Lucas Castromán

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Lucas Martín Castromán
Personal information
Full name Lucas Martín Castromán
Date of birth (1980-10-02) 2 October 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Luján, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Right Winger
Youth career
Vélez Sársfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Vélez Sársfield 68 (5)
2000–2003 Lazio 37 (4)
2003–2004 Udinese (loan) 20 (1)
2004–2007 Vélez Sársfield 38 (13)
2007–2008 Club América 9 (0)
2008 Boca Juniors (loan) 5 (0)
2009–2010 Racing Club 37 (3)
National team
1997–1999 Argentina U-20
2000–2005 Argentina 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:09, 23 October 2010 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:09, 17 December 2005 (UTC)

Lucas Martín Castromán (born 2 October 1980 in Luján, Buenos Aires Province) is a retired Argentine football midfielder or forward. He was awarded an Italian passport during his time in Lazio, thanks to descent.

Career[edit]

Castromán began his professional career with Vélez Sársfield in 1997, with Marcelo Bielsa as a coach. His consistent performances in midfield awarded him a lucrative transfer to S.S. Lazio in the Italian Serie A, in 2001. There he became suddenly popular amongst Lazio's fans because of a late equalising goal scored in the very last minute of a derby against AS Roma that was leading the game 2–1 until then.[1]

In 2003 he was loaned to fellow Italians Udinese[2] before returning to Vélez in 2004.

Castromán, a firm favourite with the Vélez fans, reinforced his place in the history of the club by helping the team to win the Argentine Primera División Clausura tournament in 2005 after the club's run of 7 years without a trophy. During that tournament, Vélez' coach Miguel Ángel Russo, seeing the team's position of right and left winger were well covered by Jonás Gutiérrez and Marcelo Bravo, used Castromán as a second striker. Castromán played at great level in his new position, and was the team's topscorer along Rolando Zárate during the aforementioned Clausura tournament.[3] After personal differences with Vélez Sársfield coach, Ricardo La Volpe, Castromán decided it was time to change teams, joining Club América of Mexico.

After only six months with Club América he was transfer listed on 17 December 2007 putting an end to his time with the club where injuries, poor physical condition and poor discipline on and off the field led to his departure. He was loaned to Boca Juniors for US$1,050,000. Though not a first choice player in Boca, he was part of the Apertura 2008 and 2008 Recopa Sudamericana winning teams.

He signed a one-year contract with Racing Club de Avellaneda on 6 February 2009.[4]

National team[edit]

Castromán played 5 games for Argentina.

National team statistics[edit]

[5]

Argentina national team
Year Apps Goals
2000 1 0
2001 0 0
2002 0 0
2003 3 0
2004 0 0
2005 1 0
Total 5 0

Honours[edit]

Vélez Sársfield

S.S. Lazio

Boca Juniors

Argentina U-20 national football team

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrea di Nicola (29 April 2001). "La Lazio riacciuffa un derby in cui non-sperava più" [Lazio grasp again a derby after almost losing hope]. la Repubblica (in Italian). Rome. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Double signing for Udinese". UEFA.com. 31 August 2003. Retrieved 27 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Nicolás Balinotti (24 September 2005). "Lucas Castromán, el delantero del momento" [Lucas Castromán, the striker of the day] (in Spanish). La Nación. Retrieved 10 October 2009. 
  4. ^ Racing sign Boca reject Castromán at goal.com
  5. ^ Lucas Castromán at National-Football-Teams.com

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