Lucas Ocampos playing for Monaco
|Full name||Lucas Ariel Ocampos|
|Date of birth||11 July 1994|
|Place of birth||Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2015||→ Marseille (loan)||14||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:34, 27 September 2015 (UTC).
On 16 August 2011, aged 17 years, two months and five days, Ocampos made his first-team debut for River Plate against Chacarita Juniors. His debut goal came in his second match on 20 August 2011 against Independiente Rivadavia. He soon established himself in the starting eleven and in January 2012 was named in FIFA's 13 Players to watch that year.
In the 2011–2012 season, Ocampos scored seven goals and provided five assists in 38 games as the club was promoted back to Primera división after a one-year absence. The following season, Ocampos made his last appearance for River Plate in their opening game, a 2–1 defeat to Club Atlético Belgrano.
On 6 August 2012 Ocampos signed for French Ligue 2 side AS Monaco FC for a reported fee of €13 million. After the move, Ocampos said he believed he made a good decision in joining Monaco; and that he faced no pressure despite his price tag.
Ocampos made his Monaco debut on 31 August 2012, coming on as a substitute for Emir Bajrami in 2–1 loss against Le Havre, the club's first loss of the season. He scored his first goal for the club in the third round of Coupe de la Ligue as Monaco beat Valenciennes 4–2. On 18 January 2013 Ocampos scored his first league goal and recorded an assist for Gary Kagelmacher in a 2–0 win over Istres.
On 30 June 2015, Marseille announced that the Argentinian winger would be joining them on a permanent deal for a fee believed to be around €7 million.
Style of play
Ocampos is known for his powerful pace and accurate dribbling. He is also blessed with great technique and has a strong shot with both feet. He has good heading accuracy and his height makes him a constant aerial threat in the box.
- As of 27 September 2015
|Argentina||League||Copa Argentina||League Cup||CONMEBOL1||Total|
|France||League||Coupe de France||Coupe de la Ligue||UEFA2||Total|
- 1Also includes other competitive competitions, including the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.
- 2Also includes other competitive competitions, including the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
- "Ocampos, Lucas Ariel". cariverplate.com. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
- "CRACK FUTURE: THE NUGGET OCAMPOS OF RIVER PLATE" [FUTUR CRACK : OCAMPOS LA PÉPITE DE RIVER PLATE] (in French). Les-Transferts. 5 January 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
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- Huguenin, Michael (3 July 2015). "Ocampos seals permanent Marseille move". Goal.com. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
- Scott, A (23 August 2015). "MICHEL'S MARSEILLE HIT TROYES FOR SIX". Ligue 1. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
- "Lucas Ariel Ocampos" (in Spanish). Blog Spot. 1 April 2011. Retrieved February 2013.
- Lucas Ocampos profile at Soccerway