Ansaldi with Rubin Kazan
|Full name||Cristian Daniel Ansaldi|
|Date of birth||20 September 1986|
|Place of birth||Rosario, Argentina|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Full back|
|Atlético Madrid (loan from Zenit)|
|2005–2008||Newell's Old Boys||29||(2)|
|2013–||Zenit Saint Petersburg||9||(1)|
|2014–||→ Atlético Madrid (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 April 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Cristian Daniel Ansaldi (born 20 September 1986) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Spanish club Atlético Madrid on loan from Zenit Saint Petersburg. A defender, he is equally at ease as a right or left back.
Born in Rosario, Ansaldi started his professional career in 2005 and quickly progressed to become a regular player in the Newell's Old Boys first team. In January 2008, he was sold to Rubin Kazan for €3.6 million, with whom he won the Russian Premier League 2008 and 2009.
On 1 August 2014, he went on loan from Zenit St Petersburg to Atlético Madrid for the upcoming La Liga season. Nine days later, his hip collided with the head of teammate Mario Suárez in a friendly at VfL Wolfsburg, causing to the latter a brain injury.
He made his competitive debut in the first leg of the 2014 Supercopa de España on 19 August, a 1–1 draw away to Real Madrid, in which he came on after 64 minutes for fellow debutant Guilherme Siqueira.
- Rubin Kazan
- Atlético Madrid
- "Acuerdo con el Zenit para la cesión de Ansaldi [Agreement with Zenit for the loan of Ansaldi]" (in Spanish). Atlético Madrid. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- Gaughan, Jack (11 August 2014). "Mario Suarez suffers distressing brain injury as Atletico Madrid beat Wolfsburg". Daily Mail. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- "Spanish Super Copa: Real Madrid and Atletico draw 1-1 in first leg". Sky Sports News. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
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