Argentine professional footballer Lucas Rodrigo Biglia (born 30 January 1986) plays as a midfielder for Istanbul Basaksehir in the Turkish Super Lig. His previous clubs were Fatih Karagumruk, Argentinos Juniors, and Independiente. He played for Anderlecht for seven seasons, making 312 appearances and winning four league titles. In 2017, he joined Milan, spent three seasons with the Rossoneri, and left in 2020 after four seasons with Lazio.
Previously, Biglia played for the Argentina U20 national team, which won the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship. A two-time FIFA World Cup finalist, he also represented his country in three Copa América tournaments, winning runners-up medals in the 2015 and 2016 editions. With 58 caps and one goal, he retired from international football after the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Lucas Biglia Bio/Wiki
|Birth Name||Lucas Rodrigo Biglia|
|Nick Name||The little prince|
|Age||36 (as in 2022) Years|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Aquarius|
|Born Place||Mercedes, Argentina|
|Date of Birth||30 January 1986|
|Home Town||Mercedes, Argentina|
|Hobbies||Watching Movies, Horse Riding, Swimming|
|Mother's Name||Not Available|
|Father's Name||Not Available|
|Brother(s)||Christian Rodrigo Biglia|
Marital Status, Wife and Children
|Educational Qualification||Not Available|
|Career Manager/ Player Agent||Enzo Montepaono|
|Debut Club||• 2022: Istanbul Basaksehir FK|
|Debut International||• 2011: Argentina national football team|
|Jersey Number||• 20 (Istanbul Basaksehir FK)|
• 5 (Argentina national football team)
|Current Team(s)||• Istanbul Basaksehir FK|
• Argentina national football team
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm|
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5'10”
|Weight (Approx.)||in kilograms- 63 kg|
in pounds- 139 lbs
|Chest Size||40 inches|
|Biceps Size||12 inches|
|Waist Size||32 inches|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Argentine|
|Distinctive Features||Not Available|
|Dress Size||8 U.S.|
|Shoe Size||10 U.S.|
|Favorite Playing Position||Midfielder|
|Favorite Car||Not Available|
|Favorite Food||Fruits and Veg|
|Favorite Pet Animal||White Tiger|
|Favorite Cell Phone/Brand||Iphone|
Lucas Biglia Net Worth
In 2022, what will his salary be?
In Jul 2022 Lucas Biglia the midfielder signed a contract with Istanbul Basaksehir FK that ended in 2022 that netted him a whopping salary of 1.2 Million Euros per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns €3,288 per day and €137 per hour!
Salary & Net Worth Updated 2022
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)||$1.5 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)||Not Available|
|Annual Salary||1.2 Million Euro (€1,200,000)|
|Per Month Salary||€100,000|
|Per Week Salary||€23,077|
|Per Day Salary||€3,288|
|Per Hour Salary||€137|
|Per Minute Salary||€2.3|
|Current Contract||With Istanbul Basaksehir FK|
|Contract Signed||Jul 1, 2022|
|Contract Expires||Jun 30, 2023|
|Contract Signing Amount or Transfer Fee||$770 Thousand|
|Market Value||$770 Thousand|
|Highest Market Value||$22.00 Million (Jul 15, 2016)|
|Income Source||Professional Footballer|
|Cars Collection||Not Available|
His stock is on the rise thanks to his performances on the pitch. Lucas Biglia has an estimated net worth of around $1.5 million, and his market value is about $770 Thousand.
Lucas Biglia FIFA 22 Stats – Potential And Rating
Lucas Biglia is 36 years old and plays as a defensive midfielder for Istanbul Basaksehir FK. In FIFA 22, he has an overall rating of 77 with a potential rating of 77. A 3-star rating has been given to Biglia for his skillmoves.
Lucas Biglia FIFA 22 Stats
Overall Rating In FIFA 22
Potential In FIFA 22
|54||Heading Accuracy||76||FK Accuracy|
|82||Short Passing||79||Long Passing|
His right foot is the one he prefers to use when shooting. He works at a medium/medium rate. Using our database, we estimate Biglia’s weight at 63 kg and height at 178 cm. Lucas Biglia plays with the number 6 at the moment.
Lucas Biglia In Argentina
- In 2004, Biglia signed his first professional contract with Argentinos Juniors.
- In a 2–1 playoff victory over Talleres, he made his Argentinos Juniors debut on 1 July 2004, scoring in two appearances against Godoy Cruz.
- In the playoffs, Argentinos Juniors wins 4–2 and is promoted to Argentine First Division.
- The following season, Biglia made 15 appearances and scored 1 goal against Huracán.
- A lack of first-team appearances led to Biglia leaving the club after only 17 appearances and one goal.
- His performance at the South American U-20 Championship led him to join Independiente in February 2005.
- He made his Independiente debut on 26 February 2005, when the team lost to Lan’s 1–0.
- The following season, he made every appearance as a first-team player, making 11 appearances in the first half of the season.
Lucas Biglia At Anderlecht
- In July 2006, after one-and-a-half seasons at Independiente, Biglia signed with Belgian Pro League club Anderlecht on a four-year contract and upon joining the club, he took up the number five shirt.
- Soon after, he was joined by his compatriot teammate Nicolás Pareja, Nicolás Frutos and Cristian Leiva.
- In the 2006–07 season, Biglia made his debut against K. Sint-Truidense on the opening match of the season, coming on for an injured Mark De Man, in a 4–2 win.
- Biglia had a difficult start at Anderlecht, having been left out of the Belgian Supercup squad, which Anderlecht won for the second time in a row.
- Teammate Yves Vanderhaeghe felt sympathy for him and helped him to settle in Belgium and only speak Spanish there.
- A month later, he made his UEFA Champions League debut, as Anderlecht drew 1–1 against Lille in the group stage.
- As the season progressed, Biglia established himself in the starting 11 at Anderlecht in a midfield position.
- With his impressive performance at the club, he was awarded the Young Professional Footballer of the Year in January 2007.
- His first goal for the club came from a penalty kick, and he assisted two times in a 6–0 victory against FC Brussels to win the league.
- In all competitions, he made forty-six appearances and scored once.
- Bigila helped KV Mechelen win the Belgian Super Cup in 2007-08 and then set up Marcin Wasilewski to score the only goal against the Belgian side in the season opener 1–0 against Club Brugge.
- Bigila considered his future at the club after the club was eliminated from the UEFA Champions League.
- On 15 December 2007, Biglia signed a contract that kept him at the club until 2012.
- In a 5–0 win over Roeselare on 16 March 2008, he scored after being sidelined by injury and suspension.
- Despite playing 50 games and scoring once in the 2007–08 season, the club finished second after losing to Standard Liège for the league title.
- After the club won the league in 2008–09, Biglia expressed his desire to leave, but he stayed and scored his first European goal against BATE Borisov during the Champions League qualification.
- Biglia continued to play in the first team despite minor injuries and scored two more goals against Westerlo and Roeselare.
- His January transfer window was linked with Barcelona, Inter Milan, Valencia, Fenerbahce, Galatasaray, and Birmingham City.
- He remained at Anderlecht, insisting the club wanted him. In 2008-09, the club did not win the league title.
- A total of 35 appearances and three goals were made by Biglia.
- Biglia announced his intention to leave the club in the summer of 2009.
- The Italian scored two goals in two matches between 8 August 2009 and 15 August 2009 against Cercle Brugge and Westerlo despite this.
- In the round of 16 of the Belgium Cup, Biglia scored his first Anderlecht goal in a 3–0 win over FCV Dender EH.
- After scoring against Charleroi on 17 October 2009, Biglia said it was his greatest goal for Anderlecht.
- As it turned out, Biglia’s ligament injury was not as serious as thought, and he recovered.
- The next two goals came against Athletic Bilbao and Hamburger SV in the UEFA Europa League campaign.
- He dedicated the league title to his late father despite elimination from the Europa League in 2009–10.
- Throughout his career, Biglia made forty-eight appearances and scored four goals.
- In the 2010–11 Belgian Super Cup, Biglia set up Cheikhou Kouyaté to score the winning goal in a 1–0 win over Gent.
- Biglia suffered a shoulder injury in a 4–1 win over Eupen in the season opener.
- As club captain, until Deschacht returned, he served as interim captain until Deschacht was injured and sidelined for several weeks.
- The rest of the year was lost to a hamstring injury.
- Turkish Galatasaray renewed its interest in him and made a €4.5 million bid in January.
- Due to a lack of funding, the move never took place. In January, Biglia said he would not leave the club.
- Despite being injured for the fourth time in the 2010–11 season, Biglia made 35 appearances.
- During the 2011–12 season, Biglia signed a contract that would have kept him at the club until 2015.
- Biglia announced he was leaving Anderlecht after the 2011 Copa América to seek new challenges.
- Ariel Jacobs appointed Biglia vice-captain during the summer, while Olivier Deschacht remained captain.
- On 21 August 2011, Biglia scored his first goal of the season in a 2–2 draw with Monss.
- On 15 September 2011, he captained Anderlecht in a 4–1 victory over AEK Athens.
- Over the next four league matches, he assisted five times, including twice against Beerschot and Westerlo.
- After Deschacht was no longer able to continue as captain, Biglia was given the position. Supporters disapproved of Deschacht’s captaincy.
- Biglia was sidelined for four months after suffering a shoulder injury at the end of October.
- In a 3–0 win over Club Brugge on 15 January 2012, he set up one of the goals.
- In a 2–2 draw against Sint-Truiden on 18 March 2012, he scored his second goal of the season.
- While Biglia missed the league this season due to a shoulder injury, he went on to make 38 appearances and score two goals.
- Biglia won the club’s Player of the Year award for his performance.
- Arsenal, Norwich City, Real Madrid, and Internazionale were all interested in Biglia during the 2012-13 season.
- When the summer transfer window closed, he remained at Anderlecht.
- Biglia scored three goals against Waasland-Beveren, Club Brugge, and Cercle Brugge in the first half of the season.
- Southampton wanted to sign Biglia during the January transfer window.
- By not showing up for training, Biglia tried to force a move.
- During the transfer window, the club announced Biglia and Dieumerci Mbokani would leave the club in the summer.
- Biglia claimed depression was the reason for his absence. Additionally, he said he never wanted to leave the club.
- As Anderlecht drew 2–2 with Standard Liège on 3 February 2013, Biglia received his first red card in his Anderlecht career.
- Anderlecht won the Pro League play-off when Biglia scored the equalizer against Zulte Waregem.
- Again leading the club to the league title, Biglia made 51 appearances and scored five goals in all competitions.
- Shortly after winning the title, general manager Herman Van Holsbeeck confirmed Biglia would leave the club.
- During the final match, he performed a lap of honor for the fans.
- During his time at Anderlecht, Biglia’s playing style was often compared with that of compatriot Fernando Redondo due to his accurate passing and hard tackling.
- On 23 July 2013, Italian side Lazio announced Biglia would be signing a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
- Previously, the club had been Biglia’s main transfer target since 2010.
- According to Lazio’s financial report, Biglia cost Lazio about €8.4 million, including €750,000 to his agent.
- Biglia started and played the entirety of Lazio’s 2–1 win over Udinese in the season opener.
- During the 2013 season, he was sidelined twice due to a calf injury.
- Under Vladimir Petkovic’s management, Biglia became the club’s first-choice defensive midfielder despite this.
- Biglia then scored his first goal for the club on 22 December in a 4–1 loss against Hellas Verona.
- In a match against A.C. Milan on 23 March 2014, he set up a goal for Álvaro González to score the equaliser in an ultimate 1–1 draw.
- However, after being sidelined with a rib injury, Biglia was sent-off on his return from injury after a second bookable offense in a 2–0 victory against Sampdoria on 6 April.
- In the last match of the season, Biglia scored the only goal in a 1–0 win over Bologna.
- In his first season at the club, in all competitions, Biglia made 32 appearances and scored 2 goals.
- In the 2014–15 season, Biglia continued to start in the first team before suffering a foot injury during a match against Genoa that kept him out for weeks.
- After returning to the first team, he scored his first goal of the season on 26 October 2014 in a 2–1 win over Torino.
- He then suffered another injury by the end of the year, but this time, it was a tear in the abductor’s muscle.
- In a 1–0 win over Milan in the quarter-finals of Coppa Italia, Biglia scored a penalty.
- Lazio reached the final, but he did not play due to injury, and they lost 1–0 to Juventus.
- In a 4–0 win over Fiorentina on 9 March 2015, Biglia scored again. On 4 April 2015, he scored again in a 3–1 win over Cagliari.
- Despite suffering another injury, Biglia finished his second season with 31 appearances and 4 goals.
- A year after Stefano Mauri left Lazio (later returning to the club), Biglia was named the new captain and captained his first match in the Supercoppa Italiana, losing 2–0 to Juventus.
- Following the match, Bigila scored in the opening game of the season in a 2–1 win over Bologna.
- He set up a goal in a 2–0 win over Hellas Verona on 27 September 2015 after suffering a calf injury during the latter match.
- In the UEFA Europa League, he scored in a 3–2 win over Saint-Étienne.
- Biglia scored again against Atalanta on 28 October 2015 after recovering from a hamstring injury.
- He scored his fifth goal of the season on 6 March 2016, despite being sidelined due to suspension and injury.
- In a 3–1 win over Carpi, Biglia was sent-off for a second bookable offense on 8 May 2016.
- After no contract offers were made prior to the 2016-17 season, Biglia’s future at the club became uncertain, and he would discuss his future after the Copa América Centenario.
- Despite injuries, he remained at the club throughout the summer and was able to play in the first team.
- He scored his second goal of the season against Genoa on 20 November 2016, then scored again against Fiorentina one month later.
- Biglia began negotiating a new contract with the club in January 2017.
- His future was in doubt when he rejected a new contract, prompting interest from La Liga clubs, such as Atlético Madrid.
- Biglia scored two more goals against Internazionale and Milan during the transfer speculation.
- As a result of an injury, Biglia was substituted in the 2–0 win against Bologna on 5 March 2017.
- Despite being less serious, he suffered a torn abductor muscle that kept him out of one match.
- In a 2–2 draw against Genoa on 15 April 2017, Biglia scored on his return from injury.
- As the club qualified for Europe next season with a 7–3 win over Sampdoria on 7 May 2017, Biglia set up two of the goals.
- During the 2016–17 season, Biglia made 34 appearances and scored 5 goals.
- After several rumors in the media over Biglia’s uncertain future with the club, Lazio and A.C. Milan signed an agreement in July 2017 to bring Biglia to the club.
- Biglia signed a contract with Milan on 16 July 2017 that keeps him at the club until 2020 for a reported €17 million.
- After his contract expired at the end of the 2019–20 season, Biglia was released by the club.
Lucas Biglia In Fatih Karagumruk
A free transfer to Fatih Karagumruk was announced on 14 September 2020.
- The player was named Player of the Year at the FIFA U-17 World Championship and made his first international appearance for the Argentina U-17 squad.
- Biglia scored his first national goal in a semi-final loss to Spain at the U17 World Cup.
- On numerous occasions, Biglia captained the Argentina U17 team.
- Argentina U-20s won the South American U-20 Championship in Colombia in January 2005, with Biglia playing for the team.
- Biglia also won this year’s FIFA World Youth Championship later in the year.
- Following pre-selection, Biglia and Pareja could have played for the Argentine Olympic team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
- After Sergio Batista announced the final Olympic squad in July, Biglia was not included in the team.
- After he was promoted to Anderlecht in October 2009, Biglia hoped Diego Maradona would call him up for the first time.
- Batista called up Biglia for the match against Brazil in November 2010, but he did not play.
- Biglia was called up again in February 2011, which surprised him.
- His first match for Argentina, a friendly against Portugal, was a 2–1 victory.
- Biglia was included by manager Sergio Batista ahead of the Copa América tournament in spite of an injury he sustained at Anderlecht.
- In the Copa América tournament, Biglia played two substitute appearances as the hosts lost in a penalty shootout to Uruguay.
- Biglia was selected for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on 2 June 2014.
- His country lost 0–1 to Germany in the final, after he was a late substitute in every match up to that point.
- Additionally, Biglia started five of Argentina’s six 2015 Copa América matches, including the final, where La Albiceleste lost on penalties.
- In a 1–0 win over Colombia in Barranquilla on 17 November 2015, Biglia scored his first and only international goal.
- Gerardo Martino named Biglia to his 23-man Argentine team that reached the Copa América Centenario final.
- The final was a 0–0 draw after extra time; in the ensuing penalty shoot-out, his penalty was saved by Claudio Bravo, and Chile went on to win 4–2 after scoring the next kick.
- After Lionel Messi announced his retirement at the end of the tournament, Biglia was among seven players considering retirement.
- As part of Argentina’s final 23-man World Cup squad in May 2018, Biglia was named by manager Jorge Sampaoli.
- As a substitute, Éver Banega replaced him in the second half of his team’s 1–1 draw with Iceland on 16 June.
- With 58 caps and one goal, Biglia announced his retirement from international duty on 30 June 2018.
Facts About Lucas Biglia
- As a result of a lack of experience in the first division, Biglia left the club and moved to Anderlecht.
- As a player for Argentina U17, Biglia also won the South American U17 Football Championship with the team in 2003; came third in the FIFA U17 World Championship in which he won Player of the Year.
- A South American U20 Championship and a FIFA World Youth Championship followed Biglia’s under-17 football career.
- The Argentina Olympic team chose Sergio Batista over Biglia after he won major tournaments for the Argentina Youth teams.
- Biglia moved to Belgian Pro League club Anderlecht in 2006 after playing for Argentine clubs.
- In January 2007, he was named the Young Professional Footballer of the year after overcoming a challenging start.
- Anderlecht won the trophy after scoring two goals and assisting two goals in a 6-0 win over Brussels.
- In 2006-07, 2009-10, 2011-12, and 2012-13, he won the Belgian Pro League, Belgian Cup, and Belgian Super Cup with Anderlecht.
- Also in 2005, he was a member of the Argentine team that won the FIFA U20 World Cup.
How old is Lucas Biglia?
Lucas Biglia is 36 years old.
How tall is Lucas Biglia?
Lucas Biglia is 178 cm tall.
Which is Lucas Biglia’s preferred foot?
Lucas Biglia’s preferred foot is right.
Where is Lucas Biglia from?
Lucas Biglia is from Argentina.
Lucas Biglia’s biography teaches us that we need to mentally prepare for life’s challenges. Moreover, it is normal for aspiring footballers to encounter roadblocks on the way to becoming professionals.
Lucas Biglia’s parents prepared him for life by being doggedly persistent.
In the story, the Argentine midfielder was able to overcome many rejections by strengthening his character and lowering his expectations.
During the process of writing Lucas Biglia’s bio, we discovered something about him – one of his most prominent characteristics.
It is nothing other than his forgiving spirit. Despite coming from a humble family, the footballer has shown us that he has a great attitude.
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