Mariano Fernández (footballer)

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Mariano Fernández
Personal information
Full name Mariano Antonio Fernández Farina
Date of birth (1978-09-02) 2 September 1978 (age 35)
Place of birth Lanús, Argentina
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Matera
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 Lanús 63 (4)
2000 Belgrano (loan) 11 (0)
2001–2002 Sturm Graz 19 (0)
2002–2003 Beira-Mar 31 (0)
2003–2004 Torino 28 (1)
2004–2005 Real Murcia 6 (1)
2005–2006 Córdoba 15 (1)
2006–2007 Nueva Chicago 8 (0)
2007–2008 Dinamo Bucharest 2 (0)
2008 Cisco Roma 11 (1)
2008–2009 Gela 29 (0)
2009–2010 Sorrento 28 (4)
2010–2011 Casale 12 (0)
2011 Cosenza (loan) 13 (0)
2011–2012 Siracusa 23 (1)
2012–2013 Paganese 23 (3)
2013– Matera 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mariano Antonio Fernández Farina (born 2 September 1978) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Italian Serie D club Matera.

Fernández spent over 10 seasons in European Union nations, especially in Italian lower divisions. Fernández also holds Spanish nationality.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Lanús, within the Greater Buenos Aires, Fernández started his professional career at Club Atlético Lanús. Since 2001–02 season he left Argentina for Europe, firstly for Austrian club Sturm Graz. In 2002–03 season he played for Portuguese Premier League club Beira-Mar. In 2003, he was signed by Italian Serie B club Torino Calcio, but on loan from Fénix,[2] believed to be a proxy for the third parties owner. In 2004–05 season he was signed by Spanish second division club Real Murcia.[1] However he only played 6 games. In 2005–06 season he joined Segunda División B club Córdoba.

Fernández returned to Argentina for Nueva Chicago. He only played 8 games in 2006–07 Primera División, all in the first half of the season (Apertura 2006). He was signed by Romanian Liga I club Dinamo Bucharest in 2007–08 Liga I but again only played a handful games, with 4 more games for Dinamo II. Fernández also played as an unused bench in 2007–08 UEFA Cup First Round.[3]

Italian Lega Pro[edit]

In January 2008 Fernández returned to Italy and spent rest of his career in Italian third and fourth division (Lega Pro). At first he was signed by Cisco Roma, then with Gela in 2008–09 season.

In July 2009 he was signed by Sorrento.[4] In August 2010 he left for Casale.[5] In January 2011 he was signed by Cosenza but the club bankrupted at the end of season.

On 31 August 2011 he was signed by third division club Siracusa with Giovanni Iodice moved to Casale Monferrato.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Inscripciones (2004–05 Periodo 1° Segunda División)". LFP (Spain) (in Spanish). ca. 31 August 2004. Archived from the original on 9 December 2004. Retrieved 9 December 2004. 
  2. ^ "Summer Transfer List 2003" (PDF). Lega Calcio (in Italian). ca. September 2003. Archived from the original on 12 November 2007.  [dead link]
  3. ^ http://en.archive.uefa.com/competitions/uefacup/history/season=2008/round=15118/match=301429/index.html
  4. ^ "UFFICIALE: Fernandez al Sorrento". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 16 July 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Inizia il campionato, prosegue la campagna acquisti!". AS Casale Calcio (in Italian). 13 August 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ultimi movimenti di mercato". AS Casale Calcio (in Italian). 31 August 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "IODICE AL CASALE. FERNANDEZ AL SIRACUSA". US Siracusa (in Italian). 31 August 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 

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