Ronald Araujo Biography

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A detailed look at Ronald Araujo biography including his general information, life story, style of play and career statistics.

Ronald Araujo is a professional player who is currently playing as a defender for Barcelona Football club and Uruguay National team.

Over the past few months, Ronald Araujo has proven to be one of the most promising defenders in Europe. A graduate of FC Barcelona's youth academy, La Masia, Ronald Araujo made a name for himself after his impressive performances for Barcelona since the start of the 2020-21 season. He is widely regarded as the perfect replacement for Barcelona's veteran defender and leader, Gerard Pique.

Ronald Araujo also had a successful career spell with his first two club, Rentistas and Boston River, where he played a total of 110 games and scored 17 goals (all for Rentistas).

Ronald Araujo has been a player for Uruguay national team both at the youth and senior level. He represented his country in the FIFA 2018 U20 World Cup and the 2022

World Cup


As of the beginning of March 2021, Ronald Araujo has scored 16 goals and has provided 5 assists in 116 matches during his professional career. He has played 27 games for Barcelona in the 2020-21 season, registering one goals to his name. Stay tuned to read more about

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All You Need to Know about Ronald Araujo Biography

In the following article, we will have a look at Ronald Araujo biography which includes his career and personal life. We will go deep into every aspect of his personal and professional life to see why he is considered as one of the best forwards in the football world.

Ronald Araujo Information

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Ronald Araujo Bio

  • Full Name

    : Ronald Federico Araujo da Silva

  • Nickname

    : The Buffalo

  • Profession

    : Professional Footballer

Ronald Araujo Physical Stats

  • Weight

    : 88Kg

  • Height

    : 1.91 m (6 ft.2 in)

  • Eye Color

    : Dark Brown

  • Hair Color:

    Dark Brown

Ronald Araujo Football Information

  • Position

    : Defender (Central)

  • Jersey Number:

    4 at FC Barcelona and Uruguay National team

  • Professional Debut

    : 2017

Ronald Araujo Date of Birth and Personal Info

  • Date of Birth:

    7 March 1999

  • Birth Place

    : Rivera, Uruguay

  • Zodiac Sign:


  • Nationality

    : Uruguan

Ronald Araujo Early Life

In this section of our article about

Ronald Araujo biography

we will present you with the most interesting facts about

Ronald Araujo childhood

and family background to see where he took his first steps as an amateur footballer.

Ronald Araujo date of birth is at the seventh day of March, 1997. It is interesting that He shares his birthday with

Jordan Pickford

, Hatem Ben Arfa and Mathieu Flamini who are all born on the 7th day of March. Ronald is the first of three kids in his family. He has a younger brother and a younger sister.

Ronald Araujo nationality

is Uruguan, but he has strong Brazilian roots since his mother is originally from Brazil. He was born into a football-loving family in Rivera, Uruguay. Ronald Araujo's parents supported their son on the early stages of his footballing career. According to Araujo's interviews, His mother had to sell cake and doughnuts in a local academy, Huracan de Rivera to earn his son a place in the academy for free.

Ronald Araujo most inspiring footballing memory was when Uruguay reached the Semi-final of the 2006 World Cup. He was 8 years old at the time and was at awe of the amazing performances by Uruguay in Football's biggest international events.

Ronald Araujo started his amateur career at the age of six and impressed right from the start. His passion for football and his clear talent, persuaded his parents to sign him up for a trial at


youth academy when he was 9 years old. Araujo failed at the test and opted instead to return to his hometown club. He stayed at the Huracan de Rivera for the following 10 years and then joined the youth team of his first professional club, Rentistas. He had his first experience of professional football in the Uruguay's second division.

Araujo was promoted to Rentistas first team when he was 16 years old. The coach of club at the time, Sergio Cabera took him under his protective wings and supported him until he made his debut for the senior team.One interesting fact about Ronald Araujo is that he started his amateur career as a striker and then shifted to the midfield before eventually becoming a defender.

Ronald Araujo Profile

In This part of the article, we will concentrate on Ronald Araujo profile which includes his style of play, goal celebration and the reception he has received from media, fans and his colleagues.

Starting his professional career at Rentistas

Ronald Araujo professional career started in 2016 as he was promoted to


senior side. He made his debut in a on the 24th day of September, 2016 in an away game against Tacuarembo which Rentistas won by a solitary goal.

The Uruguan defender scored his first professional goal in the December of the same year, netting the equalizer in a 2–2 home draw against Central Espanol. Despite his young age, Ronald Araujo continued to perform at a high level consistently and became a regular starter for his boyhood club at the 2017-18 season. His best game of the season was in a 3–2 away win over Villa Espanola in which he scored a hat-trick. Overall, Araujo played 17 games and scored 79 goals for Rentistas first team.

Joining Boston Rivers and a short spell with Penarol

Araujo moved to

Boston River

at the summer of 2018. His debut for his new club came on September 18, 2018 when he came on as a substitute in a 1–0 home success against El Tanque Sisley. During that season, Araujo played 31 games for Boston River in all competitions and was solid at the back.

Despite Araujo's good performances, His time at Rivera was cut short by a spell at Penarol, where he was used as a center forward, which was not fruitful.

Moving to Barcelona

In the summer of 2019 it was announced that Ronald Araujo has signed a 5 year contract with FC Barcelona to play at the La Masia. He later revealed that he also had an offer from Real Madrid and talked about his reaction to Barcelona's interest:

"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"

"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"

During the 2019-2020 campaign, Araujo scored 3 goals in 22

Barca B

games while this term he has already featured 6 times for the reserves.

Becoming a starter at the 20-21 season

Araujo earned himself a promotion to Barcelona's first team in the second half of the 2019-20 season, He debuted for the Catalans on the 6th of October 2018, coming off the bench to replace Jean-Clair Todibo in a 4–0 home win against


. However, his long-awaited debut turned to be nightmare as he was sent off in the final minutes of the game for a heavy challenge on the famous striker, Javier Hernandez.

Araujo reacted to his sending off 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,"

The Uruguayan made an error in a 2-2 draw against Eibar, which costed his team the victory. 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 defense for many years to come.

Araujo suffered from multiple back-to-back injuries since the start of the 2021 and missed many of Barcelona games. As of 15th of March 2021, Araujo has played 26 games for Barcelona senior team and has scored once.

Araujo's market value is at 18 million Euros. He is ranked number 15 among all Barcelona players. 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.

With Uruguay youth and senior national teams

On the international level, Ronald Araujo was first called up to Uruguay U18 side in 2017. He played 3 games for the team before being called up to the U20 team the following year. Ronald Araujo played a total of 12 games and scored 2 goals for the U20 side. He represented his country in the at the 2019 U20 World Cup, where Uruguay reached the last sixteen stage.

Araujo earned his first call up to


national team in 2020 and made his debut in a 4-2 loss against Ecuador at the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. As of March 2021, Ronald Araujo has played one games for Uruguay and is yet to score his first international goal.

Style of Play

Ronald Araujo is known the most for his power on the ground and in the air, as well as enviable speed and an ever-improving distribution. His best qualities are his skill in reading 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.

Araujo has stated in his interviews that his veteran team mate at Barcelona,

Gerard Pique

has had the biggest influence on his playing style.

"I like to look at the characteristics of each player but from Gerard 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 is considered as one of the most talented and promising defenders of the football world at the moment. He has been praised by his coaches for his maturity on the pitch as well as his leadership qualities.

Despite playing only 20 games so far with


, 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 March 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. Below are some of the best quotes on Ronald Araujo from famous football figures:

"He is very young, but he uses his brain very well. His heading ability is very well, handles the ball perfectly and is a a danger going into the attack. He is gifted. It is not luck. Araujo is a great central defender. He is here to guarantee Barcelona's defense for ten or fifteen years"

(Gerard Pique)

“Araujo has a great future ahead of him. He is physically strong and pretty fast. He is a kid who wants to learn. He is always open to learning new things. He has things to improve, which is normal at his age.”

(Ronald Koeman)

Even the best players of history have had their share of criticism and in the case of Araujo, he has been criticized for his tendency to get himself injured too often.

Goal Celebration

Goal celebration is one of the most important aspects of every player's career. Some footballers tend to change their goal celebration every now and then, while some others are known to have a signature goal celebration.

The general rule is that Footballers use the chance of celebrating goals to send messages that are important to them. For some, it is only a chance to show some fun gestures. Others celebrate their goals with messages to their loved ones, and then there are those who celebrate their goals by sending societal and political messages to the society.

Ronald Araujo does not have a unique celebration. However, he celebrated his only goal so far for Barcelona, which was a spectacular acrobatic goal in Barcelona's 2-2 draw with


by revealing a t-shirt under his jersey which had the sentence, 'Everything belongs to God' written on it.

Ronald Araujo outside football

Ronald Araujo is a family man and he has admitted in interviews that he prefers to spend all his leisure time with his family members and friends.

Ronald Araujo is active regularly on social media. His Instagram account is


. He has around 1 million followers on Instagram. His twitter account id is @RonaldAraujo939.

Ronald Araujo is also a passionate gamer and his favorite game is the FIFA game. Ronald Araujo rating in FIFA 21 is 71 (his overall rating) with a potential of 81.

Ronald Araujo is also interested in other sport and his favorite besides football is swimming.

Ronald Araujo is passionate about food and drinks. His favorite drink is Mate, which is a traditional Uruguayan drink, with a very bitter taste. Araujo has stated that he was introduced to the brew for the first time by his grandmother.

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Ronald Araujo Personal Life

One of the most interesting part of SportMob's article on Ronald Araujo biography is about his personal life. In this section we will have a look at Ronald Araujo immediate family, love life and children. We will also present you with some information about his philanthropy activities and legal issues.

Family, Children and Relationships

Ronald Araujo was born at 7th day of March, 1999 into a middle-class football-loving family from Rivera district in Uruguay. He is the first of three children in his family and has two younger brothers.

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 his girlfriend on his social media accounts. The couple are yet to marry and have not had a children together.

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It is really interesting to know if

Ronald Araujo

has had any background in humanitarian work and philanthropy.

Ronald Araujo religion

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

There are no information on Ronald Araujo's involvement in any big charity event. However, He has given some of his jerseys to charity websites.

Legal Issues

While some footballers have certainly gotten into legal disputes with various people and organizations, Ronald Araujo has had no legal disputes throughout his life.

Ronald Araujo Career Statistics

In this section, we want to take a look at Ronald Araujo career statistics both on the club and international level.


According to Ronald Araujo 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 6 assists for his team mates.

Ronald Araujo registered 6 goals and 3 assist in 44 games in Uruguay top division, followed by 6 goals and 3 assists in 44 games for Barcelona B.  The Uruguan defender has scored once in 27 games for Barcelona across all competitions so far into his career with the Catalan's firs team.

Ronald Araujo best season individually was the 2019-20 Season in which he scored 3 goals and assisted further 3 in 28 games for Barcelona B across all competitions.


On the international, Ronald Araujo career stats shows that he has played 4 games for Uruguay National team without scoring any goals. He was also a member of Uruguay U17, U18, U19, U20 and U21 youth teams. Overall, He scored 14 goals in 38 matches for Uruguay youth teams.

Ronald Araujo Honors

We rap up our article on Ronald Araujo biography with a look at his honors and achievements.

Ronald Araujo has not won any major trophy in the 4 seasons he has been active as a professional footballer. He came close to win the 2020-21 Spanish Super Cup, but lost the title to Athletic Bilbao in dramatic fashion after conceding a goal in the injury time.

Next final for Araujo will be the 20-21 Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao, the same team which defeated the Catalans in the Super Cup final. Barcelona will be eager to secure their first trophy since 2019 and Araujo hopes to celebrate his first major trophy at the professional level. Barcelona is also in the race for the 20-21 La Liga title, trailing Atletico Madrid by six points after 26 games. we just have to wait and see whether he can win any of the two competitions in his first season with Barcelona's senior team.

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