Cristian Ansaldi

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Cristian Ansaldi
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Ansaldi with Rubin Kazan
Personal information
Full name Cristian Daniel Ansaldi[1]
Date of birth (1986-09-20) 20 September 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Full-back
Club information
Current team
Torino
(on loan from Internazionale)
Number 15
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Newell's Old Boys 29 (2)
2008–2013 Rubin Kazan 128 (2)
2013–2016 Zenit Saint Petersburg 9 (1)
2014–2015Atlético Madrid (loan) 7 (0)
2015–2016Genoa (loan) 24 (0)
2016 Genoa 0 (0)
2016– Internazionale 21 (0)
2017–Torino (loan) 25 (1)
National team
2009– Argentina 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2014

Cristian Daniel Ansaldi (born 20 September 1986) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a full-back for Italian club Torino, on loan from Internazionale, and the Argentina national team.[2]

A defender who plays with both feet, he is equally at ease as a right or left back.[3]

Club career[edit]

Newell's Old Boys[edit]

Born in Rosario, Ansaldi started his professional career in 2005 and quickly progressed to become a regular player in the Newell's Old Boys first team.

Rubin Kazan[edit]

In January 2008, he was sold to Rubin Kazan, with whom he won the Russian Premier League in 2008 and 2009.

Zenit[edit]

Ansaldi left Rubin Kazan for Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2013.

Atlético (loan)[edit]

On 1 August 2014, he went on loan to Atlético Madrid for the upcoming La Liga season.[3] Nine days later, his hip collided with the head of teammate Mario Suárez in a friendly at VfL Wolfsburg, causing to the latter a brain injury.[4]

He made his competitive debut in the first leg of the 2014 Supercopa de España on 19 August, a 1–1 draw away to Real Madrid, in which he came on after 64 minutes for fellow debutant Guilherme Siqueira.[5]

Genoa[edit]

He went on loan to Genoa for the 2015–16 season, the loan contract included the buyout option. The transfer was made permanent on 31 May 2016 when the club activated the €4 million clause.[6]

On 22 June 2016 Ansaldi agreed on a contract with Internazionale, under the assumption that Genoa would trigger the buyout option in the loan contract, and sell him on to Inter. However, Genoa did not make the payment to Zenit St. Petersburg by the deadline of 30 June 2016 and the player rights reverted to Zenit, as his Zenit contract was valid until the summer of 2017.[7] Despite this unexpected outcome, Ansaldi still represented Inter against WSG Wattens on 9 July 2016, the first pre-season friendly. He was included in the pre-season tour in the US. On 29 July, Zenit announced that they finalised the transfer deal with Genoa.[8]

Internazionale[edit]

On 30 July, Ansaldi joined Internazionale on a permanent deal from Genoa, with Diego Laxalt moved to opposite direction.[9] He suffered a ligament injury shortly after joining which kept him out for several weeks.[10] Ansaldi played his first game for the team on 29 September 2016 in a 3–1 loss against Sparta Prague in the first match of 2016–17 UEFA Europa League Group K.[11] Ansaldi concluded his first Internazionale season by making 26 appearances in all competitions, including 21 in league. He was sent off during the match against Palermo,[12] provided his first and only assist in the 2–2 draw at Torino.[13]

Ansaldi was an unused substitute in Inter's first two 2017–18 Serie A matches before joining Torino on loan.[14]

Torino[edit]

On 31 August 2017, Ansaldi joined Torino on a two-year loan deal, with the agreement including an obligation to buy the player permanently.[14] He made his debut for Torino on 20 September 2017, away against Udinese, won 3–2. He scored his first goal for the club on 31 March 2018, in a 4–0 win against Cagliari.[15]

International career[edit]

He was called for Argentina on 14 November 2009, for a friendly game against Spain.

In May 2018 he was named in Argentina’s 23 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 20 May 2018
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Newell's Old Boys 2005–06 Argentine Primera División 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2006–07 9 2 0 0 0 0 9 2
2007–08 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Total 28 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 2
Rubin Kazan 2008 Russian Premier League 27 1 1 0 28 1
2009 25 1 2 0 5 0 32 1
2010 20 0 0 0 10 0 1[a] 0 31 0
2011–12 27 0 3 0 8 1 38 1
2012–13 25 0 0 0 9 0 1[b] 0 35 0
2013–14 4 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
Total 128 2 6 0 34 1 2 0 170 3
Zenit St. Petersburg 2013–14 Russian Premier League 9 1 0 0 4 0 13 1
Atlético Madrid 2014–15 La Liga 7 0 0 0 3 0 1[c] 0 11 0
Zenit St. Petersburg 2015–16 Russian Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[d] 0 1 0
Total (2 spells) 9 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 14 1
Genoa 2015–16 Serie A 24 0 1 0 25 0
Internazionale 2016–17 21 0 2 0 3 0 26 0
Torino 2017–18 25 1 0 0 25 1
Career total 242 6 9 0 44 1 4 0 299 7
  1. ^ One appearance in the Russian Super Cup
  2. ^ One appearance in the Russian Super Cup
  3. ^ One appearance in Supercopa de España
  4. ^ One appearance in the Russian Super Cup

International[edit]

As of 18 November 2014[17]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Argentina
2009 1 0
2011 1 0
2013 1 0
2014 2 1
Total 5 1

International goals[edit]

International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 12 November 2014 Boleyn Ground, London, England 4  Croatia 1–1 2–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Rubin Kazan[2]

Atlético Madrid[2]

Zenit Saint Petersburg[2]

  • Russian Super Cup: 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: Argentina" (PDF). FIFA. 10 June 2018. p. 1. Retrieved 10 June 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c d Cristian Ansaldi at Soccerway
  3. ^ a b "Acuerdo con el Zenit para la cesión de Ansaldi [Agreement with Zenit for the loan of Ansaldi]" (in Spanish). Atlético Madrid. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Gaughan, Jack (11 August 2014). "Mario Suarez suffers distressing brain injury as Atletico Madrid beat Wolfsburg". Daily Mail. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Spanish Super Copa: Real Madrid and Atletico draw 1–1 in first leg". Sky Sports News. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Genoa buy Ansaldi from Zenit". Football Italia. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ansaldi is coming back to Zenit" (in Russian). Sport Express. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Кристиан Ансальди продолжит карьеру в Италии" [Christian Ansaldi will continue his career in Italy]. Zenit Saint Petersburg (in Russian). 29 July 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Ansaldi joins Inter as Laxalt moves to Genoa". inter.it. 30 July 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Ansaldi: 'Injury not serious'". Football Italia. 30 July 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "SPARTA PRAGUE 3–1 INTER: DE BOER'S MEN BEATEN AGAIN IN EUROPA LEAGUE". Goal.com. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  12. ^ "Palermo vs. Internazionale 0 – 1". Soccerway. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Torino 2–2 Inter Milan". BBC Sport. 18 March 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "ANSALDI JOINS TORINO" (Press release). F.C. Internazionale Milano. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017. 
  15. ^ https://www.gazzetta.it/Calcio/Serie-A/Cagliari/31-03-2018/serie-a-cagliari-torino-0-4-iago-ljajic-ansaldi-obi-fanno-gioire-mazzarri-260169533088.shtml
  16. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/revealed-every-world-cup-2018-squad-23-man-preliminary-lists/oa0atsduflsv1nsf6oqk576rb
  17. ^ a b "Cristian Ansaldi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 20 January 2018. 

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