- Available As An After Dinner Speaker & Q&A
- Former Sunderland Player
Julio Andrés Arca was born 31 January 1981and is an Argentine footballer, who currently plays as a left back or central midfielder for semi-professional football club South Shields. Arca has spent the majority of his career in the North East of England, firstly for Sunderland from 2000 to 2006, and then for Middlesbrough from 2006 to 2013. He retired from professional football following his release from Middlesbrough, and subsequently played Sunday League football for Willow Pond for the 2014–15 season. He later signed for South Shields, in addition to his return to Sunderland as part of the club’s youth coaching staff.
Arca was the captain of the Argentina Youth Team which featured players like Javier Saviola, Nicolas Burdisso and Maxi Rodriguez in the same squad.
After his successful first season in the Premier League with Sunderland, Arca captained the Argentina Under 20 Team which won the FIFA U-20 World Cup tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They beat the Ghana U-20 team 3-0 in the final to win their fourth title
During his professional career, he was seen as an attack minded player, with his key attributes including good long and short passing, as well as being a hard worker.
Julio is now available as an after dinner speaker and is currently comfortable with Q&A, to enquire or book Julio, please contact us on 01736 711833.