Darío Benedetto

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Darío Benedetto
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Benedetto with Argentina in 2017
Personal information
Full name Darío Ismael Benedetto
Date of birth (1990-05-17) 17 May 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Berazategui, Argentina
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Boca Juniors
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Arsenal de Sarandí 51 (9)
2010Defensa y Justicia (loan) 23 (2)
2011Gimnasia de Jujuy (loan) 19 (11)
2013–2014 Tijuana 43 (21)
2015–2016 América 49 (17)
2016– Boca Juniors 48 (32)
National team
2017– Argentina 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:46, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 March 2019

Darío Ismael "Pipa" Benedetto (born in 17 May 1990) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for Boca Juniors.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Darío Benedetto began his career playing for Arsenal de Sarandí in 2008. He was loaned out to Defensa y Justicia in 2010, and then to Gimnasia in 2011, appearing in 19 matches and scoring 11 goals.[1]

Tijuana[edit]

In the summer of 2013, Arsenal sold Benedetto to Mexican club Xolos de Tijuana. On 19 July, he scored a hat-trick on his league debut for the club in a 3–3 draw against Atlas at the Estadio Caliente. Benedetto would not score again until 1 November, scoring a brace against Atlante. For the 2014 Clausura, Benedetto managed to score 7 goals for the club, and scored one in the quarter-finals of the play-offs. The following tournament, the 2014 Apertura, Benedetto scored 9 goals for Tijuana, making him the fourth-best goal scorer of the tournament, behind leaders Mauro Boselli and Camilo Sanvezzo, who scored 12 goals, and Dorlan Pabón, who scored 11 goals. He also had 4 assists. In total, Benedetto scored 21 goals in 43 appearances for Xolos.[2]

América[edit]

On 15 December 2014, it was announced that Benedetto was sold to Club América on a four-year contract. Though details of the transfer went undisclosed, it was believed that América paid US$8 million for the player. He made his debut on 10 January 2015 in América's opening game of the Clausura tournament, a 3–2 victory over León at the Estadio Azteca, providing the assist for Oribe Peralta's second goal. He scored his first goal in a league game against Tigres UANL.[3]

Benedetto was named the best player of the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League, and also won the Golden Boot with teammate Oribe Peralta, scoring seven goals in three matches; four in the 6–0 win over Herediano in the second leg of the semi-finals, and a hat-trick in the 5–3 aggregate victory over Montreal Impact in the Finals.[4]

Boca Juniors[edit]

On 6 June 2016, Benedetto left to Boca Juniors from America after asking for the transfer.[5] On 25 September, he scored a hat-trick in a 4–1 win against Quilmes at La Bombonera. Although resisted at first, he was the MVP that lead Boca Juniors to is 32nd national title.

On 19 November 2017, Benedetto ruptured his ACL in a match against Racing Club. He was subsequently ruled out for six months.[6]

International career[edit]

On 27 August 2017, Benedetto received his first senior call-up by coach Jorge Sampaoli for Argentina's 2018 World Cup qualifying matches against Uruguay and Venezuela.[7] He made his international debut on 5 September 2017 vs. Venezuela, he came on to replace Paulo Dybala as a substitute, the match ended 1–1.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 18 March 2019[9]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal de Sarandí 2008–09 Primera División 12 1 12 1
2009–10 1 0 1 0
Defensa y Justicia (loan) 2009–10 Primera B Nacional 12 1 12 1
2010–11 11 1 11 1
Gimnasia (loan) 2010–11 19 11 19 11
Arsenal de Sarandí 2011–12 Primera División 10 1 1 0 11 1
2012–13 28 7 2 2 6 3 36 12
Total 92 22 3 2 6 3 102 27
Tijuana 2013–14 Liga MX 26 12 4 1 30 13
2014–15 17 9 3 1 20 10
Total 43 21 3 1 4 1 50 23
América 2014–15 Liga MX 17 6 3 7 20 13
2015–16 32 11 7 1 2 1 41 13
Total 49 17 10 8 2 1 61 26
Boca Juniors 2015–16 Primera División 3 2 2 0 5 2
2016–17 25 21 3 3 28 24
2017–18 9 9 0 0 6 5 2 0 17 14
2018–19 14 2 1 0 2 1 17 3
Total 48 32 7 5 10 6 2 0 67 43
Career total 232 105 15 5 27 16 2 1 267 119

Honours[edit]

América
Boca Juniors

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Xolos sign Darío Benedetto".
  2. ^ Darío BenedettoLiga MX stats at MedioTiempo.com (in Spanish)
  3. ^ "Revive cómo fue el América 1 - 0 Tigres". 31 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Club America beat the Montreal Impact 5-3 on aggregate to win CCL".
  5. ^ "Darío Benedetto deja al América para jugar con Boca Juniors". Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  6. ^ Garcia, Adriana. "Boca Juniors' Dario Benedetto set for six months out with ACL injury". ESPN. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Lista de convocados de Jorge Sampaoli" (in Spanish). AFA. 27 August 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  8. ^ https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=276453/match=300362086/index.html
  9. ^ "Argentina - D. Benedetto - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2 July 2017.

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