Agustín Alayes

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Agustín Alayes
Personal information
Full name Agustín Alayes
Date of birth (1978-07-22) July 22, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth La Plata, Argentina
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Estudiantes 58 (1)
2000–2005 Quilmes 134 (22)
2005–2009 Estudiantes 125 (11)
2010 Newell's Old Boys 34 (1)
2011 Colo-Colo 2 (0)
2011 River Plate 6 (0)
2012 Banfield 15 (1)
2012 Estudiantes 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 March 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Agustín Alayes (born 22 July 1978 in La Plata) is a retired Argentine footballer who played as defender.

Career[edit]

Alayes started his career at Estudiantes in 1997 but in 2000 he left his home town club to play for Quilmes Atlético Club in 2000. Five years later he returned to Estudiantes.

His first significant achievement was helping Estudiantes become Apertura 2006 champions. He played in the 2–1 victory over Boca Juniors on 13 December 2006, in the deciding match for the title of Apertura 2006 champions.

Alayes scored five goals, noted for their importance in securing important wins, and for being mostly full-thrust headers. Sports diary Olé compared him to Estudiantes legend José Luis Brown.[1] Undoubtedly, his greatest achievement was to be part of the team that won the 2009 Copa Libertadores. Unfortunately, he was seriously injured uring the tournament and could not play the semifinal and the final games.

Later, Estudiantes let him go as a free agent. He played for Newell's Old Boys in 2010, Colo Colo in the first semester of 2011, River Plate in the second semester of 2011,[2] after River was relegated to second division,[3] and in Banfield in the first semester of 2012. After being relegated to second division with Banfield, Alayes returned to Estudiantes for the 2012-2013 season.

While playing for Colo Colo he was the highest paid player in the Chilean football along with his teammate Andrés Scotti. But, his stay in Colo Colo was not successful and the club released him at the end of the semester, costing Colo Colo the sum of $70 million pesos (USD 149,000).[4]

Honours[edit]

Estudiantes de La Plata

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