Jorge Fucile

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Jorge Fucile
Jorge Fucile.jpg
Fucile playing for Porto in 2010
Personal information
Full name Jorge Ciro Fucile Perdomo
Date of birth (1984-11-19) 19 November 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Fullback
Club information
Current team
Nacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Liverpool Montevideo 30 (2)
2006–2007 Porto (loan) 18 (1)
2007–2014 Porto 101 (1)
2012 Santos (loan) 0 (0)
2014- Nacional
National team
2006– Uruguay 43 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 2 September 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 June 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Fucile and the second or maternal family name is Perdomo.

Jorge Ciro Fucile Perdomo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxoɾxe fuˈsile]; born 19 November 1984) is a Uruguayan professional footballer. A defender, he is equally at ease on the right or left flank.[1] After starting out at Liverpool Montevideo he moved to Porto in Portugal, going on to appear in 155 official games over the course of eight seasons and win 12 major titles, namely five national championships and the 2011 Europa League.

An Uruguayan international since 2006, Fucile represented the country in two World Cups and the 2007 Copa América.

Club career[edit]

Born in Montevideo, Fucile began his career with hometown's Liverpool Fútbol Club. On 31 August 2006 he was transferred on a one-season loan to F.C. Porto in Portugal, appearing in 18 games in his first year as the northerners won a second consecutive league conquest; at the season's close the move was made permanent, with the club signing the player to a five-year contract. Subsequently Fucile continued to appear regularly for Porto, on both sides of the back four, adding a further two leagues to his honours while contributing with 38 matches combined.

In the 2011–12 season, under new manager Vítor Pereira, he lost his importance in Porto's first team – after Cristian Săpunaru's injury, central defender Maicon was chosen as his successor. In mid-January 2012 Fucile moved on loan to Brazilian club Santos FC in a one year-long deal,[2] being released by his parent club exactly one year later but re-admitted in March 2013.[3] In late December 2013, also not being part of new coach Paulo Fonseca's plans, Fucile intended to return to Uruguay after agreeing a deal with Club Nacional de Football for the 2014 Clausura[4], but the deal fell through. He eventually signed with Nacional in July.[5]

International career[edit]

Fucile made his debut for Uruguay on 24 May 2006, in a 2–0 friendly win over Romania in Los Angeles. Already as first-choice, he played four games at the 2007 Copa América as the national team finished fourth.[6] Fucile was then selected for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, playing five times for the semifinalists, including the knockout stage wins against South Korea and Ghana (the latter after a penalty shootout).[7]

Honours[edit]

Porto
Santos

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jorge Fucile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Santos to sign Porto defender Jorge Fucile on year-long loan". Goal.com. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fucile: «Fiquei de fora por problemas pessoais do treinador comigo»" [Fucile: «I was left out because coach had personal problems with me»] (in Portuguese). Zerozero. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fucile llegó para quedarse" [Fucile is here to stay] (in Spanish). Ovación Digital. 26 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Cumplo el sueño de mi vida" [I fulfill the dream of my life] (in Spanish). Club Nacional de Football. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Brazil reach Copa America final; BBC Sport, 11 July 2007
  7. ^ Jorge FucileFIFA competition record

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