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Argentine defender who started his career with Argentinos Juniors, Sorín came to Barça from Italian side Lazio in the winter transfer market of 2003.
Juan Pablo Sorín came to FC Barcelona with the club languishing in 15th place in the table and having just sacked coach Louis Van Gaal. With Radomir Antic now at the helm, the Serbian gave Sorín his debut in a 2-2 draw at Camp Nou against Athletic Club. The blaugranes fought back to finish the league campaign in sixth place, claiming a place in the Europe thanks to a 2-0 win over Celta at Camp Nou on the final weekend which featured a goal from Sorín.
After 15 appearances for Barça, the Argentine departed for Paris Saint-Germain only to return to Spain in the summer of 2004 when he signed for Villarreal. With the 'Yellow Submarine' he reached the semi finals of the Champions League in 2006 before spells in Germany with Hamburg and in Brazil in Cruzeiro. Injury blighted the final seasons of his career and he was forced into retirement at the age of 33.
1 Champions League with Juventus in 1996
74 international caps for Argentina, 12 goals