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Franco Nicolás Escobar (born 21 February 1995) is an Argentine football defender who plays for Atlanta United FC in Major League Soccer.

Franco Escobar
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Franco Escobar with Atlanta United in 2018
Personal information
Full name Franco Nicolás Escobar
Date of birth (1995-02-21) 21 February 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Atlanta United
Number 2
Youth career
Newell's Old Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Newell's Old Boys 34 (0)
2018– Atlanta United 37 (2)
2019–Atlanta United 2 (loan) 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 July 2019


Club careerEdit

Franco Escobar playing for Atlanta United on June 2, 2018

Escobar began his career with Newell's Old Boys, making his professional debut on 7 June 2015 against Boca Juniors. He signed with MLS side Atlanta United FC on 8 December 2017.[1]

Escobar scored two goals for Atlanta in the 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs, including the second goal in the cup final.[2]



Atlanta UnitedEdit


  1. ^ "Atlanta United acquires Franco Escobar from Newell's Old Boys". 8 December 2017.
  2. ^ Roberson, Doug (8 December 2018). "MLS Cup champs: Atlanta United defeats Portland". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 10 December 2018.

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