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L. Barrios Player Profile

L. Barrios Player Profile
L. Barrios
Full Name: Lucas Ramón Barrios
Date of Birth:Nov 13, 1984 (Age 31)
Place of Birth:San Fernando (Buenos Aires)
Nationality: Paraguay
Height:187 cm.
Weight:90 Kg.
Squad Number:19
National Team Page: Paraguay
Lucas Barrios - Paraguay
Having only gained Paraguayan nationality in March of this year, Argentinian born Lucas Barrios has emerged, seemingly from nowhere, as a major goal threat for Paraguay, and likely to beat both Roque Santa Cruz and Oscar Coardozo to a place in Gerardo Martino’s starting line-up in South Africa this summer.

While Santa Cruz and Cardozo have repeatedly failed to reproduce their club form in a Paraguay shirt, Barrios has been banging in goals for Dortmund all season. Despite not speaking Guaraní -a language native to Paraguay and spoken by their players on the pitch, much to the confusion of Spanish speaking opponents- the 25-year-old seems to have been welcomed into the group and will hope to partner club-mate Nelson Valdez in attack.

After bouncing around a number of Argentine clubs, Barrios made his name in Chilean football with Cobreloa; the goals were flying in, but offers from his homeland were not. After a brief spell in Mexican football with Atlas, he made the move to Chilean giants Colo-Colo in 2008, scoring goal after goal for Los Albos. His real breakthrough came in last season’s Copa Libertadores, where he starred for the Chilean giants and earned a move to Dortmund in Germany, and the goals kept coming.