Ariel Montenegro

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Ariel Montenegro
Personal information
Full name Ariel Alfredo Montenegro Casella
Date of birth (1975-11-03) 3 November 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 San Lorenzo 85 (11)
1998 Belgrano 19 (7)
1999–2000 Independiente 40 (5)
2000–2005 Córdoba 129 (19)
2005–2006 Pontevedra 17 (1)
2006 Numancia 19 (8)
2006–2008 Hércules 56 (8)
2008–2009 Gimnasia Jujuy 12 (2)
2009–2010 Lucena 25 (2)
2010–2012 Peñarroya
Total 402 (63)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ariel Alfredo Montenegro Casella (born 3 November 1975) is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

He also held an Italian passport, and spent most of his career in Spain, amassing Segunda División totals of 204 games and 35 goals over the course of eight seasons, mainly at the service of Córdoba.

Football career[edit]

Born in Buenos Aires, Montenegro played in his country for San Lorenzo de Almagro, Club Atlético Belgrano and Club Atlético Independiente, teaming up with sibling Daniel in the latter. In 2000, he moved to Spain, signing with Segunda División's Córdoba CF and remaining in the country the following eight years, without however making his debuts in La Liga; he also teamed up for CD Numancia and Hércules CF in the category.

In the latter nation, Montenegro represented Pontevedra CF and Lucena CF in Segunda División B, returning to his homeland in between to play for Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy. In 2010, he moved back to Spain and joined lowly Peñarroya CF, retiring at nearly 37 after one season with the club – his second – in the regional championships.

Personal life[edit]

Montenegro's younger brother, Daniel, was also a footballer and a midfielder. He too played in Spain, and was an Argentine international.[1]


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