Ezequiel Cirigliano

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Ezequiel Cirigliano
Personal information
Full name Adrián Ezequiel Cirigliano
Date of birth (1992-01-24) 24 January 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth Caseros, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 5
Youth career
River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2016 River Plate 61 (0)
2013–2014Hellas Verona (loan) 13 (0)
2015FC Dallas (loan) 8 (0)
2016Club Atlético Tigre (loan) 6 (0)
2016–2017 Atlético Tucumán 2 (0)
2017– Zacatepec 53 (0)
National team
2009 Argentina U17 2 (0)
2011 Argentina U20 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 January 2019

Adrián Ezequiel Cirigliano (American Spanish: [eseˈkjel siɾiɣˈljano]; born 24 January 1992) is an Argentine football midfielder who plays for Zacatepec.

Club career[edit]

Cirigliano made his first team debut for River Plate on April 11, 2010 in a 0–0 away draw with Atlético Tucumán.[1] At 18, he started the game against Atlético alongside 36-year-old Matías Almeyda in midfield.[2] A tough tackling midfielder who is useful on the ball, Cirigliano has been likened to a cross between Xavi and Javier Mascherano.[3]

On July 18, 2013, Cirigliano joined the newly promoted Serie A club Hellas Verona on a loan deal.[4]

On the first days of July, 2014, Cirigliano returns to River Plate coming back from his loan and attends practice. He refuses to travel to the pre-season in an attempt to negotiate a definitive transfer to Hellas Verona, which subsequently fails. Therefore, coach Marcelo Gallardo separates him from the rest of the squad.

On September 10, 2014, after being pardoned by the director, Cirigliano starts practice with River Plate's reserve team in order to re-join the squad and be able to play again.

On July 20, 2015, FC Dallas announced the deal has been reached to take the player on-loan from River Plate. Per league policy, terms were not revealed, though the club will be using their Target Allocation Money to help fund the loan-deal.[5] He was released by Dallas in January 2016 and signed on loan by Club Atlético Tigre, resigning contract on May 2016.[6]

On July 12, 2017, Cirigliano signed with Zacatepec.[7]

International career[edit]

Cirigliano played for the Argentina national under-17 football team the 2009 South American Under-17 Football Championship and the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, and with the Argentina national under-20 football team the 2011 South American Youth Championship. He has also been selected for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.


River Plate


  1. ^ "Closing '10 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
  2. ^ Federico del Río (April 9, 2010). "Mitad de cancha y de edad". Olé (in Spanish). Retrieved July 27, 2011.
  3. ^ "Manchester United target combines the passing of Xavi with the fire of Mascherano". TalkSport. Archived from the original on July 28, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2012.
  4. ^ "Hellas Verona complete the signing of River Plate starlet". Forza Italian Football. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  5. ^ "FC Dallas signs 23-year-old River Plate midfielder Ezequiel Cirigliano". Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  6. ^ http://www.fcdallas.com/post/2016/01/22/fc-dallas-waives-midfielders-rolando-escobar-and-ezequiel-cirigliano
  7. ^ "Ezequiel Cirigliano, Nuevo Refuerzo Del Atlético Zacatepec". www.ascensomx.net (in Spanish). July 12, 2017. Retrieved July 15, 2017.

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