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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 574 articles about Javier Mascherano. Articles 1 to 40:
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga clash with Real Madrid on May 6, 2018
Lionel Messi named new Barcelona captain
Five-time Ballon d'Or winner and all-time club-record goalscorer Lionel Messi is named as the new Barcelona captain following Andres Iniesta's departure.
Aug 10, 13:13
Lazio's Felipe Anderson celebrates scoring their second goal against Dynamo Kiev on March 8, 2018
Felipe Anderson: 'I'm attracted to West Ham United tradition'
New signing Felipe Anderson says that one of the reasons that he opted to sign for West Ham United was because of the club's traditional values.
Jul 24, 16:47
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
Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano retires from international football
Argentina veteran Javier Mascherano announces his retirement from international football.
Jun 30, 18:45
Nabil Fekir and Kylian Mbappe of France celebrate after scoring the opening goal of their international friendly with USA in June 2018
Result: France hit four past Argentina to reach World Cup quarter-finals
France reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a captivating 4-3 victory over 2014 runners-up Argentina in Saturday's clash in Kazan.
Jun 30, 16:56
Argentina's Lionel Messi during the match against Croatia on June 21, 2018
Live Commentary: France 4-3 Argentina - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as France edge a seven-goal thriller with Argentina to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
Jun 30, 14:00
Argentina's Lionel Messi in action against Nigeria on June 26, 2018
Didier Deschamps hopes to "neutralise" Lionel Messi
Didier Deschamps intends to strangle Lionel Messi's influence on Saturday's World Cup clash between France and Argentina, but admits that it will not be easy to do so.
Jun 29, 18:01
Argentina's Lionel Messi in action against Nigeria on June 26, 2018
Result: Argentina scrape through to last 16 of World Cup with late victory
Marcos Rojo scores a late volley as Argentina scrape into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Nigeria.
Jun 26, 20:54
Argentina's Lionel Messi during the match against Croatia on June 21, 2018
Javier Mascherano: 'Lionel Messi desperate for good performance'
Argentina defender Javier Mascherano says that fellow countryman Lionel Messi is "desperate" to put in a good performance at the World Cup.
Jun 25, 12:57
Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli on May 30, 2018
Javier Mascherano cools talk of rift with Jorge Sampaoli
Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists that the relationship between manager Jorge Sampaoli and his players is "completely normal", amid rumours of a rift.
Jun 24, 17:44
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

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3Levante11003033
4Huesca11002113
5Real Sociedad11002113
6Real Madrid11001013
7Celta Vigo10101101
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17Getafe100101-10
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20Real Betis100103-30

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