Cristian Maidana

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Cristian Maidana
Kristian Maidana.jpg
Maidana playing for Spartak Moscow in 2010
Personal information
Full name Cristian Óscar Maidana
Date of birth (1987-01-24) January 24, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Chaco Province, Argentina
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2004–2006 Banfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Banfield 41 (0)
2008–2011 Spartak Moscow 34 (3)
2009Recreativo (loan) 17 (1)
2011Huracán (loan) 14 (1)
2011–2014 Rangers de Talca 31 (1)
2012–2013Atlante (loan) 25 (3)
2013Argentinos Juniors (loan) 5 (0)
2014–2015 Philadelphia Union 54 (3)
2016 Houston Dynamo 30 (3)
2017 Al Ahli 6 (0)
2017 Rionegro Águilas 12 (0)
2018 Deportivo Capiatá 16 (3)
2019 CSA 1 (0)
2019– Olimpia 9 (1)
National team
2006 Argentina U20 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:59, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Cristian Óscar Maidana (born January 24, 1987) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a winger for Liga Nacional de Honduras club Olimpia.

Club career[edit]


Maidana made his professional debut for Banfield in 2006, and rapidly established himself as a regular first-team player.


In December 2007, the Argentine club reached an agreement with Spartak Moscow for Maidana's transfer to the Russian side for a $3.5 million fee.

On January 16, 2009 he was loaned to Recreativo Huelva.

In the second half of the year, he returned to Spartak but was seriously injured in his very first game after the comeback (a Russian Cup match against FC Moscow).

Latin America[edit]

On December 14, 2010, Maidana was loaned to Huracán, back in Argentina.[1]

In the middle of 2011 he signed with the club Rangers de Talca of Chile, being together with Gabriel Roth, star reinforcements for the talquino team which won promotion to the first division. In early 2012, renewed its link with Rangers for the next 2 seasons.

On July 19, 2012 the Rangers president, Richard Pini, confirmed his move to Atlante of Mexico. On July 26, 2012, Jose Antonio Garcia, CEO of Atlante confirmed his arrival at the club.[2]

For the 2013-2014 season Maidana returned to Argentina to play for Argentinos Juniors.

Philadelphia Union[edit]

Maidana signed with Major League Soccer club Philadelphia Union on January 15, 2014. His first goal for the Union was the winning goal in a 2-1 win at Sporting Kansas City on May 14, 2014.[3]

Houston Dynamo[edit]

On December 7, 2015, Maidana was traded to Houston Dynamo alongside teammate Andrew Wenger in exchange for allocation money and the #6 selection in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.[4]

International career[edit]

Maidana made his debut for Argentina U20 on May 18, 2006 in the Toulon Tournament in a 1-0 loss to China.[5] He traveled with Argentina for the 2006 World Cup as an extra player for training purposes.[6]


  1. ^ "Huracán abrió el libro de pases: contrató a Cristian Maidana". Cancha Llena (in Spanish). December 14, 2010. Retrieved December 14, 2010.
  2. ^ "Atlante annuncia a Cristian Maidana como su ultimo refuerzo". (in Spanish). July 26, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2012.
  3. ^ "Union add Maidana". January 15, 2014. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
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  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 20, 2009. Retrieved March 28, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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