Franco Jara

Franco Daniel Jara (born 15 July 1988 in Villa María, Córdoba) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Granada CF on loan from S.L. Benfica in Portugal, as a forward. Jara made his professional debuts with Arsenal de Sarandí, first appearing in the top division in a 0–1 home defeat against Argentinos Juniors on 23 May 2008. He scored his first goal for the club on 10 April of the following year, in a 1–1 draw at Club Atlético Colón. On 30 January 2010, Jara signed a five-year deal with Portuguese side Sport Lisboa e Benfica for a transfer fee of €5.5 million, effective for the beginning of the 2010–11 season. He scored in his second official game, a 1–2 home loss against Académica de Coimbra on 15 August, and finished his debut season with 43 overall appearances (11 goals). In late August 2011, Jara was loaned to newly-promoted La Liga club Granada CF, moving to Andalusia alongside several other Benfica teammates. On 19 January 2010, Jara was called-up to the Argentine national team for a friendly match with Costa Rica on the 27th. The game finished 3–2, and he scored the match-winning goal. Jara made his second international appearance on 10 February 2010, in a 2–1 win against...


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