It has been quite an 18 months for Independiente captain Federico Mancuello after struggling for years to make a real impact at his boyhood club, the 26-year-old has rapidly helped the club from their darkest hour in the Nacional B back to the Primera, been named club captain and made a goal scoring debut for
Despite being the most-capped Argentine goalkeeper of all time, Sergio Romero has struggled for attention at club level over the past couple of years. Now, a free-agent after being released by Sampdoria, the Argentina number one is being courted by some of the biggest club sides in Europe. The 28-year-old needs a decent transfer and
He might not be much of a household name given he is yet to make his senior debut at club level yet, but if River Plate and Argentina’s young goalkeeper Augusto Batalla makes the strongly rumoured switch to Real Madrid then expect to hear a lot more about the 19-year-old. Who is Augusto Batalla?
Name: Marcelo Meli Club: Boca Juniors Date of Birth: 20th June 1992 Position: Central midfield Who is he? Much like Jonathan Calleri, Cesar Marcelo Meli was snapped up by Boca Juniors in the aftermath of being relegated with their former clubs at the end of the Torneo Final 2014 and has since seen their
Name: Emanuel Mammana Club: River Plate Date of Birth: 10th February 1996 Position: Central defender Who is he? Without even kicking a ball for the River Plate first team much was written about young defender Emanuel Mammana after he followed in the esteemed footsteps of another River graduate, Javier Mascherano. Still only nineteen, the
Name: Guido Carrillo Club: Estudiantes Date of birth: 25th May 1991 Position: Centre Forward Who is he? After a match winning brace in the Copa Argentina last week, an emotional Guido Carrillo told reporters: “I cried because this was probably my last match in this shirt that I love so much.” The Estudiantes striker
Name: Franco Cervi Club: Rosario Central Date of birth: 26th May 1994 Position: Attacking midfield Who is he? Approaching the halfway mark of the 2015 Argentine Primera season perhaps the breakthrough star so far has been Rosario Central’s talented playmaker Franco Cervi. The 21-year-old has seamlessly stepped up to the first team in spite
Name: Jonathan Calleri Club: Boca Juniors Date of birth: 23 September 1993 Position: Forward Who is he? Boca Juniors have seen some pretty good forwards in recent years: Gabriel Batistuta, Martin Palermo and Carlos Tevez for example have all excelled in the blue and gold. Moving to perhaps the biggest club side in South
Name: Matias Kranevitter Club: River Plate Date of Birth: 21 May 1993 Position: Defensive midfield Who is he? The latest product off River Plate’s talent conveyor, Matias Kranevitter has steadily seen his stock rise over the past 18 months under Marcelo Gallardo and his assured performances in central midfield belie his young age. It is
Some may say that 50.01% of the population of Argentina supports Boca Juniors, which will in turn make them the biggest football club in the country. There are also claims to be heard from their eternal rivals River Plate, suggesting that they, and not Boca, are the biggest and best supported team in the land.