Roberto Pereyra Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Roberto Pereyra Quick Info
Height5 ft 11¾ in
Weight75 kg
Date of BirthJanuary 7, 1991
Zodiac SignCapricorn
SpouseMaria Carolina

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.

Born Name

Roberto Maximiliano Pereyra

Nick Name

El Tucumano, Maxi

Roberto Pereyra in a car selfie in August 2018
Roberto Pereyra in a car selfie in August 2018 (Roberto Pereyra / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina

Residence

London, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

Argentinian

Education

Roberto Pereyra started his soccer journey with the youth setup of River Plate.

Occupation

Professional Soccer Player

Family

  • Father – Leónides Pereyra (Employed in Lemon Industry)
  • Mother – Rosa Toledo
  • Siblings – Unknown

Manager

Roberto Pereyra is represented by Sergio Furlan.

Position

Attacking Midfielder, Forward

Shirt Number

37 – Club Atlético River Plate, Udinese Calcio, Juventus FC, Watford FC

8 – Argentina National Team

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 11¾ in or 182 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Roberto Pereyra has dated –

  1. 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.
Roberto Pereyra with Maria Carolina and their child in January 2017
Roberto Pereyra with Maria Carolina and their child in January 2017 (Roberto Pereyra / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Hispanic

Hair Color

Dark Brown (Natural)

He has been seen with ‘blonde’ highlights.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Unique and eye-catching hairstyles

Brand Endorsements

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.

Roberto Pereyra with his mother as seen in January 2018
Roberto Pereyra with his mother as seen in January 2018 (Roberto Pereyra / Instagram)

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.

Strengths

  • Workrate
  • Stamina
  • Versatility
  • Creativity
  • Technical ability
  • Tactical knowledge
  • Dynamic

Weaknesses

  • Tackling
  • Defensive Workrate
  • Aerial Duels

Roberto Pereyra Favorite Things

  • Childhood Hero – Ariel Ortega
SourceThe Guardian
Roberto Pereyra in an Instagram selfie in July 2017
Roberto Pereyra in an Instagram selfie in July 2017 (Roberto Pereyra / Instagram)

Roberto Pereyra Facts

  1. While growing up, he used to play for the youth team in his hometown run by UTA, Argentina’s road transport union.
  2. His last season with River Plate was a disaster as the club was relegated for the first time in its prestigious history.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. In August 2016, Watford paid €13 million to Juventus to acquire Pereyra. He signed a 5 year deal with his new club.
  8. While playing for Juventus, he managed to win 2 Serie A titles, 2 Coppa Italia cups, and 1 Supercoppa Italiana.
  9. 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.
  10. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

Featured Image by Roberto Pereyra / Instagram

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