Lucas Viatri

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Lucas Viatri
Personal information
Full name Lucas Ezequiel Viatri
Date of birth (1987-03-29) March 29, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 9
Youth career
Boca Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2014 Boca Juniors 131 (31)
2007 Emelec (loan) 4 (0)
2007 Maracaibo (loan) 9 (2)
2013–2014 Chiapas (loan) 30 (9)
2014–2015 Shanghai Shenhua 12 (4)
2015 Banfield (loan) 24 (4)
2016– Estudiantes 25 (12)
National team
2010– Argentina 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 february 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:50, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Lucas Ezequiel Viatri (born 29 March 1987) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a striker for Estudiantes.


Viatri started his playing career with loan spells with Emelec of Ecuador and Unión Atlético Maracaibo of Venezuela. He returned to Boca Juniors in 2008.

On May 17, 2008 Viatri made his debut with Boca in a game 2–1 victory over Racing Club. In August 2008 he was part of the squad that won the 2008 Recopa Sudamericana. Subsequently, during the Apertura 2008 he was a regular on the first team and helped them get the championship title by scoring 8 goals, one of them at the Superclásico.

On July 2, 2014, Viatri transferred to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.[1] On July 15, 2014 Viatri made his debut with Shanghai Shenhua in a China FA Cup game against Chongqing Lifan, he scored twice and made an assist to help the super league side won 3-0. Six days later, Viatri scored twice again to let Shenhua won 3-2 against Liaoning Whowin in a Chinese Super League game.

International career[edit]

International appearances and goals[edit]

Criminal charge[edit]

In 2008, before his Boca Juniors debut, Viatri was detained for 30 days, accused of committing an armed robbery to a hairdressing salon.[4][5][6] Viatri was processed and subject to an oral proceeding. In the proceeding, the footballer agreed to a probation, and therefore was never sentenced guilty for the crime.

In 2009, the court that dealt with his case sentenced that he could not move outside Argentina before his probation finished, therefore thwarting his possibilities of transferring outside the country.[7]



Boca Juniors
2008 Apertura, 2011 Apertura


  1. ^ "绿地申花官方宣布签两名外援". 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  2. ^ "Brasil y Argentina se enfrentarán en septiembre". FIFA. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Acreditaciones de prensa para Argentina-Brasil". AFA. Retrieved August 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Viatri: "Ojalá se cierre el caso"". La Nación (in Spanish). 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  5. ^ "Lucas Viatri accused of robbery". IM Scouting. 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  6. ^ "Boca striker Viatri accused of robbing hairdressers". ESPN Soccernet. 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  7. ^ Juan Carlos Narváez (2009-07-22). "Lucas Viatri pierde la oportunidad de su vida por robar en una peluquería". Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-10-31. 

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