Federico Almerares

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Federico Almerares
Personal information
Full name Federico Almerares
Date of birth (1985-05-02) May 2, 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Mar del Plata, Argentina
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Schaffhausen
Number 15
Youth career
River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 River Plate 13 (2)
2008–2010 FC Basel 41 (7)
2011 Neuchâtel Xamax 16 (4)
2011–2012 Belgrano 20 (2)
2012–2013 Atlético Tucumán 18 (2)
2013–2014 Sportivo Belgrano 6 (0)
2014 Mushuc Runa 4 (0)
2014 Macará
2014– Schaffhausen 16 (3)
National team
2005 Argentina U-20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 September 2014.

Federico Almerares (born 2 May 1985 in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for FC Schaffhausen in the Swiss Challenge League.

Almerares came through the ranks at Club Atlético River Plate and made his debut in 2003, but never established himself in the first team, only making three appearances between 2005 and March 2008 when he went on trial with Swedish Allsvenskan club Djurgårdens IF.[1] The trial with the Stockholm club was unsuccessful, but he did gather attention from several other European clubs including R.S.C. Anderlecht and FK Austria Wien.

On August 8, 2008, he signed for Swiss side FC Basel.[2] He made his Basel debut in a 3–3 friendly draw with FC Concordia Basel. He came on as a substitute for Marco Streller with 73 minutes played and scored a late equaliser in the 93rd minute. His first league appearance was made against FC Aarau on 7 March 2009, when he was substituted in the 62nd minute for Orhan Mustafi. On September 17, 2009, he scored the winning goal in Basel's impressive 2–0 UEFA Europa League win over A.S. Roma at St. Jakob-Park.[3] He scored his first Swiss League goal on 1 April 2010 in the 4:3 home win against FC Sion. On 31 January 2011 Federico Almerares transferred within Switzerland to Neuchâtel Xamax. He played 16 games for the club, but after the second game on the 2011/12 season he was fired for lack of efficiency.

He returned to Argentina as he transferred to Club Atlético Belgrano in July 2011. He made his debut for Belgrano on 17 August 2011 in the 1:1 home draw against Club Olimpo and scored his first goal for the club on 1 October in the 1:2 home defeat against Argentinos Juniors.

Honours[edit]

Basel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Svenskafans.com
  2. ^ FC Basel 1893 (2008). "Crayton geht, Almerares kommt!" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  3. ^ Bebbi dazzlers down top dogs Roma

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