Rubén Botta

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Rubén Botta
Personal information
Full name Rubén Alejandro Botta Montero
Date of birth (1990-01-31) 31 January 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth San Juan, Argentina
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
San Lorenzo
Number 19
Youth career
1996–2007 Boca Juniors
2008–2009 Tigre
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Tigre 82 (11)
2013–2015 Internazionale 10 (0)
2014–2015 Chievo (loan) 21 (0)
2015–2017 Pachuca 46 (8)
2017– San Lorenzo 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 March 2017 (UTC).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Botta and the second or maternal family name is Montero.

Rubén Alejandro Botta Montero (born 31 January 1990) is an Argentine footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for San Lorenzo of the Argentine Primera División.


Rubén Botta made his league debut for Tigre in a 0–0 draw with Boca Juniors on 23 March 2009, at the age of 19. He only played one further game in the 2009 Clausura before being loaned for half a season Latvian Higher League side FK Ventspils, where he did not play in any games. In 2010, he returned to Tigre and begun to make more regular appearances for the club. On 13 November, he came to widespread attention in a 2–1 win against league leaders Estudiantes de la Plata, in which he assisted for Tigre's second goal and nearly scored a third after a display of individual skill.[2][unreliable source?]

In April 2013, he signed for Serie A club Internazionale,[3] despite he would join A.S. Livorno Calcio first. Botta failed to obtain Italian citizenship, thus Inter bought the non-EU registration quota from Livorno .[4] In January 2014 Botta formally became a player of Inter.[5] On 7 July 2015 Botta agreed to join Mexican side C.F. Pachuca.[6]

Style of play[edit]

Botta primarily plays as an attacking midfielder. He is left-footed.




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  3. ^ "Botta, una doppietta dedicata all'Inter". Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 20 April 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Calciomercato Inter, Ruben Botta: Il mancato ottenimento del passaporto fa saltare il trasferimento, ma…" (in Italian). 31 July 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "RUBEN BOTTA JOINS INTER". Inter Milan. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Ruben Botta definitivo al Pachuca" (in Italian). F.C. Internazionale Milano. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 

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