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 CP in Portugal, playing six years for them, until 2002, except for a season-long loan (in 2000–01) at Italian side Napoli. He was an important player in the Lisbon team's conquest of the Primeira Liga in 1999–2000, playing alongside another Newell's graduate, Aldo Duscher, who also signed in 1998; during his season at Napoli, he played with former Sporting teammate Luís Vidigal, as the team suffered relegation 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 season, subsequently returning to Argentina and joining River Plate.
Quiroga gained 16 caps for the Argentina national team between 2002 and 2004, going on to represent the country at the 2004 Copa América. His debut came on 17 April 2002 in a friendly away win against Germany (1–0), playing the entire match and being booked. He was eventually overlooked for the squad at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and South Korea.
- "Facundo Quiroga". Worldfootball. Retrieved 21 October 2012.