Giorgian De Arrascaeta

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Giorgian De Arrascaeta
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De Arrascaeta with Uruguay in 2017
Personal information
Full name Giorgian Daniel De Arrascaeta Benedetti
Date of birth (1994-06-01) 1 June 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth Nuevo Berlín, Uruguay
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Flamengo
Number 14
Youth career
2007–2012 Defensor Sporting
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Defensor Sporting 53 (16)
2015–2018 Cruzeiro 90 (22)
2019– Flamengo 51 (21)
National team
2012–2013 Uruguay U20 23 (4)
2014– Uruguay 26 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 February 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 October 2020

Giorgian Daniel De Arrascaeta Benedetti[1] (locally [ˈʃoɾʃan de araskaˈeta], born 1 June 1994) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Brazilian Série A club Flamengo and the Uruguay national team.

Club career[edit]

De Arrasceata debuted for Defensor Sporting in the Uruguayan Primera División in October 2012, four months after his 18th birthday.[2] 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.[2]

Cruzeiro[edit]

De Arrasceata's performances for Defensor in its run to the semi-finals of the 2014 Copa Libertadores attracted the Brazilian champions Cruzeiro, who signed the playmaker in January 2015.

In Cruzeiro, De Arrascaeta formed what became known as "La Banda", along with former Vélez Sarsfield stars Lucas Romero and Ariel Cabral.[3] 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[edit]

Flamengo began to show interest in Arrascaeta. On 3 January 2019, he began not showing up on training after the summer break, trying to force his exit from Cruzeiro.[4] Claiming to receive thousands of insults, on 7 January 2019, Cruzeiro's and Flamengo's representatives went to Uruguay to resolve the problem: on 8 January, the transfer was completed for a record R$63 million, the biggest transfer in Brazilian football history.[5] On 12 January, he was announced as a new player.

International career[edit]

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.[6]

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.[7] On 6 June 2015, De Arrascaeta scored his first senior international goal during a 5–1 pre-tournament friendly win over Guatemala in Montevideo.[8] 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.[9] In May 2018 he was named in Uruguay's provisional 26-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 26 February 2021[1]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Defensor 2012–13 Primera División 16 3 0 0 16 3
2013–14 26 7 12[a] 2 38 9
2014–15 11 6 0 0 11 6
Total 53 16 12 2 65 18
Cruzeiro 2015 Série A 23 4 2 0 10[a] 1 8[b] 4 43 9
2016 31 9 9 2 0 0 12[c] 3 52 14
2017 16 3 10 2 2[d] 0 15[b] 6 43 11
2018 20 6 6 2 9[a] 3 13[b] 4 48 15
Total 90 22 27 6 21 4 48 17 186 49
Flamengo 2019 Série A 23 13 3 0 11[a] 1 15[e] 4 52 18
2020 28 8 2 0 7[a] 1 13[f] 3 50 12
2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 51 21 5 0 18 2 28 7 102 30
Career total 194 59 32 6 51 8 76 24 353 97
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores.
  2. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Campeonato Mineiro.
  3. ^ Ten appearances and two goals in Campeonato Mineiro, two appearances and one goal in Primeira Liga.
  4. ^ Appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana.
  5. ^ Thirteen appearances and three goals in Campeonato Carioca, two appearances and one goal in FIFA Club World Cup.
  6. ^ Two appearances in Recopa Sudamericana, one appearance and one goal in Supercopa do Brasil, ten appearances and two goals in Campeonato Carioca.

International[edit]

As of 8 October 2020.[11]
Uruguay senior team
Year Apps Goals
2014 3 0
2015 4 1
2016 0 0
2017 5 0
2018 6 1
2019 7 1
2020 1 0
Total 26 3

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Uruguay's goal tally first.[11]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 June 2015 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay  Guatemala 4–0 5–1 Friendly
2. 7 June 2018  Uzbekistan 1–0 3–0
3. 6 September 2019 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica  Costa Rica 1–0 2–1

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Defensor
  • Clausura championship: 2013[12]
Cruzeiro
Flamengo

International[edit]

Uruguay

Individual[edit]

Personal life[edit]

De Arrascaeta is Roman Catholic.[18] He is of Basque and Italian descent.[19][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Giorgian De Arrascaeta profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "De Arrascaeta interesa al Milan". Marca. 27 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Eto'o, Odegaard moves catch the eye". FIFA. 30 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Arrascaeta, Cruzeiro, e Flamengo: veja todos os detalhes da novela". ESPN Brazil. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Fla fecha com Arrascaeta em maior compra da história do futebol brasileiro". Esporte UOL. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Stakes are high in South American friendlies as players look to impress". ESPN. 12 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Uruguay confirm Copa América squad numbers as Rolán lands Suárez's No.9". Archived from the original on 12 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Argentina, Uruguay impress in Copa America warmups". SBS. 7 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Uruguay 1–0 Jamaica". BBC. 13 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad – Final 23-man lists". goal.com. 6 April 2018.
  11. ^ a b "G. De Arrascaeta". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  12. ^ Defensor Sporting, campeón del Clausura
  13. ^ Unwin, Will (23 November 2019). "Flamengo 2–1 River Plate: Copa Libertadores final – as it happened". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  14. ^ Vickery, Tim (27 February 2020). "Flamengo's Recopa win over Independiente a stepping stone to more glory". ESPN. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  15. ^ "Supercopa: em jogo doido, Flamengo vence o Palmeiras nos pênaltis". One Football (in Portuguese). 11 April 2021. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  16. ^ "Prêmio Craque do Brasileirão 2019: veja a seleção e quem foi premiado" (in Portuguese). Goal.com. 9 December 2019. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  17. ^ "Bola de Prata: veja como ficou a seleção do Campeonato Brasileiro 2019" (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 9 December 2019. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  18. ^ goal.com/br/news
  19. ^ "AS ROMA keen on Giorgian DE ARRASCAETA". Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  20. ^ "Un talento al giorno, Giorgian De Arrascaeta: il nuovo gioiello dell'Uruguay - TUTTOmercatoWEB.com". Retrieved 15 June 2018.

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