Edgardo Obregón

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Edgardo Obregón
Personal information
Date of birth (1999-05-30) 30 May 1999 (age 15)[1]
Place of birth Mexico City,[1] Mexico
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
A.C. Milan

Edgardo Obregón (born May 30, 1999 in Mexico City, Mexico[1]) is a football prodigy.

Biography[edit]

Obregón, nicknamed Gato ("Cat"), has played for and represented in friendly, youth tournaments the teams of Chivas de Guadalajara, F.C. Barcelona and A.C. Milan.[2][3]

His designated position is attacking midfielder, the same as his reported idol, Kaká.[4]

In 2008, he was reportedly committed to A.C. Milan,[4] although the club did not make any official announcement. In 2009, FIFA strengthened its oversight of transfers of under-age football players. All transfers of under-age players must henceforth be submitted to and approved by a sub-committee of the FIFA Players’ Status Committee, along with any applications for a minor player to be registered for the first time in a country where they are not a national.[5][6] FIFA's toughened stance on underage players' signings was behind their April 2, 2014, decision to impose on Barcelona "a 14-month transfer ban for breaking rules on signing international players under 18," along with a fine of 450,000 Swiss Francs.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Edgardo Obregón se une a los niños prodigio mexicanos" ("Edgardo Obregon joins Mexican child prodigies"), Media Tempo, 25 September 2008 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "A Name to Remember", The Offside, 23 September 2008
  3. ^ "Edgardo Obregón, el mexicano de 9 años que podría fichar por el Milan" ("Edgardo Obregon, the Mexican 9-year old who could sign for Milan") Goal.com, 25 September 2008 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ a b "Gato Obregon – AC Milan", Soccerly, 20 October 2008
  5. ^ The FIFA Transfer Matching System, FIFA news
  6. ^ "Do FIFA’s new Under 18 transfer rules actually mean anything?", World Youth Soccer, 15 December 2008
  7. ^ "Barcelona transfer ban: Fifa issues 14-month sanction", BBC News, 2 April 2014