Giorgian De Arrascaeta
De Arrascaeta with Uruguay in 2017
|Full name||Giorgian Daniel De Arrascaeta Benedetti|
|Date of birth||1 June 1994|
|Place of birth||Nuevo Berlín, Uruguay|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 August 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 June 2019
Giorgian Daniel De Arrascaeta Benedetti (locally [ˈʃoɾʃan de araskaˈeta], born 1 June 1994) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Flamengo and the Uruguay national team. He operates as an attacking midfielder with a vast array of skills. He is of Basque and Italian descent.
De Arrasceata debuted for Defensor Sporting in the Uruguayan Primera División in October 2012, four months after his 18th birthday. He was a member of the team as it won the 2013 Clausura championship, and played in the Championship play-off, a 3–1 loss to Peñarol.
After a difficult start for the Brazilian giants, De Arrascaeta secured his place as one of the teams most important players, showing his amazing dribbling and play-making skills, for which gained the nickname "Arrascaneta", for his incredible ability to nutmeg (also known as "caneta" in Brazil) rivals.
In Cruzeiro, the Uruguay wonderkid formed what became known as "La Banda", along with former Vélez Sarsfield stars Lucas Romero and Ariel Cabral. This trio, along with fellow stars Thiago Neves and Robinho helped Cruzeiro win the 2017 Copa do Brasil, 2018 Campeonato Mineiro, and 2018 Copa do Brasil, scoring decisive goals in all three finals.
Flamengo began to show interest in the Uruguay star. On 3 January 2019, Arrascaeta began not showing up on training after the summer break, trying to force his exit from Cruzeiro. Claiming to receive thousands of insults, on 7 January 2019, Cruzeiro's and Flamengo's dirigents went to Uruguay to resolve the problem: on 8 January 2019, the transfer was completed for a record R$63 million, the biggest transfer in Brazilian football history. On 12 January 2019, Flamengo announced Arrascaeta as a new player.
After scoring twice for Uruguay as they finished runners-up at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, De Arrascaeta made his debut for the Uruguay senior team in a friendly match against South Korea in September 2014. He assisted the only goal of the game, scored by José Giménez, in the 1–0 win in Goyang.
De Arrascaeta was included in Uruguay's squad for the 2015 Copa América by coach Óscar Tabárez. He was assigned the prestigious number 10 shirt, previously worn by national team legend Diego Forlán. On 6 June 2015, De Arrascaeta scored his first senior international goal during a 5–1 pre-tournament friendly win over Guatemala in Montevideo. De Arrascaeta made his tournament debut as a 64th-minute substitute as Uruguay defeated Jamaica 1–0 in their opening group match on 13 June. In May 2018 he was named in Uruguay's provisional 26 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Giorgian De Arrascaeta is Roman Catholic.
- As of 19 August 2019
- As of 24 June 2019
|Uruguay senior team|
- Scores and results list Uruguay's goal tally first.
|1.||6 June 2015||Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay||Guatemala||4–0||5–1||Friendly|
|2.||7 June 2018||Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay||Uzbekistan||1–0||3–0|
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- Includes other competitive competitions, including the FA Community Shield, Football League Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Campeonato Gaúcho
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