Delgado playing for Monterrey in 2012
|Full name||César Fabián Delgado Godoy|
|Date of birth||18 August 1981|
|Place of birth||Rosario, Argentina|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 April 2015.
César Fabián Delgado Godoy (born 18 August 1981 in Rosario) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Rosario Central. His nickname "El Chelito" is derived from that of Marcelo Delgado (known as "El Chelo") because of their same last name. He also holds Mexican citizenship.
Born in Rosario, Argentina, Delgado started his career at Rosario Central. He joined Cruz Azul for the 2003 Apertura, where he finished with 16 appearances and eight goals. Delgado made 21 appearances in the subsequent Apertura, again scoring eight goals. In the 2004 Apertura, Delgado scored another six goals in 15 games.
On 8 January 2008 he was sold to French giants Lyon for €11 million. He made his Ligue 1 debut on 20 January 2008 against RC Lens. Delgado came on as an 85th-minute substitute Lisandro López on 21 October 2009 against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League and scored the winning goal in a 2–1 victory. It was Lyon's first win in the UEFA Champions League against English opposition.
On 10 June 2011, Delgado was sold to CF Monterrey, and participated in the 2011 Mexican League Apertura, CONCACAF Champions League and Club World Cup tournaments.
|2001–2002||Rosario Central||Argentina||Primera División Argentina||27||3|
|2002–2003||Rosario Central||Argentina||Primera División Argentina||38||11|
|2003–2004||Cruz Azul||Mexico||Primera División de México||37(29)||16(13)|
|2004–2005||Cruz Azul||Mexico||Primera División de México||33(29)||16(14)|
|2005–2006||Cruz Azul||Mexico||Primera División de México||38(32)||18(18)|
|2006–2007||Cruz Azul||Mexico||Primera División de México||27(25)||7(7)|
|2007–2008||Cruz Azul||Mexico||Primera División de México||24||9|
|2011–2012||CF Monterrey||Mexico||Primera División de México||69||15|
National team statistics
|Argentina national team|
- "Lyon ready to recruit Delgado". UEFA.com. 8 January 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2008.
- César Delgado at National-Football-Teams.com
- Career details at Irish Times
- Profile at goal.com
- Video compilation at Recontra Golazo
- César Delgado Liga MX stats at Medio Tiempo.com (Spanish)