Fabián Andrés Vargas

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Fabián Vargas
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Personal information
Full name Fabián Andrés Vargas Rivera
Date of birth (1980-04-17) 17 April 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Bogotá, Colombia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder/ Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Millonarios
Number TBA
Youth career
1996–1997 América
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 América 153 (5)
2003–2009 Boca Juniors 106 (4)
2006–2007 Internacional (loan) 8 (3)
2009–2011 Almería 54 (4)
2011–2012 AEK Athens 27 (1)
2012–2013 Independiente 34 (1)
2013 Barcelona SC 11 (0)
2014– Millonarios 41 (2)
National team
1999– Colombia 41[1] (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:48, 5 April 2011 (UTC)~.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:48, 5 April 2011 (UTC)~
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Fabián Andrés Vargas Rivera (born 17 April 1980 in Bogotá) is a Colombian football midfielder who currently plays for Millonarios F.C. He played also as a captain for the Colombia national team, Vargas can either play as a central Midfielder or as a defensive midfielder.

Vargas is a player of physical approach to the game (which earned him a reputation for being a dirty player), Vargas' nickname is el perro (the dog). He spent most of his professional career playing for Boca Juniors, playing 106 appearances in six years.

Career[edit]

On 18 June 2009 the Boca Juniors player of Colombian nationality Vargas has signed a three-year deal with Almeria for a fee worth €4million ($6.5 million), he will move to Spain in July. On 5 September 2009, Vargas broke his ankle in half during a World Cup Qualifying game against Ecuador. he will be out indefinitely.[2]

On 6 September 2009, it was revealed that Vargas would not play for one year after tearing a ligament while playing for Colombia in a 2010 World Cup qualifier against Ecuador.[3]

AEK Athens[edit]

On 26 August 2011, Fabián Vargas officially signed with Superleague Greece giants AEK Athens on a 1+1 year deal keeping him at the club until 2013.[4] After signing with AEK Vargas stated, "I am extremely happy I signed with AEK Athens. I am very happy that I will be given the opportunity to play European football as I have never played in a European competition before. I am also happy that I have signed for one of the biggest greek teams and our main goal is to win the league and titles."[5]

Vargas scored his first goal for AEK on his second league appearance against Xanthi, making the scoreline 1–1 with an incredible bicycle kick. AEK went on to win the match 3–4.

In July 2012 Vargas agreed to have his contract terminated in order for AEK to pay off club debts.

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National Team[edit]

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