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Willy Caballero

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Willy

Caballero

Minutes played

90

Saves

2

Clearances

1

Interceptions

0
Last game stats
Minutes played 90
Saves 2
Clearances 1
Interceptions 0
Successful tackles 0
Passes completed 13
Personal
Position Goalkeeper
Date of birth 28 September 1981
Place of birth Santa Elena, Argentina
Height (ft)
Weight (st)
International caps / goals 0 / 0
2013/2014 League Cup
Appearances 3 4
Saves 7 10
Clearances 5 2
Interceptions 0 0
Yellow cards 0 0
Red cards 0 0

City on Caballero:

Willy Caballero became City’s third summer recruit in July 2014.

The Argentinian keeper arrived in Manchester after previously working with Manuel Pellegrini at Malaga, where he clocked up 117 league appearances.

A fine shot-stopper, the 32-year-old is recognised for his strength in organising the defence in front of him and brings a wealth of La Liga and European experience with him to the Etihad Stadium.

Caballero began his career in his homeland with Boca Juniors, with who he won the Argentina Primera Division, Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup in 2003.

His early promise was spotted by Elche, who moved quickly to bring the keeper to Spain a year later. After a loan spell back in Argentina with Arsenal Sarandi, the keeper returned to Elche and became the permanent owner of the club’s no.1 shirt, making nearly 200 Segunda Division appearances.

After seven years with Los Franjiverdes (The Green Striped Ones), Willy was snapped up by La Liga side Malaga on an emergency transfer to cover an injury to Sergio Asenjo. 

Swiftly adapting to his new club, Willy made his debut between the sticks days later against Villareal, and went on to play every game until the end of the 2010-11 campaign, helping the La Rosaleda outfit successfully avoid relegation.

The Argentine wrote his name into the club’s record books in October 2011 when he went 480 minutes without conceding, and was a key member of the squad that ended the 2011-12 campaign fourth in La Liga alongside compatriot Martin Demichelis.

Willy gained recognition on the European stage the following season, as Malaga topped a Champions League group containing AC Milan and triumphed over Porto in the round of 16 to reach the quarter finals.

A magnificent personal campaign at domestic level that year was rewarded when the keeper made Goal.com’s La Liga Team of the Season for 2012-13.

Caballero has represented Argentina at youth level, and lifted the u20 FIFA World Cup in 2001. He was also part of the squad that won a gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Athens in 2004 as a 22-year-old.

He joins City having played every single minute of Malaga’s La Liga campaign last season. 

Latest tweets: @willy_caballero

  • I am very happy about the fantastic news of my call to the national team. Thank a lot (26 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

Instagram: @mcfcofficial

  • REGRAM @stevanj35. Nice work today, lads! #mcfc
  • @vincentkompany leads the #mcfc side out for warm-ups as we count down to kick-off at #cityvswans
  • Counting down to kick-off at the Etihad on a cool, sunny afternoon in Manchester. #cityvswans #mcfc
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 238: "Give us a cuddle"
  • Last time #mcfc faced Swansea at the Etihad in December 2013, @samnasri8 scored twice in a 3-0 victory. What will happen tomorrow? #cityvswans
  • Join us in wishing Jesus Navas a very happy 29th birthday today!

Feliz cumpleaños!

#mcfc
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 237: Back in training
  • #TBT: @aguerosergiokun16 celebrates scoring his first-ever #mcfc goal against Swansea in August 2011. The rest is history...
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 236: Mr. Navas.
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 235: Ready for Portugal
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 234: Dapper gent.
  • REGRAM @mcwfc:

NEW SIGNING: @MCWFC are proud to announce the signing of England defender Lucy Bronze - welcome to City, Lucy! #mcwfc
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 233: Zaba.
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 232: Argentina train at Carrington
  • REGRAM @nycfc
@davidvilla shows off the first ever #NYCFC kit. #NYCFCRevealed
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 231: Blue heart.
  • #TBT: Robinho and Elano share a joke on the Carrington training pitch back in April 2009 #mcfc
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 230: Dubious goals panel
  • REGRAM @nycfc - @mcfcofficial Youth Technical Director Rodolfo Borrell has trained the likes of Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas, and Raheem Sterling. Now he's training #NYCFC's future stars. Watch the full vid on NYCFC.com
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 229: Hermanos
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 228: Ladies night at the CityStore with @mcwfc
  • Join us in wishing Aleksandar Kolarov a very happy 29th birthday today! 
срећан рођендан, Aleks! #mcfc
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 227: England's no.1
  • REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: We remember all those who lost their lives serving their country.

#LestWeForget
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 226: True Blue
  • Here's a sneak-peak at #mcfc's purple kit, which gets its first run-out today at Loftus Road. #qprvcity
  • REGRAM @aguerosergiokun16:

Gracias a la gente del City Store !! Thanks to MCFC STORE  staff! 😂LOL!
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 225: Back in the squad.
  • THE LAST TIME: It was goalless when #mcfc last visited Loftus Road in January 2013. What happens tomorrow? #qprvcity
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 224: Signing session Sergio.
  • #TBT: Ged Brannan and Gerard Wiekens in action for #mcfc at Loftus Road back in October 1997.
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 223: Frustration.

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