Facundo Hernán Quiroga

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Facundo Quiroga
Personal information
Full name Facundo Hernán Quiroga
Date of birth (1978-01-10) 10 January 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth San Luis, Argentina
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
All Boys
Number 33
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Newell's Old Boys 22 (1)
1998–2004 Sporting CP 73 (2)
2000–2001 Napoli (loan) 28 (0)
2004–2008 Wolfsburg 90 (1)
2008–2010 River Plate 26 (1)
2010–2011 Huracán 31 (1)
2011– All Boys 32 (0)
National team
2002–2004 Argentina 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:06, 27 June 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Facundo Hernán Quiroga (born 10 January 1978 in San Luis) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for All Boys in the Argentine Primera División. Mainly a central defender, he can also play in the right flank.[1]

Club career[edit]

Quiroga began his footballing career at Newell's Old Boys in the Argentine League in 1997. The following year he was signed by Portuguese club Sporting Clube de Portugal, which he represented six seasons, with a season-long loan at Italian side S.S.C. Napoli in 2000–01. He was relatively important in the Lisbon club's 2000 conquest of the national championship, playing alongside another Newell's graduate Aldo Duscher who also signed in 1998; at Napoli he played with former Sporting teammate Luís Vidigal, as the club was eventually relegated from Serie A.

In 2004 Quiroga was signed by VfL Wolfsburg, a team that signed a number of Argentine players in that timeframe (Diego Klimowicz, Andrés D'Alessandro, Juan Carlos Menseguez and Oscar Ahumada). A regular in the lineups during 2004–07, he only appeared in 12 Bundesliga matches in his last year, subsequently returning to Argentina and joining Club Atlético River Plate.

32-year-old Quiroga moved to Club Atlético Huracán in 2010.

International career[edit]

Quiroga made 16 appearances for the Argentina national football team, going on to represent the nation at the 2004 Copa América.

His debut came on 17 April 2002 in a friendly win in Germany (1–0), playing the entire match and being booked – he was finally overlooked for the squad at that year's FIFA World Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facundo Quiroga". Worldfootball. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 

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