Miguel Britos

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Miguel Britos
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Britos in 2011
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel Britos Cabrera[1]
Date of birth (1985-07-17) 17 July 1985 (age 33)[2]
Place of birth Maldonado, Uruguay
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Watford
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Fénix 12 (0)
2006–2007 Juventud 33 (3)
2007–2008 Montevideo Wanderers 26 (1)
2008–2011 Bologna 71 (4)
2011–2015 Napoli 68 (3)
2015– Watford 63 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:58, 27 April 2018 (UTC)

Miguel Ángel Britos Cabrera (Spanish pronunciation: [miˈɣel ˈβɾitos];[a] born 17 July 1985) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League team Watford.

Club career[edit]

Fénix[edit]

Britos began his professional career playing with Fénix in 2005. After playing the 2005–06 Uruguayan Primera División season, his team was relegated to the Uruguayan Segunda División.[citation needed]

Juventud[edit]

On 1 July 2006, Britos was transferred to Juventud de Las Piedras, where he achieved the promotion to the 2007–08 Uruguayan Top Division season.

Wanderers[edit]

On 1 July 2007, Britos signed a new contract with Montevideo Wanderers.

Bologna[edit]

Britos then moved to Italy on 22 July 2008 where he played for Bologna in the Serie A, signing a five-year contract for a €2 million transfer fee.[3][4] He made his Serie A debut on 21 September 2008 against Fiorentina. On 21 February 2009, he scored his first Serie A goal against Inter.

Napoli[edit]

Britos' talent did not go unnoticed, and he was subsequently purchased from Bologna by Napoli on 12 July 2011 in a €9 million transfer deal, signing a four-year contract.[5][6][7][8] He scored his first goal for Napoli in a 2–0 home win over Chievo on 13 February 2012.[9] Growing into an invaluable asset for Walter Mazzarri's side, Britos featured in the final of the Coppa Italia on 20 May 2012, as Napoli defeated Serie A champions Juventus 2–0.[10]

On 23 May 2015, he headbutted Álvaro Morata in a 3–1 away defeat to Juventus, and was sent off.[11]

Watford[edit]

On 22 July 2015, Britos joined newly promoted English side Watford on a three-year deal.[12] He was sent off on his debut against Preston North End in the League Cup on 25 August 2015.[13]

His contract with Watford was extended at the end of the 2017–18 season, running until June 2019, after the club exercised an option.[14]

Club statistics[edit]

As of the end of the 2017–18 season[15]
Club Season League Domestic League Domestic Cups Continental Cups Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fénix 2005–06 Primera División 12 0 - - - - 12 0
Juventud 2006–07 Segunda División 16 1 - - - - 16 1
Montevideo Wanderers 2007–08 Primera División 26 1 - - 2 0 28 1
Bologna 2008–09 Serie A 14 1 2 0 - 16 1
2009–10 Serie A 23 0 1 0 - 24 0
2010–11 Serie A 34 3 0 0 - 34 3
Napoli 2011–12 Serie A 11 1 2 0 0 0 13 1
2012–13 Serie A 22 0 1 0 3 0 27 0
2013–14 Serie A 16 1 1 0 5 0 22 1
2014–15 Serie A 17 1 4 0 12 0 33 1
Watford 2015–16 Premier League 24 0 3 0 0 0 27 0
2016–17 Premier League 27 1 2 0 0 0 29 1
2017–18 Premier League 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Total Career 256 12 16 0 22 0 285 12

Honours[edit]

Juventud
Napoli

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In isolation, Britos is pronounced [ˈbɾitos].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2016/17 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Premier League Player Profile Miguel Britos". Barclays Premier League. 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Seis millones de dólares" [Six million dollars] (in Spanish). Espectador.com. 12 July 2008. Archived from the original on 7 April 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2008. 
  4. ^ Bologna FC 1909 SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2009, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (in Italian)
  5. ^ Bologna FC 1909 SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2012, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (in Italian)
  6. ^ SSC Napoli SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2012, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (in Italian)
  7. ^ "Britos: Ho sempre sognato Napoli" [Britos: I always dreams for Napoli] (in Italian). SSC Napoli. 12 July 2011. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Official: Miguel Britos completes switch to Napoli". Goal.com. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Napoli 2–0 Chievo: Britos and Cavani strike as Walter Mazzarri's side record first Serie A win in six matches". Goal.com. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "JUVENTUS – NAPOLI – 0 2". Serie A TIM. 20 May 2012. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. 
  11. ^ Matt Barlow (23 May 2015). "Juventus 3–1 Napoli: Miguel Angel Britos sent off for brutal late headbutt on Alvaro Morata as Massimiliano Allegri's side march on". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "Watford Sign Miguel Britos". Watford FC. 22 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "Preston 1–0 Watford". BBC Sport. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "Watford exercise one year option on Miguel Britos". BBC Sport. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2018. 
  15. ^ "M. BRITOS". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 May 2018. 

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