Ángel Correa

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Ángel Correa
Ángel Correa.jpg
Correa playing for Atlético Madrid in 2018
Personal information
Full name Ángel Martín Correa Martínez[1]
Date of birth (1995-03-09) March 9, 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Atlético Madrid
Number 10
Youth career
Alianza Sport
Tiro
2007–2012 San Lorenzo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 San Lorenzo 49 (10)
2014– Atlético Madrid 130 (20)
National team
2015 Argentina U20 11 (6)
2016 Argentina Olympic 2 (1)
2015– Argentina 11 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:59, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:21, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Ángel Martín Correa Martínez (born 9 March 1995), known as Ángel Correa (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈaŋxel koˈrea]) 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.[3] 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,[4] 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.[5]

On 11 May, Correa scored his first professional goal, netting the last of a 3–0 home success against Boca Juniors.[6] 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.[7] He signed a five-year contract with the Madrid side, joining the club after the 2014 Copa Libertadores.[8]

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,[9] and officially joined the club on 13 December.[10][11]

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.[12] 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.[13] 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.

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.[14] He holds good skill, pace and low centre of gravity, aside from a good technique and first touch.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 16 March 2019[16]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
San Lorenzo 2012–13 Primera División 13 4 1 0 2[a] 0 16 4
2013–14 35 6 0 0 9[b] 2 1[c] 0 45 8
Total 48 10 1 0 11 2 1 0 61 12
Atlético Madrid 2014–15 La Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16 26 5 5 2 5[d] 1 36 8
2016–17 31 4 7 4 9[d] 0 47 8
2017–18 37 8 4 0 15[e] 1 56 9
2018–19 26 2 4 2 8[d] 0 1[f] 0 39 4
Total 120 19 20 8 37 2 1 0 178 29
Career total 168 29 21 8 48 4 2 0 239 41
  1. ^ Appearances in Copa Sudamericana
  2. ^ Appearances in Copa Libertadores
  3. ^ Appearance in Copa Campeonato
  4. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  5. ^ Six appearances in UEFA Champions League, six appearances and one goal in UEFA Europa League
  6. ^ Appearances in UEFA Super Cup

International[edit]

As of match played 26 March 2019[17]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Argentina
2015 3 1
2016 4 0
2017 1 0
2018 2 0
2019 1 1
Total 11 2

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Argentina's goal tally first.[17]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 4 September 2015 BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States  Bolivia 7–0 7–0 Friendly
2. 26 March 2019 Stade Ibn Batouta, Tangier, Morocco  Morocco 1–0 1–0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

San Lorenzo
Atlético Madrid

International[edit]

Argentina U20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "His mother name is Marcela Martínez". pagina12.com.ar.
  2. ^ https://en.atleticodemadrid.com/jugadores/angel-martin-correa-martinez-2018-2019-2. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Ángel Correa ya es del Atleti" [Ángel Correa is already an Atleti player] (in Spanish). Marca. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "Atletico Madrid sign San Lorenzo's Angel Correa after heart surgery". BBC Sport. 13 December 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "Al Atlético le falta" [Atlético lacks something] (in Spanish). Marca. 22 August 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "Sky Sports Scout, in association with Wyscout, reports on Argentine starlet Angel Correa". Sky Sports. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  15. ^ "Ángel Correa: Scout Report | Argentina's emerging Young Talent". Outside the Boot. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  16. ^ "Ángel Correa". ESPN FC. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  17. ^ a b "Ángel Correa". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.

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