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Lucas Barrios: life and career of one of the most famous Paraguayan forwards

Lucas Barrios was born in 1984, on November 13, in Buenos Aires. This is a famous Paraguayan footballer, of Brazilian origin. To date, he is an attacker of the club "Palmeiras" and his national team. However, in Russia this football player is also very famous, after all for two seasons he defended the colors of Moscow's "Spartak".

Carier start

Even as a young man, Lucas Barrios changed six (!) Youth clubs. For three years. He played for Mitra, Juvendud, Barracas Central, Pacifico, Huracan and Argentinos Juniors. And the first club with which he concluded a professional contract, was the last one listed. Exactly one year the young man played for "Argentinos Juniors" in the first team. He participated in 17 matches and even scored five goals. This was a good result. After this season, he moved to FC Tigray. There, Lucas played 16 matches and did not score a single ball.

In 2005, he moved to Deportivo Temuco from Chile. There he also stayed only for one season. He played 28 games and scored 12 goals. The performance was impressive, but anyway next year Lucas Barrios moved to a new club. This time in the Argentine "Tiro Federal". There he played 12 matches and scored a goal.

And in the 2006/07 season he defended the colors of "Cobreola" from Chile. It was in the composition of this team that he became widely known. And all thanks to its effectiveness. After all, in 39 played matches he scored 26 (!) Goals.

Career in "Kolo-Kolo"

The next club of the Paraguayan became the Mexican "Atlas". True, in 2008, Lucas Barrios was leased by the Kolo-Kolo team for half a season. The leadership decided to invite the attacker to strengthen his squad. After all, the team wanted to not miss the chance to participate in the Copa Libertadores. Barrios fit so well into the composition that the leadership of the Chilean club decided to redeem it. "Atlas" was offered 1.5 million dollars. But the Mexicans rejected this proposal, because they wanted 500,000 more. The management of Kolo-Kolo accepted these conditions, so Lucas Barrios left Atlas. And in 2008 with his help, the Chilean team won the championship.

Further activities

Lucas Barrios is an attacker known for his performance. Therefore, it is not surprising that they were interested in different eminent clubs. In 2009, he received an offer from Dortmund "Borussia". The management of the German club offered € 3,500,000. So the contract was signed, and on August 8, the debut of the Paraguayan took place. His first goal, however, he scored only two months later. He was sent to the gate Menchengladbach "Borussia".

In the German club Lucas Barrios showed himself really at a decent level. No wonder at the end of the first season he was recognized as the team's top scorer. After all, this year he scored 23 goals. And in the next season - 21. As a result, they were interested in such teams as "Rubin", "Manchester City" and "Milan".

But the Paraguayan agreed to the proposal "Guangzhou Evergreen". As part of this team, he spent a year. He played 17 games, scored 5 goals. And then he moved to Russia for two seasons. True, during this time, spent in "Spartacus", he went on the field only 16 times. And scored, respectively, only two goals. Compare at least with the efficiency with which he pleased his fans, playing for Montpellier from 2014 to 2015. 31 match - 11 goals! And this is only for a year.

Last years

Above it was told what an interesting football player named Lucas Barrios biography. The rating of this football player is also very high - this can be judged by his statistics and the notorious performance. By the way, now she has not fallen. Since 2015, Paraguayan has played in the FC Palmeiras. For a year he played 16 matches and scored 6 goals. September 17, 2015, and did a hat-trick at the gates of "Fluminense". Interestingly, these were his first goals for the new club. Very impressive debut.

And this player has a lot of achievements. And, in addition to the command, there are also personal ones. So, for example, in 2008 he was awarded the IFFHS prize - as the best scorer of national championships.

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