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Javier Mascherano Biography

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.  
Basic Player Info
Full Name Javier Alejandro Mascherano
Nationality Argentina
Position Defender
Last Club Liverpool
Shirt Number 20
Career
Clubs
Liverpool Feb 2007 - Aug 2010
West Ham Sep 2006 - Jan 2007
FC Barcelona Aug 2010 - Present
CA River Plate Jan 2003 - Jun 2005
SC Corinthians Paulista Apr 2005 - Aug 2006
National
Argentina Under 21 Aug 2008 - Aug 2008
Argentina Jan 2004 - Present
Stats
Clubs
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Liverpool
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2010/2011 Premier League 1 0 1 0 0 78
2009/2010 Premier League 34 0 1 10 3 2755
UEFA Europa League 8 1 0 2 0 740
UEFA Champions League 5 0 0 0 0 358
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
2008/2009 Premier League 27 0 1 6 0 2313
UEFA Champions League 8 0 1 3 0 686
FA Cup 3 0 0 0 0 213
2007/2008 Premier League 25 1 0 6 2 2158
UEFA Champions League 13 0 0 1 0 1184
2006/2007 Premier League 7 0 0 1 0 617
UEFA Champions League 4 0 0 3 0 376
Total 136 2 4 32 5 11568
West Ham
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FC Barcelona
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SC Corinthians Paulista
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National
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Argentina Under 21
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2008 Beijing Olympics 6 0 0 0 0 570
Total 6 0 0 0 0 570
Argentina
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Javier Mascherano Latest News & Articles

Twitter explodes as Lionel Messi's hat-trick seals Argentina's World Cup qualification
Twitter explodes as Lionel Messi's hat-trick seals Argentina's World Cup qualification
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FIFA 18: 5 defending skills to improve your goal difference
FIFA 18: 5 defending skills to improve your goal difference
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5 players who may need new clubs to play in the 2018 World Cup
5 players who may need new clubs to play in the 2018 World Cup
A move in January might help these stars get on the plane to Russia next year.
Sportskeeda's top 10 ball playing centre-backs at the moment
Sportskeeda's top 10 ball playing centre-backs at the moment
Ability on the ball has become an added facet in a modern day defender's game and here are 10 of the best current ball playing centre-backs.
5 players who rejuvenated their career by changing position
5 players who rejuvenated their career by changing position
It's getting harder to shoehorn players into one position these days. Here are five whose career turned with a change in position.
5 Barcelona players Ernesto Valverde will sell this summer
5 Barcelona players Ernesto Valverde will sell this summer
Valverde wants to sell players before signing new ones in the summer.
5 things Barcelona and Luis Enrique got wrong this season
5 things Barcelona and Luis Enrique got wrong this season
Where did it all go wrong for Barcelona in 2016/17?
Top 5 things Liverpool must do this summer
Top 5 things Liverpool must do this summer
Jurgen Klopp has to decide the future of a few players and make decisive moves this summer to help Liverpool progress further next season.
Reports: Barcelona ready to sell four first-team stars this summer
Reports: Barcelona ready to sell four first-team stars this summer
The club is set for a squad overhaul with the new manager coming in
La Liga 2016/17: 5 reasons why Barcelona ceded the trophy to Real Madrid
La Liga 2016/17: 5 reasons why Barcelona ceded the trophy to Real Madrid
Barcelona lost out by just three points, but it could have been much more.
What Jorge Sampaoli's Argentina might look like
What Jorge Sampaoli's Argentina might look like
Sampaoli is all set to take charge of Argentina. But how will he line them up? A detailed analysis.
Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 9th May 2017
Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 9th May 2017
A quick look at all the top transfer news of the day.
Reports: Barcelona star set for surprise move to China
Reports: Barcelona star set for surprise move to China
He's set to leave despite playing regularly this season
Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 5th May 2017
Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 5th May 2017
A quick look at all the top transfer news of the day.
Barcelona transfer round-up: Neymar reportedly confirms Manchester United transfer, Perez wants Barca's future star and more
Barcelona transfer round-up: Neymar reportedly confirms Manchester United transfer, Perez wants Barca's future star and more
Neymar moving abroad, the Catalan giant's key defender leaving and more.
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