Franco Niell

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Franco Niell
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Personal information
Date of birth (1983-05-22) May 22, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Trelew, Argentina
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Rosario Central
Number 22
Youth career
San Lorenzo de Almagro
2001–2004 Argentinos Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2012 Argentinos Juniors 75 (15)
2008 D.C. United (loan) 7 (0)
2008–2009 Gimnasia La Plata (loan) 31 (6)
2011 Querétaro (loan) 18 (3)
2012–2013 Figueirense 10 (1)
2013 Gimnasia La Plata 18 (5)
2013– Rosario Central 23 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 21, 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Franco Niell (born May 22, 1983 in Trelew, Chubut) is an Argentine football striker who plays for Rosario Central of the Argentine Primera División.

Career[edit]

Niell joined the Argentinos Juniors youth system in 2001, and debuted professionally on April 12, 2004. In his first match he came on as a substitute for Gustavo Oberman, and scored a goal in the 3–1 victory over Colón de Santa Fe.

On January 22, 2008, he signed on loan with D.C. United.[1][2] His first appearance for United was against Harbour View FC in the 2008 CONCACAF Champions Cup. On June 26, 2008 he was waived by D.C. United.[3]

On July 12, 2009, coming from the bench in the 18 m. of the ST, he scored arguably two of the most important goals of his career when he scored 2 goals with his team Gimnasia La Plata in the last minutes of the game (44 & 46 ST), goals that allowed Gimnasia to remain in the first division of the Argentinian League. Gimmnasia was playing with 9 men and needed 2 goals to keep the category against Atlético de Rafaela, team that did beat them 3–0 in the first match. The two goals were headers.[4]

In 2009 Niell was loaned to Deportivo Quito of Ecuador, and in 2011 he was loaned back to Querétaro F.C. of Mexico.[5]

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