Marcelo Sosa

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Marcelo Sosa
Marcelo Sosa.jpg
Sosa in action for Peñarol
Personal information
Full name Marcelo Fabián Sosa Farías
Date of birth (1978-02-06) 6 February 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2003 Danubio 155 (17)
2004 Spartak Moscow 8 (0)
2004–2006 Atlético Madrid 28 (0)
2005–2006 Osasuna (loan) 11 (0)
2006 River Plate (loan) 2 (0)
2007 Nacional Montevideo 22 (1)
2008–2009 Tecos UAG 35 (0)
2009–2010 Peñarol 20 (2)
2011–2012 Racing Montevideo 28 (1)
2012–2013 Danubio 18 (0)
National team
2003–2005 Uruguay 27 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sosa and the second or maternal family name is Farías.

Marcelo Fabián Sosa Farías (born 6 February 1978) is an Uruguayan footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder.

His nickname is "Pato", Spanish for duck, and he played professionally for several clubs in five different countries.

Club career[edit]

Born in Montevideo, Sosa started his career at Danubio FC, being a mainstay for several seasons. In January 2004 he joined FC Spartak Moscow on a four-year deal, but only six months later he moved to Atlético de Madrid in Spain on a free transfer, signing a three-year link with the La Liga club.

Although he appeared in 28 league games during the campaign, Sosa failed to impress, being loaned to fellow league side CA Osasuna where he was used rarely during the Navarrese's historical season (a fourth place). He added two contests in the UEFA Cup.

After another loan, at Club Atlético River Plate in January 2007, Sosa was allowed to join hometown's Club Nacional de Football on another free transfer, despite still having a six-month contract left with Atlético Madrid. On 7 January 2008, Tecos UAG officially presented him to the Guadalajara-area media.

In the 2009 summer 31-year-old Sosa returned to his country, signing with national powerhouse Club Atlético Peñarol. In early February 2011 he joined fellow top division team Racing Club de Montevideo, on a six-month contract.[1]

International career[edit]

Having first appeared for Uruguay in 2003, Sosa represented the nation at the 2004 Copa América, playing in all the matches for a final third-place.[2]


  1. ^ Pato a la escuelita (Pato to school); Fútbol, 4 February 2011 (Spanish)
  2. ^ Copa América 2004; at RSSSF

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