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 25)
Place of birth Nuevo Berlín, Uruguay
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position 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 8 (6)
National team
2012–2013 Uruguay U20 20 (4)
2014– Uruguay 23 (2)
* 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[1] (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.[2][3]

Club career[edit]

De Arrasceata debuted for Defensor Sporting in the Uruguayan Primera División in October 2012, four months after his 18th birthday.[4] 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.[4]

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.

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.[5] 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 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.[6] 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.[7] On 12 January 2019, Flamengo announced Arrascaeta 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.[8]

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.[9] On 6 June 2015, De Arrascaeta scored his first senior international goal during a 5–1 pre-tournament friendly win over Guatemala in Montevideo.[10] 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.[11] In May 2018 he was named in Uruguay's provisional 26 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Giorgian De Arrascaeta is Roman Catholic.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 19 August 2019[1]
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other[14] 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 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 1 8 4 43 9
2016 31 9 9 2 0 0 12 3 52 14
2017 16 3 10 2 2 0 15 6 43 11
2018 20 6 6 2 9 3 13 4 48 15
Total 90 22 27 6 21 4 48 17 186 49
Flamengo 2019 Série A 8 6 3 0 6 1 13 3 30 10
Career total 151 44 30 6 39 7 61 20 281 77

International[edit]

As of 24 June 2019[15]
Uruguay senior team
Year Apps Goals
2014 3 0
2015 4 1
2016 0 0
2017 5 0
2018 6 1
2019 5 0
Total 23 2

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Uruguay's goal tally first.[15]
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 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay  Uzbekistan 1–0 3–0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Cruzeiro

Flamengo

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Giorgian De Arrascaeta profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
  2. ^ "AS ROMA keen on Giorgian DE ARRASCAETA". Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Un talento al giorno, Giorgian De Arrascaeta: il nuovo gioiello dell'Uruguay - TUTTOmercatoWEB.com". Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b "De Arrascaeta interesa al Milan". Marca. 27 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Eto'o, Odegaard moves catch the eye". FIFA. 30 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Arrascaeta, Cruzeiro, e Flamengo: veja todos os detalhes da novela". ESPN Brazil. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  7. ^ . Esporte UOL https://esporte.uol.com.br/futebol/ultimas-noticias/2019/01/08/fla-fecha-com-arrascaeta-em-maior-compra-da-historia-do-futebol-brasileiro.htm. Retrieved 10 January 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Stakes are high in South American friendlies as players look to impress". ESPN. 12 November 2014.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "Argentina, Uruguay impress in Copa America warmups". SBS. 7 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Uruguay 1-0 Jamaica". BBC. 13 June 2015.
  12. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/revealed-every-world-cup-2018-squad-23-man-preliminary-lists/oa0atsduflsv1nsf6oqk576rb
  13. ^ goal.com/br/news
  14. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the FA Community Shield, Football League Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Campeonato Gaúcho
  15. ^ a b "G. De Arrascaeta". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 16 May 2018.

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