|Full name||Esteban Andrés Solari Poggio|
|Date of birth||2 June 1980|
|Place of birth||Rosario, Argentina|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|Current club||Skoda Xanthi|
|2001–2002||Defensa y Justicia||15||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Solari was born in Rosario, Santa Fe. After unsuccessfully emerging through Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield's youth ranks, he made his professional debuts with Estudiantes de La Plata. He also represented in his country, without much impact overall, Defensa y Justicia, Argentinos Juniors and Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy.
After one year in Italy with amateurs A.C. Chioggia Sottomarina, Solari joined K. Lierse S.K. in the Belgian Pro League in the 2004 summer, scoring five goals in his only season to help his team finish in tenth position. Subsequently he signed for APOEL F.C. in Cyprus, extending his contract until 2008 after impressing in his first year – 14 league goals in only 16 starts, Cypriot Cup conquest.
In 2006–07, Solari finished top scorer in the First Division (20 goals) as the Nicosia-based outftit won its third national championship in six years. He was also voted the league's MVP but, at the end of May 2007, agreed on a transfer to UNAM Pumas of Mexico, once again winning an individual scoring accolade after netting 15 times in the Apertura alone.
On 15 June 2008 Solari was transferred to Spanish club UD Almería, who paid €3.8 million to UNAM. He made his La Liga debut on 31 August playing 14 minutes in a 3–1 away win against Athletic Bilbao, but finished his first season with only eight games, scoring his only official goal for the Andalusians in a 1–2 loss at CD Numancia.
On 2 June 2010, 30-year-old Solari signed for three years with former club APOEL. He immediately made an impact by scoring four goals in six appearances in the season's UEFA Europa League, going on to add 11 in 28 in the domestic league, which again ended in conquest.
Solari was regularly used in the team's 2011–12 UEFA Champions League campaign, having in total seven appearances. On 4 April 2012, he scored from a penalty kick in a 2–5 quarter-final loss against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu (2–8 on aggregate).
Solari was hit by several injuries in 2012–13 and, as a result, appeared in only three matches all competitions competitions comprised. On 5 January 2013 his contract with APOEL was terminated by mutual consent. Late into the same month, he signed with fellow top-divisioner Apollon Limassol for four months and won the Cyprus cup.
- Apollon Limassol
- Cypriot First Division: Top scorer / MVP 2006–07
- Mexican Primera División: Top scorer 2007–08 (Apertura and Clausura)
Solari is nicknamed "Tano", which means "Italian" in Argentinian slang. His father Eduardo, and two of his four siblings, older Santiago and younger David, were also footballers, with the former playing with individual and team success for Real Madrid and Inter Milan.
- Mercado: Esteban Solari firma por el Almería (Market: Esteban Solari signs for Almería); Goal.com, 15 June 2008 (Spanish)
- Athletic Bilbao 1–3 Almeria; ESPN Soccernet, 31 August 2008
- Numancia 2–1 Almeria; ESPN Soccernet, 7 December 2008
- Madrid make serene progress past APOEL; UEFA.com, 4 April 2012
- "ΑΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΗ" (in Greek). APOEL FC. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- "Ανακοίνωση" (in Greek). Skoda's official website. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
- Biography at Pathfinder (Greek)
- Santiago Solari está feliz: Bombini (Santiago Solari is happy: Bombini); Medio Tiempo, 17 July 2009 (Spanish)
- Kiryat Shmona shaking up Israel; UEFA.com, 1 February 2012