Andy Vargas

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Andy Vargas
Personal information
Full name Andres Patricio Vargas
Date of birth (1977-07-03) 3 July 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Green Gully
Number 17
Youth career
Brunswick Juventus
1993 Victorian Institute of Sport
1993-1996 Colo-Colo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996 Springvale City 17 (3)
1997–1998 Carlton SC 6 (0)
1998 Port Melbourne Sharks 19 (5)
1998–2000 Gippsland Falcons 57 (6)
2000–2002 Melbourne Knights 49 (4)
2003 Green Gully 24 (11)
2003–2004 Melbourne Knights 22 (0)
2004– Green Gully 134 (25)
National team
1993 Australia U-17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Andy Vargas (born 3 July 1977 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian football (soccer) midfielder of Chilean descent who plays for Green Gully.[1] He is the brother of ex-Melbourne Victory defender Rodrigo Vargas.[2]

Club career[edit]

After representing Australia at the 1993 FIFA U-17 World Cup, he was transferred to the junior divisions of Chilean club Colo-Colo. He then returned to Australia in 1996 to begin his senior career with Springvale City in the Victorian Premier League, where he would join his brother.

One year later Vargas joined National Soccer League club Cartlon S.C for the 1997/1998 season where he gained 6 appearances. During the NSL off-season he returned to the Victorian Premier League for the 1998 season to join Port Melbourne, where his brother was also playing.[citation needed]

Vargas would settle in with Gippsland Falcons in the NSL from 1998 to 2000, gaining for than 50 appearances with his time at the club.

He then signed for Melbourne Knights for the 2000/2001 season and 2001/2002 season where his brother had been since 1999, during the NSL off-season he signed to Green Gully in the VPL before returning to Melbourne Knights for the 2003/2004 season when his brother signed to Green Gully.

After the NSL folded, both Andy and Rodrigo Vargas returned to Green Gully in the Victorian Premier League. By 2006, Rodrigo had signed for Melbourne Victory whereas Andy had stayed at Green Gully.

International career[edit]

While active at the Victorian Institute of Sport, Vargas was selected for the 1993 FIFA U-17 World Cup held in Japan. In a team with players contracted to Australian clubs, Australia featured in a group against Argentina, Nigeria and Canada where which Vargas played in all three group stage fixtures.[3][4][5] Having finished second in their group, Australia went on to play against Ghana where they eventually lost 1-0, Vargas played up until the 54th minute where he was substituted off for Joe Tricarico.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ OzFootball
  2. ^ Football Victoria
  3. ^ "Previous Tournaments". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Previous Tournaments". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  5. ^ "Previous Tournaments". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  6. ^ "Previous Tournaments". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2012-09-21.