Cavenaghi (born September 21, 1983 in O'Brien, Buenos Aires
Province) is an Argentine football player who currently plays
for Spartak Moscow. He started playing for Club Atlético River
Plate (the team that produced Pablo Aimar and Hernan Crespo
among others). He is rated by Gianfranco Zola as the only
Argentine he would pay to see play.
Cavenaghi made his debut in the 2000/2001 season for in which he
scored 1 goal in 5 appearances. In his first full season he
scored 17 goals in 23 appearances. He left River at the
beginning of the 2004/2005 season joining Spartak Moscow for a
fee of £6.5 million. In his time at River he scored 55 times in
In the 2005 season, playing for Spartak Moscow, he has scored 7
goals in 26 games (incomparison to 14 of Kirichenko - the
Clearly he has not been performing nearly as good as he did in
Argentina but Spartak's board believe in him and have high hopes
for him in the upcoming season when Spartak will be playing in
the UEFA Champions League, according to numerous statements by
the club chairman Leonid Fedun.
He has started the new 2006 season well, scoring a goal in both
legs of the Russian Cup against Luch Vladivostok (Spartak won
2:0 on aggregate).