Leandro Paredes

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Leandro Paredes
Leandro Paredes 2018.jpg
Paredes with Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2018
Personal information
Full name Leandro Daniel Paredes[1]
Date of birth (1994-06-29) 29 June 1994 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth San Justo, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Juventus
(on loan from Paris Saint-Germain)
Number 32
Youth career
2002–2010 Boca Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Boca Juniors 28 (5)
2014Chievo (loan) 1 (0)
2014–2015Roma (loan) 10 (1)
2015–2017 Roma 27 (3)
2015–2016Empoli (loan) 33 (2)
2017–2019 Zenit Saint Petersburg 43 (7)
2019– Paris Saint-Germain 72 (2)
2022–Juventus (loan) 13 (0)
International career
2011 Argentina U17 6 (2)
2017– Argentina 51 (4)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:02, 29 January 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 18 December 2022

Leandro Daniel Paredes (Spanish pronunciation: [leˈandɾo paˈɾeðes]; born 29 June 1994) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Serie A club Juventus, on loan from Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain, and the Argentina national team. He was part of the squad that won the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Boca Juniors[edit]

Paredes made his league debut for Boca Juniors in a 2–0 away defeat to Argentinos Juniors on 6 November 2010. On 29 January 2014, he joined Italian Serie A outfit Chievo Verona for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[2]

Roma[edit]

It was revealed that Roma agreed to sign Paredes from Boca Juniors on loan with a reported €4.5 million pre-set price, however Roma ran out of non-EU registration quota for international transfer. He was signed by Chievo instead.[3]

On 19 July 2014, Paredes joined Roma in a temporary deal, with an option to buy outright from Boca Juniors.[4] On 27 September 2014, Paredes made his Roma debut, as a second-half substitute in the 2–0 win against Hellas Verona.[5] On 8 February 2015, Paredes scored his first Roma goal in the club's 2–1 victory against Cagliari.[6] In June 2015, Roma signed Paredes for €6.067 million.[7]

Zenit Saint Petersburg[edit]

On 1 July 2017, Zenit announced the signing of Paredes on a four-year contract. The fee was €23 million with a possible €4 million in add-ons.[8][9]

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

On 29 January 2019, Paris Saint-Germain announced the signing of Paredes on a four and-a-half year contract,[10] for an initial €40 million, potentially rising to €47 million.[11][12] He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–0 victory against Pau in the Coupe de France on 29 January 2020, exactly a year after signing for PSG, while wearing the captain's armband.[13]

On 10 April 2021, Paredes scored his first Ligue 1 goal, a free-kick in a 4–1 win over Strasbourg.[14]

Loan to Juventus[edit]

On 31 August 2022, Paredes joined Serie A club Juventus on a season-long loan with an option-to-buy.[15]

International career[edit]

On 19 May 2017, Paredes received his first senior call-up by newly appointed coach Jorge Sampaoli for Argentina's friendlies against Brazil and Singapore in June.[16] He made his senior international debut in the match against Singapore on 13 June, helping Argentina to a 6–0 away win, and also marked his debut by scoring his first international goal.[17]

In May 2018, he was named in Argentina’s preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia[18] but did not make the final 23.[19] On 21 May 2019, Paredes was included in Lionel Scaloni's final 23-man Argentina squad for the 2019 Copa América.[20] Following Argentina's third-place achievement, Paredes was listed among the "Best XI" team of the tournament.[21]

In June 2021, he was included in Lionel Scaloni's final Argentina 28-man squad for the 2021 Copa América.[22] In the semi-finals of the competition, Argentina played against Colombia and the match eventually went into a penalty-shootout during which Paredes successfully converted his spot-kick to help Argentina progress to the final.[23]

On 11 November 2022, Paredes was named to Argentina's final 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.[24] During Argentina's quarterfinal match against the Netherlands, Paredes fouled Nathan Aké and deliberately smashed the ball into the Dutch bench,[25] prompting a brawl. Paredes scored in the penalty-shootout against the Netherlands winning 4–3 for Argentina after the game was tied 2–2 (a.e.t). Paredes scored again in the penalty-shootout against France in the World Cup final. Winning the penalty-shootout 4–2, after the game was tied 3–3 (a.e.t).

Personal life[edit]

Paredes is of Paraguayan descent through his mother and speaks fluent Guaraní.[26] Paredes' cousin, Franco, is also a professional footballer.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 29 January 2023[28]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National cup[a] League cup[b] Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Boca Juniors 2010–11 Argentine Primera División 1 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
2012–13 20 4 0 0 1[c] 0 1[d] 0 22 4
2013–14 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
Total 28 5 1 0 1 0 1 0 31 5
Chievo (loan) 2013–14 Serie A 1 0 0 0 1 0
Roma (loan) 2014–15 10 1 2 0 1[e] 0 13 1
Roma 2016–17 27 3 4 0 10[f] 0 41 3
Total 37 4 6 0 11 0 54 4
Empoli (loan) 2015–16 Serie A 33 2 0 0 33 2
Zenit Saint Petersburg 2017–18 Russian Premier League 28 4 1 1 10[e] 1 39 6
2018–19 15 3 0 0 7[e] 1 22 4
Total 43 7 1 1 17 2 61 10
Paris Saint-Germain 2018–19 Ligue 1 16 0 4 0 0 0 2[g] 0 0 0 22 0
2019–20 17 0 5 1 4 0 6[g] 0 1[h] 0 33 1
2020–21 21 1 6 0 8[g] 0 1[h] 0 36 1
2021–22 15 1 2 0 5[g] 0 0 0 22 1
2022–23 3 0 0 0 0 0 1[h] 0 4 0
Total 72 2 17 1 4 0 21 0 3 0 117 3
Juventus (loan) 2022–23 Serie A 13 0 1 0 4[g] 0 18 0
Career total 227 20 26 2 4 0 54 2 4 0 315 24
  1. ^ Includes Copa Argentina, Coppa Italia, Russian Cup, Coupe de France
  2. ^ Includes Coupe de la Ligue
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana
  4. ^ Appearance in Supercopa Argentina
  5. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  6. ^ Two appearances in UEFA Champions League, eight appearances in UEFA Europa League
  7. ^ a b c d e Appearance in UEFA Champions League
  8. ^ a b c Appearance in Trophée des Champions

International[edit]

As of match played 18 December 2022[29]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Argentina 2017 2 1
2018 7 0
2019 15 2
2020 4 0
2021 13 1
2022 10 0
Total 51 4
Scores and results list Argentina's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Paredes goal.[29]
List of international goals scored by Leandro Paredes
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 13 June 2017 National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore  Singapore 4–0 6–0 Friendly
2 10 September 2019 Alamodome, San Antonio, United States  Mexico 3–0 4–0 Friendly
3 13 October 2019 Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, Alicante, Spain  Ecuador 3–0 6–1 Friendly
4 8 June 2021 Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia  Colombia 2–0 2–2 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Boca Juniors

Zenit Saint Petersburg

Paris Saint-Germain

Argentina

Individual

References[edit]

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