Juan Fernando Arango Sáenz, better known as Juan Arango, is a Venezuelan international football player who currently features for Borussia Mönchengladbach. This attacking midfielder is considered as one of the best players ever to have played for the South American nation.
Sáenz has appeared in over 100 games for the team of Venezuela and is considered as one of the few Venezuelan players to have played for a first division team in any of the major European leagues. He has also spent almost most part of his career in La Liga with the team of Mallorca, appearing in over 200 official matches. What’s more, Juan is known as one of the best players the country has ever produced so far.
Juan Arango made his debut for the Venezuelan club Nueva Cádiz FC in 1996 when he was just 16 years of age. The following year, he joined the team of Caracas, though after six months with this team, he was selected by Club de Futbol Monterrey. He played for two other Mexican clubs as well, namely C.F. Pachuca and Puebla F.C. Until 2004, he joined La Liga side, Real Club Deportivo Mallorca in Spain for a year basis with an option of extension of three years.
He was signed by Real Mallorca in the summer of 2004. He quickly settled into life in Spain and became one of the best players for Real Mallorca, top scoring for his club in the 2005-2006 season with 11 goals.
In 2006, EFE chose him in the Spanish league as the third best Latin American player and the first place was taken by Pablo Aimar. He scored his first hat-trick for the team of Mallorca in 7-1 home thrashing of Recreativo de Huelva along with Daniel Guiza. He was made the captain of the national side in 2007.
As his contract was due to expire at the end of 2009-10, he was sold to 26th June 2009 to Borussia Monchengladbach for 3.3 million euros for a three year contract.
In 2011 Copa America in Argentina, he helped the team of Vinotinto finish the best ever fourth in the continental competition, scoring in the last match with 1-4 loss against Peru, with this cap being his 100th international cap.
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