Lucas Biglia grabbed the attention with the ability to dictate the tempo of his team's play in midfield or create goalscoring opportunities and displays in the role of a midfielder on an Italian football club Milan as well as in an international level. Lucas Biglia was awarded 2006–07 Belgian Young Professional Footballer of the Year.
Lucas Biglia was born on 30th January 1986 in Mercedes, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Lucas Rodrigo Biglia. Reviewing his nationality, Biglia is an Argentine and belongs to the mixed ethnic background.
Biglia grew up with his older brother, Christian, a footballer. His brother went on a trial at Royal Antwerp in August 2009. However, he was unsuccessful.
Back in 2016, Biglia's market value was estimated to be €20 million. At this moment, his market value is estimated to be around €16 million as of December 29, 2017. However, he had the highest market value of £20 million, which he acquired in July 2016.
Biglia’s net worth is £14.4 million.
Back in 2013, he received 1.2 million EUR as a yearly salary. As of 2018, he gets paid €4 million as an annual salary with the weekly wage of €73,000.
The 32-years old footballer Lucas Biglia began his football career as defensive midfielder joining youth team of Argentinos Junior U-20. After being promoted from the youth team of Argentinos, he signed his first professional contract began playing in a senior team.
Biglia's first professional match came on 1st July 2004, against Talleres in a 2-1 victory. Following his first season, he played fifteen games scoring one goal over Huracan on November 28, 2004. He played in 17 matches scoring one goal with his team Juniors and left the club in 2005.
Biglia was transferred to an Argentine professional sports club, Atletico Independiente on 1st July 2005 for an undisclosed fee following his performance at South American U20 Championship.
He made his official debut for the club in a 1-0 loss against Lanus on February 26, 2005. Following his debut, he played every game in the first half of his season.
On 1st July 2006, Biglia moved to Belgian First Division A club Anderlecht with the transfer fee €3 million on a four-year contract and took up the number five in Jersey. He made his debut during the 2006-007 season in a 4-2 victory against K.Sint Truidense replacing Mark De Man.
Similarly, Biglia made his Champions League debut after a month, in a 1-1 toe against Lille. Afterward, he was named in the starting eleven at Anderlecht in a midfield position.
He then has been honored with Young Professional Footballer of the Year as of January 2017. He later scored his first goal in a penalty kick, assisting two times in a 6-0 win over Brussels.
Biglia scored his first European goal over BATE Borisov in a 2-2 in the Champions League Qualification. The desire to leaving the club, he was linked with European clubs that include Inter Milan, Valencia, Barcelona and so on.
Biglia later scored two goals against Athletic Bilbao and Hamburg in the UEFA Europa League. Following this, his club was awarded 2009-010 Europa League, in which he dedicated the honor to his later father.
Making the good start in the 2011-012 season, Biglia set up a goal for Cheikhou Kouyate to win a game against Gent, Belgian Super Cup.
He then extended his contract with the team which keeps him until 2015 during the 2011-012 season. He netted his first goal of the season over Moss in a 2-2 tie on August 21, 2011.
He held his first captaincy on 15th September 2011, in a 4-1 victory against AEK Athens. He was the member of the team that won Belgian Pro League (2006-007, 2009-010, 2011-013), 2007-008 Belgian Cup and Belgian Supercup (2006,2010, 2012).
Biglia was signed by Lazio on 20th July 2013 with the transfer fee €8.40 million including €750,000 on a five-year contract and made his debut in a 2-1 win against Udinese Calcio and succeed to established himself in the starting eleven.
For the club, he scored 13 goals in 109 appearances before leaving the club in 2017.
Biglia was moved to AC Milan on 16th July 2017, with the transfer fee €17 million on a three-year contract. He has so far scored 1 goal in 28 games.
Lucas Biglia became a member of the Argentine national team in 2003 and debuted for the Argentina U17 squad with whom he won South American U17 Football Championship and claimed third FIFA U-17 World Championship. Moreover, he became the Player of the Year in the competition.
Similarly, Biglia netted the first goal in a semi-final in a 2-3 loss against Spain. He also played 8 matches for Argentina U20 scoring 1 goal that includes South American U20 Championship. He later participated in the FIFA World Youth Championship.
Lucas Biglia debuted professionally on 9th February 9, 2011, in a friendly match against Argentina which saw them win 2-1 after he received his first call-up to the Argentina national team by Sergio Batista.
Biglia was invited for 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil where he was used to be as a late substitute.
After a couple of years, Lucas Biglia netted his first international goal against Colombia at 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying. Later, he missed penalty shoot-out in a final of the Copa American against Chile along with Lionel Messi. He has also been named to the 23-man Argentine squad along with other midfielders such as Giovani Lo Celso, Ever Banega, Cristian Pavon etc.
Currently 32, Biglia stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs around 139 lbs. His sun sign is Aquarius. He is married to his beautiful wife Cecilia Ambrosio on 20th December 2011 at The Place Tokeh Sands in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The couple welcomed their daughter in 2009 as a first child. Following this, he received an Italian Citizenshipliving in Belgium for three-years. Biglia was named as “the little prince" during his early career at Anderlecht.
On the other hand, Biglia was included in a humanitarian regard to financial or social opportunities and services for needy or disadvantaged young people in Argentina along with Nicolas Frutos and Nicolas Pareja.
Biglia returned to hometown, Argentina in July 2008, after his father passed away from a heart attack. Following his father's death, he spoke out for the first time with a Belgian newspaper, Het Nieuwsblad in October 2008, saying that losing his father affected him.