Ángel Correa

Ángel Correa


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Ángel Martín Correa Martínez (born 9 March 1995), known as Ángel Correa, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and winger for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the Argentina national team.

Starting his professional career at the age of 18 in 2013 with Argentine football club San Lorenzo de Almagro, he has won with the club the Torneo Inicial in 2013 and Copa Libertadores in 2014.

Correa has been selected with the U-20 Argentina National team, in 2015 his selection as team captain helped Argentina win the South American Tournament, where he was named the Best Player of the Tournament. Since 2015 he has been a regular selection for the Argentina Senior Squad.

On 27 May 2014, after scoring six goals in 2013–14, Correa had agreed on a deal with La Liga holders Atlético Madrid for a reported fee of €7.5 million. He signed a five-year contract with the Madrid side, joining the club after the 2014 Copa Libertadores.

In June 2014, however, Correa was sidelined for six months due to a heart tumor. After undergoing surgery on 18 June in New York, he started light training in August, and officially joined the club on 13 December.

On 22 August 2015, Correa finally made his Atleti debut, replacing Óliver Torres in a 1–0 home league match win against UD Las Palmas. He scored his first goal for the club on 19 September, netting the first in a 2–0 away win against SD Eibar; he also assisted Fernando Torres in the second goal.

On 6 November 2019, Correa marked his 200th appearance for Atlético, starting in a 1–2 away loss against Bayer Leverkusen

Correa has been compared to compatriot Sergio Agüero, due to his similar height. However, his playing style is more similar to Carlos Tevez, in a more attacking positional role. He holds good skill, pace, and low center of gravity, aside from a good technique and first touch.

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  • Date of Birth
    Mar 09, 1995
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    69 kg
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