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Javier Mascherano
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Personal information
Full name Javier Alejandro Mascherano
Date of birth 8 June 1984 (1984-06-08) (age 25)
Place of birth San Lorenzo, Argentina
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current club Liverpool
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 River Plate 46 (0)
2005–2006 Corinthians 17 (0)
2006–2007 West Ham United 5 (0)
2007 Liverpool (loan) 7 (0)
2007– Liverpool 86 (1)
National team
2003 Argentina U-20 22 (1)
2004–2008 Argentina Olympic 18 (0)
2003– Argentina 55 (2)
* .Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:22, 11 February 2010 (UTC).^ TOBIAS SISTRM 2010-01-17 22:46:00 .
  • Mascherano försvarar Benitez 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.svenskafans.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Saboo-You-Slitherrr 15-11-09, 17:22 really dont want him to go.
  • Javier Mascherano transfer & replacement rumor thread [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: Original source]

^ GOAL-HUNGRY REDS Liverpool have now scored in their last 17 Premier League matches.


† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:16, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
.Javier Alejandro Mascherano (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaˈtʃeˈɾano], Italian pronunciation: [maskeˈɾano]; born 8 June 1984 in San Lorenzo) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Liverpool and captains the Argentine national team.^ Or he should be at an Italian team, who thrive on defensive play.
  • Liverpool's negative equity - in the shape of Javier Mascherano - Sportingo 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

^ Home > Football > Liverpool's negative equity - in the shape of Javier Mascherano .
  • Liverpool's negative equity - in the shape of Javier Mascherano - Sportingo 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

^ Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano has told his team-mates not to dwell on the past.
  • Sky Sports | Football News | Premier League | Liverpool | Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC msnsport.skysports.com [Source type: News]

.Mascherano began his career in at River Plate.^ Mascherano began his career in at River Plate.
  • Javier Mascherano, Soccer Player - News - Evri 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

^ Mascherano began Javier Mascherano career in at Club Atlético River Plate.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Javier Mascherano is one of the last great players to rise out of the junior ranks of the River Plate club.
  • Javier Alejandro Mascherano Profile, Statistics, News, Game Log - Liverpool, English Premier League - ESPN Soccernet 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC soccernet.espn.go.com [Source type: News]

.He earned his first senior honours in 2003–04, winning the Primera División Argentina.^ Javier Mascherano earned Javier Mascherano first senior honours in 2003–04, winning the Primera División Argentina.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ He earned his first senior honours in 2003–04, winning the Primera División Argentina.
  • Javier Mascherano, Soccer Player - News - Evri 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

^ Argentina won the tournament making Mascherano the first Argentine sportsman ever to win two Olympic gold medals.
  • Javier Mascherano - MySoccerPlace.net 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.mysoccerplace.net [Source type: General]

.He also won an Olympic gold medal with Argentina in the Athens Games and finished runner up in the Copa América 2004.^ Javier Mascherano also won an Argentina at the 2004 Summer Olympics with Argentina in the 2004 Summer Olympics and finished runner up in the Copa América 2004.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ He was runner up in the UEFA Champions League in his first season on Merseyside and again finished runner up in the Copa América with Argentina.
  • Javier Mascherano, Soccer Player - News - Evri 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

^ He also won an Olympic gold medal with Argentina in the Athens Games and finished runner up in the Copa América 2004.
  • Javier Mascherano, Soccer Player - News - Evri 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

.He moved to Brazilian side Corinthians in 2005, winning the Brazilian Série A in his first season.^ He moved to Brazilian side Corinthians in 2005, winning the Brazilian Série A in his first season.
  • Javier Mascherano, Soccer Player - News - Evri 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

^ Javier Mascherano moved to Brazilian side Sport Club Corinthians Paulista in 2005, winning the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in Javier Mascherano first season.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Tevez and Argentina team-mate Javier Mascherano joined from Brazilian side Corinthians despite being linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

.Mascherano moved to Europe, signing for Premier League side West Ham United.^ Mascherano moved to Europe, signing for Premier League side West Ham United.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]
  • Javier Mascherano, Soccer Player - News - Evri 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

^ Matthew Upson moves to West Ham .
  • Who Ate All The Pies: January 2007 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC shinymedia.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Premier League holding up Mascherano move .
  • Anfield Road » 2007 » January 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.anfieldroad.com [Source type: General]

.However, unusual contract terms with Media Sports Investments blighted his brief time at the club and at the beginning of 2007 he joined Liverpool on loan.^ He joined the club on loan from Media Sports Investments in January 2007 and later signed permanently for Liverpool in February 2008.
  • Javier Mascherano - MySoccerPlace.net 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.mysoccerplace.net [Source type: General]

^ However, unusual contract terms with Media Sports Investments blighted his brief time at the club and at the beginning of 2007 he joined Liverpool on loan.
  • Javier Mascherano, Soccer Player - News - Evri 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

^ However, unusual contract terms with Media Sports Investments blighted Javier Mascherano brief time at the club and at the beginning of 2007 Javier Mascherano joined Liverpool F.C. on loan.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

.He was runner up in the UEFA Champions League in his first season on Merseyside and again finished runner up in the Copa América with Argentina.^ Javier Mascherano was runner up in the UEFA Champions League in Javier Mascherano first season on Merseyside and again finished runner up in the Copa América with Argentina.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Javier Mascherano also won an Argentina at the 2004 Summer Olympics with Argentina in the 2004 Summer Olympics and finished runner up in the Copa América 2004.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ He was runner up in the UEFA Champions League in his first season on Merseyside and again finished runner up in the Copa América with Argentina.
  • Javier Mascherano, Soccer Player - News - Evri 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

.He officially signed for Liverpool in February 2008 for £18.6 million, parting ways with Media Sports Investments.^ He joined the club on loan from Media Sports Investments in January 2007 and later signed permanently for Liverpool in February 2008.
  • Javier Mascherano - MySoccerPlace.net 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.mysoccerplace.net [Source type: General]

^ Javier Mascherano officially signed for Liverpool in February 2008 for £18.6 million, parting ways with Media Sports Investments.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ He officially signed for Liverpool in February 2008 for £18.6 million, parting ways with Media Sports Investments.
  • Javier Mascherano, Soccer Player - News - Evri 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

.He won a second Olympic gold medal with Argentina in the Beijing 2008 Games, the first male footballer to achieve this since 1928. He was appointed captain of the national team by new head coach Diego Maradona in November 2008 whom has repeatedly stated that his Seleccion is Mascherano and 10 more.^ November 10, 2008 Breaking News Barely Sports .
  • Javier Mascherano to Captain Argentina: Diego Maradona's Inaugural Mistake? | Bleacher Report 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

^ On 10 November 2008, Mascherano accepted Diego Maradona's offer to become new Argentina captain after Javier Zanetti.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ You are here » Home :: National teams :: 10-11 Argentina Home (Mascherano 14) .
  • 10-11 Argentina Home (Mascherano 14) - £54.99 : Football Shirts, Football Kit and Football Strip - UKSoccershop.com - Official Soccer Merchandise 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.uksoccershop.com [Source type: General]

[2]
.Mascherano's two most used nicknames (in Argentina) are Masche and El Jefecito (The little chief).^ Mascherano's two most used nicknames (in Argentina) are Masche and El Jefecito (The little chief).
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Along the way hed been christened Jefecito, meaning little chief, and Diego Maradona said of him, "Of all the young players from Argentina, Mascherano impresses me the most.

^ Argentina won the tournament making Mascherano the second Argentine sportsman ever (after polo player Juan Nelson) to win two Olympic gold medals.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

[3][4] .Former Argentine footballers Jorge Valdano and Jorge Solari regard him as possibly the best central midfielder in the world.^ Former Argentine footballers Jorge Valdano and Jorge Solari regard Javier Mascherano as possibly the best central midfielder in the world.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Mascherano is the best holding midfielder in the world, bar none.
  • Soccer By Ives: Transfer Ticker: Mascherano wants Barca, Marseille lands Heinze and more 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC www.soccerbyives.net [Source type: General]

^ BTW, the best "quaterback" like football player in the world is Xavi from Barca.
  • Javier Mascherano v Xabi Alonso: who would Liverpool miss more? : Who Ate All The Pies 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC www.whoateallthepies.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[5][6]

Contents

Club career

River Plate (2003–05)

.Mascherano came through the youth ranks at River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina.^ Mascherano came through the youth ranks at Club Atlético River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ The Argentina captain has quite a pedigree having come through the ranks at South American giants River Plate.
  • 20. Javier Mascherano - Liverpool FC 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: General]

^ After the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup in Germany, Brazilian club Sport Club Corinthians Paulista acquired Mascherano from River Plate for US$15 million.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

.However, before making his club debut he made his name representing Argentina.^ However, before making Javier Mascherano club debut Javier Mascherano made Javier Mascherano name representing Argentina.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ It was a fantastic performance, said Argentina captain and midfielder Mascherano, before looking ahead to his clubs decisive showdown with Manchester United.
  • Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | Sport | Football 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.express.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Mascherano made his mark very quickly and it was not long before clubs such as Real Madrid came knocking at the door.
  • Javier Mascherano - Liverpool FC News, Discussion & Debate | Liverpool Banter 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.liverpoolbanter.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Mascherano won his first silverware when River won the 2003–04 Clausura (Closing) championship.^ Mascherano won Javier Mascherano first silverware when River won the 2003-2004 in Argentine football.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Javier Mascherano earned Javier Mascherano first senior honours in 2003–04, winning the Primera División Argentina.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ River Plate went on to win the Clausura Closing Championship in 2004 partly due to the contribution that Mascherano made during each of the competition heats.
  • Javier Mascherano - Liverpool FC News, Discussion & Debate | Liverpool Banter 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.liverpoolbanter.co.uk [Source type: General]

.In the 2004 Copa Libertadores River reached the semi-final, but lost on penalties to arch-rivals Boca Juniors.^ In the 2004 Copa Libertadores River reached the semi-final, but lost on penalties to arch-rivals Club Atlético Boca Juniors.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ In the Copa Libertadores River again lost in the semi-final, this time to São Paulo Futebol Clube.
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^ The youngster grabbed the first flight to Peru and made the starting line-up in the final of the Copa Sudamericana for River Plate.

.Around this time several clubs including Real Madrid,[7] and Deportivo de La Coruña declared an interest in signing Mascherano, but River Plate turned down all offers, saying that none of the interested parties were prepared to pay enough.^ Club Estudiantes de La Plata .
  • Javier Mascherano. Ratings, Photo / FTBL.com 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.ftbl.com [Source type: General]

^ Mascherano began Javier Mascherano career in at Club Atlético River Plate.
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^ Around this time several clubs including Real Madrid, and Deportivo de La Coruña declared an interest in signing Mascherano, but River Plate turned down all offers, saying that none of the interested parties were prepared to pay enough.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

.2004–05 was not a successful season for River, finishing third in the Apertura Championship and only tenth in the Clausura.^ River, finishing third in the Apertura Championship and only tenth in the Clausura.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ They beat Inter 2-0 two seasons ago, Juventus 2-1 in 2004-05 and Roma 2-0 in 2001-02.

.In the Copa Libertadores River again lost in the semi-final, this time to São Paulo.^ In the Copa Libertadores River again lost in the semi-final, this time to São Paulo Futebol Clube.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ In the 2004 Copa Libertadores River reached the semi-final, but lost on penalties to arch-rivals Club Atlético Boca Juniors.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ The youngster grabbed the first flight to Peru and made the starting line-up in the final of the Copa Sudamericana for River Plate.

.After the Confederations Cup in Germany, Brazilian club Corinthians acquired Mascherano from River Plate for US$15 million.^ Mascherano began Javier Mascherano career in at Club Atlético River Plate.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ After the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup in Germany, Brazilian club Sport Club Corinthians Paulista acquired Mascherano from River Plate for US$15 million.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Although River Plate had previously refused any offers for the young Javier Mascherano, a successful offer was made and accepted in 2005 from Brazilian club, Corinthians.
  • Javier Mascherano - Liverpool FC News, Discussion & Debate | Liverpool Banter 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.liverpoolbanter.co.uk [Source type: General]

Corinthians (2005–06)

.The Brazilian Série A runs from April, so Mascherano joined Corinthians in mid-season.^ The Brazilian Série A runs from April, so Mascherano joined Sport Club Corinthians Paulista in mid-season.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Tevez and Argentina team-mate Javier Mascherano joined from Brazilian side Corinthians despite being linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

^ Back on the domestic front, Mascherano joined Brazilian club Corinthians in July 2005, helping them to win the Campeonato Brasileiro in his first season.
  • 20. Javier Mascherano - Liverpool FC 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: General]

.After playing only nine games for his new club, on September 2005, Mascherano suffered a stress fracture to his left foot causing him to miss the end of the season.^ After playing only nine games for Javier Mascherano new club, on September 2005, Mascherano suffered a stress fracture to Javier Mascherano left foot causing Javier Mascherano to miss the end of the season.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Mascherano does not play any more games this season?
  • View topic - Javier Mascherano (DM) West Ham • This Is Anfield Liverpool FC Forums • 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC forums.thisisanfield.com [Source type: General]

^ The injury itself was a severe stress fracture to his left foot and after seeking advice headed home to Argentina for treatment and to recuperate.
  • Javier Mascherano - Liverpool FC News, Discussion & Debate | Liverpool Banter 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.liverpoolbanter.co.uk [Source type: General]

.He went back to Argentina to be operated on by the National team doctor and recuperate.^ Javier Mascherano went back to Argentina to be operated on by the National team doctor and recuperate.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ AIMAR – Aimar said that he will fight to win his place back in the National team, Aimar is my second favorite player in the world behind messi.

^ When he's not in the midfield for Real Madrid, Fernando Gago is on the field for his national team Argentina.
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[8][9][10][11] .However, Corinthians still claimed the 2005 Série A championship with the team captained by Mascherano's Argentine compatriot, Carlos Tévez.^ However, Corinthians still claimed the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2005 with the team captained by Mascherano's Argentine compatriot, Carlos Tévez.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Tevez and Argentina team-mate Javier Mascherano joined from Brazilian side Corinthians despite being linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

^ Corinthians still managed to lift the Serie A Championship with the help of fellow Argentine Carlos Tevez, but Mascherano was not to return to action until March 2006.

.In total, Mascherano was out of action for six months, only returning on 5 March 2006.[12] Corinthians were forced to start their 2006 Copa Libertadores without Mascherano, but he returned in time for the Round of 16 tie against River Plate, which Corinthians lost.^ Corinthians were forced to start their Copa Libertadores 2006 without Mascherano, but Javier Mascherano returned in time for the Round of 16 tie against River Plate, which Corinthians lost.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ In total, Mascherano was out of action for six months, only returning on 5 March 2006.
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^ Javier Mascherano impact at youth levels was such that Javier Mascherano made Javier Mascherano senior international debut before playing a single minute for River Plate's first team (Due at that time River's central midfielder was long standing captain Leonardo Astrada nicknamed the Chief ) That international debut came in a friendly against Uruguay national football team on July 16 2003.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

.The 2006 Brazilian Série A also went badly for Corinthians, and at one stage they were battling against relegation.^ The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2006 also went badly for Corinthians, and at one stage they were battling against relegation.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Javier Mascherano moved to Brazilian side Sport Club Corinthians Paulista in 2005, winning the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in Javier Mascherano first season.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ The Brazilian Série A runs from April, so Mascherano joined Sport Club Corinthians Paulista in mid-season.
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.In June, the league season was interrupted for the 2006 World Cup.^ World Cup 2006 .

^ In June, the league season was interrupted for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Fernando Torres risks World Cup place with Spain to save Liverpool's season .
  • IndoNewYork News - Duo Injury latest 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC news.indonewyork.com [Source type: General]
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.Although his performance drew the attention of European clubs, he stated his desire to remain with Corinthians, to help with the relegation battle, and postponed any transfer until January at the earliest.^ Although Javier Mascherano performance drew the attention of European clubs, Javier Mascherano stated Javier Mascherano desire to remain with Corinthians, to help with the relegation battle, and postponed any transfer until January at the earliest.
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^ This bought unwelcome attention from clubs as far away as Europe and Mascherano publicly stated that he wanted to stay and help the Corinthians fight their ongoing relegation battle.
  • Javier Mascherano - Liverpool FC News, Discussion & Debate | Liverpool Banter 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.liverpoolbanter.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2006 also went badly for Corinthians, and at one stage they were battling against relegation.
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[13] .However, hours before the northern summer 2006 transfer window closed, Mascherano joined West Ham United for an undisclosed fee along with team-mate Carlos Tévez.^ However hours before the Northern Transfer window closed in January he, along with Carlos Tevez became West Ham players.
  • Javier Mascherano - Liverpool FC News, Discussion & Debate | Liverpool Banter 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.liverpoolbanter.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ West Ham United (16) .
  • EMM News Explorer: Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC emm.newsexplorer.eu [Source type: General]

^ In the case of Mascherano or [Carlos] Tévez, they have already played for Corinthians and West Ham United.
  • View topic - Javier Mascherano (DM) West Ham • This Is Anfield Liverpool FC Forums • 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC forums.thisisanfield.com [Source type: General]

[14]

West Ham (2006 – January 2007)

.During the summer of 2006 Mascherano was linked with top clubs around Europe, he stated he would relish playing in Spain for Real Madrid or Barcelona but eventually he signed for West Ham United in the English Premier League.^ Would Mascherano's signing make Barcelona favorites again?
  • Soccer By Ives: Morning Ticker: Chelsea downs Inter, Mascherano eyes Barca and Sven joins Notts County 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC www.soccerbyives.net [Source type: General]

^ Mascherano moved to Europe, signing for Premier League side West Ham United.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Liverpool have now signed Javier Mascherano on loan from West Ham.
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.Mascherano holds an Italian passport due to his ancestry.^ Mascherano holds an Italy passport due to Javier Mascherano ancestry.
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[15] .The move to West Ham was seen as surprising, with many of Europe's top clubs having been linked with Mascherano all summer.^ I was having a bad time [at West Ham].

^ The report suggests Mascherano had considered leaving the Reds during the summer for Spanish giants Barcelona, but the move never took off the ground.
  • Juventus Club Indonesia - The Largest Indonesian Juventus Fans Community • View topic - Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.juventini-indonesia.com [Source type: General]

^ Mascherano, on loan from West Ham but with the economic rights owned by Kia Joorabchain, has been the subject of interest from many top clubs in Spain and England, most notably Juventus and Barcelona.
  • Juventus Club Indonesia - The Largest Indonesian Juventus Fans Community • View topic - Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.juventini-indonesia.com [Source type: General]

.There were many rumours about the nature of the transfer, primarily regarding Media Sports Investment's interest in buying-out West Ham.^ There were many rumours about the nature of the transfer, primarily regarding Media Sports Investment's interest in buying-out West Ham.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Almost immediately rumours began to fly around about the nature of the transfer deal that involved Media Sports Investment's interest in a buyout of West Ham United.
  • Javier Mascherano - Liverpool FC News, Discussion & Debate | Liverpool Banter 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.liverpoolbanter.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The Argentine international midfielder joined West Ham with compatriot Carlos Tevez in the most controversial deal of the August transfer window.
  • View topic - Javier Mascherano (DM) West Ham • This Is Anfield Liverpool FC Forums • 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC forums.thisisanfield.com [Source type: General]

.Rumours included speculation as to whether West Ham truly owned the players, or whether a third party held their registration, and also that if a high enough (£112 million was touted) offer was received West Ham would be forced to sell.^ Rumours included speculation as to whether West Ham truly owned the players, and also that if a high enough (£112 million was touted) offer was received West Ham would be forced to sell.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ The referee had given the former West Ham player a second yellow following his protests against a caution issued to Fernando Torres, the Liverpool striker.
  • Javier Mascherano fined after improper conduct charge | Liverpool - Times Online 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ In a further twist, it was announced on 2 March that the Premier League were charging West Ham with breaking rule B13, concerning acting in good faith, and rule U18, which concerns the influence of third-party ownership.
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[16] .(It has since been discovered that Global Soccer Agencies and Mystere Services are the companies that owned Mascherano.^ (It has since been discovered that Global Soccer Agencies and Mystere Services are the companies that owned Mascherano.
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)[17]
.Before Mascherano joined, West Ham had won one game, drawn one and lost one.^ Now consider West Ham's record with Mascherano: Games 5, Defeats 5.
  • Liverpool's negative equity - in the shape of Javier Mascherano - Sportingo 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

^ Before Mascherano joined, West Ham had won one game, drawn one and lost one.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ The Argentine international midfielder joined West Ham with compatriot Carlos Tevez in the most controversial deal of the August transfer window.
  • View topic - Javier Mascherano (DM) West Ham • This Is Anfield Liverpool FC Forums • 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC forums.thisisanfield.com [Source type: General]

.However upon his arrival the team went into free-fall, losing eight games and drawing one game in all competitions before their next win on 29 October.^ However upon Javier Mascherano arrival the team went into free-fall, losing eight games and drawing one game in all competitions before their next win on 29 October.
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^ Last year we were losing or drawing these types of games and we have to win them.
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^ Liverpool is not a team that loses a lot of games.
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.During this time, Mascherano rarely featured in the team, despite their struggles, prompting rumours about financial clauses related to the amount of time he was actually played.^ During this time, Mascherano rarely featured in the team, despite their struggles, prompting rumours about financial clauses related to the amount of time Javier Mascherano was actually played.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Tevez and Argentina team-mate Javier Mascherano joined from Brazilian side Corinthians despite being linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

^ FIFA's rules state that no player can play for more than two different clubs between 1 July and 30 June the following year, but Mascherano had already played for both Corinthians and West Ham during this time.
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In October, the Argentina national coach, Alfio Basile, declared that he hoped Mascherano would leave West Ham "as soon as possible," and "I hope for God's sake that Mascherano can go to Juventus."[18]
.On 16 January 2007, Liverpool requested clearance from FIFA to take Mascherano on loan from West Ham.^ Liverpool have now signed Javier Mascherano on loan from West Ham.
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^ Liverpool vs West Ham .
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^ Arsenal v West Ham United 2007/8 .
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[19] .FIFA's rules state that no player can play for more than two different clubs between 1 July and 30 June the following year, but Mascherano had already played for both Corinthians and West Ham during this time.^ Between club and international commitments, the player has not had a holiday for two seasons.

^ A risk (more so than usual), no?
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^ There are FIFA rules stateing that a player can play for no more than 2 clubs in any one season.
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FIFA approved the deal on 31 January 2007.[20] However, although Liverpool submitted his registration details before the midnight transfer deadline, England's Premier League did not immediately announce whether it would allow Mascherano to play for Liverpool, saying that it wanted to "take time to satisfy itself with the proposed arrangements".[21]
.In a further twist, it was announced on 2 March that the Premier League were charging West Ham with breaking rule B13, concerning acting in good faith, and rule U18, which concerns the influence of third-party ownership.^ Tevez said he was not looking any further than West Ham despite speculation that this was just a stepping stone to bigger things in England or Europe.

^ THE REF The man for the ‘big four' Premier League occasion, Howard Webb, takes charge this afternoon.
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^ Please click here to view the forum rules Javier Mascherano (DM) West Ham .
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[22] .On 27 April the Premier League issued West Ham a world-record fine of £5.5 million.^ On 27 April the Premier League issued West Ham a world-record fine of £5.5 million.
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^ In a further twist, it was announced on 2 March that the Premier League were charging West Ham with breaking rule B13, concerning acting in good faith, and rule U18, which concerns the influence of third-party ownership.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Now consider West Ham's record with Mascherano: Games 5, Defeats 5.
  • Liverpool's negative equity - in the shape of Javier Mascherano - Sportingo 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

[23]

Liverpool (February 2007–present)

Mascherano in action for Liverpool.
.On 10 February, Liverpool added Mascherano to their Champions League squad and gave him the number 20 shirt.^ The home Champions League defeat by Lyon on Tuesday has put Liverpool in grave danger of failing to qualify for the last 16.

^ Javier Mascherano believes Liverpool can still secure a place in next season's Champions League, despite accepting that they deserve all the criticism that has come their way.
  • Javier Mascherano at allvoices.com 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]

^ Well, what I think is that Mascherano should think it over again because he shouldn't forget that Liverpool FC has supported him.
  • JAVIER MASCHERANO FAMILY ANGUISH | Midfielder's missus can't stand Liverpool | News Of The World 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC www.newsoftheworld.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Eventually, on 20 February 2007, Mascherano's move to Liverpool became official after the Premier League accepted Liverpool's request to register the player at Anfield.^ Liverpool vant 2-0 i Premier League.
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^ Mascherano: a player Liverpool need to deal with .
  • Extra Time: Mascherano: a player Liverpool need to deal with 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC blogs.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Premier League holding up Mascherano move .
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[24]
.Mascherano made his debut for Liverpool against Sheffield United on 24 February 2007,[25] and was praised by the Liverpool manager Rafael Benítez and team captain Steven Gerrard after Liverpool's 4–0 victory.^ Rafael Benítez calls for Liverpool to show 'attitude' against Reading .
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^ We have fined Mascherano,” Rafael BenÍtez, the Liverpool manager, said.
  • Javier Mascherano fined £20,000 by Rafael BenÍtez for referee outburst | Liverpool - Times Online 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard targets Wolves return .
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.After playing in a match against Arsenal on 31 March, Benítez called Mascherano a "monster of a player".[26] Similarly, his teammates were impressed by his talent; Xabi Alonso noted how mature a player he was for his age, saying: "He has a cool mind on the pitch.^ "The manager can tell us how to play but on the pitch it is down to the players.
  • Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | Sport | Football 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.dailyexpress.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Similarly, Javier Mascherano teammates were impressed by Javier Mascherano talent; Xabi Alonso noted how mature a player Javier Mascherano was for Javier Mascherano age, saying: "Javier Mascherano has a cool mind on the pitch.
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

^ After playing in a match against Arsenal F.C. on 31 March, Benítez called Mascherano a "monster of a player".
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

.He is analysing and thinking about the game in each moment."^ Javier Mascherano is analysing and thinking about the game in each moment."
  • Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: General]

[7] .Mascherano's first Champions League appearance came in the quarter-final first leg against PSV in Eindhoven on 3 April.^ Barca and Madrid in the Champions League final.
  • Soccer By Ives: Transfer Ticker: Mascherano wants Barca, Marseille lands Heinze and more 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC www.soccerbyives.net [Source type: General]

^ Any ban would exclude the Champions League quarter-final first and second legs against Arsenal on April 2 and 9.
  • Javier Mascherano fined after improper conduct charge | Liverpool - Times Online 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Javier Mascherano faces suspension from the first-leg of Liverpools quarter final tie in the Champions League after being booked last night.

.Hastily establishing himself as a starter at the club, Mascherano played in the Champions League Final that year against A.C. Milan.^ ARTICLE Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has revealed the Premier League club are in talks with Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano about extending his contract at Anfield.
  • SBS The World Game - Reds open talks with Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC theworldgame.sbs.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Midfielder Javier Mascherano has stunned Liverpool by admitting he wants to quit Anfield and join Champions League winners Barcelona, saying "if a club like Barcelona want you, obviously a player will say he wants to play there" .

^ And that is not so unusual if you consider that the player made his full international debut (in a friendly against Uruguay last year) before his first team debut with the reigning Argentine club champions.

.He and teammate Alonso were successful in stifling the creative play of both Kaká and Clarence Seedorf for much of the match but Liverpool eventually succumbed to Milan, losing 2–1.[27] He was voted Liverpool's man of the match by the fans on the official Liverpool website.^ Just days after teammate Xabi Alonso expressed his interest in a move to Real Madrid, Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano apparently wants join Alonso in Spain.
  • Soccer By Ives: Morning Ticker: Chelsea downs Inter, Mascherano eyes Barca and Sven joins Notts County 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC www.soccerbyives.net [Source type: General]

^ Worst-case scenario: Liverpool lose both Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano this summer.
  • Javier Mascherano v Xabi Alonso: who would Liverpool miss more? : Who Ate All The Pies 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC www.whoateallthepies.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Xabi Alonso wouldn’t be a Liverpool player now had Rafa’s summer deals gone through to plan, but to the delight of the fans Xabi stayed.
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[28]
Mascherano playing for Liverpool in 2007.
.Following months of speculation, Mascherano signed a four-year permanent contract with Liverpool on 29 February 2008, ending his association with Media Sports Investments.^ Liverpool have confirmed Javier Mascherano will serve a four-match ban after his sending off at Fratton Park during the Reds' 2-0 defeat.
  • TEAMtalk - Football News, Transfer Gossip, Live Scores, Results 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC msn.teamtalk.com [Source type: News]
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^ There is now speculation that Liverpool want to offer the 25-year-old, who arrived from West Ham in 2007, a contract extension in order to prolong his stay at Anfield.
  • Sky Sports | Football | Premier League | News | Mascherano set for Reds talks 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC www.skysports.com [Source type: News]

^ The Argentine is expected to sign a four year contract at Anfield, when the paperwork is done, which need not be tonight as Liverpool do not need to worry about deadlines regarding this move, the player already being registered until June.
  • Juventus Club Indonesia - The Largest Indonesian Juventus Fans Community • View topic - Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.juventini-indonesia.com [Source type: General]

[29] .The transfer, which reportedly cost Liverpool £18.6 m,[30] which covers not only the transfer fee, but also the players' wages for the four years deal,[31] was allowed to go through as Mascherano was not contracted to another club, making him exempt from the rules of the transfer window.^ Rafa said today that it may go through after the transfer window.
  • Javier Mascherano Player thread 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.lfcreds.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Argentine international midfielder joined West Ham with compatriot Carlos Tevez in the most controversial deal of the August transfer window.
  • View topic - Javier Mascherano (DM) West Ham • This Is Anfield Liverpool FC Forums • 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC forums.thisisanfield.com [Source type: General]

^ You need players that are 100% committed to the club if you're going to win the league and if Mascherano's head isn't right, he probably won't be performing at the level we want anyway.

.He scored his first Premier League and Liverpool goal on 15 March 2008, with a 20-yard strike against Reading.^ Liverpool vant 2-0 i Premier League.
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^ Liverpool have not lost back-to-back games since December 2007 and have a good record against Bolton, winning their last five against the Trotters, netting 15 goals and conceding just one, although the Reebok Stadium was the scene of Benitez's first defeat as Liverpool boss, in August 2004.

^ ARTICLE Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has revealed the Premier League club are in talks with Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano about extending his contract at Anfield.
  • SBS The World Game - Reds open talks with Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC theworldgame.sbs.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[32]
.On 29 November 2009, Mascherano claimed the first goal in the 2-0 win against Everton at Goodison Park when his 30 yard shot appeared to be heading just off target before it took a wicked deflection off Joseph Yobo before finding the net.^ Joseph Yobo scores an own goal.

^ Shots Off target .
  • Virgin Media Sport | Football | Match Reports | 26 October 2008, Chelsea 0 - 1 Liverpool 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.football.virginmedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Liverpool have not lost back-to-back games since December 2007 and have a good record against Bolton, winning their last five against the Trotters, netting 15 goals and conceding just one, although the Reebok Stadium was the scene of Benitez's first defeat as Liverpool boss, in August 2004.

The goal officially went down as an own goal.[33] .In a game against Portsmouth on 19 December 2009, Mascherano was sent off for committing a bad foul on Portsmouth's Tal Ben-Haim.^ Referee Lee Mason flashed a straight red to Argentine midfielder Mascherano just before half-time, with Liverpool already losing, for a reckless challenge on Tal Ben Haim.
  • Sky Sports | Football | Premier League | News | Rafa blames Masch red 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.skysports.com [Source type: General]

^ AP Photo 1 month ago Tempers flare between the two sides after Liverpool 's Javier Mascherano , floor left, fouls Portsmouth 's Tal Ben-Haim to earn a straight red card from referee Lee Mason during the English Premier League soccer match at Fratton Park, Portsmouth, England, Saturday...
  • Javier Mascherano - News, photos, topics, and quotes 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reuters Pictures 1 month ago Liverpool 's Javier Mascherano (on the ground) reacts to his late challenge as players surround him during their English Premier League soccer match against Portsmouth at Fratton Park in Portsmouth December 19, 2009.
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.It was later confirmed that the sending off meant a 4-match suspension for Mascherano.^ Liverpool have confirmed Javier Mascherano will serve a four-match ban after his sending off at Fratton Park during the Reds' 2-0 defeat.
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.This was due to this being his 2nd red card of the season Liverpool lost this match 2-0.[34]Mascherano has the worst disciplinary record of the 2009/10 Premier League season with seven yellow cards and two red.^ Liverpool vant 2-0 i Premier League.
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^ Matches 2009/10 .
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^ Javier MASCHERANO: 2009-10 .
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[35] He scored his first goal of the season with a bullet of a shot from outside the area in the Europa League against Unirea Urziceni away from home in a match Liverpool won 3-1 to secure their place in the last 16 of the competition with an aggregate win of 4-1.[36]
He is regarded very highly among Liverpool fans and has his own song, which is his name sang to the tune of the White Stripes' song "Seven Nation Army".[37]

Old Trafford Incident

.In his first game at Old Trafford against Manchester United, he was sent off after collecting two yellow cards.^ Liverpool drubs Manchester United 4-1 at Old Trafford .
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^ The horrific cocktail served up to Real Madrid (4-0) in the Champions League yesterday swept Old Trafford (1-4), the fief of Manchester."

^ The 38-year-old was in the thick of it last weekend, brandishing a handful of yellow cards during Manchester United's win at Spurs, before condemning Paul Scholes to an early shower.

[38] .He was initially booked for a late tackle on Paul Scholes, and later dismissed for running towards referee Steve Bennett to protest a yellow card shown to Fernando Torres.^ Bosingwa tried to run at the Liverpool defence in the 21st minute but was chopped down crudely by Riera who received a booking from referee Howard Webb as a result.
  • Virgin Media Sport | Football | Match Reports | 26 October 2008, Chelsea 0 - 1 Liverpool 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.football.virginmedia.com [Source type: General]

^ YELLOW CARD Ironic applause from the crowd as Gerrard is booked for a foul on Muamba.

^ YELLOW CARD Sean Davis is booked for protesting a free-kick award to Liverpool, the third yellow card for the home side.

.Mascherano had to be pushed from the field of play by Steven Gerrard and Alonso.^ Free kick taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard(Liverpool) from left wing, resulting in open play.
  • Virgin Media Sport | Football | Match Reports | 26 October 2008, Chelsea 0 - 1 Liverpool 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.football.virginmedia.com [Source type: General]

^ The only player i believe is worth at least 2 positions on the field is our great Steven Gerrard.
  • Liverpool-Kop: What's the big deal? Sell Mascherano and sign THESE two players 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC www.liverpool-kop.com [Source type: General]

^ Gerrard and Torres get all the headlines (deservedly so), but Alonso and Mascherano are equally important in their own right.
  • Soccer By Ives: Transfer Ticker: Mascherano wants Barca, Marseille lands Heinze and more 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC www.soccerbyives.net [Source type: General]

.Rafa Benítez was also forced to leave the dug out and plead with Mascherano to leave the field.^ Mascherano's departure looks imminent after he fell out with Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez towards the end of last season .

^ Sounds of that tho aquilani is nearly there could have him mascherano and benayoun but that would mean leaving out golden boy lucas .
  • Liverpool Midfielder Mascherano Fully Committed to Club Despite Barcelona Interest | CaughtOffside.com 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.caughtoffside.com [Source type: General]

^ Liverpool will "never" be a free-flowing creative force under Rafa Benitez, which is what is needed for Mascherano to be "necessary" for Liverpool.
  • Liverpool's negative equity - in the shape of Javier Mascherano - Sportingo 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

He was also escorted down the tunnel by Peter Crouch. .The Football Association ruled that the usual one-game suspension be increased to three games for improper conduct.^ Sky Sports News understands Rio Ferdinand has denied the violent conduct charge brought by the Football Association.
  • Sky Sports | Football | Premier League | News | Rafa blames Masch red 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.skysports.com [Source type: General]

^ The rule should be you cannot play for three teams in the same country in the one season.
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[39] .Mascherano admitted the improper conduct charge levelled at him, but appealed against the further two to three match suspension.^ Reds hand Mascherano fine 16:01 Mascherano admits FA charge 12:48 Mar 27 2008 .
  • Javier Mascherano - Liverpool Football Club 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.football.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Rafa Benitez admits Fifa's rules would not dissuade him from bidding for Javier Mascherano, although he refused to confirm he wanted to sign the midfielder.
  • View topic - Javier Mascherano (DM) West Ham • This Is Anfield Liverpool FC Forums • 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC forums.thisisanfield.com [Source type: General]

^ Javier Mascherano believes the next three matches will be vital in determining the outcome of Liverpool's season.

[40] .However, this appeal was denied by the Football Association,[41] and Mascherano was also fined £15,000. However he demanded that this fine would be paid to a charity.^ If the team excellent attacking players to compensate then that would be fine, as Mascherano could then just defend and let the other five get on with it.
  • Liverpool's negative equity - in the shape of Javier Mascherano - Sportingo 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

^ Nobbly 15-11-09, 18:30 The best thing that could happen to the club would be Mascherano staying.
  • Javier Mascherano transfer & replacement rumor thread [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: Original source]

^ MabelMeister 15-11-09, 18:30 The best thing that could happen to the club would be Mascherano staying.
  • Javier Mascherano transfer & replacement rumor thread [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: Original source]

[42]
.With the controversial incident behind him, Mascherano would play a key role in Liverpool's 2–1 win over United at Anfield on 13 September 2008. Though he was at fault for failing to cover countryman Carlos Tévez, who scored for United less than three minutes into the game, Mascherano made amends for his mistake, and was instrumental in creating the goal which put Liverpool up 2–1. Mascherano was voted Man of the Match by the fans on Liverpool's official website.^ Mascherano, a player who just DEFENDS arrives at the club, and Liverpool fail to win 65% of league games with him in the team.
  • Liverpool's negative equity - in the shape of Javier Mascherano - Sportingo 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

^ Since Masch has been at Anfield, Liverpool have FAILED TO WIN 65% of league games in which has been involved.
  • Liverpool's negative equity - in the shape of Javier Mascherano - Sportingo 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

^ I thought it would be difficult but we changed – we played with three defenders and that was the key.
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[43]

International career

.Mascherano’s first international appearance came in 2001. September of that year saw him play on the Argentina team that finished fourth in the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship.^ Javier Alejandro Mascherano: Born: 08/06/1984 Country: Argentina Team: Liverpool Height: 1.7 m .
  • Javier Mascherano. Ratings, Photo / FTBL.com 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.ftbl.com [Source type: General]

^ Former Argentina international Jorge Solari believes Javier Mascherano is one of best midfielders his country has produced in four decades.
  • TEAMtalk - Football News, Transfer Gossip, Live Scores, Results 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC www.teamtalk.com [Source type: News]

^ This year alone, Mascherano has tasted international glory at South Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Chile, finished runner-up in the Copa Amrica in Peru, and then topped it off with a gold medal at the Athens Olympics.

.His impact at youth levels was such that he made his senior international debut before playing a single minute for River Plate's first team (due to his central midfield position at club level being occupied by River’s long standing captain Leonardo Astrada, nicknamed the Chief).^ It was a fantastic performance, said Argentina captain and midfielder Mascherano, before looking ahead to his clubs decisive showdown with Manchester United.
  • Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | Sport | Football 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.express.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ The club officially stated they­ have no intention of selling Maschherano or Alonso.­ Benitez had finally got the team playing really well,­ so why on earth would he then dismantle the first­ choice central medifield pairing that makes it all­ tick.
  • Premier League - Mascherano pride at Spain link - Yahoo! Eurosport UK 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC uk.eurosport.yahoo.com [Source type: News]

^ For Leonardo Astrada, central midfielder in Argentinas Copa Amrica-winning side of 1991 and current coach of River Plate, Mascherano was the player of this years Copa Amrica: What he did there didnt surprise me.

That international debut came in a friendly against Uruguay on July 16, 2003.[44]
.Halfway through the 2003–04 Apertura (Opening) championship, Mascherano was called up to play in the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship.^ Reply #3317 on: December 15, 2009, 04:43:11 PM » Even Mascherano would struggle to win the European Championship, with Argentina mate!

^ Under FIFA rules a player can only play for two clubs in the period from July to July, and Mascherano had played in Brazil just before signing for the Hammers.
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^ Free kick taken right-footed by Javier Mascherano(Liverpool) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • Virgin Media Sport | Football | Match Reports | 26 October 2008, Chelsea 0 - 1 Liverpool 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.football.virginmedia.com [Source type: General]

.Argentina again finished fourth with Mascherano the team's outstanding player.^ Javier Alejandro Mascherano: Born: 08/06/1984 Country: Argentina Team: Liverpool Height: 1.7 m .
  • Javier Mascherano. Ratings, Photo / FTBL.com 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.ftbl.com [Source type: General]

^ Tevez and Argentina team-mate Javier Mascherano joined from Brazilian side Corinthians despite being linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

^ If the team excellent attacking players to compensate then that would be fine, as Mascherano could then just defend and let the other five get on with it.
  • Liverpool's negative equity - in the shape of Javier Mascherano - Sportingo 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

[45] He was however suspended for the third place play-off.
.In January 2004, he joined up with Argentina's under-23 team for the South American Pre-Olímpico tournament in Chile.^ Youth Team Posts: 68 Group: Members Member #68 Joined: 13 January 2009 .

^ TIA First Team Join Date: May 2007 Location: South West London Posts: 4,990 .

^ Youth Team Posts: 58 Group: Members Member #23 Joined: 5 January 2009 .

Argentina won the tournament, thereby qualifying for the 2004 Summer Olympics. In August, Mascherano and the team went on to become gold medal-winners in Greece.[46]
.At the end of the 2003–2004 season, Mascherano was included in the senior squad for the 2004 Copa América.^ The European Cup holders have been linked with moves for Arsenal ace Fabregas and Liverpool midfielder Mascherano as they look to bolster their squad for the new season.

.Argentina lost to Brazil on penalties in the final, but Mascherano impressed enough to be voted Argentina's player of the tournament by his team-mates.^ Tevez and Argentina team-mate Javier Mascherano joined from Brazilian side Corinthians despite being linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

^ If the team excellent attacking players to compensate then that would be fine, as Mascherano could then just defend and let the other five get on with it.
  • Liverpool's negative equity - in the shape of Javier Mascherano - Sportingo 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

^ I had to take my very last final to graduate college the day that Argentina lost to Germany.

[45]
.The following year, Mascherano played in the Confederations Cup in Germany, a tournament that ended in disappointment for Argentina who went down 4–1 to Brazil in the final.^ Ruthless Brazil beat Argentina 3-0 in final .
  • EMM News Explorer: Javier Zanetti 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC emm.newsexplorer.eu [Source type: General]

^ Instead of bringing up statistics that may be due to many other factors, why not actually sit down and watch Mascherano play.
  • Liverpool's negative equity - in the shape of Javier Mascherano - Sportingo 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

^ He also made a quick transition when he moved to Liverpool and helped us reach the Champion’s League final last year, as well as playing for Argentina in the final of the Copa America.
  • Liverpool's negative equity - in the shape of Javier Mascherano - Sportingo 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

[47]
.In the 2006 World Cup, he played every minute of every game for Argentina, with Argentina being knocked out by Germany in the Quarter-finals.^ World Cup 2006 .

^ As improbable as it sounds, Mascherano’s Argentina side were hammered 6 - 1 by Bolivia in a world cup qualifier on Wednesday - Diego Maradona’s first competitive game in charge of the national team.
  • Liverpool-Kop: Mascherano, Messi and Maradona massacred! 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC www.liverpool-kop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I've watched almost every single Liverpool game this season and Mascher is absolute world-class and would walk into any team in Europe.
  • Liverpool's negative equity - in the shape of Javier Mascherano - Sportingo 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

.His first two goals for the senior Argentina team came in July 2007 during the Copa América 2007.^ It was during the Copa America in the summer of 2007 that Masche really came of age on the international stage.

^ Argentina during the Copa America last year.
  • Liverpool's negative equity - in the shape of Javier Mascherano - Sportingo 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

^ Benitez [said:]: If you analyse the first half we were doing well, even with their goal but then came the Mascherano incident.
  • EMM News Explorer: Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC emm.newsexplorer.eu [Source type: General]

.Mascherano’s performance at the tournament was such that he was widely selected as the best Argentine player in a squad full of stars.^ The determined youngster made such an impression in Peru that his team-mates voted him their player of the tournament.

^ Busquets believes he is a slightly different player to Mascherano and would not be in direct competition with the Argentine.

^ September 6th, 2006 at 6:16 am Maradona, It seems that every Argentine WC squad makes the same mistake in leaving some of the best players home, or at least more talented players behind.

[48]
2008 saw another, less welcome, first as Mascherano received his first red card for the national team after receiving two yellow cards in a match against the USA, on 8 June 2008. He was sent of in the 86th minute of the match, which went on to end 0-0.[49]
.Later that year, Mascherano was selected to represent Argentina in the Olympic games in Beijing as one of their over-23 year old players.^ Liverpool are believed to have verbally agreed a four-year contract with Mascherano, with the fee being paid to the player's owners in instalments.
  • MASCHERANO 'HOPING TO STAY' |Football Transfer News, Football News, Fixtures, Results, Match Reports, Stats 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC www.sportinglife.com [Source type: News]

^ At 24 years old the Argentinian is one of the best holding / defensive midfielders in the business.
  • Liverpool-Kop: What's the big deal? Sell Mascherano and sign THESE two players 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC www.liverpool-kop.com [Source type: General]

^ The passion of the 24-year-old is one of many stand-out qualities that have helped endear him to the Kop and Mascherano says his love for the beautiful game stems from his time as a young boy growing up in San Lorenzo.

He was thrilled at the call up saying "It's important for any athlete to defend the gold medal. .I might be the only person from my country ever to do it and I'll go down in history."^ The situation is enough to get anyone down, but this team is going to keep going forward because of the spirit and history of the club,” said Mascherano.
  • Mascherano says all not lost as Spurs await 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.soccernews.com [Source type: General]

[50] .Argentina won the tournament making Mascherano only the second Argentine sportsman ever (following polo player Juan Nelson) to win two Olympic gold medals.^ What has Mascherano won or helped a team to win?
  • Liverpool's negative equity - in the shape of Javier Mascherano - Sportingo 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

^ You need players that are 100% committed to the club if you're going to win the league and if Mascherano's head isn't right, he probably won't be performing at the level we want anyway.

^ He only makes 33k a week, which is pretty low for the Argentine captain.
  • Soccer By Ives: Transfer Ticker: Mascherano wants Barca, Marseille lands Heinze and more 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC www.soccerbyives.net [Source type: General]

[51][52]
.Soon after being appointed head coach of Argentina in November 2008, Diego Maradona announced that he wanted Mascherano to be the team's captain.^ Javier Alejandro Mascherano: Born: 08/06/1984 Country: Argentina Team: Liverpool Height: 1.7 m .
  • Javier Mascherano. Ratings, Photo / FTBL.com 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.ftbl.com [Source type: General]

^ As improbable as it sounds, Mascherano’s Argentina side were hammered 6 - 1 by Bolivia in a world cup qualifier on Wednesday - Diego Maradona’s first competitive game in charge of the national team.
  • Liverpool-Kop: Mascherano, Messi and Maradona massacred! 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC www.liverpool-kop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tevez and Argentina team-mate Javier Mascherano joined from Brazilian side Corinthians despite being linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

."I want Mascherano to be my captain because I believe he is the Argentinian player who is closest to the idea I have about the Argentinian shirt - sweat for it, sacrifice for it, being a professional, being close to the team-mate," he said.^ Liverpool are believed to have verbally agreed a four-year contract with Mascherano, with the fee being paid to the player's owners in instalments.
  • MASCHERANO 'HOPING TO STAY' |Football Transfer News, Football News, Fixtures, Results, Match Reports, Stats 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC www.sportinglife.com [Source type: News]

^ Tevez and Argentina team-mate Javier Mascherano joined from Brazilian side Corinthians despite being linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

^ Let's not firget that it is Mascherano (allegedly) who wants to leave; I raise the issue of his replacement purely because of this.
  • Liverpool-Kop: What's the big deal? Sell Mascherano and sign THESE two players 17 September 2009 12:20 UTC www.liverpool-kop.com [Source type: General]

"I will convince him. He will be my captain."[53]
.Sure enough, Mascherano accepted Diego Maradona's offer to become the new Argentina captain on 10 November, replacing Javier Zanetti.^ Javier MASCHERANO: 2009-10 .
  • Javier Mascherano (DM) Barcelona - Page 4 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.thisisanfield.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Post subject: Re: Javier Mascherano Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:25 pm .
  • Juventus Club Indonesia - The Largest Indonesian Juventus Fans Community • View topic - Javier Mascherano 30 January 2010 2:25 UTC www.juventini-indonesia.com [Source type: General]

^ Only if Mascherano commits himself to the Liverpool cause once again will a new contract become a possibility.

[54]

International goals

As of 11 August 2009
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 July 2007 Estadio Metropolitano de Fútbol de Lara, Barquisimeto, Venezuela  Paraguay 1 – 0 1–0 Copa América 2007
2. 8 July 2007 Estadio Metropolitano de Fútbol de Lara, Barquisimeto, Venezuela  Peru 4 – 0 4–0 Copa América 2007

Career statistics

Up to date, as of February 26, 2010.
Club Season England Premiership FA Cup League Cup Europe Others Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Liverpool 2006–07 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 11 0
2007–08 25 1 2 0 1 0 13 0 0 0 41 1
2008–09 27 0 3 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 38 0
2009–10 24 0 0 0 1 0 7 1 0 0 32 1
Club total 83 1 5 0 2 0 32 1 0 0 122 2
Career total 83 1 5 0 2 0 32 1 0 0 122 2

Honours

River Plate

Corinthians

International

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Simple English

Javier Mascherano
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Personal information
Full name Javier Alejandro Mascherano
Date of birth 8 June 1984 (1984-06-08) (age 26)
Place of birth    San Lorenzo, Argentina
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Liverpool
Number 20
Senior clubs
Years Club
2002-2005
2005-2006
2006
2007-
River Plate
Corinthians Paulista
West Ham United
Liverpool
National team
2003- Argentina

Javier Mascherano (born 8 June 1984) is an Argentine football player. He plays for Liverpool and Argentina national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
ArgentinaLeague Cup League Cup South AmericaTotal
2002/03River PlatePrimera División0000
2003/04210210
2004/05250250
BrazilLeague Copa do Brasil League Cup South AmericaTotal
2005Corinthians PaulistaSérie A7070
2006100100
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2006/07West Ham UnitedPremier League5050
2006/07LiverpoolPremier League70000040110
2007/082512010130411
2008/09270200080370
2009/10
CountryArgentina 460460
Brazil 170170
England 6414010250941
Total 127140102501571

International career statistics

Argentina national team
YearAppsGoals
200310
2004100
200530
200680
2007142
200890
2009100
2010
Total552

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