Javier Saviola

Argentine footballer

Javier Saviola (born 11 December 1981) is a former Argentine football player who played in Argentina, Spain, France, Portugal, Greece, and Italy during his career.

Javier Saviola
Personal information
Full name Javier Pedro Saviola Fernández
Date of birth (1981-12-11) 11 December 1981 (age 41)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team

Barcelona U19 (assistant)

Encamp (futsal)
Youth career
Parque Chas
River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 River Plate 86 (45)
2001–2007 Barcelona 123 (49)
2004–2005Monaco (loan) 29 (7)
2005–2006Sevilla (loan) 29 (9)
2007–2009 Real Madrid 17 (4)
2009–2012 Benfica 69 (24)
2012–2013 Málaga 27 (8)
2013–2014 Olympiacos 26 (12)
2014–2015 Verona 15 (1)
2015–2016 River Plate 14 (0)
Total 434 (159)
National team
2001 Argentina U20 7 (11)
2000–2007 Argentina 39 (11)
Teams managed
2016–2022 Ordino (assistant)
2022– Barcelona U19 (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He made 39 appearances for the Argentina national football team, scoring 11 goals.

Career statistics change

Club change

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[1]
Club Season League National cup League cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
River Plate 1998–99 Argentine Primera División 19 6 19 6
1999–2000 33 19 33 19
2000–01 34 20 34 20
Total 86 45 86 45
Barcelona 2001–02 La Liga 36 17 1 0 11 4 48 21
2002–03 36 13 1 0 14 7 51 20
2003–04 33 14 5 2 7 3 45 19
2006–07 18 5 5 5 1 0 24 10
Total 123 49 12 7 0 0 33 14 168 70
Monaco (loan) 2004–05 Ligue 1 29 7 0 0 1 0 7 4 37 11
Sevilla (loan) 2005–06 La Liga 29 9 0 0 13 6 42 15
Real Madrid 2007–08 La Liga 9 3 6 0 2 0 17 3
2008–09 8 1 2 1 2 0 12 2
Total 17 4 8 1 0 0 4 0 29 5
Benfica 2009–10 Primeira Liga 27 11 2 1 4 1 11 6 44 19
2010–11 24 9 6 3 3 1 12 1 45 14
2011–12 18 4 2 1 5 1 6 0 31 6
Total 69 24 10 5 12 3 29 7 120 39
Málaga 2012–13 La Liga 27 8 4 0 6 1 37 9
Olympiacos 2013–14 Super League Greece 25 12 4 0 5 2 34 14
2014–15 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 26 12 4 0 5 2 35 14
Verona 2014–15 Serie A 15 1 1 1 16 2
River Plate 2015 Argentine Primera División 13 0 0 0 2 0 15 0
Career total 434 159 39 14 13 3 99 34 585 210

International change

Appearances and goals by national team and year[2]
National team Year Apps Goals
Argentina 2000 1 0
2001 0 0
2002 3 0
2003 8 3
2004 10 5
2005 8 1
2006 5 1
2007 4 1
Total 39 11
Scores and results list Argentina's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Saviola goal.
List of international goals scored by Javier Saviola
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 20 April 2003 June 11, Tripoli, Libya   Libya 1–0 3–1 Friendly
2 8 June 2003 Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan   Japan 1–0 4–1 Friendly
3 11 June 2003 Seoul World Cup, Seoul, South Korea   South Korea 1–0 1–0 Friendly
4 30 June 2004 Giants Stadium, New Jersey, United States   Peru 2–0 2–1 Friendly
5 7 July 2004 Elías Aguirre, Chiclayo, Peru   Ecuador 2–1 6–1 2004 Copa América
6 3–1
7 4–1
8 17 November 2004 El Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina   Venezuela 3–1 3–2 2006 World Cup qualification
9 15 June 2005 RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany   Tunisia 2–0 2–1 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup
10 10 June 2006 Imtech Arena, Hamburg, Germany   Ivory Coast 2–0 2–1 2006 FIFA World Cup
11 7 February 2007 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France   France 1–0 1–0 Friendly

References change

  1. "J. Saviola". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  2. "Argentina – Record International Players". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 13 January 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2016.