Carlos Matheu

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Carlos Matheu
Personal information
Full name Carlos Javier Matheu
Date of birth (1985-05-13) 13 May 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Quilmes, Argentina
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
CA Banfield
Number TBA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Independiente 58 (5)
2008–2009 Cagliari 15 (0)
2009–2012 Independiente 40 (3)
2012–2013 Atalanta 4 (0)
2013 Siena (loan) 0 (0)
2013–2014 Siena 8 (0)
2014–2016 Defensa y Justicia 29 (1)
2016– CA Banfield 0 (0)
National team
2010 Argentina 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 December 2015.

Carlos Javier Matheu (born May 13, 1985) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a central or right defender. He is currently playing for CA Banfield in the Argentine Primera División.


Club career[edit]

Matheu made his professional debut in 2004 in Club Atletico Independiente, and soon established himself as a member of the first team squad. In the Apertura 2007 he chipped in with 4 goals in 15 games, a useful return for a defender.

He nearly moved to Lokomotiv Moscow for $3.3million (£1.6million) in July 2008 but chose to play for Cagliari instead. He was now repurchased by Independiente for 1.5 million dollars for the 50% of his rights (Independiente already owned 50%). After one season in Italy, he returned to Independiente.

At the end of the 2011-12 season, Matheu's contract expired and he returned to Italy, signing a contract with Atalanta.

On 30 August 2013, the Siena board announced the loan signing of Matheu until the end of the season.

On 1 January 2016, Matheu signed for Argentine club CA Banfield.[1]

International career[edit]

Matheu received his first call-up to the Argentina squad for the friendly against Costa Rica on 26 January 2010.




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