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Top facts about Ronald Araujo, Barcelona's promising defender

Fri 05 March 2021 | 7:30

A look at the Top facts about Ronald Araujo, Barcelona's promising youngster including his childhood, love life, career and his most interesting quotes.

The year 2020 has been the most amazing year of Ronald Araujo's life. The young Uruguan central defender joined

Barcelona

in the summer of 2018 after impressing with Boston River. He played his debut for Barcelona in the second half of the 2019-20 season, but became a starter for the Catalans since the beginning of the 20-21 season.

Under new coach and former Barcelona legend, Ronald Koeman, the club has gone through many changes, and one of the most obvious of them is the emergence of many young talents into the first team.  Barcelona has suffered greatly from its aging squad in recent seasons and it was time they once again count on the youngsters for the future of the club.

The likes of

Ansu Fati

, Pedri Gonzalez was promoted from Barcelona's academy to the first team. Alongside the American talented right-back, Serino Dest, Araujo is another one of Barcelona new signings who make it into the first team.

Despite playing only 20 games so far with Barcelona, The 21 year's old defender has established himself as one of the most promising defenders in Europe. He is now considered by the fans as the best defender of the team. As of February 2021, Barcelona has never lost with Araujo on the field and he also has a personal record to boast of as he is the only defender in Europe's top five leagues who has not been dribbled passed once.

We will have to wait and see how the rest of Araujo's first season will go. For now let's have a look at the

top facts about Ronald Araujo

, Barcelona's promising defender.

Top facts about Ronald Araujo you might want to know

In the following article we will take a look at the

Top facts about Ronald Araujo

, Barcelona's promising youngster. First we present you with some of the general information.

  • Full Name

    : Ronald Federico Araujo da Silva

  • Date and Place of Birth

    : 7 March 1999 / Rivera, Uruguay

  • Height & Weight

    : 1.91 m /88 kg

  • Family Members

    : Mikael (Brother)

  • Marital Status

    : in a relationship

  • Girlfriends:

    Not known

  • Children

    : None

  • Current team

    : FC Barcelona

  • Jersey Number

    : 4 at FC Barcelona and Uruguay National team

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Pisces

Ronald Araujo Birthday, Zodiac Sign and nationality

First part our article on top facts about Ronald Araujo is about his birthday.

Ronald Araujo Birthday

is at 7

th

of March 1999. Ronald Araujo nationality is Uruguan. He was born in Rivera, Uruguay. It is very interesting that Araujo was born just 237 km from the birthplace of Barcelona's former Uruguan forward, Luis Suarez, who was born in Salto

Ronald Araujo

zodiac sign is Pisces. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 7

th

of March are

:

Footballers

:

Jordan Pickford

, Hatem Ben Arfa and Mathieu Flamini /

Actors and Actresses

: Rachel Weisz, Jenna Fischer and Tobias Menzies

Ronald Araujo Childhood story

At this part we will look at the top facts about

Ronald Araujo Childhood

story and the family and the background he grew up in.

Ronald Araujo was born into a middle-class family. Ronald Araujo's nationality is Uruguan but he has strong Brazilian roots since his mother is originally from Brazil. Ronald is the first of three kids in his family. He has a younger brother and a younger sister.

Ronald's parents were both football fans and supported their son from early age to pursue his dreams of becoming a footballer. His mother used to sell cake and doughnuts in a local academy, Huracan de Rivera and helped his son to get into the academy for free at the age of six.

When he was 9 years old his parents took him to Montevideo to arrange for him a trial at

Penarol

. Araujo failed to pass the trial and decided to go back to his hometown's local teams. He played in the youth teams at his hometown club for ten years before joining Rentistas of Montevideo, where he played his first pro football in the second division.

Araujo continued his amateur career at his hometown club Rentistas, where he made the most progress and was promoted to the first team when he turned 16. The coach of Rentistas at the time, Sergio Cabera acted as a father figure for Ronald and supported him until he made his debut for the senior team.

One cool fact about Ronald Araujo childhood is that he started his career as a striker and then gradually shifted to the midfield and later the defensive line.

Ronald Araujo girlfriend, Relationships and Marital Status

Ronald Araujo has been in a relationship with a blond girl whose name is not known publicly. He has shared some beautiful photos of himself accompanied with

Ronald Araujo girlfriend

on his social media accounts. The couple are yet to marry but judging from his Instagram posts he has introduced his girlfriend to his parents and might end up marrying her. Any new information about

Ronald Araujo

love life will be published here at SportMob.

Ronald Araujo Career

Ronald Araujo is a central defender who currently plays for Barcelona football club and Uruguay national team. The Uruguayan is famous for his power on the ground and in the air, as well as enviable speed and an ever-improving distribution.

Professionally,

Ronald Araujo career

started in 2016 when he was promoted to Rentistas first team. He made his debut on 24 September 2016, in a 1–0 Segunda Division away win over Tacuarembo. Araujo scored his first senior goal on December 9, 2016, netting the equalizer in a 2–2 home draw against Central Espanol. He became a regular starter during the 2017-18 season, and scored a hat-trick in a 3–2 away win over Villa Espanola on 17 June of that year.

In total Araujo played 17 games and scored 79 goals for Rentistas first team before joining Boston River for the 2017-18 season. He made his debut in the category on 18 September, replacing Maximiliano Sigales late into a 1–0 home success over El Tanque Sisley. During the season, Araujo played 31 games for

Boston River

across all competitions without scoring any goals.

His time at Rivera was interrupted by a short spell at Penarol, where he was tried as a center forward. But he was switched back to defence because he wasn’t considered big enough for the attack.

Araujo joined Barcelona's academy in the summer of 2018. During the 2018-2019 campaign, Araujo scored 3 goals in 22 Barca B games while this term he has already featured six times for the reserves.

Araujo earned his first call up to Barcelona senior team in the second half of the 2019-20 season, Upon Quique Setien's request. He made his first team debut on 6 October 2018, coming off the bench to replace Jean-Clair Todibo in the 73rd minute of a 4–0 home win against Sevilla. However, his long-awaited debut turned to be nightmare as he was sent off in the 86th minute for a tackle on Javier Hernández.

The Uruguayan made a serious error a month ago against Eibar, one that cost

Barcelona

a goal and two points. But a series of strong performances - including the 2-2 draw against Valencia in which he scored his first goal for Barcelona- has ensured fans that he can guarantee Barcelona's shaky defense for many years to come. As of February 2021, Ronald Araujo has played 26 games for Barcelona senior team and has scored once.

On the International level, Ronald Araujo played for Uruguay at U18 and U20 level and scored two goals. He was at the 2019 U20 World Cup, reaching the last sixteen. Araujo earned his first call up to Uruguay national team in 2020 and made his debut in a 4-2 loss against Ecuador at the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Ronald Araujo Net worth, Salary and Market Value

Ronald Araujo net worth

is estimated to be 1 million Dollars in 2021, including all of his properties and earnings. Ronald Araujo market value is at 18 million Euros. He is ranked number 15 among all Barcelona players.

Ronald Araujo salary

in 2020 is reportedly 2.9 million Euros annually.

Ronald Araujo Transfermarket stats

According to

Ronald Araujo Transfermarket

stats, he has played a total of 115 games for three clubs (

Rentistas

, Boston River and Barcelona). He has scored 13 goals and has provided 5 assists for his team mates.

Ronald Araujo Transfermarket stats shows why he is considered among the most promising defender in the world. He is often praised for his ability to read the game and break the opposition's attacks. During his career, Ronald Araujo has played 97 games as a central defender and 4 games as a defensive midfielder.

On the international level Ronald Araujo Transfermarket stats shows that he has scored no goal in his 4 games for Uruguay. Ronald Araujo was also a member of Uruguay U17, U18, U19, U20 and U21 youth teams and in total scored 14 goals in 38 games.

Araujo currently has a €100m release clause which will double after his first-team promotion. He is under contract with Barcelona until the end of June 2023.

Some Short top facts about Ronald Araujo

Ronald Araujo is active in social media.

Ronald Araujo Instagram

account,

@ronaldaraujo02

has around 740k followers. Given the fact that this is his first season at Barcelona, it is expected that his followers increase dramatically in the following months.

Ronald Araujo Height is 1.91 meters. Ronald Araujo weight is 88 kg.

Ronald Araujo position

is central defender. Although he has played as an attacking midfielder and as a forward too. Ronald Araujo age is 21.

The most interesting facts about

Ronald Araujo tattoos

is that he does not have a tattoo on his body, which is not surprising given the fact that he has only started his career.

Like many other football stars, Ronald Araujo is passionate about playing the FIFA game. Ronald Araujo rating in FIFA 21 is 71 (his overall rating) with a potential of 81.

Ronald Araujo other favorite sport besides football is swimming.

Ronald Araujo religion

is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth. He is very religious and has celebrated some of his goals with showing a T-shirt under his jersey which has 'Everything belongs to God' written on it.

Ronald Araujo's selection for the best Uruguay team of the history is: Muslera, Pereira, Lugano, Godin, Arevalo Rios, Schiaffino, Recoba, Forlan and Cavani,

Luis Suarez

and Martín Caceres

Ronald Araujo nickname is Buffalo which is given to him by his colleagues because of his enormous and strong figure.

Ronald Araujo's favorite drink is Mate, which is a traditional Uruguayan drink. Araujo was introduced to the brew by his grandmother, and according to him the taste of it is very bitter.

Araujo was sent-off 13 minutes into his debut for Barcelona against Sevilla, following a collision with Javier Hernandez. He talked about the incident in the Post-match interview:

"My sending off wasn't my fault. It was a shoulder to shoulder. I won't let it extinguish the joy of my first-team debut,"

Ronald Araujo Quotes

One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on

top facts about Ronald Araujo

is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.

On Real Madrid's interest in signing him:

"I had several proposals. At the time, my agent didn't tell me that one was from Madrid.... Later, later, I found out. There were also offers from other teams"

On his reaction to Barcelona's offer

"I was in Uruguay, taking a nap. Suddenly I got a call from my agent. I knew he was in Europe, but not exactly where. He said 'get ready, you're coming here on Sunday'. He said he preferred not to tell me where. Then he told me that there was a possibility of coming to Barca and that there were other offers. I was very happy"

On his objectives at Barcelona:

I see myself in this team in the next 10 years, I work to be able to be here for many years. If you give me the possibility of being here for ten years, I would be very happy." (From Araujo's interview with Mundo Deportivo)

On the influence of Koeman and Pique on his playing style:

"I watch the videos with Koeman to improve”

"His experience has always been one thing that I have looked at since I arrived and more now that I share a dressing room with him," .

"I like to look at the characteristics of each player but from

Gerard Pique

I like to look at how he plays with the ball, which is something that I felt was missing from my play, and also that he is a defender who is not very fast but is always well positioned.

Ronald Araujo records and achievements

We round up our article on the

top facts about Ronald Araujo

with a list of his most notable achievements and records at club and international level.

With Barcelona:

Spanish Super Cup runner-up in 2020–21

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