Lucas Simón

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is García and the second or maternal family name is Simón.
Lucas Simón
Personal information
Full name Lucas Alberto Simón García
Date of birth (1986-08-01) 1 August 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Mar del Plata, Argentina
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Cobreloa
Number 16
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Cadetes ? (?)
2004–2006 Nueva Chicago 40 (14)
2006–2011 Piacenza 73 (8)
2008–2009 Pescara (loan) 27 (10)
2010–2011 Tigre (loan) 4 (0)
2011–2012 Unión La Calera 38 (12)
2012–2013 Palestino 36 (8)
2013–2016 Huachipato 58 (18)
2016 Deportivo Municipal 7 (0)
2017– Cobreloa 10 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 January 2017.

Lucas Alberto Simón García (born 1 August 1986) is an Argentine professional footballer who currently plays for club Cobreloa as striker.

Born in Mar del Plata, Simón started his career at hometown club Cadetes de San Martín. In 2004, he was signed by Primera B Nacional club Nueva Chicago, with whom Simón won the 2006 Clausura Tournament, but lost the championship playoffs against Godoy Cruz. However, despite of failing to win the final, he helped his team to earn promotion to the Argentine Primera División, after a 6–3 win against Belgrano, in which Simón scored twice.

Club career[edit]

Piacenza[edit]

In July 2006, he was signed by Italian Serie B club Piacenza. He scored 5 league goals in the first season, ranked 5th of the team, as the team third strikers, behind Daniele Cacia and Daniele Degano. In the next season, after Cacia was sold (himself remained in Piacenza due to injury), he became the only central forward in the starting XI, but soon the coach preferred Houssine Kharja as the emergency striker, Julien Rantier and Giuseppe Gemiti in supporting role. In mid-October (round 11), he returned to starting XI until Cacia recovered (round 15). In January 2008, Cacia returned to Fiorentina and Kharja was sold, but the club signed Zlatko Dedič (loan) and Alessandro Tulli, made Simón remained as the third striker.

In 2008–09 Serie B season, the club signed Davide Moscardelli as new central forward, and on 1 September 2008, he left the club along with 2 strikers after the club loaned striker Emanuele Ferraro from Salernitana.[1] Which Simón was loaned to Pescara, and he scored 10 goals in Italian third highest division.

On 1 July 2009, Simón returned to Emilia. He had to compete with Tulli, Tomás Guzmán, Antonio Piccolo and Mattia Graffiedi for the remain place of supporting striker role in 4–3–3 formation, or as a backup central forward in 4–4–2 formation if Moscardelli was not available. The coach more frequently used Simone Guerra as supporting striker and Simón only made 8 start, 7 of them before the arrival of striker Edgar Çani in January.

In June 2010, he was loaned back to Argentina for Tigre.[2]

Unión La Calera[edit]

On 10 July 2011, Simón joined to Chilean Primera División club Unión La Calera for play the Clausura Tournament of that season, after of put end to his contract with Piacenza.[3] He netted a twice in his debut against Santiago Morning, scoring all goals of the game in a 2–0 home win.[4] On 17 September, he scored another twice for the team of La Calera, during an incredible 3–0 win over Chilean powerhouse Colo-Colo at Santa Laura. On 2 October, against Palestino, he again scored a goal, after of fail to score after two weeks against Audax Italiano and Unión Española. Simón was a key player in the qualification of his team to the playoffs, scoring on 20 November, two of the three goals of his team against Ñublense, in a 3–1 away victory at Nelson Oyarzún Arenas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arrivano Ferraro e Rickler". Piacenza Calcio (in Italian). 1 September 2008. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Lucas Simon y Denis Stracqualursi, los primeros refuerzos". Club Atlético Tigre (in Spanish). 19 June 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Unión La Calera se refuerza para el Clausura". Anfp.cl (in Spanish). July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Unión La Calera vence a Santiago Morning en el Nicolás Chahúan". Emol.com (in Spanish). 28 July 2011. 

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