Ever Banega is a professional footballer from Argentina. He has played for Valencia, Sevilla, Inter Milan, and Al Shabab to name a few. He has been twice named the Saudi Professional League Player of the Month.

Player Profile and Youth Career

Éver Maximiliano David Banega was born on June 19, 1988, in Rosario Argentina. He stands 175 cm tall and he is a midfielder.

He started his youth career playing for Nuevo Horizonte and Alianza Sport. In 2000, he started playing for Boca Juniors and was with them through to 2007.

Team Club Atletico Newell's Old Boys Club Atletico Newell's Old Boys
Position Midfielder
Height / weight 1.75 m /
Born 29 Jun 1988
Nationality Argentina Argentina
Team History
Club Atletico Newell's Old Boys Old Boys 2024 - present
Al Shabab FC (Riyadh) 2020 - present
128 sevilla fc Sevilla 2017 - 2020
38 inter milan Inter Milan 2016 - 2017
128 sevilla fc Sevilla 2014 - 2016
Club Atletico Newell's Old Boys Old Boys 2014 (loan)
131 valencia cf Valencia 2008 - 2014
133 atletico madrid Atletico 2008 - 2009 (loan)
375 boca juniors Boca Juniors 2007

Senior Career

He turned pro with Boca in 2007 before he moved to play for Valencia.

In January 2008, Banega made his professional debut with Team Valencia against Atletico Madrid but lost. By the following year, he was loaned to Atletico Madrid, where he made his official debut as a substitute against PSV Eindhoven.

He was supposed to be loaned to Everton, however, due to insufficient visa requirements, the plan of loaning him to another team didn’t push through.

In February 2012, he was run over by his car, which caused a left ankle fracture and a broken tibia and fibula. Unfortunately, this required him to undergo ankle surgery, and missed the remainder of the season.

His team clarified that Banega was hurt by his car, contrary to Spanish media reports that Banega failed to put the handbrake on which resulted in his leg being trapped between the wheel and the curb.

In 2014, he decided to join Sevilla under Unai Emery, and he made his debut by replacing Aleix Vidal against Valencia. It was a productive year for Banega as he was hailed as the player of the match during the 2015 UEFA Europa League Final. He was also the fastest player to goal in the competition.

In 2016, he signed for Inter Milan as a free agent, and he was given squad number 19. He debuted in August 2016 when he played 70 minutes on the field, yet they lost against ChievoVerona.

In 2020, he announced that he would join Al Shabab of the Saudi Professional League while being selected for the Argentine national team. He continues to play for the team as of the 2023 season.

Honors

Individual Honors

  • 2014–15, 2015–16, 2019–20 - UEFAEuropa League Squad of the Season
  • October 2020, February 2021 - SaudiProfessional League Player of theMonth

Achievement:

  • 2008 - Spanish Cup Winner
  • 2008 - Under-20 World Cup Champion
  • 2009 - Gold Medalist at the Olympics
  • 2016-2016 - Europa League Winner

International Career

  • 2007 - Argentina U20
  • 2008 - Argentina Olympic
  • 2008–2018 - Argentina

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    Diran

    Happy birthday.whishing u long life in advance

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