Emiliano Dudar

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Emiliano Dudar
Emiliano Dudar warming up..JPG
Personal information
Full name Emiliano Ariel Dudar
Date of birth (1981-08-12) 12 August 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Central Defender
Club information
Current team
Deportivo Merlo
Number TBA
Youth career
1997–1998 Vélez Sársfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Velez Sarsfield 63 (5)
2003–2004 Independiente (loan) 19 (1)
2004 Banfield (loan) 2 (0)
2004 Caracas (loan)
2005 Libertad (loan)
2005 Carabobo
2005 Tigre 15 (0)
2006–2007 Vasco da Gama 19 (0)
2007–2008 FC Chiasso 14 (3)
2008 Olimpo de Bahía Blanca 15 (0)
2009 AC Bellinzona 16 (2)
2009–2012 Young Boys 48 (2)
2012 D.C. United 11 (0)
2013 FC Chiasso 14 (3)
2013–2015 FC Sion 0 (0)
2015– Deportivo Merlo 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 April 2015.

Emiliano Ariel Dudar (born 12 August 1981[1][2] in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine central defender who plays for Deportivo Merlo.


Dudar began his career in the youth ranks of Velez Sarsfield and made his First Division debut in 2000. During his debut season he was named Rookie of the Year by the Asociación del Fútbol Argentino. In over four years at the Buenos Aires club, he made 63 appearances and scored 5 goals. For the 2003/04 season he was loaned out to Independiente and was a regular starter appearing in 19 matches and scoring one goal. For the next few years he was loaned out to Banfield, Caracas, and Libertad. In 2005, he signed with Carabobo in Venezuela's top flight and remained at the club for one year before returning to Argentina. He signed with Tigre for the second half of the 2005 season and appeared in 15 games. His play with Tigre drew the attention of top Brazilian club Vasco da Gama. He joined Vasco in 2006 and appeared in 34 official matches for the club.

In 2007, he left for Europe, joining FC Chiasso of the Swiss Challenge League and appeared in 14 matches scoring 3 goals. He returned to Argentina in 2008 playing for Olimpo de Bahía Blanca. His prior experience in Switzerland led to his signing with Swiss side AC Bellinzona in the second half of the 2008–09 campaign, where he played in 16 matches and scored two goals. The following season, he joined BSC Young Boys. In his first year with Young Boys he was named the Swiss Golden Player as the league's top defender. He started in 31 matches that season scoring one goal. Dudar's second season with Young Boys was cut short as he was placed in a medically induced coma after suffering a severe head injury on 12 September 2010, when he accidentally clashed heads with teammate François Affolter.[3] He was successfully woken up a day later.[4]

He signed with D.C. United of Major League Soccer on 25 January 2012.[5]

After one season with DC, Dudar signed with FC Chiasso of the Swiss Challenge League on 1 February 2013[6] and then moved to Swiss Super League side FC Sion on 18 July 2013.



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