Rodrigo Bentancur: A Brief Biography
Rodrigo Bentancur is a Uruguayan midfielder most known for his international club career, which included time with Italy’s Serie A team Juventus. He was instrumental in Juventus’ 2017-2018 Serie A and Coppa Italia victories.
|Rodrigo Bentancur Colman
|Date of birth
|25 June 1997
|Place of birth
|Nueva Helvecia, Uruguay
|1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
ABC Biography, Early Life
Rodrigo Bentancur Colman born 25 June 1997 is an Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Uruguay national team.
He started his career in the youth system of Argentine side Boca Juniors in 2009. He was promoted to the senior squad in 2015 and won two Primera División titles and a Copa Argentina with the team. He was signed by Italian club Juventus in 2017, where he won three consecutive Serie A titles, among other trophies. In January 2022, Bentancur joined Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
At the international level, Bentancur was a member of the Uruguay U20 squad that won the 2017 South American U-20 Championship. He made his senior debut for Uruguay in 2017, representing the side at the FIFA World Cup in 2018 and 2022 and the Copa América in 2019 and 2021.
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ABC’s Age, Height, And Weight
The Uruguayan footballer stands 6 ft 2 in (1.87m) tall and weighs 158.7 lbs (72 kg). He has a slim and athletic muscular build.
Rodrigo Bentancur began his career at Boca Juniors’ youth academy. In 2015, he was promoted to the senior squad. On April 12, he made his debut as a substitute in a 0-0 league draw against Nueva Chicago. He won two Primera División titles and one Argentina Cup there.
Bentancur was acquired by Juventus in a five-year agreement with Boca on April 21, 2017. Furthermore, Boca Juniors was entitled to 50% of any future transfer money received by Juventus for him. He joined Juventus as an official player in July of the same year.
On August 26, 2017, he made his debut for the club. He came on as a substitute in a 4-2 Serie A win away at Genoa. On October 6, 2018, he scored his first goal for the side in a 2-0 Serie A away win over Udinese. He appeared in 133 league games for the team in all. He followed that with two goals and 16 assists.
On January 31, 2022, Bentancur signed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur. On February 5, he made his Spurs debut against Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup. He started the game as a substitute in the 3-1 triumph. He appeared in 17 Premier League games during the 2021-22 season. Among these, he started 16 games and came on as a replacement in his debut.
Bentancur is well-known for his physically robust and tall build, which is ideal for a defensive midfielder. He also possesses excellent footwork, technique, and close control. He can also set an aggressive midfield tempo while functioning as a “target man.” His poor acceleration is a significant flaw. However, he compensates for this with his great agility and defensive playstyle.
ABC’s Net Worth
In 2023, Bentancur’s net worth is €28 million (£23.8 million). Tottenham paid Juventus £15.8 million up front, with a further £5.7 million owed in future add-ons for his acquisition rights. Bentancur’s current market worth is €28.00 million. In 2020, his market worth soared to €50 million. The Premier League team pays him a salary of £4 million every year. Previously, he was paid £3.8 million per year by Juventus.
Rodrigo Bentancur’s wife is currently engaged to Melany La Banca. They first met when they were teenagers. In 2015, they began dating. Following this, Bentancur proposed to Banca in 2017, and the couple married in 2018. La Banca, like her fiancé, is Uruguayan.
Endorsements for Bentancur
Rodrigo Bentancur has previously achieved success in both his international and club careers. As a result, he has already agreed to terms with sportswear behemoth Adidas. He was required to wear the Adidas Copa Sense.1 for the 2021-22 season as part of the agreement.
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|Titles and season
|2x World Cup participant
|2x Copa América participant
|2x Italian Cup winner
|2x Italian Super Cup winner
|3x Italian champion
|1x Under-20 World Cup participant
|1x Under-20 South American Championship winner
|2x Argentinian champion
|CA Boca Juniors
|CA Boca Juniors