Milton Caraglio

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Caraglio and the second or maternal family name is Pérez.
Milton Caraglio
Personal information
Full name Milton Joel Caraglio Pérez
Date of birth (1988-12-01) 1 December 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Club information
Current team
Vélez Sarsfield
Number 9
Youth career
2001–2006 Rosario Central
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Rosario Central 49 (11)
2011 New England Revolution (loan) 12 (3)
2012–2013 CSD Rangers 37 (16)
2013 Pescara 4 (0)
2013–2014 Arsenal de Sarandí 30 (7)
2014– Vélez Sarsfield 31 (6)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:04, 11 July 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Milton Joel Caraglio Pérez (born 1 December 1988) is an Argentine football forward that currently plays for Vélez Sarsfield in the Argentine Primera División.

Club career[edit]

Caraglio started his football career at Rosario Central youth, being promoted to the first team in 2007. He made his professional on 17 March against San Lorenzo de Almagro in a 1–0 home defeat and scored his first goal against Huracán during the 2008 Apertura. In the following two seasons, the striker scored seven goals in 29 games.

In July 2010, Caraglio joined West Ham United on trial,[1] making his debut on 28 July when he played for 64 minutes in a 2–0 win against MK Dons.[2] However, he failed to pass the stringent medical that West Ham put him through and he returned to Argentina.[3]

On 2 August 2011, Caraglio completed his move to Major League Soccer side New England Revolution as the team's first ever designated player.[4] After scoring three goals in 12 games at the American club, in December of the same year, he signed for Chilean Primera División club Rangers to play the 2012 Apertura Tournament.[5] In Rangers the Argentine forward was the team's top scorer of the season, with 16 goals in 37 games.

The striker played the 2013–14 Argentine Primera División season on loan for Arsenal de Sarandí, helping the team reach the quarterfinals of the 2014 Copa Libertadores. For the 2014–15 Argentine Primera División season, he was loaned from a third-party to Vélez Sarsfield for 18 months, with an option to buy of USD 1,2 million.[6] He debuted and scored his first goal for the team in the first fixture 1–0 win against Tigre.[7] Caraglio scored the first two goals of the 2015 Argentine Primera División, in Vélez' 2–0 victory over Aldosivi.[8]

International career[edit]

In May 2009, Caraglio was called by coach Diego Maradona for a national team formed exclusively with Argentine based players, to play a friendly against Panama. However, a knee injury forced him to leave the squad, and Esteban Fuertes was chosen as his substitute in his stead.[9]


  1. ^ "West Ham Hands Trial To Rosario Central Striker Milton Caraglio". 29 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "MK Dons 0–2 West Ham United". Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  3. ^ "Hammers opt against Argentine". Sky Sports. 7 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Revs sign Milton Caraglio as first DP". 2 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  5. ^ "Caraglio signs with C.S.D Rangers". 31 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Refuerzo del Caraglio". Olé (in Spanish). 2014-07-29. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  7. ^ "Match report". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2015-01-16. 
  8. ^ Luis Botto (2015-02-14). "Con los goles de Caraglio, Vélez impuso su jerarquía y venció a Aldosivi en el debut". Cancha Llena (in Spanish). Retrieved 2015-02-14. 
  9. ^ "Maradona Gives Esteban Fuertes Argentina Call-Up". 12 May 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 

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