Marcelo Larrondo

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Páez and the second or maternal family name is Larrondo.
Marcelo Larrondo
Personal information
Full name Marcelo Alejandro Páez Larrondo
Date of birth (1988-08-16) August 16, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Tunuyán, Argentina
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre-forward
Club information
Current team
Number 9
Youth career
2002–2006 Desamparados
2006–2007 River Plate
2008–2009 Siena
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 River Plate 0 (0)
2007–2008 Siena 59 (8)
2008–2013 Fiorentina (loan) 7 (2)
2013– Torino 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 September 2014

Marcelo Alejandro Páez Larrondo (born August 16 1988) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Serie A club Torino as a centre-forward.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He began his career with Sportivo Desamparados, with whom he won the Torneo Argentino A in 2006. In June 2007, he was purchased by River Plate. He participated in the 2008 Viareggio Tournament where he scored four goals in three games; however, he never broke into the first team.


In the summer of 2008, he was signed by Siena[1] where he trained with the primavera (under-20 squad). That year, the Siena under-20 reached the finals of the Campionato Primavera, where he scored two goals in the quarter-finals. He made his debut for the first team in a Serie A match between Siena and Lazio, ending 1–1.[2]

On 12 November 2009, he scored the second goal in a 2–0 victory over Grosseto during Coppa Italia. He scored his first goal in Serie A on 21 March 2010 during Siena-Bologna, ending 1–0. At the end of the season Siena were relegated to Serie B. He scored his first goal in Serie B during a 2–1 home victory over Reggina. At the end of the season, Siena were promoted to Serie A, with Larrondo contributing 6 goals in 27 appearances.


On 18 January 2013, Larrondo was signed by Fiorentina on loan basis for €300,000, with the option to purchase 50% of his contract for €1 million.[3] He made his debut with the Viola on 3 February 2013 against Parma as a substitute for Luca Toni.[4] He scored his first; the winning goal for Fiorentina during a 2–1 defeat of Chievo Verona.[5] He scored again during a 2–0 victory over Atalanta. At the end of the season, he returned to Siena.[6]


On 30 July 2013, he was sold to Torino under a co-ownership agreement,[7][8] with whom he signed a three year contract with an option for a fourth.[9] He debuted 17 August 2013 in the third round of Coppa Italia, lost 1–2 against Pescara.

In only his third appearance, Larrondo broke his foot in a 2–2 draw with Milan - causing him to miss much of the season.[10] He also required stitches after an alleged elbow from Nigel de Jong.[11] He returned 9 February 2014, but was injured once again in March.[12] He scored his first goal for Torino in the final game of the season against his former team, Fiorentina (2–2).

On 20 June 2014, the co-ownership agreement with Siena was resolved in favour of Torino.[13] On 31 July he scored two goals in the preliminaries of the Europa League against Brommapojkarna.[14]


Sportivo Desamparados: Apertura 2006


  1. ^ "UFFICIALE: Del Grosso e Larrondo al Siena". Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "SIENA-LAZIO 1-1". Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "FIORENTINA 2 PARMA 0". Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "FIORENTINA 2 CHIEVOVERONA 1". Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  6. ^ [2][dead link]
  7. ^ [3][dead link]
  8. ^ "Larrondo passa al Torino". Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Larrondo: "Felice di essere a Torino!"". Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Torino vs. Milan - 14 September 2013 - Soccerway". Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Larrondo broke foot with Milan - Football Italia". Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Convocati Toro, out Larrondo". Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "Barreto e Larrondo al Toro". TORINO FC 1906 SITO UFFICIALE. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Europa League, Torino in scioltezza: 3-0 al Brommapojkarna". 

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