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.
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.
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."
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
This was Salvio's first year where he started the pre-season with Benfica and 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.
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.
After a tough 3 months since his injury Salvio gave the first signs to recovery after a short run which boosted the Benfica camp. In his absence Serbians Markovic and Sulejmani were covering well on the right wing but the squad knew his talent was required to continue fighting in all fronts and achieve their season objectives.
Salvio joined his colleagues in the new year and made a full comeback to a training session led by Jorge Jesus after his horrific injury in September. While not ready for a competitive match, there was hope the Argentine would make a return to first team football in March. In the meantime resting was in the recipe.
It was in Greece where Salvio made is anticipated return on 20th February in Thessaloniki. The winger was sent on for Sulejmani on the 76th minute when Benfica were already ahead by 1-0 in the Europa League Round of 32 match and helped sustain the momentum to take the first leg advantage to Lisbon.
Nicknamed 'Mr. Europa League' Salvio's 38 appearances in the competition proper are the most by anyone since its rebrand launch in 2009 from the UEFA Cup. His solitary goal helped Benfica triumph the Dutch side over two legs and set up a semi-final tie with Juventus.
Losing the first by a marginal goal, Benfica needed to score twice without reply to qualify for the Portuguese Cup final. Salvio started the fireworks with a thumping header and was brought down in the area for Lima to convert the penalty. Benfica won rivals Porto 3-1 and booked their place in Estádio do Jamor against Rio Ave.
Injustice stroke again when Salvio fractured his left forearm just before the half-time whistle. Benfica required to win to lift the record 33rd Liga title which Lima obliged with a double. Salvio had a cast on during celebrations and had surgery the following day, confirming his absence once again for the final stage of the season.
The marks of a glorious warrior! Salvio made a speedy recovery and opted to play with a cast on. The Argentine helped the team qualify for the Europa League final by earning a draw in Turin against Juventus. Even though he was suspended for that final Salvio won two more domestic clubs to achieve an indubitable domestic treble.
The 2014/15 season promised to be eventful. Benfica has just drawn at home to Sporting and the 4th Liga game of the season was away to tricky opponents Setúbal. Salvio was having none of it and scored his second goal of the season with a peach of a shot. It finished 5-0 to the reds.