Sebastián Cejas

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cejas.
Sebastián Cejas
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Personal information
Full name Christian Sebastián Cejas
Date of birth (1975-04-21) 21 April 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Gualeguay, Argentina
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1985–1994 Newell's Old Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2001 Newell's Old Boys 172 (6)
2001–2002 Roma 0 (0)
2002 Siena (loan) 17 (0)
2002–2003 Ascoli 35 (1)
2003–2006 Fiorentina 55 (0)
2006 Empoli 6 (0)
2006–2007 Colo-Colo 50 (0)
2007 Gimnasia LP 18 (0)
2009 Pisa 12 (0)
2009–2011 Chacarita Juniors 19 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 March 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Christian Sebastián Cejas (born 21 April 1975) is an Argentine former footballer that played as goalkeeper and his last club was Chacarita Juniors of the Primera B Nacional. He also for clubs like Newell's Old Boys, Fiorentina and Colo-Colo and he is nicknamed Terremoto (Earthquake in English).

Career[edit]

Cejas began his career in 1994 in his native country Argentina, where he appeared in 170 games and scored six goals for Newell's Old Boys. From there he was transferred to Roma in 2001. While with Newell's Old Boys, Cejas was a regular with the first team. That was not the case while he was with Roma, where he never appeared in a match. Cejas was loaned out to the than Serie B club Siena, where he appeared in the last seventeen games of the season. From there he was transferred to a Serie B club Ascoli. There he appeared in 35 games and scored a rare goal for goalkeeper in Italian football.

Cejas was then sold to another Serie B squad Fiorentina. Prior to his arrival, Fiorentina had gained promotion from Serie C2 to Serie C1. However because of Caso Catania, Fiorentina gained promotion to Serie B. Cejas than helped complete the remarkable comeback of Fiorentina to Serie A. He appeared in 55 league games with the club before being sold to Empoli.

On 25 January 2006, Fiorentina acquired goalkeeper Gianluca Berti from Empoli in exchange for Cejas. However he only appeared in six games with Empoli before asking the club to terminate his contract. Cejas was upset that he had been dropped from the first team squad.

After Colo-Colo won the 2006 Apertura Championship in Chile, their goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, made a move to La Liga club Real Sociedad, leaving them without a goalkeeper. Colo-Colo then signed Cejas as a replacement and has since been a regular with the first team and appeared in the Copa Sudamericana 2006 with the club. Cejas has won two championships with Colo-Colo, the 2006 Clausura and 2007 Apertura.

In July 2008, Cejas joined Premier League club Hull City on trial, but did not receive an offer the Premier League newcomers. On 22 February 2009 Serie B club Pisa announced the signing of Cejas on a free transfer as a replacement for outgoing veternal keeper Daniele Balli.[2]

Family[edit]

His younger brother Mauro Cejas plays for Tecos UAG in Mexico.

Titles[edit]

Season Club Title
Clausura 2006 ChileColo-Colo Primera Division Chile Champion
Apertura 2007 ChileColo-Colo Primera Division Chile Champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile". FootballDatabase.eu. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "NUOVO ARRIVO IN CASA NERAZZURRA: DALL'ARGENTINA ECCO L'ESPERTO PORTIERE SEBASTIAN CEJAS" (in Italian). Pisa Calcio. 22 February 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2009. [dead link]

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