Cristian Ansaldi

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Cristian Ansaldi
Ansaldi with Rubin Kazan
Personal information
Full name Cristian Daniel Ansaldi
Date of birth (1986-09-20) 20 September 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Atlético Madrid
(on loan from Zenit Saint Petersburg)
Number 15
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Newell's Old Boys 29 (2)
2008–2013 Rubin Kazan 128 (2)
2013– Zenit Saint Petersburg 9 (1)
2014– Atlético Madrid (loan) 7 (0)
National team
2009– Argentina 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 March 2015.
† 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 who plays with both feet, he is equally at ease as a right or left back.[1]

Club career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

International career[edit]

He was called for Argentina on 14 November 2009, for a friendly game against Spain.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Argentina's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 November 2014 Boleyn Ground, London, England  Croatia


Rubin Kazan
Atlético Madrid


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