Willy Caballero is a professional football player that currently plays for Premier League club Chelsea and the Argentina national team. Willy has spent his entire career playing as a goalkeeper and wears jersey number 13 as a professional goalkeeper. Read more about Willy Caballero’s Biography, Net Worth and Statistics.
Caballero played for Argentine clubs Olimpo, San Lorenzo, Independiente, River Plate, and Boca Juniors before moving to Europe with Spanish club Malaga in 2011. To date, he has made over 300 appearances in top-flight football leagues across 4 different countries.
Willy Caballero was born on December 17, 1980, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is believed to be the son of William and Adriana Caballero. As a child, Willy Caballero went to school at Colegio San Pascual Baylon where he played football for his high school team. After graduating from High School (1995), Willy enrolled in an Economics degree program at Universidad Católica Argentina before leaving University to pursue professional soccer as a goalkeeper.
Caballero started out playing futsal with Club Atlético Palermo when he turned 13 years old but soon transitioned into outdoor soccer (1996). His skills were noticed by Olimpo de Bahia Blanca who quickly signed him up/
Willy Caballero played for Club Atlético Palermo, Club Atletico Tigre and Boca Juniors. He also had brief stints with River Plate FC, America de Cali in Colombia, and Spanish club Elche CF.
In 2013 he signed a two-year contract to play for Manchester City as their second goalkeeper after Joe Hart became the first choice following his excellent performance during Euro 2012.
Roma (2016 – Present)
He has made ninety appearances so far at Roma and since 2016 is the first choice keeper under manager Luciano Spalletti; before that Benatia was always a starter but resigned from playing football on the 25th of August 2018 due to injury troubles which led Caballero to get back into the polls. Willy has since been with Chelsea football club from the bench.
Willy Caballero’s net worth is $14 million. He earns a salary of £700,000 per year and has won an Argentine league championship title in 2009 with Boca Juniors. His contract expired on the 30th of June 2019 but which led to the termination of his dream move to Roma even before then as he will not renew his contract because they are facing relegation this season.
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The club believes it should be able to sign him for free if Chelsea decides against handing over another loan deal which was what happened when Manchester City declined their option to buy him after two seasons (2014-2015). It would make sense that Chelsea does decide to bring him back considering how much Antonio Conte trusts Willy as a backup keeper who can play well.