Nicolás Martín Pareja
Date of birth
19 January 1984
Place of birth
Buenos Aires, Argentina
1.81 m (5 ft
11 in) 1⁄ 2
Sevilla (loan from Spartak Moscow)
Argentinos Juniors 53
Spartak Moscow 47
Sevilla (loan) 0
Argentina U23 5
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2010
Nicolás Martín Pareja (born 19 January 1984) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Sevilla FC, on loan from Spartak Moscow, as a central defender.
Club career [ edit ]
Buenos Aires, Pareja was bought for €2 million by Anderlecht in 2006 as a replacement for Vincent Kompany. Despite some injury problems, Pareja became a reliable force in the central defence of Anderlecht, alongside [1 ] Roland Juhasz. He won the Belgian Jupiler League with Anderlecht in 2007. His performances resulted in a call up for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing where Argentina won the tournament with Pareja in the central defense.
His outstanding play at the tournament resulted in interest from the big European leagues, as
RCD Espanyol and Tottenham Hotspur were reported to have put an offer for Pareja at RSC Anderlecht. Espanyol won the struggle for Pareja, as Anderlecht and the team agreed a fee of €4.5 million for the player. He has been called up to the national team by Diego Maradona for a friendly against Russia as well as for World Cup Qualifiers against Brazil and Paraguay. [2 ]
In August 2010, he joined Russian giants
Spartak Moscow. [3 ]
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