Marcelo Estigarribia

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Estigarribia and the second or maternal family name is Balmori.
Marcelo Estigarribia
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Personal information
Full name Marcelo Alejandro Estigarribia Balmori
Date of birth (1987-09-21) 21 September 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Fernando de la Mora, Paraguay
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left Winger
Club information
Current team
Atalanta
(on loan from Deportivo Maldonado)
Number 20
Youth career
Unión Pacífico
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Sport Colombia 10 (0)
2006–2008 Cerro Porteño 45 (6)
2008–2011 Le Mans 12 (0)
2010–2011 Newell's Old Boys (loan) 45 (0)
2011– Deportivo Maldonado 0 (0)
2011–2012 Juventus (loan) 14 (1)
2012-2013 Sampdoria (loan) 34 (2)
2013–2014 Chievo Verona (loan) 16 (0)
2014 Atalanta (loan) 12 (1)
National team
2007 Paraguay U-20
2008– Paraguay 32 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 February 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 July 2013

Marcelo Alejandro Estigarribia Balmori (born 21 September 1987 in Fernando de la Mora) is a Paraguayan footballer who plays for Serie A side Atalanta, on loan from Deportivo Maldonado.

Estigarribia has been known since youth as Chelo,[1] as a diminutive of his name Marcelo.[2] He also has an Italian passport by way of his mother.[3]

Biography[edit]

He was born and raised in Fernando de la Mora, one kilometer away from the Paraguayan capital Asunción.[2] He comes from a strongly Catholic family.[2]

Career[edit]

Club Unión Pacífico[edit]

Estigarribia started his career in the youth divisions of Club Unión Pacífico before moving to Sport Colombia where he made his professional debut at the age of 17.[4]

Le Mans[edit]

In 2006 he moved to Paraguayan side Cerro Porteño, and in August 2008 he was transferred to Le Mans of the Ligue 1.[5]

Newell's Old Boys[edit]

On 27 December 2009, Newell's Old Boys signed the versatile Paraguayan midfielder on loan from French side Le Mans UC for 18 months.[6] In June 2011, it was reported that Scottish Premier League club Rangers were chasing Estigarribia when their boss Ally McCoist spent a week scouting in Argentina.[7]

Juventus[edit]

On 28 August 2011, Estigarribia moved to Juventus F.C. on a season loan for a 0.5 million euro fee, with an option of making the transfer permanent for 5 million euros at the end of the season, from a proxy club Deportivo Maldonado.[8][9] He made his debut as a substitute against Chievo and got his first start against Genoa. He scored his first goal for Juventus against Napoli where the match ended in a 3–3 tie.

Sampdoria[edit]

On 4 August 2012, Estigarribia moved to U.C. Sampdoria on a season loan for a 0.7 million euro fee, with the option of making his stay with Sampdoria permanent for 5 million euros at the end of the season.[10][11] He made his debut with Blucerchiati against A.C. Milan, winning 0-1. Mexican media stated that Tigres UANL is interested in Estigarribia for the Apertura 2013 tournament.=

International career[edit]

He received his first cap in the friendly match against Côte d'Ivoire on 22 May 2008. He scored his first international goal in a friendly match against South Africa on March 31, 2010. His performances in the Copa America 2011 prompted Italian giants Juventus to make a move for him.

International goals[edit]

Honours[edit]

Juventus

Club Statistics[edit]

As of 31 January 2014[12]
Team League Season League Cup Europe Other Cups Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Juventus Serie A 2011–12 14 1 4 0 - - - - 18 1
Juventus Total 14 1 4 0 - - - - 18 1
Sampdoria Serie A 2012–13 34 2 1 0 - - - - 35 3
Sampdoria Total 34 2 1 0 - - - - 35 2
Chievo Serie A 2013–14 16 0 1 0 - - - - 17 0
Chievo Total 16 0 1 0 - - - - 17 0
Career Total 64 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 70 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Il violoncello" suona per la Juve". Juventus Football Club. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Enrico Zambruno (December 2011). "Estigarribia: "Qui realizzerò il mio sueño"". Hurrà Juventus. pp. 10–11. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Andrea Bonino (25 August 2011). "Juve, esterni ok: ecco Estigarribia". La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Fútbol paraguayo: Marcelo Estigarribia se sumará al Le Mans". Espanol.upi.com. 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  5. ^ ""Chelo" se hace francés". Abc.com.py. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  6. ^ "El volante paraguayo Marcelo Estigarribia podría ir a Newells". Paraguay.com. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  7. ^ "Rangers want Paraguay star Marcelo Estigarribia and Crystal Palace ace Neil Danns". Daily Record. 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  8. ^ "Agreement with Deportivo Maldonado for the temporary acquisition of the player Marcelo Estigarribia". Juventus FC. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Transferts – ETE Saison 2011/2012". LFP (France) (in French). Archived from the original on 30 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  10. ^ Futbol Italia Staff (August 4, 2012). "Estigarribia from Juve to Samp?". Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Estigarribia resta in Italia: è ormai fatta con la Sampdoria, si limano i dettagli". breakingnews. August 4, 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Kwadwo Asamoah Bio, Stats, News". ESPNsoccernet. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 

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