8 MASCHERANO Javier
Date of birth: 8 June 1984
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 66 kg
Current Club: Corinthians (BRA)
Int'l Caps: 20 (as of 30-Jun-2006)
First Int'l Cap: Argentina v. Uruguay (16-Jul-2003)
|2003-2005 River Plate (ARG) |
|Since 2005 Corinthians (BRA) |
A tough midfielder, Javier Mascherano made his senior debut for Argentina in 2003, having previously represented his country at the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship and the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship. At the time of that first international cap, he had not yet played a match for his club River Plate.
He starred at the 2004 CONMEBOL Copa America and in the same year helped Argentina to clinch gold at the Olympic Football Tournament. In July 2005, Corinthians signed Mascherano and in December of that year they celebrated winning the Brazilian league.
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