Daniel Montenegro

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Daniel Montenegro
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Personal information
Full name Daniel Gastón Montenegro Casella
Date of birth (1979-03-28) 28 March 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Huracán 79 (19)
1999 Independiente 19 (7)
2000–2002 Marseille 6 (1)
2000–2001 Zaragoza (loan) 28 (2)
2001–2002 Osasuna (loan) 10 (0)
2002 Huracán (loan) 18 (11)
2002–2003 Independiente 37 (7)
2003–2004 River Plate 30 (5)
2004–2005 Saturn 24 (2)
2005–2006 River Plate 29 (6)
2006–2009 Independiente 104 (41)
2009–2012 América 128 (24)
2013–2014 Independiente 77 (14)
2015– Huracán 19 (3)
National team
1999 Argentina U20 4 (0)
2007–2009 Argentina 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 May 2014.

Daniel Gastón Montenegro Casella (born 28 March 1979) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Club Atlético Huracán mainly as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Buenos Aires, Montenegro began his professional career at Club Atlético Huracán in 1997. He subsequently signed for Club Atlético Independiente, going on to represent the club on three different spells and teaming up with sibling Ariel in the first.

In the 1999 January transfer window Montenegro moved to France with Olympique de Marseille, being loaned several times by the Ligue 1 side for the duration of his contract, namely to clubs in Spain (Real Zaragoza – where he contributed with four matches to the club's conquest of the Copa del Rey – and CA Osasuna, both in La Liga). He then played in quick succession for Independiente and Club Atlético River Plate, before spending parts of two seasons in the Russian Premier League with FC Saturn Moscow Oblast.

Montenegro returned to his main club for the 2006–07 season, going on to often act as the Avellaneda club's team captain and scoring in double digits in three of his first four years, including a career-best 15 goals in the 2008–09 campaign. In 2009, he moved abroad again, signing with Mexico's Club América for $3 million after lengthy negotiations; he made his unofficial debut vs Chelsea in a friendly, and made his officiail debut for his new team against Deportivo Toluca FC, scoring from his own half in a 7–2 routing. Montenegro played 3 years with América playing from 2009 up until 2012, playing 128 official matches and scoring a total of 24 goals.

In 2012, aged 33, Montenegro re-joined Independiente, playing 77 matches and scoring 14 goals. After he officially signed with Huracán in 2015.

International career[edit]

Montenegro represented the Argentina under-20 team at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship,[1] and made his debut with the full side on 18 April 2007, against Chile.

He gained the last of his three caps on 1 April 2009, appearing as a late substitute in the Albiceleste's 1–6 loss in Bolivia for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.[2]


River Plate


Montenegro's older brother, Ariel, was also a footballer and a midfielder. They shared teams at Independiente, and he spent most of his career in Spain.[3]


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