Ezequiel Barco

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Ezequiel Barco
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Personal information
Full name Ezequiel Barco
Date of birth (1999-03-29) 29 March 1999 (age 19)[1]
Place of birth Villa Gobernador Gálvez, Argentina
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atlanta United
Number 8
Youth career
Jorge Griffa
2015–2016 Independiente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Independiente 38 (5)
2018– Atlanta United 24 (4)
National team
2017– Argentina U20 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 February 2017

Ezequiel Barco (born 29 March 1999) is an Argentine footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Atlanta United.

Club career[edit]

Born in Villa Gobernador Gálvez, Santa Fe Barco joined Independiente's youth setup in 2015, from AA Jorge Bernardo Griffa. Promoted to the first team by manager Gabriel Milito in July 2016, he signed his first professional contract late in the month.[2][3]

Barco made his first team – and Primera División – debut on 28 August 2016, coming on as a second-half substitute for Jesús Méndez in a 1–0 away win against Belgrano.[4] He scored his first professional goal on 11 September, netting the last in a 2–0 home defeat of Godoy Cruz.[5]

Barco finished his first senior season with four goals in 30 league appearances. A starter during the 2017 Copa Sudamericana, he scored the equalizer in the second leg of the Final against Flamengo through a penalty kick.[6]

On 19 January 2018, Barco signed for MLS side Atlanta United for a reported $15 million transfer fee.[7][8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 17 July 2018[9]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Independiente 2016–17 Primera División 30 4 2 0 4[a] 0 36 4
2017–18 8 1 1 0 12[a] 3 21 4
Total 38 5 3 0 16 3 57 8
Atlanta United 2018 MLS 16 4 2 1 18 5
Career Total 54 9 5 1 16 3 75 13
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Independiente[edit]

Individual[edit]

Atlanta United[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Player profile: Ezequiel Barco". Independiente. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  2. ^ "La joya del Rojo firmó ayer su primer contrato" [The pearl of the Royo signed yesterday his first contract] (in Spanish). Diario Río Negro. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Así juega Ezequiel "El Turri" Barco, la joya de Independiente que "encara como Bochini"" [This is how plays Ezequiel "El Turri" Barco, the Independiente pearl who "faces it like Bochini"] (in Spanish). La Nación. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Independiente ganó con gol de Rigoni, justo un ex-Belgrano" [Independiente won with a goal from Rigoni, precisely a former Belgrano player] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 28 August 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Independiente le ganó a Godoy Cruz y lidera el torneo" [Independiente defeated Godoy Cruz and lead the tournament] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 10 September 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Independiente win Copa Sudamericana after draw in Rio". Daily Mail. 14 December 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Atlanta United signs Ezequiel Barco as Young Designated Player". 19 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Atlanta agrees record Barco deal - sources".
  9. ^ "Ezequiel Barco". Global Sports Media. Soccerway. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  10. ^ "2018 MLS All-Star Roster". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 31 July 2018.

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