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N. Lodeiro Player Profile

N. Lodeiro Player Profile
N. Lodeiro
Full Name: Marcelo Nicolás Lodeiro Benítez
Date of Birth:Mar 21, 1989 (Age 27)
Place of Birth:Paysandú
Nationality: Uruguay
Height:173 cm.
Weight:69 Kg.
Squad Number:18
National Team Page: Uruguay
This left-footed young attacking midfielder is the hottest prospect of Uruguayan football right now. He started his career at Nacional and his evolution was vertiginous in the year and a half previous to the World Cup.  

At the beginning of 2009 he had superb performances in the South American U-20 Championship, and it was after that tournament when he became a regular starter at Nacional.   

His great year ended with his debut with the national team (in the play-off against Costa Rica) and with a dream signing with Dutch giants Ajax. 

Did you know?

Lodeiro was named Best Player of South American U-20 Championship 2009, ahead of several Brazilian and Argentinian youth stars.