Emmanuel Ledesma

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Emmanuel Ledesma
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Personal information
Full name Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma
Date of birth (1988-05-24) 24 May 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Quilmes, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
New York Cosmos
Number 18
Youth career
2005–2006 Defensa y Justicia
2006–2008 Genoa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Genoa 0 (0)
2008–2009 Queens Park Rangers (loan) 17 (1)
2009 Salernitana (loan) 8 (1)
2009–2010 Novara (loan) 8 (1)
2010 Crotone 10 (0)
2011 Walsall 10 (1)
2011 Defensa y Justicia 3 (0)
2012 Walsall 10 (4)
2012–2015 Middlesbrough 56 (8)
2014–2015 Rotherham United (loan) 7 (1)
2015 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 4 (0)
2015–2016 Rotherham United 5 (0)
2016 Brentford 1 (0)
2016 Panetolikos 9 (0)
2017– New York Cosmos 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:41, 24 December 2016 (UTC).

Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (born 24 May 1988) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for New York Cosmos in the North American Soccer League.

Career[edit]

After moving through the youth ranks of Serie A side Genoa, Ledesma joined Queens Park Rangers on a season-long loan in June 2008.[1] Ledesma made a bright start to his career in English football, highlighted by a hat-trick at home to Carlisle in the second round of the League Cup,[2] this coming days after his first and what turned out to be only league goal for QPR in a 2–0 win over Doncaster Rovers.[3] After only a few games at Loftus Road, he had made a good impression on many Queens Park Rangers fans and a limited edition T-shirt was made in his honour.[4] On 2 February 2009 he left QPR by mutual consent to join Serie B side Salernitana in a half-season loan move.[5]

In July 2009 he went to Novara Calcio, on loan from Genoa, with option to sign him in a co-ownership deal.[6] Although he won promotion to Serie B with Novara, in June 2010, the club decided to send him back to Genoa.[7] Ledesma subsequently signed for newly promoted Serie B club, F.C. Crotone, in a co-ownership deal, however, after only half of the season, he returned to Genoa and was released in January 2011.

Following his release by Genoa, Ledesma was offered a trial with Brighton and Hove Albion where, despite scoring on his debut for the reserves, he was not offered a permanent deal. While playing for Brighton reserves, Ledesma was spotted by Walsall, where he successfully completed a trial, and contracted himself to Walsall until the end of the 2010–11 season.[8] Ledesma scored one goal in aiding Walsall's successful survival against relegation,[9] before returning to Argentina to re-join boyhood club Defensa y Justicia. Ledesma returned to England in 2012 and, in March, again signed a contract with Walsall for the remainder of the 2011–12 season.[8]

Ledesma signed a three-year contract with Middlesbrough in July 2012.[10] On 11 August 2012, Ledesma scored on his first competitive game for Middlesbrough, scoring in a 2 – 1 victory over Bury in the first round of the League Cup.[11] After struggling to establish himself in the first team squad, he added a second goal scored directly from a corner in a 3–1 victory over Preston North End in the third round.[11] Ledesma scored his first league goal for Middlesbrough in a 4–1 win against Charlton Athletic.[11] Ledesma was named in the Championship team of the week after the Charlton match and followed up this strong performance with a man of the match effort against Sheffield Wednesday a week later. He also scored a free kick in a 3–0 home win over Huddersfield Town.[11] After struggling to get amongst the first team again in the 2013/2014 season, Ledesma earned a place in the lineup in December under new manager Aitor Karanka and scored two goals in two games.[12] He scored another long range effort a month later against Charlton Athletic.[12]

On 22 November 2014, it was announced that Ledesma had been recruited on an emergency loan deal to Rotherham United until January 2015.[13] He made his debut as a half-time substitute the same day in a 1–0 loss to Birmingham City.[14]

Following his release by Middlesbrough, on 2 July 2015 Ledesma signed a one-year deal with Championship side Rotherham United.[15]

On 9 August 2016, Ledesma joined Championship club Brentford on non-contract terms,[16] but after just two appearances,[17] he departed for Superleague Greece club Panetolikos.[18] On 24 December 2016, Panetolikos and Ledesma parted ways.[19]

On 23 March 2017, Ledesma joined North American Soccer League side New York Cosmos.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "QPR net Genoa midfielder on loan". BBC Sport. 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  2. ^ "QPR 4–0 Carlisle". BBC. 26 August 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "QPR 2–0 Doncaster". BBC. 23 August 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ledesma stars for QPR". Sky Sports. 2008-08-26. Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  5. ^ "Acquistato Ledesma, ceduto Umunegbu" (in Italian). Salernitana Calcio 1919. 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2009-02-02. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Novara: dopo Ledesma, è fatta anche per Cossentino e Rigoni" (in Italian). 2009-07-19. Retrieved 2009-07-19. [dead link]
  7. ^ "LEDESMA LASCIA GLI AZZURRI" [LEDESMA LEAVE BLUES]. Novara Calcio (in Italian). 24 June 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2010. [dead link]
  8. ^ a b http://www.skysports.com/football/player/2871/emmanuel-ledesma
  9. ^ "Emmanuel Ledesma | Football Stats | Brentford | Season 2010/2011 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
  10. ^ "Middlesbrough sign forward Emmanuel Ledesma". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Emmanuel Ledesma | Football Stats | Brentford | Season 2012/2013 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
  12. ^ a b "Emmanuel Ledesma | Football Stats | Brentford | Season 2013/2014 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
  13. ^ Emmanuel Ledesma completes loan move to Rotherham United - Gazette Live
  14. ^ "Emmanuel Ledesma | Football Stats | Brentford | Season 2014/2015 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
  15. ^ "Emmanuel Ledesma: Rotherham sign ex-Middlesbrough winger". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
  16. ^ FC, Brentford. "Emmanuel Ledesma signs for Brentford on a non-contract basis". Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
  17. ^ "Emmanuel Ledesma | Football Stats | Brentford | Season 2016/2017 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
  18. ^ FC, Brentford. "Emmanuel Ledesma leaves Brentford to join Greek side Panetolikos". Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
  19. ^ "Λύση συμβολαίων". Retrieved 2016-12-24. 
  20. ^ http://www.nasl.com/news/2017/03/23/new-york-cosmos-add-pair-of-signings-ahead-of-opening-night

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