Pablo Chavarría

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Pablo Chavarría
Pablo Chavarria.JPG
Chavarria training for RC Lens before a match.
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-01-02) January 2, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Las Perdices, Argentina
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 12
Youth career
2004–2008 Belgrano de Córdoba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Belgrano de Córdoba 61 (11)
2010–2013 Anderlecht 5 (1)
2011 AS Eupen (loan) 12 (7)
2011 Kortrijk (loan) 37 (5)
2012–2013 Kortrijk (loan) 28 (6)
2013–2016 Lens 91 (21)
2016– Reims 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:27, 21 August 2016 (UTC).

Pablo Chavarría (born 2 January 1988) is an Argentine footballer, who plays for French club Reims.


Born in Las Perdices, at age 14, Chavarria went on trial with Sochaux. He impressed the club's management on trial, but he declined after returning to his home country. He was a childhood friend with Matías Suárez.[1] He began his career with Belgrano de Córdoba[2] making his debut in the 2008 season in the Promocion[3] and scoring his first goal for the club in a match against Aldosivi on 12 October 2008.


On 10 June 2010, the 22-year-old forward signed a four-year contract with the Belgian Pro League Anderlecht[4] after being linked with moves to Toulouse and Club América.[5] Upon joining Anderlecht, Chavarria joined compatriots Suárez and Pier Barrios.[6]

Chavarria made his debut for the club in the third round of the Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round, in a 3–0 win over The New Saints on 3 August 2010.[7] He scored his first goal for the club in the sixth round of the Belgian Cup, as they beat UR La Louvière Centre 4–1 in penalty-shootout after the game ended 2–2.[8] He provided an assist for Mbark Boussoufa who in turn assisted Chavarria for his first league goal for the club, in a match against Lierse.[9]

Ahead of the 2012–13 season, Chavarria was named among three players without a future at Anderlecht under manager John van den Brom.[10] Following his return to Anderlecht,[11] he was involved with the transfer exchange when Anderlecht were keen to sign Ilombe Mboyo from Gent.[12] He was also linked with a move to Waasland-Beveren.[13]

Eupen (loan)[edit]

In 2011 Chavarria was loaned to Eupen to receive more first-team playing time.[14] After a slow start to his Eupen career, he scored his first goal for the club in a 1–1 draw against Lierse on 6 March 2011.[15] In his next appearance, he played against his former club, as they drew 1–1 on 12 March 2011.[16] He played 13 games and scored 7 goals before returning to Anderlecht.

Kortrijk (loans)[edit]

The following season, Chavarria was loaned out to Kortrijk for two consecutive seasons.[17] He made his debut for the club in a 0–0 draw against Belgian side Westerlo in the opening game of the season.[18] He scored two goals in two games against Club Brugge and Lokeren.[19][20] During the match with Lokeren, he broken his nose.[21] On 8 April 2012, he scored twice in a 3–1 win over Club Brugge.[22] He made a double assist as Kortrijk beat his parent club 2–0.[23] Chavarria would go on make his 45 appearances and score five times in all competitions.

On the last day of the transfer window, Chavarria joined Kortrijk on loan for the second time.[24] He scored his first goal in his second loan spell in a 2–1 win over Standard Liège on 30 September 2012 and later scored twice in a 3–1 win over Cercle Brugge on 24 November 2012.[25] In a match against Lokeren on 21 December 2012, he received a straight red card in the 61st minutes and Kortrijk lost 3–2. After the match, The Office of the Royal Belgian Football Association (URBSFA) would impose not only a two-match ban on him, but also a 200 euro fine.[26] However, the suspension on he was later rescinded allowing him to play in the upcoming match.[27] Chavarria went on make his 33 appearances and score six times in all competitions.

RC Lens[edit]

On 17 July 2013, Chavariia signed for Lens in Ligue 2 for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal after leaving Anderlecht for good.[28] He started his career at Lens with three goals in two games, one against Dijon and two against Auxerre.[29] He went on to score a total of ten goals in the league.[30] In the Round of 32 in Coupe de France, he scored an equaliser against Bastia in a 2–1 win.[31] Towards the end of the season, he sustained an injury that keep him out for two weeks during a match against Le Havre.[32] He made his return in a match against Clermont.[33] In his first season at Lens, Chavarria finished as a second top-scorer behind Yoann Touzghar contributing to the club's promotion to Ligue 1.

Personal life[edit]

On June 7, 2014, Chavarria got married.[34]


  1. ^ "Argentines Anderlecht are here" [Les Argentins d’Anderlecht sont là] (in Dutch). DH Net. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Pablo Chavarría: la rica historia de un goleador
  3. ^ Ficha en BDFA
  4. ^ Anderlecht haalt Chavarria en Barrios binnen
  5. ^ "chavarria-me-presentaron-gente". Soy Celeste. 30 May 2010. Archived from the original on May 30, 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Anderlecht recruits Chavarria and Neighborhoods" [Anderlecht recluta a Chavarria y Barrios] (in Dutch). RSCA Official Website. 9 June 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Lukaku at the double as Anderlecht cruise through". 3 August 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "View Chavarria goal at URS Centre" [Mirá el gol de Chavarría ante URS Centre] (in Spanish). El Mundial. 28 October 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Anderlecht as a leader in the new year after 6-0 against Lierse" [Anderlecht als leider nieuwe jaar in na 6-0 tegen Lierse] (in Dutch). 26 December 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Veselinovic, Badibanga Chavarria and have no future at Anderlecht" [Veselinovic, Badibanga en Chavarria hebben geen toekomst meer bij Anderlecht] (in Dutch). 2 July 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Chavarria would stay at Anderlecht" [Chavarria aimerait rester à Anderlecht] (in Dutch). Foot Goal. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Duchâtelet: "Transfer Batshuayi unmentionable"" [Duchâtelet: "Transfer Batshuayi onbespreekbaar"] (in Dutch). 6 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Chavarria could join the RS Waasland-Beveren" [Chavarria pourrait rejoindre le RS Waasland-Beveren] (in Dutch). Foot Goal. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  14. ^ Pablo Chavarría terminará la temporada en Eupen
  15. ^ "Degradation Topper Lierse Eupen without a winner" [Degradatietopper Lierse-Eupen zonder winnaar] (in Dutch). De Standaard. 6 March 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Chavarria: "I give everything to qu'Eupen remains D1"" [Chavarria: " Je donne tout pour qu’Eupen reste en D1 "] (in Dutch). Foot Goal. 10 March 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Anderlecht hires Chavarria to Kortrijk" [Anderlecht verhuurt Chavarria aan Kortrijk] (in Dutch). De Standaard. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "Kortrijk endures nine" [Kortrijk houdt stand met negen] (in Dutch). De Standaard. 8 August 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Substituted Do Club undoing" [Invallers doen Club de das om] (in Dutch). De Standaard. 24 October 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Kortrijk looks Lokeren and grabs first away win in 14 months" [Kortrijk blikt Lokeren in en pakt eerste uitzege in 14 maanden] (in Dutch). 29 October 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Broken nose Chavarria" [Nez cassé pour Chavarria] (in Dutch). Foot Goal. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "Club Brugge's 3-1 against more eager Kortrijk and lacks leadership" [Club Brugge gaat met 3-1 onderuit tegen veel gretiger Kortrijk en mist de leiding] (in Dutch). 8 April 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  23. ^ "Chavarria is killing mother club Anderlecht" [Chavarria nekt moederclub Anderlecht] (in Dutch). De Standaard. 11 May 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  24. ^ "Anderlecht let Chavarria go to Kortrijk" [Anderlecht laat Chavarria weer naar Kortrijk gaan] (in Dutch). De Standaard. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  25. ^ "De Boeck creates shock, Kortrijk remains customer for top six" [De Boeck zorgt voor schokeffect, Kortrijk blijft klant voor top zes] (in Dutch). 24 November 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  26. ^ "Two match suspension for Pablo Chavarria" [Twee speeldagen schorsing voor Pablo Chavarria] (in Dutch). 24 December 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  27. ^ "No suspension for Chavarria" [Geen schorsing voor Chavarria] (in Dutch). 4 January 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  28. ^ "Pablo Chavarria leaves Anderlecht Lens" [Pablo Chavarria quitte Anderlecht pour Lens] (in Dutch). 17 July 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  29. ^ "Chavarria: "I wonder why Anderlecht always called me"" [Chavarria : " Je me demande toujours pourquoi Anderlecht m’a fait venir "] (in Dutch). Foot Goal. 23 August 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  30. ^ "Chavarria: "I had the qualities to Anderlecht"" [Chavarria: "J’avais les qualités pour Anderlecht"] (in Dutch). DH 7 February 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  31. ^ "Caen, Lens and subdue Angers Ligue 1" [Caen, Lens et Angers matent la Ligue 1] (in French). So Foot. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  32. ^ "Chavarria out two weeks" [Chavarria out 2 semaines] (in French). L'Equipe. 25 February 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  33. ^ "Lens stalled" [Lens au point mort] (in French). L'Equipe. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  34. ^ "Congratulations to Pablo Chavarria" [Félicitations à Pablo Chavarria] (in French). Lensois. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 

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