Ignacio Canuto

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Ignacio Canuto
Personal information
Full name Ignacio Canuto
Date of birth (1986-02-20) February 20, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Santa Fe, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 6
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Unión 60 (2)
2006Ben Hur (loan) 6 (0)
2008–2010 Argentinos Juniors 50 (6)
2010–2011 Maccabi Haifa 17 (0)
2011–2012 Libertad 32 (6)
2012–2013 Figueirense 14 (0)
2013–2014 LDU Quito 43 (3)
2014–2015 Tigre 36 (1)
2015 León 11 (0)
2016–2017 Atlético Tucumán 23 (0)
2017–2018 Lanús 8 (0)
2018– Tigre 5 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Argentina 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 February 2018

Ignacio Canuto (born 20 February 1986 in Santa Fe) is an Argentine football central defender, who plays for Argentine Primera División side Club Atlético Tigre. He has previously played for Unión (Argentina), Ben Hur (Argentina), Argentinos Juniors (Argentina), Maccabi Haifa (Israel), Libertad (Paraguay), LDU Quito (Ecuador), Tigre (Argentina) and León (Mexico).[1][2]



Canuto began his playing career in 2004 with Unión. After a loan spell with Ben Hur in 2007, he joined Argentinos Juniors of the Argentine Primera División in 2008.[1][2] He was a regular player for the Argentinos Juniors team that won the Clausura 2010 championship. He played in 13 of the clubs 19 games during their championship winning campaign. In July 2010, Canuto was sold to Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli Premier League. The club signed him to a five-year contract. After a spell in Israel, Canuto joined Paraguayan Primera División club Libertad. He played 32 times and scored 6 goals for the club before moving clubs once again as he joined Brazilian top-flight side Figueirense, 3 goals in 28 appearances in all competitions followed.[1][2] Although he played for Figueirense, Brazilian Série C team Tombense own his federation rights.[3]

2013 saw Canuto leave Brazil for Ecuador as he joined LDU Quito, he only stayed for one season but did play 43 league fixtures for the club while scoring three goals.[1][2] He returned to Argentina in 2014 to sign for Tigre. His first two games for Tigre ended 0–0, and when he did win his first game with the team it was he who scored the winning goal; versus Racing Club de Avellaneda. He made 36 appearances over two campaigns for Tigre before leaving. His next club became Mexican Liga MX side León in January 2015. Four months and 11 games later, Canuto left León before eventually signing for Argentine Primera División club Atlético Tucumán in 2016.[1][2]


On 20 May 2009 Canuto made his international debut in a friendly match against Panama. He came on as a second-half substitute for the Argentina team, made up of players based in the Primera División Argentina. Canuto scored his first international goal on his third appearance for Argentina on 10 February 2010 to secure a 2-1 win over Jamaica. He scored in the 93rd minute of the game, only 2 minutes after having come into the game as a late 2nd half substitute.[1]

International goals[edit]

As of 10 February 2010. Scores and results list Argentina's goal tally first.[1]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1 10 February 2010 Estadio José María Minella, Mar del Plata, Argentina  Jamaica 2–1 2–1 Friendly [1]

Career statistics[edit]


As of 18 October 2016.[1][2]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup[a] League Cup Continental[b] Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Atlético Tucumán 2016 Primera División 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2016–17 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
  1. ^ Includes the Copa Argentina
  2. ^ Includes the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana


Argentinos Juniors


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Ignacio Canuto profile". Soccerway. 18 October 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Ignacio Canuto profile". ESPN FC. 18 October 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Ignacio Canuto se queda sin equipo y entrena con León de 2da. División". ESPN. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 18 October 2016.

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