Joaquin Correa Celebrates Father, Julio Correa On His Special Day

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    Joaquin Correa celebrated the birthday of his father, Julio Correa, by sharing a heartfelt tribute, referring to his dad as his “idol” in a series of social media posts. 

    The former Lazio striker posted photos of his father dressed in a tuxedo, accompanied by a touching caption expressing his love and admiration.

    “Happy birthday idol values! Everything else is ice cream. I love you Pa”.

    Julio Correa played a significant role in his son’s career, supporting him from his early days in Argentina’s semi-professional leagues. 

    Despite facing economic challenges, Julio made sacrifices to ensure Joaquin could pursue his passion for football, earning him a special place in Joaquin’s life.

    Joaquin Correa heartwarming statement about his father

    During a previous interview, Joaquin Correa eulogized his father, saying: “My dad is amazing, too; I can’t ask for more. He took me everywhere to play; our economic situation was not easy; he got at 4 to work and he allowed me to play football, one of the important people in my life”

    Although his father once suggested table tennis as a career path, Joaquin’s love for football prevailed, with the unwavering support of his parents behind him. 

    The footballer, who is nicknamed “El Tucu,” is known for his strong family ties, often expressing his fondness for returning home to be with his loved ones.

    Joaquin was born on August 13, 1994, in Argentina, and he began his football journey with various youth teams before making his professional debut with Estudiantes. 

    Joaquin Correa football career

    The attacker showcased his talent with Estudiantes, scoring his first professional goal in 2014.

    Joaquin Correa left the Argentine side to join Sampdoria on January 9, 2015, for a fee of €8.4 million.

    The forward made his Sampdoria debut in a 1-2 loss to Chievo on February 15, 2015, and he went on to make 31 appearances for the Italian side, scoring 3 goals and providing 1 assist.

    Meanwhile, ahead of the 2015–16 season, Joaquin changed his number to 10 after he started to play more frequently.

    The 29-year-old scored his first goal for Sampdoria on January 17, 2016, in a 1-2 loss to Carpi. 

    He played in 31 games and contributed three goals during his one season with Sampdoria. 

    Additionally, Joaquin Correa debuted for Sevilla on August 17, 2016, in a 0-3 loss away to Barcelona during the second leg of the 2016 Supercopa de Espana.

    On July 10, 2016, he signed with the Spanish La Liga team, Sevilla, for a transfer price of €18.20 million. 

    He made his debut in a 6-4 home victory over Espanyol on August 20, 2016, replacing fellow countryman Luciano Vietto.

    After stints with clubs like Sampdoria, Estudiantes Lazio, and Sevilla, he returned to Serie A to reunite with coach Simone Inzaghi at Inter Milan. 

    However, his time at Inter Milan didn’t go as planned, leading to a loan spell at Marseille in France.

    Joaquin Correa at Olympique Marseille and Argentina

    Despite his temporary setback at Marseille, the former Lazio man is hoping to get better and better as the games go by.

    Joaquin Correa is making efforts to also ensure that he gets a call-up to the national team of Argentina under coach Lionel Scaloni.

    He is also desiring as aforementioned to get back to impressive form at club level, having made just 15 appearances for Marseille, scoring no goal and providing no assist in all competitions.

    Internationally, Joaquin has scored 4 goals and provided no assist in 19 appearances for Argentina.

    He last played for Le Albiceleste on November 16, 2022, in a 5-0 friendly win over the United Arab Emirates.

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