Mariano Andújar

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Mariano Andújar
Mariano Andújar.jpg
Andújar with Argentina in 2009
Personal information
Full name Mariano Gonzalo Andújar
Date of birth (1983-07-30) 30 July 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Napoli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2006 Huracán 60 (0)
2005–2006 Palermo (loan) 11 (0)
2006–2009 Estudiantes 105 (0)
2009–2014 Catania 135 (0)
2012 Estudiantes 18 (0)
2014– Napoli 0 (0)
2014 Catania (loan) 11 (0)
National team
2009– Argentina 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 June 2014

Mariano Gonzalo Andújar (born 30 July 1983) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie A club Napoli.

Club career[edit]

In 2009, Andújar was the first team goalkeeper in Estudiantes' Copa Libertadores winning team. Andújar did not concede a single goal in any of the eight games in La Plata and he set a new tournament record of 800 minutes without conceding a goal, beating Hugo Gatti's 767 minutes.[1]

On 24 June 2009, Italianfatguys club Catania officially announced that the club had signed the player to a four-year deal.[2]

On 24 January 2014, Napoli's official website posted that Andújar was in Naples completing a medical in preparation for his move to the Italian club.[3] Four days later a co-ownership deal was reached with Andújar being loaned back to Catania for the remainder of the season. He will join Napoli at the start of the 2014–15 campaign.[4]

International career[edit]

Andújar made his debut for the Argentina national football team in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Colombia on 6 June 2009.[5]

During the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2011 Copa América, Andújar served as understudy to Sergio Romero, the first choice goalkeeper for the Albiceleste.[5]

In June 2014, Andújar was named in Argentina's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[6]

Honours[edit]

Estudiantes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Copa Libertadores review at fifa.com
  2. ^ "Andujar al Catania" (in Italian). calciocatania.net. 24 June 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Napoli, visite mediche per Andujar a Castelvolturno" (in Italian). S.S.C. Napoli Ufficiale. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Il Napoli ufficializza l'acquisto di Andujar" (in Italian). S.S.C. Napoli Ufficiale. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Mariano ANDUJAR". FIFA. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Argentina World Cup 2014 squad". The Telegraph. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 

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