Giorgian Daniel De Arrascaeta Benedetti (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxjoɾxjan de araskaˈeta], born 1 June 1994) is a Uruguayan footballer who currently plays for Brazilian Série A Cruzeiro. He operates as an attacking midfielder with a vast array of skills.
De Arrasceata debuted for Defensor Sporting in the Uruguayan Primera División in October 2012, four months after his 18th birthday. He was a member of the team as it won the 2013 Clausura championship, and played in the Championship play-off, a 3–1 loss to Peñarol. De Arrasceata's performances for Defensor in its run to the semi-finals of the 2014 Copa Libertadores attracted the Brazilian champions Cruzeiro, who signed the playmaker in January 2015.
After scoring twice for Uruguay as they finished runners-up at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, De Arrascaeta made his debut for the Uruguay senior team in a friendly match against South Korea in September 2014. He assisted the only goal of the game, scored by José Giménez, in the 1–0 win in Goyang.
De Arrascaeta was included in Uruguay's squad for the 2015 Copa América by coach Óscar Tabárez. He was assigned the prestigious number 10 shirt, previously worn by national team legend Diego Forlán. On 6 June 2015, De Arrascaeta scored his first senior international goal during a 5–1 pre-tournament friendly win over Guatemala in Montevideo. De Arrascaeta made his tournament debut as a 64th-minute substitute as Uruguay defeated Jamaica 1–0 in their opening group match on 13 June.
|U20 international goals|
|1.||26 June 2013||Atatürk Stadium, Bursa, Turkey||New Zealand||0–1||0–2||2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|2.||29 June 2013||Akdeniz University Stadium, Antalya, Turkey||Uzbekistan||0–3||0–4||2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|Uruguay senior international goals|
|1.||6 June 2015||Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay||Guatemala||4–0||5–1||Friendly|
- As of 26 September 2016.
- As of 28 June 2014.
|Uruguay senior team|