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Pablo Barrientos

Pablo Cesar Barrientos (born 17 January 1985) is an Argentina Association football. Pablo Barrientos currently plays for Calcio Catania in the Italy Serie A.

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Pablo Barrientos biography


Pablo Cesar Barrientos (born 17 January 1985) is an Argentina Association football. Pablo Barrientos currently plays for Calcio Catania in the Italy Serie A.

Club Career

San Lorenzo

Barrientos began Pablo Barrientos professional career in 2003 with San Lorenzo de Almagro, as Pablo Barrientos officially was promoted from youth team football to the club's first team. Pablo Barrientos instantly became a big hit for the Argentine club, and Pablo Barrientos performance saw Pablo Barrientos begin to earn call-ups to the Aregentine U-20 and U-21 football teams. At the mere age of 21, the player had already managed 72 league appearances with 7 league goals, also earning 15 caps and scoring 6 goals for Pablo Barrientos country. The player's impressive form lead to many transfer rumours, and the player was linked to a host of European clubs. However, in July 2006, Barrientos transferred to FK Moscow, of Russia.

FC Moscow

Following Pablo Barrientos move to Russia, the player did not hold down a guaranteed starting spot and after two seasons in the Russian Premier League, the 23-year-old Barrientos made 33 league appearances and scored 6 goals. For the 2008–2009 season, Barrientos was sent back to San Lorenzo de Almagro, on a long loan deal. Despite not playing the full season at Pablo Barrientos former club, Barrientos still managed to score a very impressive 9 goals in just 21 league starts. Following Pablo Barrientos return to Moscow, the player was again linked to several different clubs, after Pablo Barrientos excellent loan period in Argentina. In May 2009, it was confirmed that Barrientos signed for Sicilian giants, Calcio Catania in the Italian Serie A.

Calcio Catania

On 30 May 2009 Calcio Catania officially signed the Argentine from FC Moscow on a 4-year contract until June 2013. The player's highly anticipated transfer from was far from successful, as Pablo Barrientos was constantly plagued by injury and failed to make Pablo Barrientos debut for the Sicily club until May 2010. After making just 2 substitute appearances for Catania in the whole of the 2009-10 Serie A, Barrientos did not play any matches in the first half of the 2010–11 Serie A season. Therefore, Pablo Barrientos was loaned to Estudiantes de La Plata back in Argentina for 6 months. After a very successful loan spell that saw the player score an impressive 5 goals in 7 league matches, Barrientos returned to Catania in July 2011 and has since become a key component to the team under new head coach, Vincenzo Montella, finally fulfilling the potential seen in Pablo Barrientos when Calcio Catania signed Pablo Barrientos three years previous for a heft €4m.

International career

After receiving 15 U-21 caps for Pablo Barrientos country in which Pablo Barrientos scored 6 goals, Barrientos received a call-up to the Argentina national football team against Chile national football team on November 15, 2008 by Alfio Basile.

Personal

Pablo's brother, Hugo Barrientos is a fellow footballer playing in Argentina.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_Barrientos

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