ronald araujo

Ronald Araujo, born in Rivera, Uruguay, on March 7, 1999, is a young central defender. He takes his first steps as a professional in his city’s team and then enters the lower categories of Rentistas, an Uruguayan Second Division team.

His quality does not go unnoticed in his country, and the Boston River incorporates him into their squad. After spending a year with the team from the town of Montevideo and gaining experience in the highest category of Uruguayan football, he signed for Barça B on August 29, 2018, with a five-year contract until 2023 with a clause of termination of 100 million euros and 200 million if he is part of the first team. In the 2020/21 season, he moved up to the FC Barcelona first team and lifted his first title with the Copa del Rey club.

In his second season at the club, Ronald Araujo has proven to be a player for the present and future, becoming one of the key pieces in the team’s defense. Thanks to his solid winning character and defensive (and also offensive) talent, the Uruguayan central defender is one of the players most loved by the Barça fans.