Mathías Cardaccio

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Mathías Cardaccio
Personal information
Full name Mathías Adolfo Cardaccio Alaguich
Date of birth (1987-10-02) 2 October 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Defensor Sporting
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Nacional 25 (1)
2008–2009 Milan 1 (0)
2010 Banfield 13 (0)
2010–2011 Atlante 19 (1)
2012 Londrina 4 (0)
2012–2013 Asteras Tripoli 7 (0)
2013 Colo-Colo 0 (0)
2013 Colo-Colo B 5 (2)
2013–2016 Defensor Sporting 31 (1)
2016–2017 Sinaloa 13 (0)
2017– Defensor Sporting 2 (0)
National team
2007 Uruguay U20 8 (0)
2008 Uruguay 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 February 2017 (UTC).

Mathías Adolfo Cardaccio Alaguich (born 2 October 1987) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a midfielder for Defensor Sporting.


Club career[edit]

Cardaccio began his playing career with Club Nacional de Football in Uruguay. His most famous goal for the club came in a 3–1 win against Cienciano that allowed Nacional to progress to the knockout stages of Copa Libertadores 2008.[2] His talent did not go unnoticed and he was signed by A.C. Milan on a 4-year contract.[3]

Cardaccio made his competitive debut for Milan in a 1–2 Coppa Italia loss to Lazio on 3 December 2008. He made his debut in Serie A on 26 April 2009, in Milan 3–0 win over Palermo,[4] which later proved to be his only appearance with the rossoneri'. On 28 August 2009 Milan announced to have released Cardaccio and fellow Uruguayan Tabaré Viudez by mutual consent.[5][6][7]

His next club were Defensor Sporting Club back in Uruguay but on 29 January 2010 he was loaned to Banfield from Defensor Sporting, who had signed him on a free transfer during summer 2009.[8]

In 2010, he joined Mexican side Atlante.

Chilean side Colo Colo reached an agreement to sign Cardaccio from his Greek club Asteras Tripoli F.C. in February 2013.[9]

International career[edit]

In 2007 Cardaccio took part in the FIFA U-20 World Cup with Uruguay. There he scored an own goal in a match against the United States.

Personal life[edit]

Mathías is also the nephew of former Uruguayan player Jorge Daniel Cardaccio, who also played for Nacional.


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