Facundo Barceló

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Facundo Barceló
Personal information
Full name Facundo Barceló Viera[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-31) 31 March 1993 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Florida, Uruguay
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 9
Youth career
0000–2013 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Liverpool 50 (13)
2015El Tanque Sisley (loan) 11 (1)
2016–2017 Juventud de Las Piedras 11 (6)
2016–2017San Martín de San Juan (loan) 17 (5)
2017–2018 San Martín de San Juan 24 (5)
2018–2019 Patronato 4 (1)
2019– Atlas 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 February 2019

Facundo Barceló Viera[a] (born 31 March 1993), known as Facundo Barceló, is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a forward for Liga MX club Atlas.[1] He previously played domestically for Liverpool and El Tanque Sisley.

Life and career[edit]

Barceló was born in Florida, Uruguay.[2] He came through the youth system at Montevideo-based club Liverpool,[3] and made his first-team debut on 24 February 2013, aged 19, as a second-half substitute in a 1–0 opening-day defeat against Danubio in the Primera División.[4] He scored his first goal in his fourth appearance, in a 3–3 draw away to Bella Vista,[1] and in the next match, he scored a hat-trick to help his team beat River Plate 4–2.[5] He finished the 2012–13 Clausura with five goals from twelve appearances, which made him the club's joint top scorer (with Paulo Pezzolano).[6]

He scored six goals in the 2013–14 season,[1] which ended in relegation to the Segunda División.[7] After scoring once from five substitute appearances in the first half of the following season,[1] Barceló joined El Tanque Sisley on a six-month loan.[8] He played eleven matches and scored once,[1] in a 4–2 defeat of Atenas on the final day of the 2015 Clausura; the result confirmed that El Tanque Sisley stayed in the Primera and their opponents were relegated.[9]

In his absence, Liverpool had won the 2014–15 Segunda División title and returned to the Primera.[10] Barceló made seven appearances (one start) in the 2015 Apertura, but in January 2016 he was allowed to leave for another Primera team, Juventud de Las Piedras.[11] He made a scoring debut on the opening day of the campaign against Danubio, albeit in a losing cause, when a shot hit the crossbar and he headed home the rebound,[12] scored again the following week with a penalty awarded when he himself was fouled,[13] and finished the season as the club's top scorer with six goals from eleven appearances.[14]

In August 2016, Barceló joined Argentine Primera División club San Martín de San Juan on loan with an option to purchase.[15] He made his debut on 18 September as a second-half substitute in a 1–1 draw with River Plate in the Estadio Monumental,[16] He top-scored (jointly with Emanuel Dening) for San Martín in the 2016–17 Primera División with five goals.[17] Barceló was reported to be a transfer target for Chilean Primera División club O'Higgins in July 2017,[18] but he signed a two-year contract extension with San Martín.[19]




  1. ^ This article uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Barceló and the second or maternal family name is Viera.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "F. Barcelo". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Facundo Barcelo". BDFA. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Resultados ante Rampla Jrs" [Results against Rampla Jrs]. Liverpool F.C. – Divisiones Juveniles (in Spanish). 25 March 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Facundo Barcelo: Primera División 2012/2013 Clausura". WorldFootball.net. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Liverpool venció a River Plate con hat-trick de Facundo Barcelo" [Liverpool beat River Plate with a hat-trick from Facundo Barcelo]. LaRed21 (in Spanish). 25 March 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Liverpool FC: Appearances Primera División 2012/2013: sorted by goals". WorldFootball.net. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Pezzolano pidió perdón en emotiva carta" [Pezzolano begs forgiveness in an emotional letter]. Referí (in Spanish). Montevideo: El Observador. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  8. ^ Gard, J.C. (5 January 2015). "El Tanque Sisley: Facundo Barcelo, en préstamo de Liverpool ya entrena" [El Tanque Sisley: Facundo Barcelo, on loan from Liverpool, is training] (in Spanish). Tenfield. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Clausura: Atenas 2 – El Tanque Sisley 4". Futbol.com.uy (in Spanish). 7 June 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  10. ^ a b Fernández, Francisco (20 August 2015). "Uruguay 2014/15: Segunda División Profesional". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  11. ^ Bachs, Martín (8 January 2016). "Juventud: Llega Facundo Barcelo" [Juventud: Facundo Barcelo arrives] (in Spanish). Tenfield. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  12. ^ Castro, Eduardo (8 February 2016). "Debut que mereció mejor suerte" [Debut that deserved better luck] (in Spanish). Club Atlético Juventud de Las Piedras. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  13. ^ Olascuaga, Joselo (14 February 2016). "Rentistas de atrás, 2:1" [Rentistas from behind, 2–1] (in Spanish). Tenfield. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  14. ^ "CA Juventud: Appearances Primera División 2015/2016: sorted by goals". WorldFootball.net. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Facundo Barcelo, de Juventud al Club San Martín de San Juan" [Facundo Barcelo, from Juventud to San Martín de San Juan] (in Spanish). Club Atlético Juventud de Las Piedras. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  16. ^ "River empezó ganando a San Martín de San Juan pero no supo mantener la ventaja" [River take the lead against San Martín de San Juan but don't know how to keep it]. La Prensa (in Spanish). Buenos Aires. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  17. ^ "San Martín de San Juan: Appearances Primera División 2016/2017: sorted by goals". WorldFootball.net. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  18. ^ Savoy, Alex (14 July 2017). "El delantero uruguayo que podría convertirse en la carta goleadora de O'Higgins" [The Uruguayan forward who could become O'Higgins' star striker]. El Tipógrafo (in Spanish). Rancagua. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  19. ^ "Hay uruguayo para rato" [The Uruguayan's here for a while]. El Tiempo de San Juan (in Spanish). 19 July 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2018.

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