Cristian Ansaldi

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Cristian Ansaldi
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Ansaldi with Rubin Kazan
Personal information
Full name Cristian Daniel Ansaldi
Date of birth (1986-09-20) 20 September 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
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)
2014–2015 Atlético Madrid (loan) 7 (0)
2015–2016 Genoa (loan) 24 (0)
2016– Internazionale 0 (0)
National team
2009– Argentina 5 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016.

Cristian Daniel Ansaldi (born 20 September 1986) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Internazionale. A defender who plays with both feet, he is equally at ease as a right or left back.[1]

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 for €3.6 million, with whom he won the Russian Premier League in 2008 and 2009.


Ansaldi left Rubin Kazan for Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2013.[citation needed]

Atlético (loan)[edit]

On 1 August 2014, he went on loan to Atlético Madrid for the upcoming La Liga season.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

Genoa (loan)[edit]

He went on loan to Genoa for the 2015–16 season, the loan contract included the buyout option.

On 22 June 2016 the Argentine full back agreed on a contract with Internazionale under the assumption that Genoa will trigger the buyout option in the loan contract, and sell him on to Inter. However, Genoa did not make the payment to FC Zenit St. Petersburg by the deadline of 30 June 2016 and the player rights reverted back to Zenit as his Zenit contract was valid until the summer of 2017.[4] However, 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 it was announced by the Russian club that they finalised the transfer deal with Genoa.[5]


On 30 July, Ansaldi joined Inter on a permanent deal, with Diego Laxalt moved to opposite direction.[6]

International career[edit]

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

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Argentina's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 November 2014 Boleyn Ground, London, England  Croatia


Rubin Kazan
Atlético Madrid
Zenit Saint Petersburg


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