Joaquín Correa

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Joaquín Correa
Joaquín Correa 2020.jpg
Correa with Lazio in 2020
Personal information
Full name Carlos Joaquín Correa
Date of birth (1994-08-13) 13 August 1994 (age 27)
Place of birth Juan Bautista Alberdi, Argentina
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Inter Milan (on loan from Lazio)
Number 19
Youth career
River Plate
Renato Cesarini
Estudiantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Estudiantes 53 (3)
2015–2016 Sampdoria 31 (3)
2016–2018 Sevilla 47 (5)
2018– Lazio 92 (22)
2021–Inter Milan (loan) 2 (2)
National team
2017– Argentina 10 (3)
Honours
Men's football
Representing  Argentina
Copa América
Winner 2021 Brazil
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:44, 12 September 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 03:34, 10 September 2021 (UTC)

Carlos Joaquín Correa (Spanish pronunciation: [xoaˈkiŋ koˈrea];[a] born 13 August 1994) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Inter Milan, on loan from Lazio, and the Argentina national team.

Club career[edit]

Estudiantes[edit]

Correa with Estudiantes in 2014

Born in Juan Bautista Alberdi, Tucumán, Correa represented River Plate, Renato Cesarini and Estudiantes as a youth. He made his first team debut with the latter on 19 May 2012, coming on for Duván Zapata in a 0–3 away win against Banfield for the Primera División championship.

Correa scored his first professional goal on 10 May 2014, netting the first in a 3–0 home win against San Lorenzo. He also featured regularly for the side during the year's Copa Sudamericana, scoring in a 2–1 home win against Peñarol on 15 October.

Sampdoria[edit]

On 16 December 2014, Correa transferred to Serie A club Sampdoria for a US$10 million fee.[2] He signed a four-and-a-half-year contract the following 9 January,[3] receiving the number 8 shirt.

Correa made his debut for Samp on 15 February 2015, starting in a 1–2 loss at Chievo.[4] Rarely used during his first season, he switched his number to 10 ahead of the 2015–16 campaign, and started to feature more regularly.

Correa scored his first goal abroad on 17 January 2016 in a 1–2 loss at Carpi.[5] In the following two matchdays, he scored back-to-back goals against Napoli (2–4 home loss)[6] and Bologna (2–3 away loss),[7] and finished the season with three goals as his side achieved a disappointing 15th place.

Sevilla[edit]

On 10 July 2016, Spanish La Liga side Sevilla reached an agreement with Sampdoria for the transfer of Correa for a rumoured €13 million fee.[8][9] Presented by the club two days later,[10] he made his debut for the club on 17 August, starting in a 0–3 away loss against Barcelona for the second leg of the 2016 Supercopa de España.[11]

Correa made his debut in the main category of Spanish football on 20 August 2016, replacing compatriot Luciano Vietto in a 6–4 home win against Espanyol.[12] On 22 February 2017, he scored his first UEFA Champions League goal in a 2–1 win over Leicester City in the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League round of 16.[13]

On 17 September 2017, he scored the equalizing goal in a 2–2 draw against Liverpool at Anfield in the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League.[14] On 11 April 2018, he committed a horror challenge on Javi Martínez in added time against Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League season and was shown a straight red.[15]

Lazio[edit]

On 1 August 2018, El Tucu Correa returned to Italy to join Lazio on a five-year contract for a €16 million transfer fee.[16] He made his debut for Lazio on 18 August, in a 1–2 home loss against Napoli.[17] On 26 September 2018, he scored his first goal for Lazio in 2–1 home win against Udinese.[18] In the 2018–19 Coppa Italia, Correa scored the goal that eliminated AC Milan from the competition and allowed Lazio to reach the final.[19] In the final, Correa scored the second goal in a 2–0 win against Atalanta,[20] winning the first trophy with Lazio. In his first season with Lazio, he made 44 appearances, scoring 9 goals.[21]

On 10 October 2019, he extended his contract with Lazio until 2024.[22] On 22 December 2019, he started in Lazio's 3–1 win in the 2019 Supercoppa Italiana,[23] winning his second trophy with the club. In his second season, he made 35 appearances, scoring 10 goals.[21]

In his third and last season with Lazio, he made 38 appearances, scoring 11 goals.[21]

Inter Milan[edit]

On 26 August 2021, Correa joined Inter Milan on a year-long loan deal with an obligation to buy with three-year contract to take effect after the loan period.[24] On 27 August 2021, he made his league debut for Inter Milan in a 3-1 win over Verona where he came on as a substitute and scored twice.[25][26]

International career[edit]

Correa made his senior international debut for Argentina on 9 June 2017, in a 1–0 win over rivals Brazil held in Melbourne.[27] On 13 June, he scored his first international goal in a 6–0 away friendly win over Singapore.[28] He was a part of the victorious Argentine squad at the 2021 Copa America making 3 appearances at the tournament.

Style of play[edit]

Correa is primarily deployed as a deep-lying forward or supporting striker, although he is also capable of functioning as a left winger, or as a centre-forward. Among his main strengths are his ball control, dribbling ability, pace, and agility. He has cited the Brazilian former attacking midfielder and playmaker Kaká as an inspiration.[29]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 15 September 2021[30]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Estudiantes 2010–11 Argentine Primera División 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2011–12 8 0 2 0 0 0 10 0
2012–13 26 1 3 1 0 0 29 2
2013–14 16 2 0 0 6 1 24 3
Total 53 3 5 1 6 1 64 5
Sampdoria 2014–15 Serie A 6 0 0 0 6 0
2015–16 25 3 0 0 0 0 25 3
Total 31 3 0 0 0 0 31 3
Sevilla 2016–17 La Liga 26 4 4 3 3[b] 1 1 0 34 8
2017–18 21 1 8 5 10[b] 1 39 7
Total 47 5 12 8 13 2 1 0 73 15
Lazio 2018–19 Serie A 34 5 4 2 6[c] 2 44 9
2019–20 30 9 1 0 3[c] 1 1[d] 0 35 10
2020–21 28 8 2 0 8[b] 3 38 11
Total 92 22 7 2 17 6 1 0 117 30
Inter Milan (loan) 2021–22 Serie A 2 2 0 0 1[b] 0 0 0 3 2
Career total 225 35 24 11 37 9 2 0 288 55
  1. ^ In isolation, Joaquín is pronounced [xoaˈkin].
  2. ^ a b c d Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  3. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ Appearance in Supercoppa Italiana

International[edit]

As of match played 9 September 2021[30]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Argentina 2017 3 1
2019 1 0
2020 1 1
2021 5 1
Total 10 3

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Argentina's goal tally first.[30]
List of international goals scored by Joaquín Correa
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 June 2017 National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore  Singapore 2–0 6–0 Friendly
2. 13 October 2020 Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia  Bolivia 2–1 2–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 2 September 2021 Estadio Olímpico de la UCV, Caracas, Venezuela  Venezuela 2–0 3–1

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Lazio

International[edit]

Argentina[30]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inter Milan - Joaquín Correa". sslazio.it. S.S. Lazio. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Estudiantes transfiere a Correa en 10 millones de dólares" [Estudiantes transfer Correa for 10 million dollars] (in Spanish). Estudiantes de La Plata. 16 December 2014. Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Benvenuto Joaquin: Correa alla Sampdoria fino al 2019" [Welcome Joaquin: Correa to Sampdoria until 2019] (in Italian). UC Sampdoria. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Chievo 2–1 Sampdoria". Football-Italia. 15 February 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Carpi 2–1 Sampdoria". Football-Italia. 17 January 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Sampdoria 2–4 Napoli". Football-Italia. 24 January 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Bologna 3–2 Sampdoria". Football-Italia. 31 January 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Acuerdo entre Sevilla FC y UC Sampdoria para el traspaso de Joaquín Correa" [Agreement between Sevilla FC and UC Sampdoria for the transfer of Joaquín Correa] (in Spanish). Sevilla FC. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Raggiunto con il Sevilla un accordo per la cessione di Correa" [Reached with Sevilla an agreement for the transfer of Correa] (in Italian). UC Sampdoria. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Joaquín Correa: "Quiero demonstrar en la cancha el esfuerzo que hicieron por mí"" [Joaquín Correa: "I want to show on the field all the effort they have done for me"] (in Spanish). Sevilla FC. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  11. ^ "SuperArda ya está aquí" [SuperArda is already here]. Marca. 18 August 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  12. ^ "El Sevilla gobierna el caos" [Sevilla rule the chaos] (in Spanish). Marca. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Sevilla 2–1 Leicester". UEFA. 22 February 2017.
  14. ^ "Liverpool 2–2 Sevilla". BBC Sport. 17 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Sevilla's Joaquin Correa: Gets sent off in draw against Bayern Munich". thescore.com. Score Media Ventures. 11 April 2018. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Official: Lazio complete double signing". Football Italia. 1 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Esordio ufficiale per Correa". SSLazio.it (in Italian). 20 December 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  18. ^ Gaetani, Marco (26 September 2018). "Udinese-Lazio 1-2: Acerbi e Correa lanciano lo sprint per il derby". la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  19. ^ Farinola, Antonio (24 April 2019). "Coppa Italia, Milan-Lazio 0-1: Correa manda i biancocelesti in finale". la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  20. ^ Costa, Diego (15 May 2019). "Coppa Italia, Lazio-Atalanta 2-0: Milinkovic e Correa siglano il trionfo biancoceleste". la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  21. ^ a b c "J. Correa". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  22. ^ "Correa rinnova con la Lazio: i dettagli dell'accordo". Calcio e Finanza (in Italian). 10 October 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  23. ^ "2019 Supercoppa Italiana" (in Italian). Lega Serie A. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  24. ^ "Joaquin Correa signs for Inter" (Press release). Inter Milan. 26 August 2021. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  25. ^ "Serie A Verona 1-3 Inter: Perfect Correa debut - Football Italia". Retrieved 2021-08-28.
  26. ^ "Hellas Verona vs. Internazionale - Football Match Report - August 27, 2021 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2021-08-28.
  27. ^ Roger Gonzalez (9 June 2017). "Argentina 1-0 Brazil: Messi and company beat their bitter rival in Sampaoli debut". www.cbssports.com. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  28. ^ "Singapore 0 Argentina 6: Dream debut for Gomez in Sampaoli's bold experiment". www.beinsports.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  29. ^ De Benedetti, Valerio (14 November 2019). "Lazio, Correa: "Mi ispiro a Kakà. Voglio la Champions"". Il Quotidiano (in Italian).
  30. ^ a b c d "J. Correa". Soccerway. Retrieved 15 May 2016.

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