Lucas Daniel Cavallini
Date of birth
(1992-12-28) December 28, 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Centro Atletico Fenix (#7 / Forward)
Lucas cavallini the road to professional soccer
Lucas Daniel Cavallini (born December 28, 1992) is a Canadian soccer player who currently plays for Puebla on loan from Peñarol.
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Cavallini began playing for Nacional's youth development squads since 2010.
In June 2011, he participated at the 2011 U-20 Copa Libertadores. His performance was very good, however he could not score goals. In the first game, Nacional won Libertad 1-0 with a goal by Romero. In the second match, they won Jorge Wilstermann 3–1 with goals from Bueno, Marchelli and again Romero. In the third and final game, Nacional drew 0–0 with Universitario, and though, qualified for quarterfinals. On June 20, they were defeated by Mexican side América 1–0, which led to their elimination.
His outstanding development in the inferiors lead him to sign a senior contract with the club in early 2012.
In mid July 2012, he was sent on loan to Juventud de Las Piedras in order to make his debut in first team and have more continuity. In his second match with the club, he scored his first official goal in the 1–0 home victory against Central Español. On October 7, he was the man of the match against Bella Vista scoring a goal and an assist for his team's 2-0 victory. His third goal came six days later, in a 1–1 away draw against Fénix.
After a slow start to life during his first season on loan with Centro Atlético Fénix, Cavallini emerged as the clubs most prolific goal scorer in the Apertua of the 2014–15 Uruguayan Primera División season. He joined them permanently before the start of the 2015 Apertura.
Cavallini joined Peñarol on January 10, 2017. He scored his first goal against Montevideo Wanderers on February 26. He was loaned to Liga MX side Puebla on August 31, 2017.
Cavallini was loaned to Liga MX side Puebla on August 31, 2017, becoming the first Canadian to play in Mexico's top tier since Isidro Sánchez Macip in 2010. He would debut for the club against Cruz Azul on September 9th, coming on in the 64th minute for Félix Micolta in a 0-0 draw. He scored his first goal for Puebla against Necaxa on September 16.
Cavallini launched his international career for Canada at 18 years old, debuting for the U-20 team in 2011 during the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Guatemala.
Cavallini has earned three call-ups to Canada's U-23 National team and his performance, along with the fact that he "plays in a different type of league (down in Uruguay)," according to Head Coach Stephen Hart, earned him his first call up to the senior roster to face Trinidad & Tobago in a friendly match on August 13, 2012. Cavallini made his debut for Canada as a second-half substitute for Terry Dunfield against Trinidad, a 2-0 victory.
Cavallini made his World Cup qualifying debut in Canada's 8–1 loss to Honduras. Following that match, he declined a call-up from interim coach Colin Miller for the 2013 Gold Cup, citing personal reasons Current coach Benito Floro gave an interview in October 2014 where he elaborated on Cavallini, saying that he had reached out to the player and had not heard back from him. Floro however pointed out that there is a place in the team for him in the future. In May 2015, Cavallini stated in an interview with Tenfield that he regretted becoming cap-tied to Canada.
Despite his comments, Cavallini was called up to face Ghana in an October 2015 friendly. In an interview regarding his return to the national team, Cavallini stated that he never said he wouldn't play for Les Rouges again, and that his comments were wrongly translated. He mentioned that his lack of appearances were related to personal matters and timing including the birth of his daughter.
Cavallini was named to the Canadian 40-man provisional team for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup by Canada coach Octavio Zambrano on June 6, 2017. He was confirmed as part of the final 23-man squad on June 27.