Federico Fazio

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Federico Fazio
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Fazio in action for Sevilla in 2013
Personal information
Full name Federico Julián Fazio
Date of birth (1987-03-17) 17 March 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 21
Youth career
Ferro Carril Oeste
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Ferro Carril Oeste 48 (3)
2007 Sevilla B 20 (2)
2007–2014 Sevilla 148 (12)
2014– Tottenham Hotspur 20 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Argentina U20 13 (1)
2008 Argentina U23 2 (0)
2011– Argentina 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2014

Federico Julián Fazio (born 17 March 1987) is an Argentine footballer who plays for English club Tottenham Hotspur as a central defender.

Fazio began his career for Ferro Carril Oeste, signing for Sevilla in 2007. He made 195 official appearances in eight years and scored 15 goals,[2] joining Tottenham Hotspur in August 2014.

Club career[edit]

Sevilla[edit]

Born in Buenos Aires, Fazio started his career in the Primera B Nacional with Ferro Carril Oeste in 2005. He was bought by Spanish club Sevilla FC in late January 2007[3] and spent the vast majority of the remaining season with the second team Sevilla Atlético, which he helped achieve promotion to Segunda División.

Fazio started the 2007–08 campaign registered with both Sevilla teams. However, due to the absences of Javi Navarro (knee, entire season missed) and Julien Escudé (pubis, less than half of possible games), he ended up playing an important part on a side that reached a final qualification to the UEFA Cup. His first game with the main squad was on 25 August 2007 in the season opener, a 4–1 home La Liga win against Getafe CF.[4]

On 7 May 2008, Fazio scored his first goal for Sevilla in a 3–0 win at Racing de Santander by heading in his own cross.[5] He added another in that match, and a third a week later in a 2–0 home success against Real Betis; in both games, he played as a defensive midfielder.[6]

In his second year Sevilla finished third, but Fazio featured slightly less and saw time at both positions. He was mostly injured during the following season, playing only ten league contests (on 13 March 2010, he headed home in a 1–1 home draw against Deportivo de La Coruña[7]); the Andalusians eventually finished fourth in the league, also winning the Copa del Rey, but he was not picked for the final of the latter competition itself.

Still bothered with some physical problems in 2010–11, Fazio played the most he had in years, appearing in 19 games – 17 starts – as Sevilla finished fifth and qualified to the Europa League.

Tottenham[edit]

On 26 August 2014, Fazio signed for Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £8 million, on a four-year contract.[8] On 18 October he started on his Premier League debut at Manchester City, but was given a straight red card for denying Sergio Agüero a goalscoring opportunity in the penalty area, in an eventual 1–4 defeat.[9] On 6 November he met the same fate, after conceding a penalty with a foul on Jerónimo Barrales in the closing stages of a 2–1 away win over Asteras Tripoli F.C. for the Europa League group stage.[10]

International career[edit]

Fazio was an integral part of the Argentina under-20 team that won the FIFA World Cup in 2007.[11] The following year he helped the Olympic team win gold at the Summer Olympics, in Beijing: he played twice in the tournament, as backup for Nicolás Pareja and Ezequiel Garay.[12]

On 1 June 2011 Fazio made his debut for the full side, appearing in a 1–4 friendly defeat in Nigeria.[13]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sevilla B
Sevilla
Tottenham

Country[edit]

Argentina U20
Argentina Olympic

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 12 April 2015[15]
Club performance League Cup Other Cups Continental Total
Season Club Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Spain La Liga Copa del Rey Supercopa de España Europe Total
2007–08 Sevilla 22 3 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 24 3
2008–09 16 0 3 0 3[b] 0 22 0
2009–10 10 1 1 0 2[a] 0 13 1
2010–11 19 1 0 0 1 0 5[c] 0 25 1
2011–12 28 2 3 0 2[b] 0 33 2
2012–13 26 3 7 1 33 4
2013–14 27 2 1 0 13[b] 1 41 3
2014–15 0 0 1[d] 0 1 0
Total 148 12 15 1 1 0 28 1 192 14
England Premier League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2014–15 Tottenham 14 0 2 0 3 0 6 0 25 0
Total 14 0 2 0 3 0 6 0 25 0
Career total 162 12 17 1 4 0 34 1 217 14
  1. ^ a b All appearances in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ a b c All appearances in UEFA Cup
  3. ^ Two appearances in UEFA Champions League, three appearances in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ One appearance in UEFA Super Cup

International[edit]

As of 12 November 2014
Argentina
Year Apps Goals
2011 2 0
2014 1 0
Total 3 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Federico Fazio". Premier League. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "La muy alargada sombra de Fazio" [The very large shadow of Fazio]. Diario de Sevilla (in Spanish). 25 August 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  3. ^ El Sevilla ficha al argentino Julián Fazio (Sevilla signs Argentine Julián Fazio); 20 Minutos, 26 January 2007 (Spanish)
  4. ^ FC Sevilla 4–1 Getafe; ESPN Soccernet, 25 August 2007
  5. ^ Racing Santander 0–3 Sevilla FC; ESPN Soccernet, 7 May 2008
  6. ^ Real Betis 0–2 Sevilla FC; ESPN Soccernet, 11 May 2008
  7. ^ Deportivo find swift equaliser; ESPN Soccernet, 13 March 2010
  8. ^ Law, Matt (26 August 2014). "Tottenham sign Federico Fazio for £8m on four-year deal". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  9. ^ Bevan, Chris (18 October 2014). "Man City 4–1 Tottenham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Abraham, Timothy (6 November 2014). "Asteras Tripolis 1–2 Tottenham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  11. ^ Holders Argentina ease into U20 final; UEFA.com, 20 July 2007
  12. ^ Federico FazioFIFA competition record
  13. ^ Nigerians hammer depleted Argentina; FIFA.com, 1 June 2011
  14. ^ "Spot-on Sevilla leave Benfica dreams in tatters". UEFA.com. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "F. Fazio". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 

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