Juan Eluchans

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Juan Eluchans
Personal information
Full name Juan Eduardo Eluchans
Date of birth (1980-04-14) April 14, 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Tandil, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atlético de Rafaela
Number 28
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2007 Independiente 83 (8)
2006 Rosario Central (loan) 11 (0)
2007–2010 SM Caen 94 (12)
2010–2011 Universidad Católica 34 (4)
2011–2012 Banfield 30 (1)
2012– Atlético de Rafaela 87 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 April 2015.

Juan Eduardo Eluchans (born 14 April 1980) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Atlético de Rafaela of the Argentine Primera División.

Club career[edit]

SM Caen[edit]

On June 2007, Eluchans was transferred to Ligue 1 side SM Caen, signing a two-year contract in a €1 million deal. His league debut came on 4 August against Nice. He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–2 draw with Sochaux. After several weeks of adaptation, Eluchans conquered the fans of the team and fully participated in the club season.

Universidad Católica[edit]

Eluchans signed for the Chilean Primera División side Universidad Católica on 26 June 2010, agreeing on a one-year deal, and keeping him with the precordilleran club until winter 2011. He made his debut in a league game against Cobreloa in a 2–1 home win. Eluchans failed to have a good performance in the team during his first games in the club, but at the end of the tournament he achieved a good performance in the position of left back.

On 27 November 2010, Católica gain a crucial victory 3–2 at Calama to Cobreloa in the penultimate week of the league tournament, beating Colo-Colo in top-of-the-table by 3 points. In the same game, Eluchans scored the victory goal, after a free kick at 89th minute. In the next game, his club was proclaimed champion of the Chilean football after beat 5–0 to Everton.

In 2011, Eluchans achieved a good performance at Católica, scoring three important goals for the club, among themselves two goals of free kick against Santiago Wanderers and Colo-Colo. He became a key player during the team's good season. Because his performances, he received several offers from important clubs of South America.

However, his team loss the final of the playoffs championship against Universidad de Chile, Católica lost in the aggregate result for 4–3 loss, and Eluchans along with his teammates Rodrigo Valenzuela, Alfonso Parot and Francisco Pizarro protagonized a scandal insulting to the referee Enrique Osses.


After his successful pass at Católica, Eluchans was released of the Chilean club and shortly after he joined to Banfield of the Argentine Primera División.

On 5 August 2011, Eluchans made his debut for Banfield in the 2–0 loss against Atlético Rafaela.



Universidad Católica

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