Facundo Ferreyra

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Facundo Ferreyra
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Personal information
Full name Facundo Ferreyra[1]
Date of birth (1991-03-14) 14 March 1991 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Lomas de Zamora, Argentina
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Newcastle United
(on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk)
Number 15
Youth career
Banfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Banfield 56 (15)
2012–2013 Vélez Sársfield 22 (16)
2013– Shakhtar Donetsk 13 (6)
2014– Newcastle United (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2011 Argentina U-20 12 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 July 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Facundo Ferreyra (born 14 March 1991), nicknamed "Chucky",[3][4][5] is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Newcastle United on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk.

Club career[edit]

Banfield[edit]

Ferreyra came through the youth system at his home town club of Banfield, and was promoted to the first team in the 2008–09 season. He made six appearances in that season, three as a substitute, scoring one goal. His debut goal was a header against Argentinos Juniors in a 2–2 draw on 6 December 2008.

His next first team appearances came in the 2010–11 season, when he scored six goals in 19 games, including one against Boca Juniors to secure a 1–1 draw on 4 June 2011.[6] He was among the 15 top league goalscorers for the season.[7] On 3 January 2011, he signed a new three-year contract with Banfield.[8]

Vélez Sársfield[edit]

Following Banfield's relegation at the end of the 2011–12 Argentine Primera División season, Ferreyra was transferred to Vélez Sársfield. During his first season playing for Vélez, Ferreyra was the top goalscorer for the team in their 2012 Inicial winning campaign, scoring 13 goals in 15 games.[9] He was also joint top scorer of the championship along Ignacio Scocco. Ferreyra also started in the 2012–13 Superfinal, in which Vélez defeated Newell's Old Boys.

Shakhtar Donetsk[edit]

On 9 July 2013, Ferreyra signed a five-year contract with Ukranian club Shakhtar Donetsk in a US$9 million transfer.[10] He rarely featured for the club during his first season in Ukraine, but did manage to score six league goals from five starts as Shakhtar won their ninth league title.[11]

Due to personal security concerns over the war in Donbass and the recent Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash, Ferreyra along with five other foreign teammates refused to return to Ukraine after a friendly match against Lyon on 20 July 2014.[12][13] With the relocation of Shakhtar's training base to Kiev and home games to be played in Lviv for the 2014–15 season[14] and following talks with CEO Sergei Palkin, Ferreyra and his teammates returned to the club in late July.[15][16][17]

Newcastle United[edit]

On 3 August 2014, Newcastle United signed Ferreyra on a season-long loan. The deal included an option to buy at the end of the season.[18]

International career[edit]

Ferreyra is a former Argentina under-20 youth international. He was joint second top scorer at the 2011 South American Youth Championship with four tournament goals, helping Argentina to third place.[19][20] He also played with the team at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 28 July 2014[6]
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Banfield 2008–09 Primera División 6 1 0 0 6 1
2009–10 Primera División 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Primera División 18 6 0 0 0 0 18 6
2011–12 Primera División 32 8 0 0 0 0 32 8
Total 56 15 0 0 0 0 56 15
Vélez Sársfield 2012–13 Primera División 22 16 0 0 3[c] 1 25 17
Shakhtar Donetsk 2013–14 Ukrainian Premier League 13 6 2 0 7[d] 0 22 6
Newcastle United (loan) 2014–15 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 91 37 2 0 0 0 10 1 103 38
  1. ^ Argentina – Copa Argentina; Ukraine – Ukrainian Cup
  2. ^ England – League Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in the Copa Libertadores.
  4. ^ Five appearances in the UEFA Champions League, two appearances in the UEFA Europa League.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Vélez Sársfield
Shakhtar Dontesk

International[edit]

Argentina U-20

^South American Youth Championship: 2011 – bronze medal[10]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League: notification of shirt numbers" (PDF). Premier League. p. 14. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "14. Facundo Ferreyra" (in Spanish). Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Wilson, Jonathan (4 August 2014). "Newcastle United’s Facundo Ferreyra has quality but needs confidence". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Atkins, Chris (28 July 2014). "Ferreyra worth a gamble up front". ESPN FC. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "El Shakhtar ficha a 'Chucky' Ferreyra". Marca (in Spanish). 10 July 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c Facundo Ferreyra profile at Soccerway
  7. ^ "Primera A: top scorers". FIFA. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Facundo Ferreyra signs on for another three seasons (Spanish)". Club Atlético Banfield. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Facundo Ferreyra - Shakhtar player". FC Shakhtar Donetsk. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Facundo Ferreyra completes Newcastle loan from Shakhtar with future option for permanent deal worth £6.5m". Daily Mail. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Shakhtar Donetsk players go AWOL". ESPN FC. 20 July 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Shakhtar stars 'won't risk lives'". ESPN FC. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "Shakhtar to relocate, stars still AWOL". ESPN FC. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "Facundo Ferreyra again with the team". FC Shakhtar Donetsk. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "Facundo Ferreyra: I apologize to everyone". FC Shakhtar Donetsk. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "Shakhtar players return to training". ESPN FC. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  18. ^ Marshall, Anthony (3 August 2014). "United Complete Ferreyra Capture". Newcastle United F.C. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  19. ^ "Brazil become under-20 champions" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 13 February 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  20. ^ "Argentina's U-20 side fails to make London 2012" (in Spanish). Buenos Aires Herald. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 

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