Maxi Pereira

Maxi Pereira is a famous well known Uruguayan professional football player. He plays his position as a right-back for Portuguese club FC Porto and the Uruguay national team. He is playing currently in the FC Porto club. He wears a shirt number 2 to play football. He plays in a defensive position from the right side.

About Maxi Pereira

Maxi Pereira was born on 8 June 1984. His full name is Victorio Maximiliano Pereira Páez. He was born in Montevideo, a famous place in Uruguay. He is an Uruguayan nationality. He uses his right foot mostly to play football. He entitled his nation, Uruguay in the three world cups and four Copa America tournaments, winning the 2011 edition of the latter tournament.

Club Career

Maxi Pereira began his club career by playing professionally with the sports club, Defensor sporting at the age of eighteen. He was in this club for five years making appearances in more than 120 games where he scores 25 goals. He scored his career-best 12 goals in the Premier Division of 2005-2006. After this Maxi Pereira went to S.L Benfica Club in Portugal accompanied by countryman Cristian Rodriguez, a famous footballer. There, the club signed the player for €3 million and 70% of his right. Firstly, he played as a right midfielder in which he failed to adjust in that position in Portugal. Later, he did two consecutive scores in home games in November 2007 against the Boavista F.C and A.C Milan where he scores the goal with his left foot. In 2009-2010, this club Benfica won the league after five years. He appeared in a total of 40 matches and he scored five goals.

In June, Maxi Pereira left the Benfica club due to the expiration of the contract. After 15 days, he joined rivals, FC Porto, as a replacement for the club Real Madrid. There, his competitive debut occurred on August 15 in a 3-0 victory against Victoria S.C. He represented over 50 games for Porto and he is currently playing for this club.

International career

Since 2005, Maxi Pereira has been entitling his international side. On 26 October 2005, he made his professional debut on his international side. He quickly became regular for his country, representing Copa America in 2007. There he was selected for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South America where he played all games and minutes. Unfortunately in the quarterfinals against Ghana, he missed his Penalty Shootout. He was undisputed started for his nation in the 2011 Copa America which was held in Argentina, with the national team winning its 15th continental tournament. He played fourteen times in the qualification for the 2014 world cup winning against Peru with a score of 4-2. Maxi Pereira overtook Diego Forlan’s record for his nation as the most capped player by earning his 113th in the team’s final group game in the Copa America Centenario in the United States.

Personal Life

Maxi Pereira is quite silent about his personal regarding his affairs. Till now, his personal relationship with either his wife or girlfriend is not known. Maybe he is single or has been married. He has a height of 1.73 m. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He receives $2.5 million as his annual salary from the club Porto. He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

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