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Luciano Becchio

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Norwich Career: 2013-15 (16 appearances)
Current Club: Club Deportivo Atlético Baleares (Spain)
Date of Birth: 28/12/1983 (Cordoba, Argentina)
Nationality: Argentinian

Biography

Argentinian striker Luciano Becchio joined Norwich City from Leeds United on 31st January 2013 in return for Steve Morison and an undisclosed fee. He became Chris Hughton's third signing of the January transfer window. He signed a three and a half year deal with Norwich, ending a five year spell at Leeds

Becchio began his career in his native Argentina with South American giants Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires, making the move to Spain and Real Mallorca B in 2003. He played 29 times for Mallorca B, scoring five goals.

Spells at Real Murcia (2004-05, loan, 16 appearances, 3 goals), Terrassa (2005-06, 24 appearances, 2 goals) and Barcelona B (2006-07, 10 appearances) followed as the Argentine learnt his trade in the lower leagues in Spain, before impressing in the Segunda with Merida where he scored 28 goals in 50 appearances between 2006 and 2008.

This prompted a trial spell at Leeds United in 2008 and a subsequent five and a half year spell with the Yorkshire club where he amassed and impressive 86 goals in 221 appearances in all competitions. This included 19 goals in 31 appearances during 2012/13.

Becchio made his Norwich debut as a substitute in the goalless draw away to QPR on 2nd February 2013 and then made his first start on the 9th February in a goalless draw at home to Fulham. He finished the season with 8 appearances.

He made seven appearances in the 2013/14 season in which Norwich were relegated from the Premier League.

In July 2014, Becchio was linked with a move to Watford. On Transfer Deadline Day (1st September 2014), he joined Rotherham on loan until 1st January 2014.

He was released by Norwich at the end of the 2014/15 season, having made just one appearance in his last season at Carrow Road.

He returned to his hometown joining Belgrano on 16th June 2015. They were then in sicth place int he Argentine Primera division.

In January 2016, he joined Rotherham on trial and signed a deal with them until the end of the 2015/16 season on 21st January 2016. He was released on 20th May 2016 as he had only made two substitute appearances.

In mid-September 2016, he joined Coventry City on trial but headed to his home in Majorca on 27th September. He also trialled with Bristol City

On 12th January 2017, he signed for Spanish side CD Atlético Baleares, based in Palma Majorca,  managed by Christian Ziege. On 24th January 2017, Becchio scored on his debut in a 1-0 victory over UE Cornellà.


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