Norberto Paparatto

Norberto Paparatto
Norberto Paparatto
Norberto Paparatto
Portland Timbers
Real Name: Norberto Paparatto
HT: 6' 3" WT: 180
Age: 31 (01/03/1984)
Birthplace: Androgué, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hometown: Androgué, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2015: Logged 90 minutes in a scoreless draw against Sporting Kansas City on Sept. 9 ... Played 90 minutes in a 1-0 win over San Jose on July 5 ... Logged 90 minutes in a 4-1 win over Seattle on June 28 ... Played 90 minutes, helping the team register a 2-0 win against Houston on June 16 ... Named to MLS Team of the Week for Week 16 ... Made his 2015 debut on May 27 against D.C. United, starting and playing 90 minutes in a 1-0 win ... Played 120 minutes in a 3-1 win over Seattle in the U.S. Open Cup on June 16 ... Made one appearance on loan with T2 on May 3. 

2014: Made 12 starts in 13 appearances during the 2014 season ... Registered a brace with two headers in a 6-0 win over Alpha United FC in CONCACAF Champions League play on Sept. 23 ... Registered two goals in three appearances, all starts, in CONCACAF Champions League play ... Started and played 29 minutes in a 3-1 win over Sporting KC in the fifth round of the U.S. Open Cup June 24 ...  Made his MLS and Timbers debut on March 8 against Philadelphia.

Paparatto, 30, has played the last seven seasons in Argentina’s first division with Club Atlético Tigre, making more than 100 appearances and scoring one goal in league play. He helped guide Tigre to three of its best seasons in club history in the Primera División, including a tie for first place following the 2008 Apertura tournament. Paparatto aided in Tigre making its first appearances in international competition, twice playing in the Copa Sudamericana and earning a berth in the 2013 Copa Libertadores.

The Androgué, Argentina, native was named Tigre’s captain ahead of the 2013-14 campaign, starting all 17 of his league appearances and contributing to six shutouts in the Inicial season.

Paparatto first joined Tigre ahead of the 2007-08 campaign and played in 23 games for the club that season, 11 of which came during the Apertura tournament as Tigre finished as the league’s runner-up in second place. He started all 19 games during the 2008 Apertura campaign as Tigre assembled its best season in Argentina’s top flight with a 12-4-3 (39pts) record and a share of first place in the table, qualifying for the 2009 Copa Sudamericana. 

After helping Tigre to a second-place finish in the 2012 Clausura tournament, Paparatto appeared in 26 games across all competitions for the club during the 2012-13 campaign. He contributed to Tigre’s run to the final of the 2012 Copa Sudamericana and played in six matches in the 2013 Copa Libertadores as the club reached the knockout stages of the tournament. 

Paparatto started his professional career with Club Atlético Lanús during the 2005-06 season after coming up through the club’s development system. He played the 2006-07 season in Argentina’s second division with Club Atlético Tiro Federal Argentino.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015Portland Timbers6504510517110
2014Portland Timbers131201049013416060
Career Totals-191701500018523170
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