Fazio in action for Sevilla in 2013
|Full name||Federico Julián Fazio|
|Date of birth||17 March 1987|
|Place of birth||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Height||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|Ferro Carril Oeste|
|2005–2006||Ferro Carril Oeste||48||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 January 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
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 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.
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. 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.
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); 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.
On 26 August 2014, Fazio signed for Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £8 million, on a four-year contract. 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. 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.
After this, however, he settled in and formed an effective partnership with Jan Vertonghen. Together the pair would (over fifteen games) suffer only one loss, and register an impressive eleven wins.
Fazio was an integral part of the Argentina under-20 team that won the FIFA World Cup in 2007. 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.
- Sevilla B
- UEFA Europa League: 2013–14
- Copa del Rey: 2009–10
- Supercopa de España: 2007; Runner-up 2010
- UEFA Super Cup: Runner-up 2014
- Argentina U20
- Argentina Olympic
- As of 24 March 2014
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Spain||League||Copa del Rey||Supercopa de España||Europe||Total|
- As of 12 November 2014
- "Premier League Player Profile Federico Fazio". Premier League. Barclays Premier League. 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
- El Sevilla ficha al argentino Julián Fazio (Sevilla signs Argentine Julián Fazio); 20 Minutos, 26 January 2007 (Spanish)
- FC Sevilla 4–1 Getafe; ESPN Soccernet, 25 August 2007
- Racing Santander 0–3 Sevilla FC; ESPN Soccernet, 7 May 2008
- Real Betis 0–2 Sevilla FC; ESPN Soccernet, 11 May 2008
- Deportivo find swift equaliser; ESPN Soccernet, 13 March 2010
- Law, Matt (26 August 2014). "Tottenham sign Federico Fazio for £8m on four-year deal". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
- Bevan, Chris (18 October 2014). "Man City 4–1 Tottenham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
- Abraham, Timothy (6 November 2014). "Asteras Tripolis 1–2 Tottenham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
- Holders Argentina ease into U20 final; UEFA.com, 20 July 2007
- Federico Fazio – FIFA competition record
- Nigerians hammer depleted Argentina; FIFA.com, 1 June 2011
- "Spot-on Sevilla leave Benfica dreams in tatters". UEFA.com. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
- "F. Fazio". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 April 2014.