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Hernán López Muñoz (born 7 September 2000) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for River Plate.[3]

Hernán López
Personal information
Full name Hernán López Muñoz
Date of birth (2000-09-07) 7 September 2000 (age 18)
Place of birth Villa del Parque, Argentina[1]
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
River Plate
Number 39
Youth career
Pacífico Villa del Parque
Juventud de Devoto
Cultural de Tapiales
Argentinos Juniors
2014–2019 River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019– River Plate 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:10, 7 April 2019 (UTC)



López played for Pacífico Villa del Parque, Juventud de Devoto, Agronomía, Cultural de Tapiales and Argentinos Juniors at youth level before joining the academy ranks of Primera División side River Plate in 2014; where he'd notably win the Generation Adidas Cup in back-to-back years from 2016.[1][4][5][6] His breakthrough into senior football came on the final day of the 2018–19 campaign, with Marcelo Gallardo selecting the midfielder off the bench in a Primera División fixture versus Tigre on 7 April 2019.[3][7] He came on with thirty-one minutes left in place of Jorge Carrascal, prior to scoring for 2–2 with four minutes remaining; though Tigre went on to win.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

López is a great-nephew of Diego Maradona, a former Argentine international footballer who won the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.[1][8][9][10]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 7 April 2019.[3]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
River Plate 2018–19 Primera División 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Career total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1


  1. ^ a b c "Marcelo Gallardo incluyó al sobrino nieto de Diego Maradona entre los concentrados". Clarín. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Primera convocatoria para Hernán López". River Plate. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "Argentina - H. López". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  4. ^ "El sobrino de Maradona debutó en la reserva de River". El Intransigente. 2 December 2018. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Quién es Hernán López, el sobrino de Maradona que fue convocado por Gallardo y podría debutar en River". Infobae. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  6. ^ "¿Cómo juega Hernán López, el juvenil de River que tiene un vínculo con Maradona?". Goal. 6 April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Hernán López, sobrino-nieto de Maradona, podría debutar en River el domingo ante Tigre". minutouno. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  8. ^ "La historia del sobrino de Maradona que juega en River: su polémica llegada al club y su particular parecido con el tío". La Nación. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Maradona...¡¡¡juega en River!!!". Marca. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  10. ^ "El sobrino nieto de Maradona concentra en River". TyC Sports. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2019.

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