Mauro Cantoro

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Mauro Cantoro
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Personal information
Full name Roberto Mauro Cantoro
Date of birth (1976-09-01) 1 September 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Ramos Mejia, Argentina
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
León de Huánuco
Number 10
Youth career
Vélez Sársfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2000 Vélez Sársfield 8 (0)
1997 Atlético de Rafaela (loan) (6)
1998 Universitario (loan) 30 (13)
1999 Universitario (loan) 20 (9)
2000 Blooming (loan) 7 (2)
2000 Atlético de Rafaela (3)
2001 Ascoli Calcio 9 (2)
2001–2009 Wisła Kraków 164 (10)
2010 Odra Wodzisław 12 (0)
2010–2011 Juventud Antoniana
2011–2013 Deportivo Morón
2013–2014 Pacífico
2014 Unión Comercio 36 (7)
2014 Atlético Minero 7 (0)
2015– León de Huánuco 1 (0)
National team
1993 Argentina U17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 March 2015.

Roberto Mauro Cantoro (born 1 September 1976 in Ramos Mejia, La Matanza Partido, Argentina), nicknamed El Toro, is an Argentine footballer, who plays for León de Huánuco.

He also has Italian and Polish citizenships.

Personal life[edit]

Having previously gained Italian citizenship,[1] after several years spent in Poland, he gained Polish citizenship in 2008 at the age of 31.[2] His maternal grandfather, Bazyli Wolczak, born 1901, emigrated to Argentina from Galicja at the age of 14.[3]

He married Adrianna, a woman he met in 1990 on a beach in Mar de la Plata.[4] He has two sons; Mauro and Tiago, who both were born and grew up in Poland.[5]

He is fluent in Polish,[6] Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.[7]

Club career[edit]

Cantoro started his career at Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield in the Primera Division Argentina in 1994. After three years of limited appearances in the first team he moved to Atlético Rafaela of the Argentine 2nd division for the Clausura 1997 season.

In 1998 and 1999, Cantoro played for Universitario de Deportes of Peru before having short spells with Club Blooming of Bolivia and Ascoli in Italy. He joined Wisła Kraków in 2001, where he became one of the most widely recognised players in the country, and a club icon.[8]

He then joined struggler's Odra Wodzisław in 2010 after leaving Wisła in 2009, however his stay was short lived.

He returned to South America as his career nears its end, where he played for several Argentine lower division clubs. However, he then moved to Peru, where he played for several top-flight clubs.

International career[edit]

Cantoro played in U-17 Argentina national football team in World Cup 1993. After receiving a Polish passport in 2007, he was contender to be called up to the national squad, however he was never called up in the end, partly due to the fact he had an appearance in the Argentine U-17's.[9]

Honours[edit]

Universitario de Deportes[edit]

Wisła Kraków[edit]

Individual[edit]

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