta" [Atlético lacks something] (in Spanish). Marca. 22 August 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "La Sub 20 tiene su preselección para el Sudamericano de Uruguay" [The under-20's has their pre-squad for the South American in Uruguay] (in Spanish). TyC Sports. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Sky Sports Scout, in association with Wyscout, reports on Argentine starlet Angel Correa". Sky Sports. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Ángel Correa: Scout Report | Argentina’s emerging Young Talent". Outside the Boot. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 

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