Facundo Hernán Quiroga
|Full name||Facundo Hernán Quiroga|
|Date of birth||10 January 1978|
|Place of birth||San Luis, Argentina|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1997–1998||Newell's Old Boys||22||(1)|
|2000–2001||→ Napoli (loan)||28||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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.
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.
- "Facundo Quiroga". Worldfootball. Retrieved 21 October 2012.