Juan Manuel Torres

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Juan Manuel Torres
Чако Торрес.jpg
Personal information
Full name Juan Manuel Torres
Date of birth (1985-06-20) June 20, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Puerto Vilelas, Argentina
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Aktobe
Number 19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Racing Club 104 (0)
2007–2011 San Lorenzo 101 (2)
2011–2014 Metalist Kharkiv 48 (1)
2015 Atletico Defensores de Vilelas ? (?)
2016 Chaco For Ever 5 (0)
2016 Chacarita Juniors 0 (0)
2017– Aktobe 1 (0)
National team
2005 Argentina U20 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 April 2017.

Juan Manuel Torres, better known as Chaco Torres (born 20 June 1985 in Puerto Vilelas, Chaco), is an Argentine football midfielder who plays for FC Aktobe in the Kazakhstan Premier League. Usually played as a defensive midfielder.

Career[edit]

Former player of Argentine clubs Racing Club and San Lorenzo de Almagro (Buenos Aires), Torres made his professional debut in 2002 in the age of 17, he went on to make over 100 appearances for each of the Argentine club.

Torres was part of the Argentina U-20 team, along with such players as Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero and Pablo Zabaleta, that won the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship.

In summer 2005, the management of Dynamo Kiev attempted to buy the young and promising FIFA World Youth Champion Juan Manuel Torres Racing Club. However, the Racing Club management wereas not eager to release one of their key players, although the Torres was expressing a desire for leaving. Inter alia, the parties could not agree on money issues.[1]

On June 24, 2011, he signed a three-year contract with Metalist Kharkiv as a free agent. Both times Chaco moved to a new club, on a free transfer (as a free agent). He offered his services to Metalist Kharkiv, at the time being out of contract.

In January 2017, Torres signed for Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Aktobe.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 30 November 2014[3]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Metalist Kharkiv 2011–12 Ukrainian Premier League 18 0 2 0 - 11 0 - 31 0
2012–13 17 1 1 0 - 10 1 - 28 2
2013–14 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 - 3 0
2014–15 9 0 2 0 - 3 0 - 14 0
Total 46 1 5 0 - - 25 1 - - 76 2
Career total 46 1 5 0 - - 25 1 - - 76 2

Honours[edit]

Country[edit]

Argentina U-20

Personal life[edit]

Torres has two children: a daughter with his first wife Ailyn Lobato, and a son with the actress Catalina Artusi. In September 2012, the Argentine fashion model Ivanna Palliotti left Buenos Aires and moved to Kharkiv for her boyfriend, the player of Metalist Kharkiv Chaco Torres.[4]

Chaco is the nickname given to him, because he was born in the Argentine province of Chaco.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Racing" has rejected the offer of "Dynamo" (Russian)
  2. ^ "Актобе подписал Торреса". sports.kz (in Russian). Sports KZ. 20 January 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "J.Torres". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Argentine fashion model moved to Kharkiv for Torres Archived 2012-09-11 at the Wayback Machine. (Russian)
  5. ^ Torres: "I want to make the game of Metalist much better and achieve great results" (Russian)

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