|Full name||Luciano Gabriel Figueroa Herrera|
|Date of birth||May 19, 1981|
|Place of birth||Santa Fe, Argentina|
|Height||1. Events 1535 - French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships 110 men and Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Santa Fe is the capital city of province of Santa Fe, Argentina. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Argentina topics. 83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
→ River Plate (loan)
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Luciano Gabriel "Lucho" Figueroa Herrera (born May 19, 1981 in Santa Fe, Argentina) is an Argentine association football player who currently plays as a striker for Genoa C.F.C.. Events 1535 - French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships 110 men and Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Santa Fe is the capital city of province of Santa Fe, Argentina. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Argentina topics. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, are the players on a team in Association football (soccer in the row nearest to the opposing Genoa Cricket and Football Club, commonly referred to as simply Genoa or the abbreviation Genoa CFC, is a professional football club based in the city
Figueroa began his professional career with Rosario Central of Argentina, where he formed a partnership with César Delgado. Club Atlético Rosario Central (usually simply Central) is a football club in Rosario, Argentina. Primera División ( English: First Division) is the top category of Argentine Football, and is organized by the Argentine Football Association César Fabián "Chelito" Delgado Godoy (born August 18, 1981 in Rosario) is an Argentine footballer. In the 2003 Clausura, Figueroa finished as Argentina's leading goalscorer with 17 goals, including scoring five in the last match of the season against an under-strength Boca Juniors. Club Atlético Boca Juniors known also as Boca Juniors or simply Boca, is one of the most popular Argentine Sports clubs, best known for  This was his last season at Rosario Central, for both he and Delgado moved overseas in the summer of 2003, with Figueroa joining English Premier League club Birmingham City for a fee of £2. The Premier League, colloquially referred to as the Premiership, is an English professional league for football clubs Birmingham City Football Club is an English Professional football club based in the city of Birmingham. The Pound Sterling ( symbol £; ISO code: GBP) subdivided into 100 pence (singular penny) is the Currency 5 million.
Controversy arose when Spanish club Osasuna claimed that Figueroa had signed a contract with them before moving to Birmingham, thereby invalidating the transfer. Club Atlético Osasuna, usually known as Osasuna, is a Spanish Primera División football club based in Pamplona in Navarre  At the end of August 2003 FIFA ruled provisionally in Birmingham's favour, but it was not until October that this ruling was finally confirmed. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (French for International Federation of Association Football) 
Though Figueroa was scoring freely for Birmingham's reserve team, manager Steve Bruce believed he would struggle in the Premiership due to his physique, so after only one League appearance as a late substitute for Birmingham, his contract was annulled and he moved to Cruz Azul of Mexico, where he was reunited with former teammate Delgado. Reserve team is the term applied to the second team fielded by a Sports club. Stephen Roger "Steve" Bruce (born 31 December 1960 is an English football manager and former player Club Deportivo Social y Cultural Cruz Azul, also known as Cruz Azul, is a popular Mexican professional Football (soccer club The Primera División (First Division is the First Division Association football championship established by the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación
After a slow start Figueroa returned to his old form with Cruz Azul, scoring 9 goals in the last 7 games of the 2004 Clausura. He maintained his form in the 2004 Apertura, scoring 10 goals in 14 games for the club. His exceptional performances for Cruz Azul led to a transfer to Spain, with Villarreal buying him for £2. Villarreal Club de Fútbol, usually abbreviated to Villarreal, is a Spanish Primera División football club based in Villarreal 1 million.
Figueroa made less of an impact at Villarreal, though he helped the club to a third-place finish in La Liga in 2004–05 and contributed in the early rounds of Villarreal's progression to the semi-final of the 2005–06 Champions League – including scoring the club's first ever Champions League goal, against Everton in the third qualifying round. The Primera División of the es Liga de Fútbol Profesional ( Professional Football League) commonly known as La Liga or La Liga 2004-05 season the 74th since its establishment started on August 28, 2004 and finished on May 29, 2005. See also List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winners The UEFA Champions League, which evolved from the European Champion Clubs' Cup is a seasonal club Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool.
In January 2006, apparently concerned that his lack of playing time would adversely affect his chances of going to the 2006 World Cup, Figueroa returned to his home country on loan to River Plate. The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament Club Atlético River Plate, known also as River Plate or simply River, is an Argentine Sports club best known for its football He started well, scoring three goals in his first seven games in the 2006 Clausura, but on March 5, 2006 he suffered a cruciate ligament injury which effectively put paid to his career at River. Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. An injury to the Anterior cruciate ligament can be a debilitating musculoskeletal injury seen most often in athletes
On August 1, 2006, Villarreal sold Figueroa to Genoa of Serie B for a reported fee of $13 million; he signed a four-year contract with the club. Events 30 BC - Octavian (later known as Augustus enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Genoa Cricket and Football Club, commonly referred to as simply Genoa or the abbreviation Genoa CFC, is a professional football club based in the city Promotion and Relegation At the end of the season, three teams are promoted to Serie A and four teams are relegated to Serie C1. Though still not recovered from his injury, medical opinion was that he should be fit to resume playing by mid-October. However it became clear that the knee reconstruction had not been completely successful and that another operation would be needed. It was predicted that this further surgery would keep him out for the season. 
Figueroa eventually made his debut for Genoa, by this time in Serie A, on October 28, 2007 as a second-half substitute against Fiorentina, and scored his first goal for the club some six weeks later, a stoppage time consolation in a 3–1 defeat at home to Siena. Serie A (officially known as the Lega Calcio Serie A TIM for Sponsorship reasons is a professional league competition for football clubs located Events 306 - Maxentius is proclaimed Roman Emperor. 312 - Battle of Milvian Bridge: Constantine Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ACF Fiorentina, commonly referred to as simply Fiorentina, is a professional Italian football club from Florence, Tuscany. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Associazione Calcio Siena is a football club based in Siena, Italy. 
Figueroa has appeared for the Argentina national football team, performing impressively in the Copa América 2004 and the 2005 Confederations Cup - where only the Brazilian Adriano outscored him - and was part of the gold medal-winning Argentina team at the 2004 Summer Olympics. The Argentina national football team is the national football team of Argentina and is controlled by the Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA The Copa América 2004 was a football tournament held in Peru, from July 6 to July 25, 2004. The 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament was the seventh FIFA Confederations Cup. Adriano Leite Ribeiro (born February 17 1982 in Rio de Janeiro) known simply as Adriano, is a Brazilian striker who plays for Italian The football tournament at the 2004 Summer Olympics started on August 11, (two days before the opening ceremony and ended At international level, he boasts a strike-rate of 60%, with 9 goals from 15 appearances. The cruciate injury deprived him of the chance to represent his country at the 2006 World Cup. 
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|Competitor for Argentina|
|Gold||2004 Athens||Team Competition|
2004 Copa América: Runner-up