Neri Cardozo

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Neri Cardozo
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Personal information
Full name Neri Raúl Cardozo
Date of birth (1986-08-08) 8 August 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Mendoza, Argentina
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder, Left Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 29
Youth career
Independiente Rivadavia
Godoy Cruz
Newell's Old Boys
Boca Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 Boca Juniors 134 (20)
2009 Chiapas 25 (1)
2010– Monterrey 213 (29)
2016– Querétaro (loan) 4 (2)
National team
2003 Argentina U-17 5 (1)
2003–2005 Argentina U-20 9 (1)
2007 Argentina 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 August 2016.

Neri Raúl Cardozo (born 8 August 1986 in Mendoza, Argentina) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a midfielder for Querétaro.[1] He is able to play on both sides of the field and is known for his ball control. He holds Mexican citizenship.[2]

Club career[edit]

Cardozo was signed to the Boca Juniors senior squad from the Youth Divisions of Boca Juniors at 17 years of age. His debut for Boca was in a 0-0 draw on 16 February 2004 against Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata.

Cardozo has contributed to the many achievements that Boca Juniors have accomplished since he signed for them, including a Copa Libertadores title, two Copa Sudamericana and Recopa Sudamericana titles, the Argentine Torneo de Apertura title of 2005 and the Torneo de Clausura title of 2006. He too was a part of the Boca squad which played in the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan, Cardozo scored in the semi-final 1-0 victory against Tunisian side Étoile Sportive du Sahel before losing 4-2 in the final against AC Milan.

On March 27, 2008 in a Copa Libertadores 4-3 win against Colo-Colo, Cardozo assisted Rodrigo Palacio in scoring Boca's third goal and then scored the fourth goal himself.

On January 3, 2009, he was announced an official player for Chiapas, but got in legal problems when his former team Boca Juniors claimed that Cardozo left the team without consent.[3]

On December 28, 2009, Cardozo was sent on loan (and later purchased by) CF Monterrey. On February 16, 2010 Cardozo made his debut with Monterrey, and became a quick starter in their line up, he led Monterrey to the quarter finals as first place, going as far as the quarter-finals, losing to Pachuca. Cardozo has already been seen by many European teams because of his great speed, good shot power, and great passing skills.[4][5]

International career[edit]

Cardozo was a part of the Argentine squad that reached the semi-finals in the 2003 U-17 World Cup in Finland. Later that year he was called up to play for the Argentina Under-20 squad. Neri Cardozo started his youth international career in 2003. Neri also played in the Argentina Under-20 in the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship that reached the semi-finals. Two years later, Neri helped Argentina claim their fifth FIFA World Youth Championship; however, he missed the final due to suspension. Alfio Basile called up Neri Cardozo for a friendly against Chile at senior level on 18 April 2007. Neri Cardozo played 70 minutes of the match and Alfio Basile also said that Neri Cardozo has big talent and could also be a star player for Argentina national football team.


Season Club Title
2004 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Sudamericana
2005 Argentina Argentina Under-20 FIFA U-20 World Cup
Apertura 2005 Argentina Boca Juniors Primera Division Argentina
2005 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Sudamericana
2005 Argentina Boca Juniors Recopa Sudamericana
2006 Argentina Boca Juniors Recopa Sudamericana
Clausura 2006 Argentina Boca Juniors Primera Division Argentina
2007 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores
2008 Argentina Boca Juniors Recopa Sudamericana
Apertura 2008 Argentina Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina
2010 InterLiga Mexico CF Monterrey 2010 InterLiga
Apertura 2010 Mexico CF Monterrey Primera División de México
2011 Mexico CF Monterrey 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League
2012 Mexico CF Monterrey 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League
2013 Mexico CF Monterrey 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League


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