Rogelio Funes Mori

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Funes and the second or maternal family name is Mori.
Rogelio Funes Mori
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Personal information
Full name Rogelio Gabriel Funes Mori
Date of birth (1991-03-05) 5 March 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Mendoza, Argentina
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Eskişehirspor (on loan from Benfica)
Number 18
Youth career
2001–2008 Associated Soccer Group
2008 FC Dallas
2008–2009 River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 River Plate 101 (20)
2013– Benfica 1 (0)
2013– Benfica B 10 (13)
2014− Eskişehirspor (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2011 Argentina U20 12 (4)
2012– Argentina 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Rogelio Gabriel Funes Mori (born 5 March 1991) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for Eskişehirspor on loan from Benfica. He is the twin brother of Ramiro Funes Mori.

Early life[edit]

Funes Mori was born in Mendoza, Mendoza Province, Argentina. In 2001, he moved to Workman Junior High and Arlington High School, playing soccer with his brother Ramiro. Funes Mori scored 40 goals in the 2008 season leading his team to District Champions and Area Finalist with a record of 24–2–1. Gabriel and Ramiro, who are identical twins, also played several seasons for the Associated Soccer Group (ASG) 91' team. His coach with ASG was Uche Okafor.[1]

After that, Chelsea scout Jorge Alvial scouted Rogelio and Ramiro on the first day of the reality show Sueño MLS, and spoke to his parents about a future tryout at Chelsea.[2][3] He participated in Sueño MLS and won the contest, therefore becoming part of FC Dallas.[4][5][6]

Club career[edit]

River Plate[edit]

Funes Mori began his professional career with River Plate in the Argentine Primera División on 6 December 2009, on a 1–3 defeat against Vélez Sársfield.[7] He played the last two games of that year at home against Racing Club and away to Tigre, scoring his first goal with the club in their visit to the latter.[8][9]

In the traditional pre-season encounters for the big clubs in Argentina, the Torneos de Verano, Funes Mori scored for River in a 3–1 victory over their rivals Boca Juniors in Mar del Plata's Copa Desafío.[10]

On 9 May, during the 2010 Clausura tournament, Funes Mori scored his first hat-trick for River Plate in a game against Racing Club. He achieved the three goals in only 24 minutes, breaking a personal 11-match streak without scoring a goal.[11] In the last game of the tournament, the forward scored River's only goal in a 1–5 loss to Tigre at home.[12][13]

In the first game of the 2010 Apertura, Funes Mori scored a 90th minute goal following an assist from Ariel Ortega to secure a 1–0 victory over Tigre.[14] This was his third goal in three games against that team. In the third fixture, against Independiente, Funes Mori scored two goals in the first half as River went on to win 3–2.[15] The forward scored his fourth goal of the season in the 1–0 victory over Arsenal de Sarandí.[16]

Benfica[edit]

On 10 August 2013, Funes Mori joined Benfica for five-year contract. River Plate received 2M€ from an investment group who kept a share of its economic right's, with Benfica receiving half, plus the sports rights.[17]

On 15 September, Funes Mori made his debut for the Benfica B side, scoring his first goal with the reds shirt. On 15 March, he scored four goals for the B side against Sporting Covilhã in a 4–0 win. On 9 July 2014, Funes Mori was loaned to Eskişehirspor in Turkey for one year, with the option to make the move permanent for a 3,5M € fee.[18]

International career[edit]

Funes Mori participated in the 2011 Sudamericano, scoring twice.[19][20] He made his debut for Argentina in the Superclásico de las Américas.[21]

International appearances and goals[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
River Plate 2009–10 19 5 19 5
2010–11 26 4 26 4
2011–12 21 4 5 2 26 6
2012–13 32 7 0 0 32 7
Total 98 20 5 2 103 22
Benfica 2013–14 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Benfica B 2013–14 9 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 12
Total 10 12 1 0 2 0 0 0 13 12
Career Total 108 32 6 2 2 0 0 0 116 34

Honours[edit]

Benfica

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former ASG Star Nets 11 Million Dollar Transfer". asgfc.com. 
  2. ^ "Manchester United eyeing up move for Argentinian Funes Mori". dailystar.co.uk. 16 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chelsea let Argentine sensation Funes Mori slip through net". tribalfootball.com. 29 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Rogelio Funes Mori podría jugar en la selección de los Estados Unidos" [Funes Mori could play for US Soccer national team]. infobae.com. 19 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rogelio Funes Mori to Manchester United?". hastaelgolsiempre.com. 18 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Sueño MLS Past Winners". mlssoccer.com. 
  7. ^ "Torneo Apertura 2009: round 17 scores and scorers". hastaelgolsiempre.com. 7 December 2009. 
  8. ^ "Torneo Apertura 2009: round 19 scores, scorers and Monday goal". hastaelgolsiempre.com. 15 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "FormerASG Player, Gabriel Funes, scores for River Plate". asgfc.com. 
  10. ^ "River Plate derrota o Boca Juniors e conquista Torneio de Mar del Plata" [River Plate beats Boca Juniors and wins Tournament Mal Del Plata]. globoesporte.globo.com. 21 January 2010. 
  11. ^ "Funes Mori desencanta e marca três no clássico contra o Racing" [Funes Mori scores three in the classic against Racing]. futebolportenho.com.br. 9 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "Clausura 2010: Round 19 Saturday goals". hastaelgolsiempre.com. 16 May 2010. 
  13. ^ "Highlights: Clausura 2011 Argentina – Fecha 1". southamerican-futbol.blogspot.pt. 15 February 2011. 
  14. ^ "Funes Mori faz gol nos acréscimos e River vence o Tigre por 1 a 0" [Funes Mori scores in overtime and River beat Tigre for 1–0]. futnet.com.br. 8 August 2010. 
  15. ^ "River beat Independiente 3–2; Boca lose 2–0 against All Boys". www.buenosairesherald.com. 23 August 2010. 
  16. ^ "River Plate Coach Angel Cappa Laughs Off Criticism After Slim Victory Over Arsenal De Sarandi". goal.com. 13 September 2010. 
  17. ^ "Former Sueño MLS winner Rogelio Funes Mori continues his adventures through world soccer". mlssoccer.com. 10 August 2013. 
  18. ^ "Funes Mori Eskişehirspor'da". eskisehirspor.org (in Turkish). 9 July 2014. 
  19. ^ "Squad for South American Youth Championship announced". Mundo Albiceleste. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  20. ^ "Gabriel Funes Mori – Leading Argentina's Under 20s From the Front". argentinafootballworld.com. 30 January 2011. 
  21. ^ "Superclasico de las Americas 2012". football-lineups.com. 

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