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Maximiliano Pereira

  • Position: Defender
  • Squad number: 16
  • Date of birth: 8 June, 1984 (26 years old)
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
7 Maximiliano Pereira
4|5 Maximiliano Pereira
0 As substitute
49|38 Total Uruguay
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
7 Total Uruguay
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
1 Maximiliano Pereira
0 Maximiliano Pereira
11 Total Uruguay
9 Total Uruguay
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
6|7 Maximiliano Pereira
1|0 Maximiliano Pereira
80|95 Total Uruguay
10|2 Total Uruguay
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Uruguay games played

  1. Uruguay 0-0 France
    Friday, 11 June Match report
  2. South Africa 0-3 Uruguay
    Wednesday, 16 June Match report
  3. Mexico 0-1 Uruguay
    Tuesday, 22 June Match report
  4. Uruguay 2-1 South Korea
    Saturday, 26 June Match report
  5. Uruguay 1-1 Ghana
    Friday, 2 July Match report
  6. Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands
    Tuesday, 6 July Match report
  7. Uruguay 2-3 Germany
    Saturday, 10 July Match report

Player profile

The Benfica right-back played most of the qualifiers as a wing-back in a formation that featured three centre-backs. However, he is a better defender than attacker and lacks the pace to play wide midfield.

Pereira made his international debut against Group A opponents Mexico in 2005 and was part of Uruguay’s Copa America side in 2007.

Pereira made his debut for Defensor Sporting as a teenager before moving to Europe with Portuguese giants Benfica in 2007. Nicknamed ‘Mono’, he missed only five league games this season as Benfica won a record 32nd league title - their first since 2004 - as well as a second consecutive league cup.

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