David Distéfano

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David Distéfano
Personal information
Full name David Andrés Distéfano
Date of birth (1987-07-10) 10 July 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Pandurii Târgu Jiu
Number 22
Youth career
Boca Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Nueva Chicago 41 (6)
2009–2013 Unión San Felipe 22 (1)
2011–2012 Braşov (loan) 35 (4)
2012–2013 Astra Giurgiu (loan) 27 (3)
2013– Pandurii Târgu Jiu 19 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

David Distéfano (born 10 July 1987) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Romanian club Pandurii Târgu Jiu in the Liga I.

Club career[edit]

Unión San Felipe[edit]

In December 2009, Distéfano joined to recently promoted team and also 2009 Copa Chile recently champion, Unión San Felipe.[1] He made his fully debut on 3 February 2010 against Audax Italiano and scored his first goal on 14 February 2010, in a 1–3 loss against Deportes La Serena.

He had more continuity in the second semester of the year, in where he took part in the 2010 Copa Sudamericana with Unión San Felipe, scoring one goal in the 4–2 victory against LDU Quito, in the Round of 16 of the competition, but his team was eventually eliminated.

FC Braşov[edit]

On 14 January 2011, his move to the Romanian club FC Braşov was confirmed, along with his team-mate Juan Toloza. Both players signed contracts for one season and joined the club's pre-season tournament in Turkey, after completing the medical tests.[2]

He made his Liga I debut on 1 April 2011 in a 1–0 win over Oţelul Galaţi, coming as a substitute for Adrian Rusu. He scored his first goal for FC Braşov against CFR Cluj on 17 April 2011 from penalty spot,[3] and then scored his second in a decisive moment of the season against Universitatea Craiova, on 24 April 2011, signing the winning goal in a 2–1 away victory.[4] Further goals came in the first round of the 2011–12 season against Gaz Metan Mediaş, on 25 July 2011, when he scored the winning goal in the stoppage time of the game,[5] and on 27 April 2012, when he scored against the league leaders Dinamo Bucureşti in a 2–0 win.[6]

Astra Giurgiu[edit]

On 5 July 2012, the player was loaned to the Romanian club Astra Giurgiu, also competing in the Liga I.[7] At the end of the season, he made a total of 27 appearances, scoring three goals, and his club finished fourth in the league.

Pandurii Târgu Jiu[edit]

On 20 August 2013, he signed with the Romanian club Pandurii Târgu Jiu, along which he participated in the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League, playing against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Paços de Ferreira and Fiorentina.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unión San Felipe se refuerza con dos jugadores argentinos". Terra. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Toloza y Distéfano a Rumania". La Estrella de Valparaíso. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Braşov vs. CFR Cluj". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Universitatea Craiova vs. Braşov". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Braşov vs. Gaz Metan Mediaş". Socerway. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Braşov vs Dinamo Bucureşti". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "A venit şi Distefano în "9 Mai"!" (in Romanian). Gazeta de Prahova. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 

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