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“Ronald Araujo is the best defender in the world,” says Rio Ferdinand

The Uruguayan defender, Ronald Araujo, is a renowned player in football. Whether Barcelona or the Uruguay National Football Team, he is one of the main players of the side. Recently, the legendary footballer, Rio Ferdinand, praised him and said United must sign the Uruguayan boy at Barcelona.

Ferdinand said, “A defender I wish United would sign? That Uruguayan boy at Barcelona, Araujo.”

“Ronald Araujo is an unbelievable defender!”

He also mentioned that Araujo has all the qualities to play in the Premier League. I could even say Ronald Araujo is the best right now. I don’t know if it is possible to get him or not, but I think it’d be cool.

Well, Ferdinand is not wrong. While playing for both sides, he is one of the players who spends almost every minute on the pitch. At present, having Araujo on defense is a blessing for Barcelona and the Uruguay national football team. If he isn’t a part of the playing XI in a game, his presence is always felt, and sometimes the results end on the other side. Following are his stats and achievements in professional and international football.

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Teams Years Appearances Goals Assists
Rentistas 2016-2017 14 6
Boston River 2017-2018 31 2
Barcelona and Barcelona B team 2018-2020 165 13 6
Uruguay National Team 2020-present 14 1

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  • Copa del Rey (2020–21)
  • La Liga Team of the Season (2021–22)
  • La Liga (2022–23)
  • Supercopa (2022-23)
  • South American Games Silver Medal

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Nikhil Lopes
Nikhil Lopes
Hello Everyone, I am Nikhil Lopes, working as the Content Editor for The Sportslite. I am a Sports Addict and love to watch & Write about them.

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