Jesús Dátolo

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Jesús Dátolo
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Personal information
Full name Jesús Alberto Dátolo
Date of birth (1984-05-19) 19 May 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Carlos Spegazzini, Argentina
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Youth career
2000–2002 Cañuelas
2002–2004 Banfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Banfield 41 (6)
2006–2009 Boca Juniors 67 (5)
2009–2011 Napoli 22 (1)
2010 Olympiacos (loan) 17 (0)
2010–2011 Espanyol (loan) 14 (2)
2011–2012 Espanyol 15 (0)
2012–2013 Internacional 14 (1)
2013–2016 Atlético Mineiro 65 (13)
2017 Vitória 0 (0)
National team
2009 Argentina 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 February 2017.

Jesús Alberto Dátolo (born 19 May 1984) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Dátolo started his career in 2000 at Cañuelas in Primera C Metropolitana, Argentina's fourth division. In 2002, he signed for Primera División club, Banfield and broke into the first team squad in 2005. He played with his future Boca Juniors colleagues; Rodrigo Palacio and Gabriel Paletta. Dátolo moved to Boca Juniors during the mid-year transfer period of 2006. Boca bought 50% of his pass, and 100% of the sports rights.

He was a regular in the Boca starting line-up since the 2007 Apertura, where his performances gradually improved. He was a part of the Boca Juniors team that won the 2007 Copa Libertadores. In the 2008 Copa Libertadores, Datolo scored in Boca's 3–0 win against Venezuela's Maracaibo, as Boca progressed to the knock-out stages after being required to win by at least three goals. Datolo would again score in Boca's 2–1 first-leg win against Brazil's Cruzeiro at the Round of 16 stage. Boca reached the semi-final stage of the Copa Libertadores where which they were eliminated by Brazil's Fluminense. Boca Juniors went on to win the 2008 Torneo Apertura.

After the Torneo de Verano of January 2009 Dátolo would go on to sign for Italian Serie A club, Napoli.[1] On 16 January 2010, it was announced that Napoli's 25-year-old midfielder will play on loan for Olympiakos F.C. until the end of the season.[2] Datolo had asked Napoli for a transfer in order to gain regular game time to secure a place in Argentina's team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Greek club Olympiacos had beaten off a deal with Datolo ahead of Paris Saint-Germain F.C., who were chasing his signature as well.

Dátolo played for Internacional, after arriving from RCD Espanyol. On 9 August 2013, he signed with Atlético Mineiro. After the end of his contract, Dátolo signed with Vitória in January 2017.[3] He scored his first two goals on February 15, including one direct from a corner.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 15 February 2017
Club Season League Cup Continental State League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Banfield 2004 12 0 0 0 0 0 - - 12 0
2005 27 5 0 0 0 0 - - 27 5
Total 39 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 5
Boca Juniors 2006 25 1 0 0 0 0 - - 25 1
2007 24 4 0 0 2 1 - - 26 5
2008 18 0 0 0 0 0 - - 18 0
Total 67 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 69 6
Napoli 2008–09 9 0 0 0 0 0 - - 9 0
2009–10 13 1 0 0 0 0 - - 13 1
Total 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 1
Olympiacos (loan) 2010 8 0 0 0 2 0 - - 10 0
Total 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 0
Espanyol (loan) 2010–11 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 17 2
2011–12 5 0 2 0 0 0 - - 7 0
Total 20 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 24 2
Internacional 2012 10 1 0 0 8 1 10 8 28 10
2013 4 0 2 0 - - 8 0 14 0
Total 14 1 2 0 8 1 18 8 42 10
Atlético Mineiro 2013 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
2014 27 5 8 2 6 0 8 0 49 7
2015 26 7 2 0 7 0 7 2 42 9
2016 6 0 0 0 3 0 8 1 18 1
Total 71 13 10 2 16 0 23 3 120 18
Vitória 2017 0 0 1 0 - - 3 2 4 2
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 4 2
Career Total 241 27 17 2 28 2 44 13 330 44

International career[edit]

Dátolo made his international debut for Argentina in a friendly match against Russia in Moscow on 12 August 2009; he scored his first goal after just 20 seconds on the pitch.[4] His first competitive goal came in a 3–1 loss against Brazil with a 30-yard shot.[5]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 August 2009 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Russia 3–1 3–2 Friendly
2. 5 September 2009 Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario, Argentina  Brazil 1–2 1–3 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Boca Juniors
Internacional
Atlético Mineiro

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ecco Datolo la nuova 'Maravilla' di Napoli: "Darò tutto per questa maglia"" (in Italian). sscnapoli.it. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  2. ^ http://goal.com/en/news/11/transfer-zone/2010/01/16/1748215/napolis-jesus-datolo-all-set-for-olympiacos-switch-report
  3. ^ "Aprovado!" [Approved!] (in Portuguese). ecvitoria.com.br. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Surgical Spain post comeback win". uefa.com. 12 August 2009. Archived from the original on 17 September 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "Datolo and Hamsik on Target in WC Qualifying". The Offside. 6 September 2009. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 

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