Ezequiel Cirigliano

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Ezequiel Cirigliano
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Personal information
Full name Ezequiel Adrián Cirigliano
Date of birth (1992-01-24) January 24, 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Caseros, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Centre midfielder
Club information
Current team
River Plate
Number 29
Youth career
River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– River Plate 56 (0)
2013–2014 Hellas Verona (loan) 13 (0)
National team
2009 Argentina U17 5 (0)
2009– Argentina U20 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:25, 11 May, 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Ezequiel Adrián Cirigliano (born January 24, 1992) is an Argentine football midfielder who plays for River Plate.

Club career[edit]

Cirigliano made his first team debut for River Plate on April 11, 2010 in a 0–0 away draw with Atlético Tucumán.[1] At 18, he started the game against Atlético alongside 36-year-old Matías Almeyda in midfield.[2] A tough tackling midfielder who is useful on the ball, Cirigliano has been likened to a cross between Xavi and Javier Mascherano.[3]

On July 18, 2013, Cirigliano joined the newly promoted Serie A club Hellas Verona on a loan deal.[4]

On the first days of July, 2014, Cirigliano returns to River Plate coming back from his loan and attends practice. He refuses to travel to the pre-season in an attempt to negotiate a definitive transfer to Hellas Verona, which subsequently fails. Therefore, coach Marcelo Gallardo separates him from the rest of the squad.

On September 10, 2014, after being pardoned by the dirigence, Cirigliano starts practice with River Plate's reserve team in order to re-join the squad and be able to play again.

International career[edit]

Cirigliano played for the Argentina national under-17 football team the 2009 South American Under-17 Football Championship and the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, and with the Argentina national under-20 football team the 2011 South American Youth Championship. He has also been selected for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Honours[edit]

River Plate

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Closing '10 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ Federico del Río (April 9, 2010). "Mitad de cancha y de edad". Olé (in Spanish). Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Manchester United target combines the passing of Xavi with the fire of Mascherano". TalkSport. Retrieved July 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hellas Verona complete the signing of River Plate starlet". Forza Italian Football. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 

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