Lucas Zelarayan Biography

Lucas Zelarayan

Quick Facts About Lucas Zelarayan

Celebrated Name Lucas Zelarayan
Age 29 Years
Nick Name El Chino
Birth Name Lucas Manuel Zelarayan
Birth Date 1992-06-20
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Argentine and Armenian
Birth Nation Argentina
Place Of Birth Cordoba, Argentina
Horoscope Gemini
Religion Christianity
Career Start 2012
Awards 2020 MLS Newcomer of the Year and 2020 MLS Cup MVP.
Father Carlos
Mother Selva
Marital Status Married
Wife Paula Juncos
Height 5 ft. 9 inches
Weight 70kg
Body Type Alethic
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth $1 Million-$5 Million
Salary £624,000
Current Team Columbus Crew SC
Position Attacking midfielder
Jersey Number 10
Links Instagram

Lucas Manuel Zelarayan is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Columbus Crew as an attacking midfielder. He started playing football for the youth team of Belgrano and started his career from there. He made his senior debut on 25 April 2012. On 21 December 2015, he agreed to a contract with Liga MX side Tigres UANL and made his debut for the club on 10 January 2016. On 20 December 2019, he moved to Major League Soccer side Columbus Crew SC and made his debut for the club on 3 January 2020.

On the international level, born in Argentina, he is of Armenian descent. In June 2018, he received an invitation to represent the Armenian national team. He hasn’t made any appearances for the national team.

What is Lucas Zelarayan Famous For?

  • Being a professional football player.

Honors

  • Won the Apertura 2016, Apertura 2017, Clausura 2019 Liga MX with UANL.
  • Won the 2016, 2017, 2018 Campeon de Campeones with UNAL.
  • Won the 2018 Campeones Cup with UNAL.
  • Won the 2020 MLS Cup with Columbus Crew.

Individual 

  • Won the 2020 MLS Newcomer of the Year.
  • Won the 2020 MLS Cup MVP.

Lucas Zelarayan parents

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Where is Lucas Zelarayan From?

Lucas Manuel Zelarayan was born on 20 June 1992. His birthplace is Cordoba, Argentina. He was born to his father Carlos and his mother Selva. He has five siblings: Carlos Javier, Julio Gaston, Matias, Gisella and Marcos. He holds both Argentine and Armenian nationality. His religion is Christianity. His horoscope sign is Gemini.

Lucas Zelarayan Club Career

  • He started playing football for the youth team of Belgrano and started his career from there. On 25 April 2012, he made his senior debut for the club in a 2-1 away loss against Rosario Central, coming on as a second-half substitute for Lucas Parodi. On 1 March 2013, he made his Primera Division in a 2-0 away loss against Newell’s Old Boys. On 7 April 2014, he scored his first professional goal in a 2-1 home defeat to River Plate. 
  • While with Club Atletico Belgrano, he made two appearances in CONMEBOL’s 2015 Copa Sudamericana - one of South America’s two major international club tournaments.

Lucas Zelarayan UANL

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  • From 2012-2015, he made 77 appearances across all competitions while scoring 10 goals and providing six assists for the club.
  • On 21 December 2015, he agreed to a contract with Liga MX side Tigres UANL and made his debut for the club on 10 January 2016 in a 1-0 loss against Toluca. On 6 February 2016, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win against Chiapas. In his first season, he went on to make 20 appearances for the club while registering one goal and one assist in his first season in Liga MX. He helped Tigres win the 2016 Campeon de Campeones trophy as well as reach the 2015-2016 Concacaf Champions League Finals.
  • During the 2016-2017 season, he made 48 appearances for the club, scoring 8 goals and providing 7 assists as Tigres UANL won the Torneo Apertura 2016 and the 2017 Campeon de Campeones trophy, as well as reached the 2016-2017 Concacaf Champions League Finals - the second time in as many years for Tigres.
  • During the 2017-2018 season, he made 29 appearances, recording 5 goals and 2 assists as he helped Tigres UANL continued their domestic dominance by winning the Torneo Apertura 2017 and their third consecutive Campeon de Campeones trophy. That season, he also helps Tigres to win the inaugural Campeones Cup by defeating 2017 MLS Cup winners Toronto FC.
  • During the 2018-2019 season, he made 18 appearances, recording 5 goals and 5 assists as he Tigres UANL won the Torneo Clausura 2019. That season, he helped Tigres reach the final of the inaugural Leagues Cup as well as the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League Finals.

Lucas Zelarayan Columbus Crew MLS Cup 2020

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  • During the first half of the 2019-2020 season, he made 15 appearances and scored 5 goals with Tigres UANL.
  • On 20 December 2019, he moved to Major League Soccer side Columbus Crew SC. On 3 January 2020, he made his debut and scored his first goal for the club in a 1-0 win against New York City FC. At the end of the 2020 regular season, he was named the league’s Newcomer of the Year.
  • On 13 December 2020, in the 2020 MLS Cup final, he scored two goals and assisted one another in a 3-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC to help them win their second-ever MLS Cup title. After his performance, he was named the MLS Cup 2020 Most Valuable Player. In his first season, he went on to make 21 appearances for the club while registering 8 goals and 3 assist in all the competitions.
  • On 9 April 2021, he played his first match of the 2020-21 season in a 4-0 away win against Real Esteli FC in the CONCACAF Champions League last 16 1st leg. On 29 April 2021, he scored his first goal of the 2020-21 season in a 2-2 draw against Monterrey FC in the CONCACAF Champions League Quarter-Finals 1st leg.

Lucas Zelarayan International Career

  • Born in Argentina, he is of Armenian descent. 
  • In June 2018, he received an invitation to represent the Armenian national team. 
  • He hasn’t made any appearances for the national team.

Lucas Zelarayan wife

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Lucas Zelarayan Wife

Looking at his personal life, Lucas Zelarayan is a married guy. He got married to his beautiful girlfriend, Paula Juncos in 2017. The couple is blessed with two children, one son, and a daughter. He is having an intimate relationship with his love and children where they are living their life happily together. 

Lucas Zelarayan kids

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Lucas Zelarayan Height and Weight

Lucas Zelarayan stands at a height of 1.81m i.e. 5 feet and 9 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 70kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight.

Lucas Zelarayan Net Worth and Salary

Lucas Zelarayan earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2021, his estimated net worth around $1 million-$5 million, and his salary is £624,000. His market value is around €10 million.  

Did You Know?

  • He wears shirt number 10 for Columbus Crew SC.
  • Born in Argentina, he is of Armenian descent.
  • In June 2018, he received an invitation to represent the Armenian national team.
  • He hasn’t made any appearances for the national team.
  • 2020 MLS Newcomer of the Year.
  • 2020 MLS Cup MVP.