Gabriel Mercado

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Gabriel Mercado
Personal information
Full name Gabriel Iván Mercado
Date of birth (1987-03-18) March 18, 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right back, Centre back
Club information
Current team
River Plate
Number 25
Youth career
Racing Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Racing Club 93 (1)
2010–2012 Estudiantes LP 66 (10)
2012– River Plate 88 (5)
National team
2007 Argentina U-20 11 (0)
2010- Argentina 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:07, 30 October 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 April 2015

Gabriel Mercado (born 18 March 1987 in Puerto Madryn, Chubut) is an Argentine football defender. He currently plays for River Plate of the Argentine Primera División.



Mercado made his professional debut for Racing Club on 21 February 2007 in a 0-1 home defeat to San Lorenzo. He went to establish himself as a regular member of the Racing first team. In July 2010, Mercado joined Estudiantes de La Plata that paid 800,000 US dollars for 50% of his rights.[1]

National team[edit]

Mercado represented the Argentina Under-20 team at the 2007 South American Youth Championship in Paraguay and at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada.

Mercado made his full international debut for the Argentina national team after being called up to join Diego Maradona's squad of Argentina based players who beat Jamaica 2-1 on 10 February 2010.




River Plate


Argentina U-20


  1. ^ "Mercado, nuevo jugador de Estudiantes". ESPN Deportes (in Spanish). 2010-07-06. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 

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