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Top facts about Willy Caballero, Argentinian wall

Have you ever seen a player whose performance gradually drops, and he ends up becoming a free agent? It needs no expertise to understand that this is a situation that no player wants to be in, here's a player who is in this situation; welcome to top facts about Willy Caballero, Argentinian wall.

Willy has been an exceptional goalkeeper and it was expected that he would retire before he hit the 40 years of age, but according to him his family did not want him to retire so here we are today, reading about a free agent.

Let us go back to basics such as who Caballero is and what has he done to this day. Wilfredo Daniel "Willy" Caballero Lazcano is an Argentinian goalkeeper in the professional football league. Unfortunately, after his contract with Chelsea expired, he became a free agent. This is his sad situation now that we are going to talk about later.

He spent most of his career in


playing for Elche and Málaga, the latter of whom he represented in La Liga. He joined Manchester City in the summer of 2014 and helped them win the 2016 League Cup.

His international career started late when Caballero debuted for Argentina at the senior level in 2018. He was a non-playing member of the teams that won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and as runners-up at the 2005 Confederations Cup, and he also represented his country in the 2018 World Cup.

A full article of top facts about Willy Caballero, Argentinian wall

In this article, we are going to take a look at his premier league career as well as the statistics available at Transfermarkt.

The point which differs a biography from a top facts article is that we try to dive deeper into his personal life and search it for any secrets and that's what we will do in the later parts of

top facts about Willy Caballero

. Enough introduction, let us start this article with Willy’s information and basic statistics.

Willy Caballero information

Let's start with the most crucial Willy Caballero facts for people who are unfamiliar with him or who want to prepare themselves for reading the

top facts about Willy Caballero


Personal information

  • Full name:

    Wilfredo Daniel "Willy" Caballero Lazcano

  • Date of birth:

    28 September 1981

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  • Star sign features:

    Extroverted, cozy, and friendly

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  • Place of birth:

    Santa Elena, Argentina

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Physical stats and appearance

  • Height:

    1.86 m

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We may safely go on to the next section of the top facts about Willy Caballero article now that you know everything there is to know about Willy Caballero. This section will give entailments and complementary information to the current section's contents.

Willy Caballero Transfermarkt

In this part of the

top facts about Willy Caballero

, we are going to check out his Transfermarkt profile and learn more about his market value and achievements. Let us first describe his market value graph.

His graph starts from October 2004 when he was 23 years old. Strangely he has no market value on the graph at that time.  One year later in 2005, he got a value of 1.25 million euros. Then once again his market value hits the rock bottom in 2007. After that, his market value had a steady pace and rose to 1,6 million euros in 2010.

As soon as he joined Malaga, his market value skyrocketed and reached its highest point in 2013 and the market value 5 million euro milestone.

Man city

brought bad luck for him as he lost most of his market value with this team and joined Chelsea with a value of 1 million euros. You know the rest of the story as later on he becomes a free agent with no market value.

Now, about his achievements, we see it necessary to mention his Olympic gold medal with the Argentina Olympic team. He also became Argentinian champion with Boca Juniors in 2003. In addition, this goalkeeper managed to get a grip of the champions league cup and English FA Cup with


and so on.

As a goalkeeper, he has no assists which is understandable, but he has received 4 red cards throughout his career and 16 yellow cards with 1 second yellow card leading to a red card. He has managed to keep 134 clean sheets to this day.

This was all that was available on his profile page on transfermarkt.com.

Willy caballero premier league career

Why just premier league you may ask? Because of the space and time limitation, it is impossible for us to contain all of his career in this section of top facts about Willy Caballero, thus we gave limited this part to only his premier league career.

Caballero signed a three-year contract with Manchester City on July 8, 2014, for a cost of about £6 million without add-ons.

He reunited with former Málaga manager Manuel Pellegrini at his new club, and made his competitive debut on 10 August in the 2014 FA Community Shield, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–3 loss to Arsenal at Wembley Stadium; a week later, he was an unused substitute at Newcastle United in the Premier League opener.

Caballero's contract with the club was set to expire on June 30, 2017, and it was revealed on May 25, 2017. Caballero joined title winners Chelsea on a free transfer on July 1, 2017. On September 20, he made his competitive debut in a 5–1 League Cup triumph at home against Nottingham Forest.

Caballero was named the starting goalkeeper for Chelsea in a cup match against Hull City in late January 2020, as Arrizabalaga struggled to remain in form throughout the 2019–20 Premier League season.



returned, Caballero was the starting goalkeeper for the next four league matches and a Champions League encounter. Caballero appeared in the 2020 FA Cup Final, which Arsenal won 2–1. Caballero's contract at Chelsea was extended for another year on May 20, 2020.

Chelsea confirmed on June 4, 2021, that he will leave the club at the end of the month when his contract ends and praised him for his contributions to the squad in an extended piece.

Willy Caballero net worth and salary

Have you ever wondered how much this goalkeeper may be making? Or how much has he amassed until now? Well in this part we are going to find out.

The goalkeeper signed a deal with Chelsea in 2017 that paid him 2.3 million Euros (2 million pounds) per year.

He has played for a number of prestigious teams, and his net worth is currently quite significant. His current net worth is estimated to be at 14 million Euros (12.6 million Pound).

However, because he has a lot of experience, some teams would be interested in hiring him for a year or two. So, this amount is probably going to increase in a near future.

Willy Caballero family

Let us talk about his family for this portion of top facts about Willy Caballero.

Lucia is Caballero's wife. Aitana and Guillermina, their two gorgeous children, are the result of their supposedly lengthy marriage.

Guillermina was diagnosed with cancer, but it has now been removed from her body. The goalie values family time and enjoys spending time with his daughters.

Willy Caballero and Kepa Arrizabalaga controversy

We have already talked about this incident that happened at the league cup final in the article that

was related to Kepa Arrizabalaga

, but Willy was also involved in this incident and once again we will talk about it in top facts about Willy Caballero.

After seeming to be injured during penalty shootout defeat against Manchester City, Arrizabalaga disregarded Sarri's orders to come off for Caballero at the conclusion of extra time, for which he was fined a week's salary.

Caballero told reporters "It was good to have a chat with him."

"I believe he learned a lot from what occurred, and as a team and as a club, we learned a lot as well." These things might often drive players away, but in our instance, we're closer than ever."

Sarri benched Arrizabalaga for the Spurs game, allowing Caballero to make his first league start of the season, and the Italian manager felt it was the "correct choice."

Caballero said that there were no bad feelings between him and Arrizabalaga, who joined Chelsea for €80 million last year and became the world's most expensive goalkeeper.

Willy Caballero farewell with Chelsea

In this section of top facts about Willy caballero let us talk about how Willy said his goodbyes to Chelsea and its supporters after his contract expired.

Since joining Chelsea from Manchester City, the Argentine was a popular part of the dressing room and played a significant role in supporting the goalkeepers, winning the FA Cup, Europa League, and Champions League.

Caballero remarked on Instagram, "I just want to thank all of the Chelsea family for these beautiful four years together." "Thank you for all of the achievements, and thank you to my teammates for providing me with so many wonderful experiences.

"It's been a pleasure and an honor to defend this jersey and colors with all I've got, and I wish you all the best for the upcoming season.

"I'm looking forward to whatever comes next, and I'm delighted to continue my career and take on the new challenges that football presents to me and to all of us every day."

He seemed super grateful for all the things that the team has done for him, and it is certain that the fans will miss him.

Willy Caballero quotes

Let us review some of the wisest sentences that this keeper has ever said.

Caballero was happy to work with Pep and you can really notice his appreciation in this quote “

Pep Guardiola

is like going to university. I spent a year with him at City, learning something new every day. On the playing field, watching videos or at any time, when he approaches you and explains things to you. He has no problem teaching someone at 34 years old, as I was, like someone who is 18. He is a great teacher.”

If you have ever asked that what was Caballero's motivation to move into the premier league here it is “When I was 19 I came to play a friendly against England and I really liked how they played and how passionate the fans are.”

“You work throughout the week to be prepared for the matches you're called upon to play. If you train badly you go into the matches with doubts.” This certainly explains his calm appearance and style.

Willy did a lot for Malaga and he knows it well “The most beautiful moments of my career were under Manuel Pellegrini in Malaga, where we achieved big things and we made Malaga's name known around Europe.”

Being a goalie is hard, probably the hardest out of all other positions “It is hard as a goalkeeper when we don't have the opportunity to play, we have to keep the faith, keep training well and when the opportunity arrives you have to be ready for it.”

Willy Caballero social media

In the last part of top facts about Willy Caballero, we are going to go on a search for his social media accounts.

This elderly Goalkeeper is active on Instagram by the name of willlycaba and has over 700 thousand followers on the mentioned social media.

He has already posted more than 700 posts and most of them are from his career and football pics. He also has a few family pictures. He also supports the black lives matter campaign and promotes the website in his bio on Instagram.

Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a decentralized political and social movement that protests police brutality and all forms of racially motivated violence against African-Americans.

While some groups, such as the Black Lives Matter Global Network, simply call themselves "Black Lives Matter," the Black Lives Matter movement is made up of a diverse group of individuals and organizations.

Back to the main subject, Willy is also active on Twitter by the name of @willy_caballero and has over 200 thousand followers and a verification mark by his name indicating that this indeed is his official account.

Willy Caballero podcast

Willy is featured in the 23rd episode of a podcast called the offside rule. The Offside Rule is a football podcast and website hosted entirely by women, with a vibrant social media presence.

The podcast is led by Lynsey Hooper, Kait Borsay, and Hayley McQueen, with a 30-person volunteer team behind the scenes developing and curating material to actively encourage female participation in all aspects of football.

 In this episode, he chats with Lynsey and Kait about everything from his beginnings with Boca Juniors to his family life to currently playing with the Chelsea youth.

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