Luciano Becchio is probably best known for being a prolific scorer and an icon at Leeds United, but there was a time where he moved on to pastures new at Norwich City.
After four-and-a-half seasons at the Yorkshire club – hitting double figures in the league in all of them – Becchio joined then-Premier League side Norwich in a swap deal for Steve Morison, which was pretty surprising at the time.
Both men were the same age but Becchio seemed like a great fit for Leeds – regardless he moved on on a two-and-a-half year deal in January 2013, but it never quite worked out for him at Carrow Road.
The Argentinian made just 16 appearances for Norwich without actually scoring a goal, and he spent some time back in Yorkshire with Rotherham United on loan during that time, before departing Norfolk at the end of the 2014-15 season.
What has Becchio done since though and where is he at now?
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Immediately after he’d departed Norwich, Becchio returned home to sign for Belgrano, but that didn’t last long due to injuries, and he found his way back to England in early 2016 to link up with Rotherham once again on a permanent contract.
That was another spell that didn’t work out, but one that did was a stint at Spanish side Atletico Baleares in the 2016-17 season, where he scored five times in 18 outings.
According to transfermarkt, Becchio joined lowly Spanish clubs Binissalem and Esporles in 2017 and 2019, and in August 2020 he signed for Santa Catalina – another Spanish club.
Aside from playing low down in Spain, Becchio has also seemingly started up his own sports management company – Capital Group Sports Management – which could help find some of the next young superstars from Spanish shores.
It’s fair to say that Becchio’s on-field career has petered out somewhat since leaving Leeds, and who knows what may have happened if he didn’t ever make that move to Norwich in 2013, but it looks like his post-football career is sorted in the business of football agency.