14 Facts About Banega


Ever Maximiliano David Banega was born on 29 June 1988 and is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Saudi Arabian club Al Shabab as a central midfielder.

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Banega started his career with Boca Juniors, and signed with Valencia in 2008 where he remained for several years, appearing in 162 official games and winning the 2008 Copa del Rey.

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On 31 January 2014, Banega was loaned to Newell's Old Boys in his country, until the end of the campaign.

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On 19 August 2014, Banega joined Sevilla for an undisclosed fee, crediting his decision to move clubs to manager Unai Emery, who had managed him at Valencia.

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On 27 May 2015, Banega started for Sevilla in the 2015 UEFA Europa League Final defeat of Dnipro at Poland's National Stadium, being named player of the match in the process.

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In January 2020, it was announced that Banega would join Al Shabab of the Saudi Professional League when the Europa League, in which Sevilla were winners, ended.

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Banega was selected for the Argentine under-20 team, alongside Sergio Aguero, for the 2007 FIFA World Cup in Canada, appearing in all seven games for the eventual champions.

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In spite of a solid season with Valencia, Banega was not selected for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa by manager Diego Maradona.

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Banega was however a member of the 2011 Copa America squad, playing the first two group matches as the hosts reached the quarter-finals under Sergio Batista.

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Banega was selected by coach Gerardo Martino for the 2015 Copa America, starting in the team's opening fixture against Paraguay in La Serena.

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Banega was included in the final squad for the 2018 World Cup.

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Tactically intelligent and versatile playmaker, Banega is mostly known for his technical skills, dribbling ability, quick feet, vision and accurate passing, which enables him to retain possession, dictate the tempo of his team's play in midfield and create goalscoring opportunities for his teammates.

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Banega can start by playing off the front man and drop deep to pick up the ball.

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Banega plays for Argentina, he's got quality and charisma and I'm sure he'll be very useful to us.

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