Facundo Hernán Quiroga

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Facundo Quiroga
Personal information
Full name Facundo Hernán Quiroga
Date of birth (1978-01-10) 10 January 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth San Luis, Argentina
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Newell's Old Boys 22 (1)
1998–2004 Sporting CP 73 (2)
2000–2001Napoli (loan) 28 (0)
2004–2008 VfL Wolfsburg 90 (1)
2008–2010 River Plate 25 (1)
2010–2011 Huracán 31 (1)
2011–2013 All Boys 54 (0)
Total 323 (6)
National team
2002–2004 Argentina 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Facundo Hernán Quiroga (born 10 January 1978) is an Argentine retired professional footballer. Mainly a central defender, he could also play in the right flank.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in San Luis, Quiroga began his career at Newell's Old Boys in the Argentine Primera División in 1997. The following year he was signed by Sporting Clube de Portugal, which he represented six seasons with a season-long loan at Italian side S.S.C. Napoli in 2000–01. He was relatively important in the Lisbon team's 2000 conquest of the Primeira Liga championship, playing alongside another Newell's graduate Aldo Duscher who also signed in 1998; at Napoli he played with former Sporting teammate Luís Vidigal, as the team was eventually relegated from Serie A.

In 2004, Quiroga moved to VfL Wolfsburg, a club that acquired a number of Argentine players in that timeframe (Oscar Ahumada, Andrés D'Alessandro, Diego Klimowicz and Juan Carlos Menseguez). A regular in the lineups from 2004 to 2007, he only appeared in 12 Bundesliga matches in his last year, subsequently returning to Argentina and joining Club Atlético River Plate.

32-year-old Quiroga signed for Club Atlético Huracán in 2010. He retired three seasons later, with All Boys also in his country's top division.

International career[edit]

Quiroga gained 16 caps for the Argentina national team, going on to represent the country at the 2004 Copa América. His debut came on 17 April 2002 in a friendly win in Germany (1–0), playing the entire match and being booked – he was finally overlooked for the squad at that year's FIFA World Cup.




  1. ^ "Facundo Quiroga". Worldfootball. Retrieved 21 October 2012.

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