Alejandro Martinuccio

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Alejandro Martinuccio
Alejandro Martinuccio 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full name Alejandro Hernán Martinuccio
Date of birth (1987-12-16) 16 December 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
River Plate
Nueva Chicago
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Nueva Chicago 17 (9)
2009–2011 Peñarol 56 (14)
2011–2015 Fluminense 14 (1)
2012 Villarreal (loan) 13 (1)
2012–2014 Cruzeiro (loan) 18 (4)
2014 Coritiba (loan) 13 (2)
2016–2017 Chapecoense 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 December 2016.

Alejandro Martinuccio (born 16 December 1987 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a striker.He currently is a free agent.

Chapecoense plane crash[edit]

On 28 November 2016, many of his current teammates at Chapecoense were involved in a plane crash, which killed most of the squad (17 died instantly after crash and two more a few hours later in hospital at Medellín). Martuniccio was not on the plane as he had been dropped from the team for the first final game against Atlético Nacional for the 2016 Copa Sudamericana, due to an injury.[1]

Career[edit]

Nueva Chicago[edit]

Martinuccio made his debut at Club Atlético Nueva Chicago in 2008 and after a remarkable individual performance with his team in the Primera B Metropolitana was transferred to Uruguayan's C.A. Peñarol.

Peñarol[edit]

Martinuccio playing for Peñarol.

Martinuccio helped Peñarol reach the 2011 Copa Libertadores Finals, in which Peñarol lost to Brazil's Santos. He had thirteen appearances and scored 2 goals in the competition.

Fluminense[edit]

After a good display of football in the 2011 Copa Libertadores, Fluminense signed Martinuccio on July 2011.[2]

Villarreal[edit]

Martinuccio joined Villarreal in January 2012 in a loan deal. He scored his first goal for Villarreal against Real Zaragoza on March 4.

Cruzeiro[edit]

On July 2012, Cruzeiro signed Martinuccio on a one-year loan from Fluminense.[3] He stayed there for another year until mid-2014 and won the 2013 Brazilian Série A and the 2014 Campeonato Mineiro. Although, due to injuries he could never establish himself in the team and returned to Fluminense.[4]

Coritiba[edit]

On June 2014 Martinuccio was loaned one more time, on this occasion to another Brazilian club, Coritiba.[5] Once again he struggled with injuries.[6]

Chapecoense[edit]

Without playing since November 2014 Chapecoense signed Alejandro on 30 April 2016. Martinuccio failed in medical exams at Ponte Preta before agreeing with Chapecoense. He had a chance to return to football after a series of serious injuries and surgeries on both legs.[7] Because of a new injury, Martinuccio missed the ill-fated team flight which crashed near Medellín, where 71 people died.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 20 December 2016[9][10]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nueva Chicago 2007–08 Primera B Nacional 8 0 0 0 8 0
2008–09 Primera B Metropolitana 9 9 0 0 9 9
Total 17 9 0 0 17 9
Peñarol 2009–10 Primera División 32 8 0 0 32 8
2010–11 24 6 0 0 17[a] 3 41 9
Total 56 14 0 0 17 3 73 17
Fluminense 2011 Série A 14 1 0 0 14 1
2012 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 1 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 14 1 0 0 1 0 15 1
Villarreal 2011-12 La Liga 13 1 2 0 13 1
Cruzeiro (loan) 2012 Série A 10 4 0 0 10 4
2013 7 0 2 0 9 0
2014 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 18 4 2 0 0 0 20 4
Coritiba (loan) 2014 Série A 13 2 2 0 15 2
Chapecoense 2016 Série A 8 1 2 0 0 0 10 1
2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0
Total 8 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 14 4
Career total 139 32 6 0 17 3 5 0 167 35
  1. ^ Four appearances and one goal in 2010 Copa Sudamericana, 13 appearances and two goals in 2011 Copa Libertadores
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Campeonato Carioca

Honours[edit]

Peñarol
Cruzeiro

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarin.com. "Accidente del Chapecoense: Alejandro Martinuccio, el único argentino del equipo, se salvó por una lesión". Clarin.com. Retrieved 2016-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Fluminense contrata Martinuccio". vitrineesportiva.com.br. July 20, 2011. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cruzeiro contrata Martinuccio por empréstimo de um ano". Estadão. July 5, 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cruzeiro não revova empréstimo de Martinuccio, e atacante volta ao Flu". globoesporte.com. May 29, 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Martinuccio realiza exames médicos antes de assinar com o Coritiba". globoesporte.com. June 27, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Situação de Martinuccio será reavaliada no Coritiba, diz Celso Roth". globoesporte.com. August 4, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Após exames e acerto, Martinuccio inicia tratamento na Chapecoense". globoesporte.com. March 1, 2016. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  8. ^ "El ex del Villarreal que se salvó al estar lesionado: "Siento un profundo dolor"" (in Spanish). Marca. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  9. ^ Alejandro Martinuccio at Soccerway. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  10. ^ Alejandro Martinuccio at ESPN FC

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