|Roberto Pereyra Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11¾ in|
|Date of Birth||January 7, 1991|
Roberto Pereyra first came to limelight as an integral member of the River Plate side, which was relegated for the first time in club’s proud history. However, that didn’t detract European clubs from vying for him. He eventually joined Udinese and his strong performances helped him secure a move to Italian champions, Juventus FC. After winning a couple of titles and cups with Juventus, he decided to move to Watford FC.
Roberto Maximiliano Pereyra
El Tucumano, Maxi
San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
London, England, United Kingdom
Roberto Pereyra started his soccer journey with the youth setup of River Plate.
Professional Soccer Player
- Father – Leónides Pereyra (Employed in Lemon Industry)
- Mother – Rosa Toledo
- Siblings – Unknown
Roberto Pereyra is represented by Sergio Furlan.
Attacking Midfielder, Forward
37 – Club Atlético River Plate, Udinese Calcio, Juventus FC, Watford FC
8 – Argentina National Team
5 ft 11¾ in or 182 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Roberto Pereyra has dated –
- Maria Carolina – Roberto Pereyra is married to Maria Carolina. They got married while he was playing for Udinese. They dated for quite some time before they decided to get married and she also helped him overcome his homesickness at the Italian club. In October 2015, she gave birth to their son, Maxi Jr.
Race / Ethnicity
Dark Brown (Natural)
He has been seen with ‘blonde’ highlights.
Unique and eye-catching hairstyles
Roberto Pereyra has a personal endorsement deal with Nike and as per the terms of the deal, he is required to wear Nike footwear for his professional matches.
Best Known For
- Having played in the Italian league for 5 years in stints divided between two Serie A teams – Juventus FC and Udinese. He made 132 appearances in Serie A for both the teams.
- His great performances for the English club, Watford FC
First Soccer Match
In May 2009, he made his professional debut for River Plate in a match against Huracan. His side was trashed 4-0 by Huracan, which was led by Javier Pastore.
In August 2014, he made his first Serie A appearance for Juventus FC in an away match against Chievo Verona. He was sent in by Antonio Conte with only 4 minutes remaining in the match and his side leading by 1-0.
In August 2016, Pereyra made his professional debut for Watford in a Premier League match against Arsenal. He also scored his side’s first goal in their 3-1 victory.
In October 2014, he made his first international appearance in Argentina‘s friendly match against Brazil.
- Technical ability
- Tactical knowledge
- Defensive Workrate
- Aerial Duels
Roberto Pereyra Favorite Things
- Childhood Hero – Ariel Ortega
Source – The Guardian
Roberto Pereyra Facts
- While growing up, he used to play for the youth team in his hometown run by UTA, Argentina’s road transport union.
- His last season with River Plate was a disaster as the club was relegated for the first time in its prestigious history.
- In August 2011, he joined the Serie A club Udinese and signed a five-year deal with the new club. However, his first season with the club was very difficult as he struggled with a severe bout of homesickness.
- In July 2014, he moved from Udinese to Juventus on a year-long loan deal worth €1.5 million. The club had an option to convert his loan deal into a permanent one at the end of the season with an additional €14 million.
- Before he agreed to a move to Juventus, he was also heavily courted by Inter Milan. However, he decided to go with Turin based club because they were better placed to win trophies.
- When he arrived at Juventus, he was expected to serve as a backup for Juventus’s formidable midfield which included Claudio Marchisio, Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, and Paul Pogba. However, his great form saw him make 52 appearances, which was the most appearances made by any player in the season. He was tied up with Marchisio and Leonardo Bonucci.
- In August 2016, Watford paid €13 million to Juventus to acquire Pereyra. He signed a 5 year deal with his new club.
- While playing for Juventus, he managed to win 2 Serie A titles, 2 Coppa Italia cups, and 1 Supercoppa Italiana.
- With the Argentina National team, he managed to win the runners-up medal at the 2015 Copa America. His side failed to overcome Chile in the finals.
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Featured Image by Roberto Pereyra / Instagram