Leandro Paredes

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Leandro Paredes
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 29)[1]
Place of birth San Justo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Team information
Current team
Roma
Number 16
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)
2019–2023 Paris Saint-Germain 72 (2)
2022–2023Juventus (loan) 25 (1)
2023– Roma 29 (3)
International career
2011 Argentina U17 6 (2)
2017– Argentina 60 (5)
Medal record
Men's football
Representing  Argentina
FIFA World Cup
Winner 2022 Qatar
Copa América
Winner 2021 Brazil
Third place 2019 Brazil
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:25, 6 April 2024 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 26 March 2024

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 Roma and the Argentina national team. He was part of the Argentina 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.[3]

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.[4]

Paredes with Roma in 2014

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

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.[9][10]

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

On 29 January 2019, Paris Saint-Germain announced the signing of Paredes on a four and-a-half year contract,[11] for an initial €40 million, potentially rising to €47 million.[12][13] 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.[14]

On 10 April 2021, Paredes scored his first Ligue 1 goal, a free-kick in a 4–1 win over Strasbourg.[15]

Loan to Juventus[edit]

On 31 August 2022, Paredes joined Serie A club Juventus on a season-long loan with an option to buy.[16]

Return to Roma[edit]

On 16 August 2023, Paredes returned to Serie A club Roma, signing a contract until 30 June 2025.[17] A transfer fee in the region of €4 million was reported.[18]

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.[19] 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.[20]

In May 2018, he was named in Argentina’s preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia[21] but did not make the final 23.[22] On 21 May 2019, Paredes was included in Lionel Scaloni's final 23-man Argentina squad for the 2019 Copa América.[23] Following Argentina's third-place achievement, Paredes was listed among the "Best XI" team of the tournament.[24]

In June 2021, he was included in Lionel Scaloni's final Argentina 28-man squad for the 2021 Copa América.[25] 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.[26]

On 11 November 2022, Paredes was named to Argentina's final 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.[27] During Argentina's quarterfinal match against the Netherlands, Paredes fouled Nathan Aké and deliberately smashed the ball into the Dutch bench,[28] 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 the penultimate penalty in the 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.[29] Paredes' cousin, Franco, is also a professional footballer.[30]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 11 April 2024[31]
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 Argentine Primera División 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
2012–13 Argentine Primera División 20 4 0 0 1[c] 0 1[d] 0 22 4
2013–14 Argentine Primera División 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 Serie A 10 1 2 0 1[e] 0 13 1
Roma 2016–17 Serie A 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 Russian Premier League 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 Ligue 1 17 0 5 1 4 0 6[g] 0 1[h] 0 33 1
2020–21 Ligue 1 21 1 6 0 8[g] 0 1[h] 0 36 1
2021–22 Ligue 1 15 1 2 0 5[g] 0 0 0 22 1
2022–23 Ligue 1 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 25 1 2 0 8[i] 0 35 1
Roma 2023–24 Serie A 29 3 2 0 10[e] 0 41 3
Career total 268 24 29 2 4 0 68 2 4 0 373 28
  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 d Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  6. ^ Two appearances in UEFA Champions League, eight appearances in UEFA Europa League
  7. ^ a b c d Appearance in UEFA Champions League
  8. ^ a b c Appearance in Trophée des Champions
  9. ^ Four appearances in UEFA Champions League, four appearances in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 26 March 2024[32]
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
2023 7 1
2024 2 0
Total 60 5
Scores and results list Argentina's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Paredes goal.[32]
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
5 19 June 2023 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia  Indonesia 1–0 2–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Boca Juniors

Zenit Saint Petersburg

Paris Saint-Germain

Argentina

Individual

References[edit]

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