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Bio
  • Senior debut

    Eduardo Salvio made his senior debut for Lanús at the age of 18, and during his first full season he helped the club finish 4th by netting 9 goals. Salvio also spent his youth career at the same club, which began in 1994 at the tender age of four.

  • Argentina calls

    Diego Maradona gave Salvio his first full International cap in a friendly game against Panama, where they won 3-1 in a team of Argentines based in their own league, and has since made 5 appearances.

  • Signs for Atlético Madrid

    Former Benfica coach Quique Flores signs 'Toto' Salvio from Argentine side CA Lanús for a reported €8m fee. "I'd describe myself as a powerful player and I am just as comfortable playing up front as on the wings. I love to get myself into the area and score goals."

  • First European title

    Salvio enjoys his first European success in lifting the 2010 UEFA Europa League title with Atlético Madrid after an extra-time winner from Forlan over Fulham. Full-time 2-1.

  • Benfica loan

    Benfica and Atlético Madrid agree a season long loan deal for the Argentine winger and the Lisbon club also acquired 20% of the player's right for an approximate €2.5m.

  • First league goal for Benfica

    Salvio netted a brace in the second-half in a 5-2 win over Rio Ave in Matchday 14, the last game before Christmas. Both goals were scored with headers. See the first goal on the left or click here for video highlights.

  • German history

    Benfica had yet to secure a win on German soil, and on 24th February 2011 Salvio scored the first goal at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart and helped Benfica clinch a 2-0 away victory and thus qualifying to the quarter-finals with a 4-1 agg. score.

  • Benfica 4 - 1 PSV

    Salvio helped Benfica to an emphatic home win against Dutch giants PSV in the Europa League quarter-final first leg at the Luz. The Argentine grabbed a brace in what was one of his finest performances in a red shirt.

  • Injury strikes

    After a mouth watering performance in the first leg, Salvio was stretchered off on the 20th minute in Eindhoven. Benfica drew 2-2 to progress to the Europa League semi-finals, however, this was to be Salvio's last appearance for Benfica during his loan move.

  • Two goals in 3 minutes

    Atlético and Benfica fail to come to terms and Salvio returned to Madrid for the 2011/12 season. In this Europa League game, Salvio scored two goals in the space of 3 minutes against Turkish side Besiktas, where former Benfica captain Simão reduced the deficit to a 3-1 full-time score.

  • Clinches 2nd Europa League

    Despite only playing a few minutes in the final, Salvio was part of Atlético's 2011/12 Europa League campaign and won his second European title with the Madrid based club, this time beating La Liga compatriots Athletic Bilbao 3-0 in Bhucarest, Romania.

  • Benfica return

    Salvio responded to Benfica's appreciation for the player and returned to Lisbon, this time on a permanent basis signing a 5-year-deal on a club record fee, with a hefty €60m release fee clause. He decided to wear the #18 shirt as his previous number was taken.

  • First game, first goal

    Jorge Jesus included Salvio in the first game of the season against Braga and the winger scored immediately on his return to the Luz. Despite not having a pre-season with Benfica, Salvio's familiarity with the manager's tactics earned him a place in the starting line-up.

  • Cup run begins

    Salvio helped Benfica win 4-0 at Freamunde's ground for the Portuguese Cup 3rd Round against the second division side. The Argentine scored his second Portuguese cup goal for Benfica, with the first coming against Olhanense back in his first spell in the 2010/11 season.

  • Over the line

    Benfica began 2013 in style by winning Estoril 3-1 away. A tough ground where the home side have usually have had the upper hand, Salvio scored the third goal which put the match beyond doubt. A superb right-footed strike hit the crossbar and down over the line. The only injustice? It didn't ripple the net...

  • January Bonanza

    With an unbeaten start of the new year, there were four games left for the end of January and Salvio scored in three consecutively to end the month on superb form, which propelled Benfica to the Portuguese Cup semi-finals and widened the gap between Braga.

  • Primeira Liga ascension

    A mammoth 5-nil win over Gil Vicente stamped Benfica's authority at the summit of the Liga Zon Sagres. Salvio's goal was a decisive contribution as the Lisbon side overtoook their rivals on goal difference too.

  • Heartbreak

    Benfica and Salvio were fighting on all three fronts for the illusive treble. However a loss at rivals Porto commenced a horrific end to the season. A last minute goal in Amsterdam saw Salvio earn a runners-up Europa League medal and could only repeat the feat at the Portuguese Cup final.

  • First pre-season

    This was Salvio's first year where he started the pre-season with Benfica with the rest of his teamates, despite beginning his 3rd year with the Lisbon club. The Argentine opened the scoresheet against Étoile Carouge and finished the game with a brace.

  • Agony

    The Lisbon derby saw Salvio's worst moment in his career. The winger injured his right ligament and had to be operated on with estimates being 6 months on the sideline. "I will return stronger and promise to recover well. I will be shouting for the team and hope to come back and help them win titles" were his words.

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