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Lisandro Ezequiel López

Not to be confused with Lisandro López, footballer born in 1983.

Lisandro López
Full nameLisandro Ezequiel López
Date of birth (1989-09-01) 1 September 1989 (age 26)
Place of birthVilla Constitución, Argentina
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Playing positionCentre back
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
2009–2010Chacarita Juniors25(2)
2010–2013Arsenal de Sarandí122(17)
2013–2014Getafe (loan)26(3)
National team

Lisandro Ezequiel López (born 1 September 1989) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a defender for Portuguese club Benfica.

Club career

López made his official debut with Chacarita Juniors on 22 August 2009 in a loss against CA Tigre, amounting 24 games in 2009–10 Argentine Primera División.

In July 2010, López joined Arsenal de Sarandí on a free transfer, where he establish himself as top centre back, [1] helping the team win the 2012 Clausura.[2][3]

His performances draw attention from European clubs like Arsenal, A.C. Milan, Málaga CF[4][5] and Benfica, as potential replacement for his fellow countryman Ezequiel Garay.[6] On 10 July 2013, López signed with Portugal's Benfica in a five-year deal, with a €35M buy-out clause, being initially loaned for 1 year to La Liga club, Getafe CF.[7][8] In 2014–15, he was guaranteed a place in Benfica, making his debut on 5 October 2014, in a 4–0 against Arouca.[9][10]

International appearances

National team Year Apps Goals
Argentina 2011 2 0
2012 2 0
Total 4 0


Arsenal de Sarandí


  1. ^ "Rising Star Lisandro López". 
  2. ^ "Arsenal win first title beating Belgrano, 1-0". 25 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Banfield relegated as Arsenal de Sarandi lift Clausura title". 24 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Lisandro Lopez agent confirms interest from Arsenal and AC Milan". 8 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Malaga close in on Lisandro Lopez". 24 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Lisandro López set to join Benfica from Arsenal de Sarandí". 13 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Lisandro López é reforço do SL Benfica por cinco temporadas" [Lisandro López is reinforcement for Benfica for 5 seasons]. (in Portuguese). 10 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Lisandro López llega cedido al Getafe" [Lopez arrives at Getafe on loan]. 31 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Lisandro López fica no plantel de Jesus" (in Portuguese). 13 August 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "SL Benfica – Arouca, 4-0: Resposta de Campeão consolida liderança!" (in Portuguese). Benfica. 5 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  11. ^ Da Cunha, Pedro Jorge (17 May 2015). "Benfica bicampeão: 28 com as faixas e dois à espera" [Benfica back-to-back champion: 28 with the sashes and two await] (in Portuguese). Maisfutebol. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 

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