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||Left back|
|Current club||Zenit St. Petersburg|
|2005–2008||Newell's Old Boys||29||(2)|
|2013–||Zenit St. Petersburg||6||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Cristian Daniel Ansaldi (born 20 September 1986) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Russian Premier League club Zenit St. Petersburg. Ansaldi is two footed and can play at either left or right full back and also as a wingback. He is noted for his tough tackling and bursting runs down the flank.
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. He has made over 100 appearances for the Europa League hopefuls.
The Argentinian international impressed during Rubin's Champions League campaign, where he directly faced compatriot Lionel Messi.
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