Juan Sebastian Veron

Date of birth09 March 1975
Place of birthBuenos Aires
NationalityArgentine
Weight80 kg
Height1.86 m
PositionMidfielder

A supremely talented playmaker in the centre of midfield, Juan Sebastian began his career in Argentina with Estudiantes and Boca Juniors before he was signed by Sven-Goran Eriksson for Sampdoria in 1996.

He established his reputation as a world-class player in the 1998 World Cup tournament and soon afterwards he moved on to Parma where he was a member of the team that won the UEFA Cup in 1998-99. He subsequently spent two seasons with Lazio (again signed by the England coach), helping them win the Serie A title and Copa Italia double in 1999-2000 having already won the last-ever European Cup Winners Cup and Super Cup.

'Seba' moved to Manchester United in the summer of 2001 for a British record transfer fee of £28.1million with his first season at Old Trafford ending with another key role for Argentina in the 2002 World Cup finals. His second season saw United regain the Premiership title before joining Chelsea for a deal rising to a maximum of £15 million with a four-year contract.

Juan Sebastian won his first cap against Poland in June 1996 and has now made more than 50 appearances for his country.

Juan Sebastian's father – Juan Ramon Veron – starred for Estudiantes and Argentina in the late 1960s.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Estudiantes de La Plata 01 Jul 1992 01 Jan 1996
Boca Juniors 01 Jan 1996 01 Aug 1996
Sampdoria 01 Aug 1996 01 Aug 1998
Parma 01 Aug 1998 01 Jul 1999
Lazio 01 Jul 1999 13 Jul 2001
Manchester United 13 Jul 2001 07 Aug 2003
Chelsea 07 Aug 2003 01 Jul 2005
Internazionale 01 Jul 2004 31 May 2005 L
Internazionale 01 Jul 2005 30 Jun 2006
Estudiantes de La Plata 01 Jul 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Lazio UEFA Champions League 2
1999-00 Lazio UEFA Super Cup 1
1
2000-01 Lazio Serie A 22
3
4
1
2000-01 Lazio UEFA Champions League 7
1
3
2001-02 Manchester United FA Cup 1
2001-02 Manchester United Premier League 24
2
5
3
2001-02 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 13
1
2002-03 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1
2002-03 Manchester United League Cup 4
1
2002-03 Manchester United Premier League 21
4
2
1
2002-03 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 11
4
4
2003-04 Chelsea League Cup 1
1
2003-04 Chelsea Premier League 5
2
1
2003-04 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 5
1
1
2004-05 Internazionale Serie A 23
1
3
7
2004-05 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
27 Aug 1999 Manchester United v Lazio W 0-1 UEFA Super Cup Final
07 Dec 1999 Lazio v Chelsea D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
22 Mar 2000 Chelsea v Lazio W 1-2 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
12 Sep 2000 Shakhtar Donetsk v Lazio W 0-3 UEFA Champions League Group B
20 Sep 2000 Lazio v Sparta Praha W 3-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
27 Sep 2000 Arsenal v Lazio L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
01 Oct 2000 Atalanta v Lazio D 2-2 Serie A 1
14 Oct 2000 Lazio v Perugia W 3-0 Serie A 2
17 Oct 2000 Lazio v Arsenal D 1-1 UEFA Champions League
22 Oct 2000 Verona v Lazio L 2-0 Serie A 3
25 Oct 2000 Lazio v Shakhtar Donetsk W 5-1 UEFA Champions League Group B
01 Nov 2000 Lazio v Brescia W 2-1 Serie A 4
04 Nov 2000 Lazio v Bologna W 2-0 Serie A 5
11 Nov 2000 Juventus v Lazio D 1-1 Serie A 6
05 Dec 2000 Lazio v Leeds United L 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group D
07 Jan 2001 Lazio v Napoli L 1-2 Serie A 13
20 Jan 2001 Lazio v Inter Milano W 2-0 Serie A 15
04 Feb 2001 Lazio v Lecce W 3-2 Serie A 17
10 Feb 2001 Lazio v Atalanta D 0-0 Serie A 18
13 Feb 2001 Real Madrid v Lazio L 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
18 Feb 2001 Perugia v Lazio W 0-1 Serie A 19
25 Feb 2001 Lazio v Verona W 5-3 Serie A 20
03 Mar 2001 Brescia v Lazio W 0-1 Serie A 21
11 Mar 2001 Bologna v Lazio L 2-0 Serie A 22
18 Mar 2001 Lazio v Juventus W 4-1 Serie A 23
01 Apr 2001 AC Milan v Lazio L 1-0 Serie A 24
14 Apr 2001 Reggina v Lazio W 0-2 Serie A 26
22 Apr 2001 Lazio v Vicenza W 2-1 Serie A 27
06 May 2001 Lazio v Bari W 2-0 Serie A 29
12 May 2001 Napoli v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 30
27 May 2001 Inter Milano v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 32
10 Jun 2001 Lazio v Fiorentina W 3-0 Serie A 33


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Argentina International Friendly 1
1995-96 Argentina Olympics 2
3
1996-97 Argentina FIFA World Cup 2
2
1997-98 Argentina FIFA World Cup 10
1
1
1997-98 Argentina International Friendly 8
2
1998-99 Argentina International Friendly 1
1999-00 Argentina FIFA World Cup 4
2
1999-00 Argentina International Friendly 4
1
2000-01 Argentina FIFA World Cup 8
2
1
2000-01 Argentina International Friendly 1
2001-02 Argentina FIFA World Cup 6
1
1
1
2001-02 Argentina International Friendly 2
1
1
2001-02 Argentina Maradona Farewell Match 1
2002-03 Argentina International Friendly 2
2003-04 Argentina FIFA World Cup 2
1
2003-04 Argentina International Friendly 1
1
2006-07 Argentina Copa America 5
2
2007-08 Argentina FIFA World Cup 1
2008-09 Argentina FIFA World Cup 1
2
2009-10 Argentina FIFA World Cup 5
1
1
1
2009-10 Argentina International Friendly 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
18 Feb 1996 Argentina v Ecuador W 6-0 Olympics South America group B
22 Feb 1996 Argentina v Venezuela W 3-0 Olympics South America group B
26 Feb 1996 Argentina v Colombia W 4-0 Olympics South America group B
01 Mar 1996 Argentina v Uruguay W 2-0 Olympics South America final round
06 Mar 1996 Argentina v Brazil D 2-2 Olympics South America final round
20 Jun 1996 Argentina v Poland W 2-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 1996 Argentina v Paraguay D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
12 Feb 1997 Colombia v Argentina W 0-1 FIFA World Cup South America League
02 Apr 1997 Bolivia v Argentina L 2-1 FIFA World Cup South America League
30 Apr 1997 Argentina v Ecuador W 2-1 FIFA World Cup South America League
06 Jul 1997 Paraguay v Argentina W 1-2 FIFA World Cup South America League
20 Jul 1997 Argentina v Venezuela W 2-0 FIFA World Cup South America League
10 Sep 1997 Chile v Argentina W 1-2 FIFA World Cup South America League
12 Oct 1997 Argentina v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America League
16 Nov 1997 Argentina v Colombia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America League
19 Feb 1998 Argentina v Romania W 2-1 International Friendly
24 Feb 1998 Argentina v Yugoslavia W 3-1 International Friendly
10 Mar 1998 Argentina v Bulgaria W 2-0 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Republic of Ireland v Argentina W 0-2 International Friendly
29 Apr 1998 Brazil v Argentina W 0-1 International Friendly
14 May 1998 Argentina v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 5-0 International Friendly
19 May 1998 Argentina v Chile W 1-0 International Friendly
25 May 1998 Argentina v South Africa W 2-0 International Friendly
14 Jun 1998 Argentina v Japan W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
21 Jun 1998 Argentina v Jamaica W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
26 Jun 1998 Argentina v Croatia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
30 Jun 1998 Argentina v England W 2-2 (4-3) FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
04 Jul 1998 Argentina v Netherlands L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
31 Mar 1999 Netherlands v Argentina D 1-1 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Argentina v Brazil W 2-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 1999 Brazil v Argentina L 4-2 International Friendly
13 Oct 1999 Argentina v Colombia W 2-1 International Friendly
23 Feb 2000 England v Argentina D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Argentina v Chile W 4-1 FIFA World Cup South America
26 Apr 2000 Venezuela v Argentina W 0-4 FIFA World Cup South America
04 Jun 2000 Argentina v Bolivia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
29 Jun 2000 Colombia v Argentina W 1-3 FIFA World Cup South America
19 Jul 2000 Argentina v Ecuador W 2-0 FIFA World Cup South America
26 Jul 2000 Brazil v Argentina L 3-1 FIFA World Cup South America
16 Aug 2000 Argentina v Paraguay D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America
03 Sep 2000 Peru v Argentina W 1-2 FIFA World Cup South America
15 Nov 2000 Chile v Argentina W 0-2 FIFA World Cup South America
28 Feb 2001 Italy v Argentina W 1-2 International Friendly
28 Mar 2001 Argentina v Venezuela W 5-0 FIFA World Cup South America
25 Apr 2001 Bolivia v Argentina D 3-3 FIFA World Cup South America
03 Jun 2001 Argentina v Colombia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup South America
14 Aug 2001 Ecuador v Argentina W 0-2 FIFA World Cup South America
06 Oct 2001 Paraguay v Argentina D 2-2 FIFA World Cup South America
08 Nov 2001 Argentina v Peru W 2-0 FIFA World Cup South America
10 Nov 2001 Argentina v World XI W 6-3 MARADONA FAREWELL MATCH
14 Nov 2001 Uruguay v Argentina D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America
13 Feb 2002 Wales v Argentina D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Cameroon v Argentina D 2-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 2002 Argentina v Nigeria W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
07 Jun 2002 Argentina v England L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
12 Jun 2002 Sweden v Argentina D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
20 Nov 2002 Japan v Argentina W 0-2 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Netherlands v Argentina L 1-0 International Friendly
20 Aug 2003 Uruguay v Argentina W 2-3 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Argentina v Chile D 2-2 FIFA World Cup South America
09 Sep 2003 Venezuela v Argentina W 0-3 FIFA World Cup South America
18 Nov 2003 Colombia v Argentina D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America
28 Jun 2007 Argentina v USA W 4-1 Copa America Group C
02 Jul 2007 Argentina v Colombia W 4-2 Copa America Group C
08 Jul 2007 Argentina v Peru W 4-0 Copa America Quarter-final
11 Jul 2007 Argentina v Mexico W 3-0 Copa America Semi-final
15 Jul 2007 Argentina v Brazil L 0-3 Copa America Final
15 Jun 2008 Argentina v Ecuador D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
28 Mar 2009 Argentina v Venezuela W 4-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
06 Jun 2009 Argentina v Colombia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
10 Jun 2009 Ecuador v Argentina L 2-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
05 Sep 2009 Argentina v Brazil L 1-3 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
09 Sep 2009 Paraguay v Argentina L 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
14 Oct 2009 Uruguay v Argentina W 0-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
03 Mar 2010 Germany v Argentina W 0-1 International Friendly
24 May 2010 Argentina v Canada W 5-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 2010 Argentina v Nigeria W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
22 Jun 2010 Greece v Argentina W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
27 Jun 2010 Argentina v Mexico W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals - round of 16


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.