Player Details

Name

Claudio Javier Lopez

Height

5' 10"

Weight

165 lbs

Date of Birth

7.17.1974 (46)

Birthplace

Rio Tercero, Argentina

Position

Forward
2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL:

2004-2007: Scored 27 goals in 87 games and helped Club America (Mexico) win 2005 Clausura and 2006 CONCACAF Champions' Cup.
2000-2004: Transferred from Valencia (Spain) for £22 million (approximately $44 million US) to Lazio (Italy). Scored 28 goals in 105 games and helped Lazio capture 2000 Italian Super Cup and 2004 Coppa Italia.
1996-2000: Scored 42 goals in 123 games and helped Valencia capture the Spanish Super Cup and Spanish Copa del Rey in 1999.
1992-1996: Scored 21 goals in 114 games for Racing (Argentina).
1990: Began professional career with Estudiantes de La Plata (Argentina) at age 16.

 

NATIONAL TEAM:

Played in 58 games for Argentina, including 7 in World Cup play. Appeared in both the 1998 and 2002 World Cups. Scored 10 international goals, including 1 in World Cup play. Won silver-medal at the 1996 Olympics with Argentine U-23 team.

 

YOUTH:

Began professional career with Estudiantes de La Plata (Argentina) in 1990 at the age of 16.

 

PERSONAL

Second Wizards player ever to have scored a goal in a World Cup game (Mo Johnston). Spent much of career as an outside midfielder. Known throughout his career for his pace, footwork and finishing ability. Nicknamed "El Piojo" (The Louse).

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