THE JUVE STORY's WORLD CUP PROFILE | BENTANCUR

Uruguayan Work Horse: Rodrigo Bentancur

His speed and strength are always valuable assets in the middle of the pitch. Despite his lack of experience, Bentancur respectfully holds his own alongside Barcelona super striker, Suarez, and ex-Juve-champion, Caceres. Scroll down for more interesting facts on Juve's fine young international. 

(illustration by Marco and Mauro La Villa)


PROFILE

AGE |20

POSITION | Midfielder 

JUVENTUS NO. | 30

URUGUAY NO. | 6

ORIGINS

BORN |25 June, 1997

Birth City |Nueva Helvecia, Uruguay

Pre-Juve Team | Boca Juniors

HONORS

JUVENTUS | Serie A Scudetto (2018), Coppa Italia (2018)

BOCA JUNIORS |  Primera División  (2015), Primera División  2017, Copa Argentina  (2015)


Bentancur and the Old Lady

Bentancur formally became a Bianconero on 1 July 2017, after the club activated the option to sign him in April 2017, in a deal which would keep him at the club until 2022. The first option to sign Bentancur was bought as part of Carlos Tévez's deal in July 2015. He made his club debut on August 26 , 2017, coming on as a substitute in a 4–2 away win over Genoa. (source: Wikipedia)