Fabián Rinaudo

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Fito Rinaudo
Fabian Andres Rinaudo.jpg
Rinaudo in 2009
Personal information
Full name Fabián Andrés Rinaudo
Date of birth (1987-05-15) 15 May 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Armstrong, Argentina
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 15
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Gimnasia La Plata 100 (1)
2011–2014 Sporting CP 36 (0)
2014 Catania (loan) 17 (0)
2014– Catania 31 (2)
2015– Gimnasia La Plata (loan) 17 (0)
National team
2009–2011 Argentina 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 June 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2016

Fabián Andrés Rinaudo (born 15 May 1987 in Armstrong, Santa Fe) is an Argentinian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Gimnasia on loan from Italian club Catania. Rinaudo also holds an Italian passport, and sometimes plays with his nickname, Fito, on his shirt.

Club career[edit]

Gimnasia La Plata[edit]

He made his league debut for Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata in a 0–0 draw against River Plate on 5 October 2008. In the 2009-10 season he was awarded the prize for best player[by whom?] in the Torneo Apertura and second-best for the Torneo Clausura. He played 100 games for Gimnasia, his last one being a 1–1 draw against San Martín de San Juan, result that relegated Gimnasia to the Primera B Nacional.

Sporting Clube de Portugal[edit]

On 3 July 2011, Fito Rinaudo joined Portuguese club Sporting Clube de Portugal for an undisclosed fee,[1] signing a four-year contract with a €25M minimum fee release clause.[2] Sporting signed him in a leverage deal as the club later sold 15% economic rights to Sporting Portugal Fund for €525,000 and another 50% to Quality Sports Investments for €1.1 million. The club retained 35% economic rights on future transfer fee.[3][4]

After Sporing sold the registration rights of Rinaudo to Catania, Sporting also paid €480,000 to Sporting Portugal Fund.[5]

Calcio Catania[edit]

On 10 January 2014 he was loaned to Calcio Catania[6] and made the move permanent later in July 2014 in a 3-year contract, for €1.6 million fee plus bonuses. Sporting would also received 50% of the future transfer fee if Catania sold the player.[7]

On 17 August 2015 Rinaudo was loaned back to Argentina for Gimnasia.[8] The loan was renewed on 8 August 2016.[9]

International career[edit]

On 20 May 2009 Rinaudo made his international debut in a friendly match against Panama. The Argentine team, made up of players based in the Primera División Argentina won the game 3–1.


  1. ^ "Rinaudo é reforço" (in Portuguese). Sporting CP. 3 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2 October 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rinaudo com cláusula de rescisão de 25 milhões". Record. 13 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Relatório e Contas do exercício 2011/2012" [2011–12 Annual Report] (PDF) (in Portuguese). Sporting Clube de Portugal (football). 7 September 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Relatório e Contas relativo ao Exercício 2012/13 aprovado em Assembleia Geral de 30 de Setembro de 2013" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Sporting Clube de Portugal (football). 3 October 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Relatório e Contas 31-12-2014" (PDF). Sporting Portugal Fund (in Portuguese). CMVM. 7 April 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Catania sumó otro argentino: Fabián Rinaudo". Goal.com (in Spanish). 10 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Relatório e Contas do exercício 2014/2015" [2014–15 Annual Report] (PDF) (in Portuguese). Sporting Clube de Portugal (football). 8 September 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "Fabián Andrés Rinaudo al Gimnasia, cessione a titolo temporaneo con diritto di riscatto" (in Italian). Calcio Catania. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  9. ^ "Fabián Andrés Rinaudo al Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata" (in Italian). Calcio Catania. 8 August 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 

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