José Sosa

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José Sosa
Jose Sosa - Switzerland vs. Argentina, 29th February 2012 (cropped).jpg
Sosa playing for Argentina against Switzerland in 2012
Personal information
Full name José Ernesto Sosa
Date of birth (1985-06-19) 19 June 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Carcarañá, Argentina
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Beşiktaş
Number 5
Youth career
Estudiantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Estudiantes 143 (12)
2007–2010 Bayern Munich 35 (2)
2010 Estudiantes (loan) 17 (3)
2010–2011 Napoli 24 (1)
2011–2014 Metalist Kharkiv 64 (17)
2014 Atlético Madrid (loan) 15 (0)
2014 Beşiktaş (loan) 3 (0)
2014– Beşiktaş 3 (0)
National team
2003 Argentina U20 4 (0)
2008 Argentina Olympic 5 (0)
2005– Argentina 19 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2013

José Ernesto Sosa (born 19 June 1985) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Turkish Süper Lig club Beşiktaş[2] and the Argentina national football team, as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Sosa played for Estudiantes between 2002 and 2007. He was a favorite of interim coach Carlos Bilardo, and together with Marcelo Carrusca started helping the team improve their standing in the Argentine league.

The highlight of his tenure with Estudiantes was being a key piece in the 7–0 defeat of derby rivals Gimnasia on 15 October 2006, and then his role in helping the team win their first league title since 1983 by scoring the equalizing goal from a free kick against Boca Juniors in the 2006 Apertura final playoff game.

On 24 February 2007, a deal was announced between Estudiantes and Bayern Munich, and four days later, details of the transfer were disclosed. Estudiantes received €6 million plus ten percent of any future transfer. Sosa stayed with Estudiantes for the remainder of the Clausura 2007 tournament.

On 29 October 2009, Bayern Munich announced that the Argentine midfielder will be loaned to his former club Estudiantes for the remainder of the season, even though he was not registered to play the 2009 World Club Championship finals. By the end of his loan deal, on 30 August 2010, Sosa joined Italian side Napoli for an undisclosed fee signing a four-year deal.[3]

On 26 July 2011, it was announced that Jose Sosa had joined the Ukrainian team Metalist Kharkiv.[4][5] For his tenure with Metalist, Sosa adopted the number 11 jersey honoring his admired ex-teammate Juan Sebastián Verón, and has been instrumental in the team's successful Europa League campaign.

On 28 June 2012, Sosa was named as the new captain of FC Metalist Kharkiv.

On 1 January 2014, it was announced that he will join Atlético Madrid on six-month loan.[6] With the Spaniards, he won the Spanish Championship and played in the 2014 UEFA Champions League Final against Real Madrid, coming on as a substitute, as Atlético lost 4–1 after extra time.

On 31 August 2014, Sosa was signed by Turkish club Beşiktaş on loan from Metalist Kharkiv. On 15 October 2014, the club announced that the buying option has been used, making Sosa's move to the Turkish giants permanent.

International career[edit]

Sosa played for Argentina Under-20 team during the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship.

National coach Alfio Basile drafted Sosa for the senior national team on 28 February 2007. Sosa said to the press that he will "never forget this Tuesday" in which he achieved two of his childhood dreams (the transfer to a major European club and the call to the national team).[7]

He made his debut as a substitute at a friendly match against Mexico on 9 March 2007. He started his first match against Chile, on 18 April 2007. His first goal with the Albiceleste arrived on 23 January 2010, in a 3–2 win in a friendly match against Costa Rica, scoring the opening goal of the game with a header on 10 minutes.

Sosa was not called to the World Cup 2010 team by then-manager Diego Maradona, but was reinstated by new coach Alejandro Sabella for the World Cup 2014 qualifiers, and has been featured in several games since 2011.

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 23 November 2014.[8][9][10][11]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Argentina League Cup South America Total
2002–03 Estudiantes Primera División 7 1 7 1
2003–04 29 1 29 1
2004–05 33 4 33 4
2005–06 36 3 12 0 48 3
2006–07 38 3 38 3
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
2007–08 Bayern Munich Bundesliga 15 0 3 0 6 0 25[a] 0
2008–09 17 2 1 0 3 0 21 2
2009–10 3 0 2 0 1 0 6 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0
Argentina League Cup South America Total
2009–10 Estudiantes (loan) Primera División 17 3 9 2 26 5
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
2010–11 Napoli Serie A 24 1 1 0 6 0 31 1
Ukraine League Ukrainian Cup Europe Total
2011–12 Metalist Kharkiv Premier League 26 5 0 0 12 2 38 7
2012–13 21 7 0 0 7 0 28 7
2013–14 17 5 1 0 2 0 20 5
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
2013–14 Atlético Madrid (loan) La Liga 15 0 4 0 5 0 24 0
Turkey League Türkiye Kupası Europe Total
2014–15 Beşiktaş (loan) Süper Lig 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 0
2014–15 Beşiktaş Süper Lig 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Total Argentina 160 15 21 2 181 17
Germany 35 2 6 0 10 0 53 2
Italy 24 1 1 0 6 0 31 1
Ukraine 64 17 1 0 21 2 86 19
Spain 15 0 4 0 5 0 24 0
Turkey 6 0 0 0 3 0 9 0
Career total 304 35 12 0 66 4 384 40
  1. ^ Includes one appearance in the DFL-Ligapokal
  2. ^ Includes one appearance in the DFL-Supercup

International[edit]

As of 18 April 2013.[12]

Argentina national team
Year Apps Goals
2005 1 0
2006 0 0
2007 1 0
2008 3 0
2009 0 0
2010 1 1
2011 7 0
2012 5 0
2013 1 0
Total 19 1

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 26 January 2010 San Juan, Argentina  Costa Rica 1–0 3–2 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Estudiantes de La Plata
Bayern Munich
Atlético Madrid

International[edit]

Argentina

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SOSA" (in Spanish). clubatleticodemadrid.com. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jose Sosa KAP'a bildirildi". Hürriyet. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sosa completes switch to Napoli". Bayern Munich. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sosa wechselt nach Charkiw" (in German). kicker.de. 26 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Exóticos destinos para José Sosa y Felipe Melo" (in Spanish). mercafutbol.com. 22 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Atlético agree Sosa loan deal". AS. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ese martes no me lo voy a olvidar nunca" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 November 2008. 
  8. ^ "José Ernesto Sosa career stats". Football Database.eu. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "José Ernesto Sosa European stats". UEFA.com. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Argentine Primera Statistics". futbolxxi.com. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Sosa José Ernesto Serie A stats". LegaSerieA.it. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "José Ernesto Sosa". National Football Teams. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 

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