Víctor Zapata

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Víctor Zapata
Personal information
Full name Víctor Eduardo Zapata
Date of birth (1979-01-20) January 20, 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre midfielder / Left winger
Club information
Current team
Chacarita Juniors
Number TBA
Youth career
Argentinos Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Argentinos Juniors 15 (0)
1999–2007 River Plate 192 (15)
2003–2004 Real Valladolid (loan) 25 (2)
2007–2012 Vélez Sársfield 140 (9)
2012–2013 Independiente 12 (0)
2013–2014 Union de Santa Fe 16 (0)
2014– Chacarita Juniors 26 (0)
National team
2005–2010 Argentina 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 May 2015.

Víctor Eduardo Zapata (born 20 January 1979) is an Argentine football midfielder. He currently plays for Chacarita Juniors. Originally a pacey left winger, Zapata has developed his game as a deep-lying playmaker since his arrival to Vélez in 2007.

Club career[edit]

Zapata started his career in 1998 with Argentinos Juniors. In 1999, he moved to River Plate, where he won four league titles during his first spell with the club. During the 2003–04 season, he was loaned to Real Valladolid in the Spanish La Liga, but returned to River after Valladolid was relegated at the end of the season.

In 2007, Zapata joined Vélez Sársfield in a free transfer, after River denied the possibility of extending his contract. He was a regular starter in the team's 2009 Clausura championship, playing 18 of the 19 games (and scoring one goal).[1] He also played 13 games as a starter (1 goal) in Vélez' 2011 Clausura winning campaign,[2] his second Argentine league title with the club and sixth in his career.

International career[edit]

Under José Pekerman's coaching, Zapata played a friendly match with the Argentine national team in 2005. The game was a 1–1 draw with Mexico, in which Argentina had a squad formed exclusively by local league players.


River Plate
Vélez Sársfield


  1. ^ "Closing '09 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  2. ^ "Closing '11 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2011-07-19. 

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