Ronald Araujo will make his 100th Barcelona appearance at Old Trafford

Ronald Araujo will make his 100th Barcelona appearance at Old Trafford

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The Uruguayan has emerged as a key player for Xavi Hernandez's team

FC Barcelona's Uruguayan centre-back Ronald Araujo will make his 100th appearance in a Barcelona shirt at Old Trafford in the second leg of the Europa League play-off against Manchester United. Araujo, since his debut on 6 October 2019, has accumulated 99 appearances, with a record of 65 wins, 19 draws and 15 defeats.

Araujo, who did not play against Cádiz (2-0) due to suspension, joined Barça at the end of August 2018 from Boston River of Uruguay. He signed for five seasons (until June 2023) and the Blaugrana paid €1.7 million plus variables up to a maximum of €5.2 million. In April 2022 he signed a new contract until June 2026, increasing his clause from €200 million to €1 billion.

Araujo's first game had a bittersweet taste for the Charrúa. He came on in the 73rd minute against Sevilla for Todibo and was shown a red card for a foul on 'Chicharito' when he was the last defender. In any case, he assured at the end that "the sending off will not cover up the happiness of my debut at Camp Nou".

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Araujo's record in the 99 games he has played is 65 wins, 19 draws and 15 defeats. He has scored 7 goals, provided 2 assists and started 78 games. He completed 62, was a substitute in 21 and substituted in 17. He has seen 16 yellow cards and one red card.

At Camp Nou, where he is already an idol for his power, display and commitment, as well as his humility and sincerity, he has played 41 games, with a record of 23 wins, 9 draws and 9 defeats. He has scored 4 goals.

As an away player (including neutral ground matches) he has worn the FC Barcelona shirt on 58 occasions, accumulating 42 wins, 10 draws and 6 defeats. He has scored 3 goals.

Araujo has won two trophies with Barça. The first was won with Ronald Koeman, the 2020-21 Copa del Rey. The second came with Xavi Hernández, the Super Cup 2022-23.

He changed the number with which he made his debut, 30, for 4 on 5 October 2020 and his best consecutive winning streak is 10, from 21 January to 5 April 2021.

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