Leandro Paredes

Leandro Daniel Paredes (Spanish pronunciation: [leˈandɾo paˈɾeðes]; born 29 June 1994) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Argentina national team.

Leandro Paredes
Paredes, 2019.jpg
Paredes in 2019
Personal information
Full name Leandro Daniel Paredes
Date of birth (1994-06-29) June 29, 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth San Justo, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Paris Saint-Germain
Number 8
Youth career
2002–2010 Boca Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Boca Juniors 28 (5)
2014Chievo (loan) 1 (0)
2014–2015Roma (loan) 10 (1)
2015–2017 Roma 27 (3)
2015–2016Empoli (loan) 33 (2)
2017–2019 Zenit Saint Petersburg 43 (7)
2019– Paris Saint-Germain 37 (0)
National team
2011 Argentina U17 6 (2)
2017– Argentina 26 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 October 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 October 2020

CareerEdit

Boca JuniorsEdit

Paredes made his league debut for Boca Juniors in a 2–0 away defeat to Argentinos Juniors on 6 November 2010. On 29 January 2014, he joined Italian Serie A outfit Chievo Verona for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[1]

RomaEdit

It was revealed that Roma agreed to sign Paredes from Boca Juniors on loan with a reported €4.5 million pre-set price, however Roma ran out of non-EU registration quota for international transfer. He was signed by Chievo instead.[2]

On 19 July 2014 Paredes joined Roma in a temporary deal, with an option to buy outright from Boca Juniors.[3] On 27 September 2014, Paredes made his Roma debut, as a second-half substitute in the 2–0 win against Hellas Verona.[4] On 8 February 2015, Paredes scored his first Roma goal in the club's 2–1 victory against Cagliari.[5] In June 2015, Roma signed Paredes for €6.067 million.[6]

Zenit Saint PetersburgEdit

On 1 July 2017, Zenit announced the signing of Paredes on a four-year contract. The fee was €23 million with a possible €4 million in add-ons.[7][8]

Paris Saint-GermainEdit

On 29 January 2019, Paris Saint-Germain announced the signing of Paredes on a four and-a-half year contract,[9] for an initial €40 million, potentially rising to €47 million.[10][11] He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–0 victory against Pau in the Coupe de France on 29 January 2020, while wearing the captain's armband.[12]

International careerEdit

On 19 May 2017, Paredes received his first senior call-up by newly appointed coach Jorge Sampaoli for Argentina's friendlies against Brazil and Singapore in June.[13] He made his senior international debut in the match against Singapore on 13 June, helping Argentina to a 6–0 away win, and also marked his debut by scoring his first international goal.[14]

In May 2018, he was named in Argentina’s preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia[15] but did not make the final 23.[16] On 21 May 2019, Paredes was included in Lionel Scaloni's final 23-man Argentina squad for the 2019 Copa América.[17]

Personal lifeEdit

On 2 September 2020, it was reported that Paredes, along with PSG teammates Neymar and Ángel Di María, tested positive for COVID-19. The French sports newspaper L'Équipe said that the three players reportedly went on vacation in Ibiza. As a result, they will be quarantined for one week, and the rest of the players and working staff are scheduled to take a coronavirus test within the same week.[18][19]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 16 October 2020
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Boca Juniors 2010–11 Argentine Primera División 1 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
2012–13 20 4 0 0 0 0 20 4
2013–14 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
Total 28 5 0 0 1 0 29 5
Chievo (loan) 2013–14 Serie A 1 0 0 0 1 0
Roma (loan) 2014–15 10 1 2 0 1 0 13 1
Empoli (loan) 2015–16 33 2 0 0 33 2
Roma 2016–17 27 3 4 0 10 0 41 3
Total (2 spells) 37 4 6 0 11 0 54 4
Zenit Saint Petersburg 2017–18 Russian Premier League 28 4 1 1 10 1 39 6
2018–19 15 3 0 0 7 1 22 4
Total 43 7 1 1 17 2 61 10
Paris Saint-Germain 2018–19 Ligue 1 16 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 22 0
2019–20 17 0 9 1 6 0 1[a] 0 33 1
2020–21 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 37 0 13 1 8 0 1 0 59 1
Career total 179 18 20 2 37 2 1 0 237 22

InternationalEdit

As of 13 October 2020
Argentina
Year Apps Goals
2017 2 1
2018 7 0
2019 15 2
2020 2 0
Total 26 3

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Argentina's goal tally first.[20]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 June 2017 National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore   Singapore 4–0 6–0 Friendly
2. 10 September 2019 Alamodome, San Antonio, United States   Mexico 3–0 4–0
3. 13 October 2019 Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, Alicante, Spain   Ecuador 3–0 6–1

HonoursEdit

Zenit Saint Petersburg

Paris Saint-Germain

Individual

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Appearance in Trophée des Champions

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Leandro Paredes coming to ChievoVerona". A.C. ChievoVerona. 29 January 2014. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Paredes «Il Boca? Esperienza bellissima»". L'Arena (in Italian). 12 February 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  3. ^ "OPERAZIONI DI MERCATO LEANDRO DANIEL PAREDES" (PDF) (in Italian). AS Roma. 19 July 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 July 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  4. ^ "ROMA VS. HELLAS VERONA 2 - 0". Soccerway. 27 September 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  5. ^ "CAGLIARI VS. ROMA 1 - 2". Soccerway. 8 February 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Relazione Finanzaria Annuale Al 30 Giugno 2015" (PDF) (in Italian). A.S. Roma. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Leandro Paredes joins Zenit". Zenit. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Paredes sold outright to FC Zenit" (in Italian). AS Roma. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Leandro Paredes au Paris Saint-Germain" [Leandro Paredes at Paris Saint-Germain] (in French). Paris Saint-Germain. 29 January 2019.
  10. ^ "PSG confirm Paredes signing from Zenit". ESPN.com. 2019-01-29. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  11. ^ "Zenit sells Leandro Paredes for 40 million euros. What is known about a possible agreement with PSG or Chelsea". tech2.org. Tech2. 24 January 2019. Archived from the original on 25 April 2019.
  12. ^ Nemer, Roy (29 January 2020). "Leandro Paredes scores, Mauro Icardi assist in PSG win". mundoalbiceleste.com. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  13. ^ Jamie Smith (19 May 2017). "Icardi's Argentina exile over, but Aguero misses out". Goal.com. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Singapore 0 Argentina 6: Dream debut for Gomez in Sampaoli's bold experiment". FourFourTwo. 2017-06-13. Archived from the original on 2017-06-13. Retrieved 2017-06-13.
  15. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - Final 23-man lists". goal.com. Goal. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  16. ^ "Icardi cut from Argentina's 23-man World Cup squad". Goal. Perform Group. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  17. ^ Creditor, Avi (21 May 2019). "Messi Leads Argentina's Copa America Squad; Icardi Omitted". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Sports news feed: Neymar tests positive for COVID-19 sources claim". DW News. 2 September 2020. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  19. ^ "Report: Neymar among positive COVID-19 tests at PSG". NBC Sports. 2 September 2020. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  20. ^ "L. Paredes". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  21. ^ "PSG champions as season ended". Ligue 1. 30 April 2020. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  22. ^ "PSG edge ASSE for Coupe de France win!". ligue1.com. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  23. ^ "Mbappé and Di Maria Earn PSG First 2019-20 Trophy". www.ligue1.com. 3 August 2019. Archived from the original on 3 August 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  24. ^ "El equipo ideal de la CONMEBOL Copa América Brasil 2019" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 9 July 2019.

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