Facundo Ferreyra

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Facundo Ferreyra
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Personal information
Full name Facundo Ferreyra
Date of birth (1991-03-14) 14 March 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Lomas de Zamora, Argentina
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Shakhtar Donetsk
Number 19
Youth career
Banfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Banfield 58 (15)
2012–2013 Vélez Sársfield 22 (16)
2013– Shakhtar Donetsk 11 (6)
National team
2011 Argentina U-20 12 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 April 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Facundo Ferreyra, nicknamed "Chucky", (born 14 March 1991) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a striker for Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukrainian Premier League.

Club career[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. Speculation linked Ferreyra with a move to Spanish giants FC Barcelona but a transfer never came to fruition.[1]

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.[2] He was among the 15 top league goalscorers for the season.[3]

On 3 January 2011, he agreed a new three-year contract with Banfield.[4] However, after his team'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.[5] 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.

At the end of the season, the Argentine striker was purchased by Ukranian Shakhtar Donetsk.

International career[edit]

Ferreyra has played for the Argentina under-20s. He was joint second top scorer at the 2011 South American Youth Championship with four tournament goals, helping Argentina to third place.[6][7] He also played with the team at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 26 October 2012
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Banfield 2008–09 season 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Banfield 2009–10 season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Banfield 2010–11 season 19 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 6
Banfield 2011–12 season 33 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 8
Vélez Sársfield 2012–13 21 16 0 0 0 0 3 1 24 17
Shakhtar Donetsk 2013–14 7 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 6
Total 86 38 0 0 0 0 3 1 89 38

Honours[edit]

Vélez Sársfield
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Match report: Banfield 2–2 Argentinos Juniors". transfermarkt.co.uk. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Facundo Ferreyra profile". soccerway.com. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Primera A: top scorers". FIFA. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Facundo Ferreyra signs on for another three seasons (Spanish)". Club Atlético Banfield. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Brazil become under-20 champions" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 13 February 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Argentina's U-20 side fails to make London 2012" (in Spanish). Buenos Aires Herald. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 

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