Ezequiel González

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Ezequiel González
Personal information
Full name Ezequiel González
Date of birth (1980-07-10) 10 July 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Retired
Youth career
1997 Rosario Central
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 Rosario Central 96 (20)
2001–2002 Fiorentina 19 (1)
2002–2003 Boca Juniors 23 (3)
2003 Rosario Central 20 (3)
2004–2008 Panathinaikos 72 (14)
2008–2009 Rosario Central 29 (3)
2009–2010 Fluminense 12 (1)
2011 LDU Quito 28 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 22, 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ezequiel "Equi" González (Spanish pronunciation: [eseˈkjel ɣonˈsales]; born 10 July 1980 in Rosario) is a former Argentine midfielder.

Career[edit]

González started playing professionally at home-based first division Rosario Central in 1997. His success in the club from Rosario (Santa Fé) took him to Fiorentina, a young man in a club facing bankruptcy made things hard for him to settle in Italy, his raw talent was there for all to see it was just the wrong time to be at the club. Early in 2002 El Equi returned to Argentina to play for Boca Juniors, and then a year later he joined his first club, Rosario Central. After half a season (a short championship in Argentina), Ezequiel transferred to Panathinaikos, where he was very much loved by fans of Panathinaikos, he became captain of the team, and helped the club to win the double in 2004, the first title in 7 years, a Greek Cup, and the Greek Championship, all in 2004.

Equi González has great technique, creative passing and high influence. His first UEFA Champions League appearance (September 2004) was more than successful, as he scored two fantastic goals against Norwegian champions Rosenborg.

Unfortunately, Gonzalez picked up a damaged cruciate ligament during the friendly match Panathinaikos vs. Apollon Athinon (1-0). Due to this injury, he played only one match during the 2006-2007 season. Equi returned fit from his injury, against Apollon Kalamarias (1-0) on January 6, 2008.

On June 27, 2008 he went back to Rosario Central. With the number 10 he made a good season. In the end of the season he went on a free transfer to Fluminense to play the Brazilian League. He changed team again and he played for LDU Quito in 2011. When he finished the contract he was retired.

Honors[edit]

Boca Juniors

Panathinaikos

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