Learn more about Portland Timbers winger and Designated Player Sebastián Blanco:
- Blanco is a veteran of the Argentina Primera League (Lanús, San Lorenzo), the Ukranian Premier League (FC Metalist Kharkiv) and the English Premier League (West Bromwich Albion).
- A teammate of Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri when they both played Lanús from 2006-2009, the pair was part of the squad that won the 2007 Apertura championship—the first top flight title in the club’s history. Look for a brief glimpse of Blanco and Valeri as they exit the stadium tunnel at La Bombonera at about the 1:58 mark:
- With San Lorenzo, Blanco helped lead them to a 4-0 win over Boca Juniors in the 2015 Supercopa Argentina Final.
- Blanco helped FC Metalist Kharkiv to a runner-up finish in the 2012-13 Ukranian Premier League.
- Though they did not overlap in their time there, both Blanco and Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell played for English side West Bromwich Albion.