David Abraham (footballer)

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David Abraham
David Abraham.jpg
Abraham training for FC Basel
Personal information
Full name David Ángel Abraham
Date of birth (1986-07-16) 16 July 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Chabás, Argentina
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Eintracht Frankfurt
Number 19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Independiente 70 (2)
2007–2008 Gimnàstic 36 (3)
2008–2012 FC Basel 104 (8)
2012–2013 Getafe 9 (0)
2013–2015 1899 Hoffenheim 46 (2)
2015– Eintracht Frankfurt 53 (1)
National team
2005 Argentina U20 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 25 March 2017 (UTC).

David Ángel Abraham (born 16 July 1986) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for German club Eintracht Frankfurt,[1] as a central defender.

Career[edit]

Born in Chabás, Abraham began his career with Independiente in 2005, becoming a first-team regular during his first season. At this time, he was called up to the Argentina squad to play at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands. Argentina won the tournament with a squad that included Sergio Agüero, Fernando Gago and Lionel Messi.

In 2007, Abraham moved to Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the Spanish second division. But after failing to gain promotion to La Liga he left the club.

Abraham signed a four-year contract with Swiss champions FC Basel on 18 July 2008. He made his debut on 18 July 2008, in a 2–1 win over BSC Young Boys at the Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf.[2] He played his first European game in a Basel shirt on 30 July 2008 in a 1–1 Champions League Qualifying match draw against IFK Göteborg at Ullevi. His first goal for Basel was in a UEFA Champions League group match against FC Shakhtar Donetsk at St. Jakob-Park on 16 September 2008. The match ended 2–1 for Shakhtar.

Abraham won the national Double with Basel in the 2009–10 season and the Swiss Super League Championship in the 2010–11 season. He scored his first league goal for Basel on 24 July 2010 in the last minute of the away game against FC Sion to give his club a 2–1 victory.[3] At the end of the 2011–12 season Abraham won his second Double with the club, the League Championship title[4] and the Swiss Cup.[5]

On 29 May 2012, it was confirmed that Abraham has agreed to join Getafe on a four-year contract.[6][7] In January 2013, Abraham agreed to join German side Hoffenheim,[8] he scored his first goal for the club on 27 May 2013 in the Bundesliga play-off against Kaiserslautern.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Gimnàstic
Basel

International[edit]

Argentina U20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ich will fuer weniger gegentore sorgen" (in German). Bild.de. 2015. Retrieved 14 Jul 2015. 
  2. ^ Weber, Dominik (18 July 2008). "2:1-Auftaktsieg beim Vize-Meister! FCB dreht Spiel in den letzten Minuten" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "FCB besiegt den FC Sion in letzter Minute mit 2:1!" (in German). FC Basel 1893. 24 July 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Meister, Remo (29 April 2012). "Der 15. Meistertitel für den FCB – die Bilanz einer grandiosen Saison" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Matchtelegram FC Basel 1893 5:3 FC Luzern" (in German). football.ch. 2012. Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "El Getafe hace oficiales los fichajes de Abraham y Lafita" (in Spanish). marca.com. 29 May 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Getafe sign Ángel Lafita from Real Zaragoza". Footballcracy. 4 June 2012. Archived from the original on 8 June 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "TSG holt David Abraham aus Getafe" (in German). TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Match Report, Copa Catalunya Final: Gimnastic - FC Barcelona 2 -1 ( 0-0 )". fcbarcelonablog.com. 11 September 2007. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Spain - List of Cup Winners of Catalonia". RSSF. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c d e "D. Abraham". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "FC Basel gehen die Stürmer aus". Badische Zeitung. 14 July 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Basel und YB heizen sich gegenseitig ein". Tages Anzeiger. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Match report: Argentina - Nigeria 2:1 (1:0)". FIFA.com. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 

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