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Javier Mascherano

BornJune 8, 1984

Javier Alejandro Mascheranois an Argentine footballer who plays as a central defender for FC Barcelona and a defensive midfielder for Argentina national team. Mascherano came through the youth ranks at River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina before before making his club debut. Mascherano won his first silverware when River won the 2003–04 Clausura (Closing) championship. Mascherano joined Corinthians in mid-season and played a total of 26 games for the club. During the northern summer 2006 transfer window, Mascherano joined West Ham United for an undisclosed amount. At the beginning of 2007, he joined Liverpool on loan and made his debut for Liverpool against Sheffield United on 24 February 2007. He was runner up in the UEFA Champions League in his first season on Merseyside and again finished runner up in the Copa América with Argentina. He officially signed for Liverpool in February 2008 for £18.6 million. He won a second Olympic gold medal with Argentina in the Beijing 2008 Games and was considered a key part of the national side by past coach Diego Maradona who appointed him captain. He is also an Italian national which makes him eligible as an EU player.  
5 emotional goodbyes of the winter transfer window
5 emotional goodbyes of the winter transfer window
Quite a few long serving players left their respective clubs in the winter
Barcelona transfer news: Hazard-Dembele swap deal, Vidal eyes reunion and more, 24th January 2018
Barcelona transfer news: Hazard-Dembele swap deal, Vidal eyes reunion and more, 24th January 2018
All the transfer news related to Barcelona Football Club.
Official: Barcelona star to leave in the January transfer window
Official: Barcelona star to leave in the January transfer window
The club will be holding a leaving ceremony today
Reports: Barcelona to finalize deal for Javier Mascherano's replacement this week
Reports: Barcelona to finalize deal for Javier Mascherano's replacement this week
Real Madrid were also reportedly interested in the defender
Reports: Barcelona set to confirm first January signing
Reports: Barcelona set to confirm first January signing
The Blaugrana are set to complete their first signing of the winter transfer window
Report: Barcelona star to quit club for more playing time ahead of 2018 World Cup
Report: Barcelona star to quit club for more playing time ahead of 2018 World Cup
After winning 17 trophies at Barcelona, his Camp Nou stint is set to come to an end in January 2018
Reports: Barcelona interested in £25m Manchester United star
Reports: Barcelona interested in £25m Manchester United star
Barcelona could buy this Manchester United player to strengthen their squad in January
Barcelona reportedly agree departure of two first-team stars in January
Barcelona reportedly agree departure of two first-team stars in January
Barcelona could suffer the loss of two players due to the FIFA World Cup
5 players who could leave Barcelona in January
5 players who could leave Barcelona in January
These five players are linked with some of Europe's best clubs!
Barcelona transfer news: Condition for Mascherano's departure, No Coutinho deal in January more - 12th December 2017 
Barcelona transfer news: Condition for Mascherano's departure, No Coutinho deal in January more - 12th December 2017 
All the transfer news related to Barcelona Football Club.
Reports: Barcelona identify Javier Mascherano replacement
Reports: Barcelona identify Javier Mascherano replacement
Smart move from Barcelona but is he worth the risk?
5 Barcelona players who could be available in January 
5 Barcelona players who could be available in January 
FC Barcelona are looking to sell fringe players to accommodate transfer targets
Real Madrid's January targets revealed, Messi rejected £850k a week offer from top side and other transfer news and rumours of the day - 5 December 2017
Real Madrid's January targets revealed, Messi rejected £850k a week offer from top side and other transfer news and rumours of the day - 5 December 2017
A quick look at all the top transfer stories of the day
Reports: Barcelona set their sights on £50 million-rated Serie A star
Reports: Barcelona set their sights on £50 million-rated Serie A star
The defender has been identified as a replacement for wantaway star defender - Javier Mascherano
Reports: Out-of-favour Chelsea star to push for Barcelona move
Reports: Out-of-favour Chelsea star to push for Barcelona move
After seemingly falling out with Antonio Conte, the Chelsea star is reported to have his sight set on a move to La Liga giants - Barcelona
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