Maurico Ariel Caranta (born 31 July 1978 in Bell Ville, Córdoba) is an Argentine footballer goalkeeper who plays for Talleres.

Mauricio Caranta
Personal information
Full name Mauricio Ariel Caranta
Date of birth (1978-07-31) 31 July 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth Bell Ville, Argentina
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Talleres
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 Instituto 135 (0)
2005–2006 Santos Laguna 47 (0)
2007–2008 Boca Juniors 55 (0)
2009–2012 Lanús 28 (0)
2012–2016 Rosario Central 118 (0)
2016– Talleres 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 January 2016

CareerEdit

Caranta started his career with Instituto de Córdoba in 1999. He helped Instituto to win the Primera B Nacional Apertura in the 2003–04 season and promotion to the Primera División at the end of the 2003–04 season. He made a total of 139 league appearances for Instituto.

In 2005, he moved to Mexican club Santos Laguna, where he made 47 league appearances before returning to Argentina to sign for Boca Juniors in 2007. He made his debut for Boca on 10 February 2007 in a 4-0 victory over Club Atlético Banfield.[1] He was the first-choice goalkeeper in the 2007 Copa Libertadores as Boca won the competition, beating Brazilian club Grêmio in the final in June 2007. In December 2007 he played in the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup, in which Boca reached the final where they lost 4-2 to Italian club A.C. Milan at the Nissan Stadium, Yokohama, Japan on 16 December 2007.

In August 2008 he played in both legs of the 2008 Recopa Sudamericana final, which Boca won 5-3 on aggregate against Arsenal de Sarandí.[2]

Following the completion of the Torneo Apertura 2008 team won the gold and blue, the conflict with his club's goalkeeper was aggravated because Caranta tried to leave the club and could not reach any agreement to be released or transferred. Finally, after much back and forth, on March 26, 2009 he signed for Lanús.

HonoursEdit

Title Club Season
Argentine Primera División Boca Juniors Apertura 2008
Recopa Sudamericana Boca Juniors 2008
Copa Libertadores Boca Juniors 2007
Primera B Nacional Apertura Instituto 2003–04
Primera B Nacional Rosario Central 2012–13
Primera B Nacional Talleres 2016

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mauricio Caranta profile". Boca Juniors. Archived from the original on 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2008-10-23.
  2. ^ "Argentina's Boca Juniors' goalkeeper Mauricio Caranta, centre holding up the trophy". eurosport.yahoo.com. 28 August 2008. Archived from the original on 5 January 2013. Retrieved 2008-10-23.

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