Cristian Ansaldi

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Cristian Ansaldi
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Ansaldi with Rubin Kazan
Personal information
Full name Cristian Daniel Ansaldi
Date of birth (1986-09-20) 20 September 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Zenit Saint Petersburg
Number 3
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)
National team
2009– Argentina 3 (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 Russian Premier League club Zenit Saint 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.

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. 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.

Honours[edit]

Rubin Kazan

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