Javier Pinola

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Javier Pinola
Javier Pinola FCN 2013.jpg
Pinola in 2013
Personal information
Full name Javier Horacio Pinola
Date of birth (1983-02-24) 24 February 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Olivos, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
1. FC Nürnberg
Number 25
Youth career
Huracán Tres Arroyos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Chacarita Juniors 55 (1)
2002–2003 Atlético Madrid B 13 (0)
2003–2005 Atlético Madrid 2 (0)
2004–2005 Racing Club (loan) 54 (1)
2005– 1. FC Nürnberg 247 (7)
National team
2007 Argentina 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Javier Horacio Pinola (born 24 February 1983) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for German club 1. FC Nürnberg as a left back.

He started his career with Chacarita Juniors in 2000, but spent most of his professional years with Nürnberg in Germany, appearing in more than 250 official games.

Club career[edit]

Pinola in training with Nürnberg.

Born in Olivos, Buenos Aires Province, Pinola began playing as a senior with Chacarita Juniors in the Argentine Primera División. Two years later he moved to Spain and Atlético Madrid,[1] going on to appear mainly for the reserves and also being loaned two times for the duration of his contract, mainly to Germany's 1. FC Nürnberg.[2]

After solid displays in his first two seasons in the Bundesliga, adding the conquest of the German Cup in his second, to which he contributed with two goals and two assists in six games, Pinola joined Nürnberg on a permanent basis.[3] He played 19 matches in his first year in his second spell, suffering team relegation.

Pinola continued to be a defensive mainstay for the Franconians in the following campaigns, renewing his contract first until 2013[4] then 2015.[5]

International career[edit]

In 2007, Pinola was selected by Argentina manager Alfio Basile for June friendlies with Switzerland and Algeria. He gained his first and only cap against the latter, on the 5th.[6]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Nürnberg

Country[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pínola llega a Madrid para firmar por el Atlético" [Pínola arrives in Madrid to sign for Atlético] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 9 April 2002. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "El Atlético de Madrid cede a Pinola un año más" [Atlético de Madrid loans Pinola another year] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 8 June 2006. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Javier Pinola: "Robin Hood" schießt den Vogel ab" [Javier Pinola: "Robin Hood" takes the biscuit] (in German). kicker. 14 June 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Pino: Ich bleibe beim Club" [Pino: I stay with the club] (in German). Nürnberg's official website. 13 June 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Fix! Pinola bleibt für zwei weitere Jahre" [Confirmed! Pinola stays for two further years] (in German). kicker. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Goleada y muchísimas dudas en Barcelona" [Goals galore and plenty of doubts in Barcelona] (in Spanish). Los Albicelestes. 5 June 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 

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