Javier Mascherano

Born: June 8, 1984 (age 34)

Height: 5'8.5" (174cm)
Weight: 11st 7lb (73kg)

Hometown: San Lorenzo, Argentina
Nationality: Argentina Argentine

Position: Defensive midfielder
Team: Barcelona (no. 14)
Javier Mascherano for Barcelona on February 11, 2015
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Career History
Senior2005-2006Corinthians
2006-2007West Ham United
2007-2010Liverpool
2010-Barcelona
International2003-Argentina
Sports Mole has 565 articles about Javier Mascherano. Articles 1 to 40:
Sergio Aguero misses a penalty during the World Cup group game between Argentina and Iceland on June 16, 2018
Javier Mascherano: 'Iceland were strong defensively'
Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano admits that his team struggled against Iceland's defensive tactics in their 2018 World Cup opener.
Jun 16, 21:48
Argentina players celebrate during their international friendly with Haiti in June 2018
Preview: Argentina vs. Iceland - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the 2018 World Cup action as Argentina and Iceland get their campaigns underway in Group D at the Otkritie Arena in Moscow.
Jun 14, 22:16
Sunderland manager Chris Coleman February 24, 2018
Chris Coleman appointed as new manager of Hebei China Fortune
Chris Coleman is named as manager of Hebei China Fortune, a little over a month after being sacked by League One-bound Sunderland.
Jun 10, 15:39
Andres Iniesta in action for Barcelona in December 2016
Andres Iniesta's greatest Barcelona XI
To mark Andres Iniesta's final game for Barcelona, Sports Mole selects the greatest XI from his illustrious career with the club.
May 22, 08:48
Marco Asensio in action during the friendly between Italy under-21s and Spain under-21s on March 27, 2017
Result: Spain put six goals past Argentina in Madrid
Spain continue their preparations for the 2018 World Cup with a thumping 6-1 win over Argentina in the Spanish capital.
Mar 27, 22:24
world cup general ball
Team News: Diego Costa leads line for Spain against Argentina
Diego Costa leads the line for Spain in Tuesday night's international friendly against Argentina - who have Lionel Messi on the bench - at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Mar 27, 19:43
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Hebei China Fortune plotting audacious bid for Lionel Messi?
Hebei Fortune are reportedly willing to hand over £626m to sign Lionel Messi, who they hope will follow in the footsteps of Javier Mascherano by making the switch.
Feb 7, 10:24
Philippe Coutinho's Barcelona shirt pictured on January 6, 2018
Result: Philippe Coutinho makes debut as Barcelona beat Espanyol to reach Copa del Rey semi-finals
Barcelona reach the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey thanks to a 2-0 win over Espanyol in Thursday night's quarter-final second leg at Camp Nou for a 2-1 aggregate win.
Jan 25, 22:25
Philippe Coutinho's Barcelona shirt pictured on January 6, 2018
Barcelona confirm Philippe Coutinho shirt number
Barcelona confirm that January signing Philippe Coutinho will take the departing Javier Mascherano's shirt number at Camp Nou.
Jan 24, 18:11
Javier Mascherano and his imaginary friend in the La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga on November 19, 2016
Javier Mascherano signs for Hebei China Fortune
Former Barcelona centre-back Javier Mascherano completes a switch to Chinese Super League outfit Hebei China Fortune.
Jan 24, 13:27
Javier Mascherano and his imaginary friend in the La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga on November 19, 2016
Barcelona announce Javier Mascherano departure
Javier Mascherano will bring an end to his Barcelona career this month after seven-and-a-half years at the club, with a move to the Chinese Super League expected.
Jan 23, 15:47
Javier Mascherano and his imaginary friend in the La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga on November 19, 2016
Javier Mascherano off to Chinese Super League in £7m deal?
Javier Mascherano will reportedly join Hebei China Fortune in a £7m deal before the January transfer window closes, following the arrival of Yerry Mina at Camp Nou.
Jan 12, 11:41
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Result: Barcelona smash five past Celta Vigo to reach Copa del Rey quarter-finals
Barcelona cruise into the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey thanks to a 6-1 aggregate win over Celta Vigo, achieved with a 5-0 last-16 second-leg win at Camp Nou.
Jan 11, 22:26
Ernesto Valverde pictured in 2016
Yerry Mina to undergo Barcelona medical this week?
Barcelona will wrap up the signing of Palmeiras centre-back Yerry Mina before the end of the week, according to a report.
Jan 8, 17:55
Philippe Coutinho's Barcelona shirt pictured on January 6, 2018
Philippe Coutinho not given number seven shirt at Barcelona?
Midfielder Philippe Coutinho will not wear the number seven shirt at Barcelona, according to reports.
Jan 8, 14:47
Andres Iniesta in action for Barcelona in December 2016
Result: Barcelona move 17 points clear of Real Madrid in La Liga
Barcelona move 17 points clear of Spanish champions Real Madrid in La Liga courtesy of a 3-0 win over Levante.
Jan 7, 17:10
Ernesto Valverde pictured in 2016
Palmeiras confirm Barcelona interest in defender Yerry Mina
Barcelona want to sign centre-back Yerry Mina from Palmeiras this month, but the Brazilian side would rather wait until the end of the season.
Jan 5, 10:32
David Luiz celebrates opening the scoring during the Champions League group game between Chelsea and Roma on October 18, 2017
Chelsea defender David Luiz prefers Barcelona move over Real Madrid?
Chelsea defender David Luiz reportedly prefers to join Barcelona over a switch to Real Madrid, if he is allowed to leave Stamford Bridge.
Dec 29, 11:19
Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring the opener during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Swansea City on December 26, 2017
Barcelona to sell five players to sign Philippe Coutinho, Antoine Griezmann?
Barcelona are reportedly prepared to sell five players in order to fund the signings of Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann.
Dec 29, 10:20
Daley Blind in action for Manchester United on October 31, 2017
Fenerbahce 'lining up Daley Blind January swoop'
Fenerbahce reportedly join the likes of Barcelona and Inter Milan in the race to sign out-of-favour Manchester United defender Daley Blind.
Dec 21, 09:21
Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci on Barcelona, Manchester City radar?
Barcelona and Manchester City are reportedly considering a January move for AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci.
Dec 20, 19:15
David Luiz celebrates opening the scoring during the Champions League group game between Chelsea and Roma on October 18, 2017
Chelsea defender David Luiz 'tries to instigate move to Barcelona'
Chelsea defender David Luiz reportedly offers himself to Barcelona as a replacement for Javier Mascherano.
Dec 20, 12:37
Javier Mascherano and his imaginary friend in the La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga on November 19, 2016
Javier Mascherano 'agrees Hebei China Fortune move'
Javier Mascherano agrees a deal to join Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune from Barcelona, according to a report.
Dec 19, 15:47
Javier Mascherano and his imaginary friend in the La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga on November 19, 2016
Javier Mascherano Barcelona future 'to be decided soon'
The future of Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano at Camp Nou is to be decided soon, according to the club's director Guillermo Amor.
Dec 11, 18:04
Javier Mascherano and his imaginary friend in the La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga on November 19, 2016
Team News: Javier Mascherano, Andres Iniesta out of Barcelona squad for Villarreal trip
Javier Mascherano and Andres Iniesta are not in Barcelona's starting XI for their La Liga trip to Villarreal on Sunday night.
Dec 10, 18:41
Javier Mascherano and his imaginary friend in the La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga on November 19, 2016
Ernesto Valverde "still counting on" Javier Mascherano
Ernesto Valverde says that he is 'not concerned' about keeping Javier Mascherano happy, while also insisting that he will not rush into making new signings in January.
Dec 5, 14:02
Javier Mascherano and his imaginary friend in the La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga on November 19, 2016
Barcelona to block Javier Mascherano exit?
Javier Mascherano will not be allowed to leave Barcelona in the January transfer window after Samuel Umtiti picked up a long-term hamstring injury, according to a report.
Dec 4, 11:19
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Barcelona keen on Kalidou Koulibaly
Barcelona consider a move for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly as Javier Mascherano prepares to leave the club, according to a report.
Dec 3, 12:04
Javier Mascherano and his imaginary friend in the La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga on November 19, 2016
Javier Mascherano admits Barcelona end is near
Experienced Argentine Javier Mascherano concedes that his time at Barcelona is coming to an end.
Dec 3, 09:39
Javier Mascherano in action for Liverpool
Liverpool favourites to re-sign Javier Mascherano
Liverpool emerge as favourites to re-sign Javier Mascherano from Brazil, with the Argentine reportedly available on a free transfer.
Nov 14, 09:33
Javier Mascherano in action for Liverpool
Javier Mascherano linked with Liverpool return
Liverpool reportedly table a shock bid to bring back former defender Javier Mascherano from Barcelona.
Nov 9, 07:45
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Lionel Messi angered by claims he holds big influence in Argentina set-up
Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi hits out at accusations that he chooses the coaches and players for the national team.
Nov 8, 21:50
Javier Mascherano and his imaginary friend in the La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga on November 19, 2016
Javier Mascherano tempted by return to Argentina
Versatile Barcelona star Javier Mascherano hints that he is open to a return to Argentina in the long term, amid suggestions that he will quit Camp Nou next summer.
Nov 7, 21:07
Javier Mascherano and his imaginary friend in the La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga on November 19, 2016
Team News: Javier Mascherano replaces Gerard Pique for Barcelona
Ernesto Valverde makes four changes to his Barcelona starting XI ahead of Tuesday night's Champions League trip to Olympiacos.
Oct 31, 19:06
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Olympiacos vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole rounds up the predicted lineups, team news and form guide ahead of Barcelona's Group D visit to face Olympiacos in the Champions League.
Oct 29, 18:52
Javier Mascherano and his imaginary friend in the La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga on November 19, 2016
Report: Javier Mascherano heading to Major League Soccer
Versatile Barcelona ace Javier Mascherano will reportedly bring his Camp Nou career to an end next summer and join a club in the United States.
Oct 29, 16:00
Andres Iniesta celebrates with Lionel Messi after scoring during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Malaga on October 21, 2017
Andres Iniesta, Javier Mascherano miss Barcelona training
Andres Iniesta and Javier Mascherano are major doubts for Barcelona's La Liga clash with Athletic Bilbao due to a hip injury and illness respectively.
Oct 28, 09:47
Javier Mascherano and his imaginary friend in the La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga on November 19, 2016
Result: Barcelona overcome Malaga at Camp Nou
Barcelona stretch their lead at the top of La Liga to four points courtesy of a 2-0 win over basement side Malaga at Camp Nou.
Oct 21, 21:38
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Ernesto Valverde sticks with Gerard Deulofeu in attack
Gerard Deulofeu retains his starting spot for Barcelona as they take on Malaga at Camp Nou, with boss Ernesto Valverde making two changes to his side.
Oct 21, 18:52
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Result: Lionel Messi scores 100th European goal as 10-man Barcelona ease past Olympiacos
Barcelona move to the brink of qualification for the last 16 with a 3-1 win over Olympiacos, despite being forced to play more than half of the match with 10 men.
Oct 18, 21:37

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CBarcelona38289199297093
2Atletico MadridAtletico382310558223679
3Real Madrid382210694445076
4Valencia38227965382773
5Villarreal38187135750761
6Real Betis38186146061-160
7Sevilla38177144958-958
8Getafe381510134233955
9EibarEibar38149154450-651
10GironaGirona38149155059-951
11Espanyol381213133642-649
12Real Sociedad38147176659749
13Celta Vigo381310155960-149
14AlavesAlaves38152214050-1047
15Levante381113144458-1446
16Athletic Bilbao381013154149-843
17Leganes38127193451-1743
RDeportivo La CorunaDeportivo38611213876-3829
RLas PalmasLas Palmas3857262474-5022
RMalaga3855282461-3720

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