Dario Conca


BornMay 11, 1983


Darío Leonardo Conca, commonly known as Darío Conca is an Argentine professional football attacking midfielder who plays for Guangzhou Evergrande in the Chinese Super League. Conca started his career in Argentina's Primera B Nacional and made his debut for Tigre at the age of just 15 years old. On 23 November 2003, Conca made his first team debut in a 1–0 defeat to Chacarita Juniors. However in 2004 Conca was loaned to Chilean club Universidad Católica by new River manager Leonardo Astrada and in 2005 won his first title. In 2006 River loaned him out again, this time to Rosario Central where after some impressive displays. Vasco da Gama made a successful bid to bring him to Brazil on 5 January 2007, signing an initial one year loan deal from River Plate. In 2008, Conca signed a loan deal with Fluminense and played an important role in the team's brilliant 2008 Copa Libertadores campaign. He was voted the best player in Brazil in a poll organized annually by Globo. On 2 July 2011, Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergcarande announced that they had officially signed Conca on a three-and-a-half-year deal for a domestic record fee of $10 million. At the start of the 2012 season, Conca helped Guangzhou win the 2012 Chinese FA Super Cup against Tianjin Teda on 25 February. On November 30, 2012, Conca left the Chinese side with the hope of getting back to Brazil.
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