Federico Fazio

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Federico Fazio
Federico Fazio.jpg
Fazio playing for Roma in 2017
Personal information
Full name Federico Julián Fazio[1]
Date of birth (1987-03-17) 17 March 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Roma
Number 20
Youth career
Ferro Carril Oeste
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Ferro Carril Oeste 48 (3)
2007 Sevilla B 20 (2)
2007–2014 Sevilla 148 (12)
2014–2017 Tottenham Hotspur 20 (0)
2016Sevilla (loan) 4 (0)
2016–2017Roma (loan) 37 (2)
2017– Roma 34 (2)
National team
2006–2007 Argentina U20 13 (1)
2008 Argentina U23 2 (0)
2011– Argentina 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 June 2018

Federico Julián Fazio (American Spanish: [feðeˈɾiko ˈfasjo]; born 17 March 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Italian club A.S. Roma.

He began his career at Ferro Carril Oeste, signing for Sevilla in 2007. He made 201 official appearances for the latter club in nine years and scored 15 goals,[2] joining Tottenham Hotspur in August 2014 and subsequently returning to Sevilla on loan; in August 2016, he moved to the Italian Serie A with Roma.

Fazio made his debut for Argentina in 2011, and represented the country at the 2018 World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Sevilla[edit]

Born in Buenos Aires, Fazio started his career in the Primera B Nacional with Ferro Carril Oeste in 2005. He was bought by Spanish club Sevilla FC in late January 2007[3] and spent the vast majority of the remaining season with the reserves, which he helped achieve promotion to Segunda División.

Fazio started 2007–08 registered with both Sevilla teams. However, due to the absences of Javi Navarro (knee, entire campaign missed) and Julien Escudé (pubis, less than half of possible games), he ended up playing an important part on a side that reached a final qualification to the UEFA Cup. His first game with the main squad was on 25 August 2007 in the season opener, a 4–1 home La Liga win against Getafe CF.[4]

On 7 May 2008, Fazio scored his first goal for Sevilla in a 3–0 win at Racing de Santander. He added another in that match,[5] and a third a week later in a 2–0 home success against Real Betis; in both games, he played as a defensive midfielder.[6][7][8]

In his second year, they finished third but Fazio featured slightly less and saw time at both positions. He was mostly injured during the following season, playing only ten league contests (on 13 March 2010, he headed home in a 1–1 home draw against Deportivo de La Coruña[9]);[10][11] the Andalusians ended the league in the fourth place, also winning the Copa del Rey, but he was not picked for the final of the latter competition itself.

Still bothered with some physical problems in 2010–11,[11] Fazio played the most he had in years, appearing in 19 games – 17 starts – as Sevilla ranked fifth and qualified to the Europa League.

Tottenham[edit]

On 26 August 2014, Fazio signed for Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £8 million, on a four-year contract.[12] On 18 October he started on his Premier League debut at Manchester City, but was given a straight red card for denying Sergio Agüero a goalscoring opportunity in the penalty area, in an eventual 1–4 defeat.[13] On 6 November he met the same fate, after conceding a penalty with a foul on Jerónimo Barrales in the closing stages of a 2–1 away win over Asteras Tripoli F.C. for the Europa League group stage.[14][15]

On 31 January 2016, after only one competitive game in the first part of the season (a 1–2 home loss against Arsenal in the League Cup)[16][17] Fazio returned to Sevilla on a five-month loan.[18] He was sent off after just 24 minutes on his debut for two bookable offences, in a 1–1 away draw to Celta de Vigo;[19] the decision to hand him the number 16 shirt was controversial, as convention had previously been for only homegrown players to wear the number that Antonio Puerta wore when he died playing for the team in 2007.[20]

Roma[edit]

On 3 August 2016, Fazio was loaned to A.S. Roma with the Italians having the possibility of making the deal permanent at the end of the campaign for 3.2 million.[21] He made his Serie A debut 17 days later, playing ten minutes in a 4–0 home win against Udinese Calcio.[22]

International career[edit]

Fazio was an integral part of the Argentina under-20 team that won the FIFA World Cup in 2007.[23] The following year, he helped the Olympic team win gold at the Summer Olympics in Beijing: he played twice in the tournament, as backup for Nicolás Pareja and Ezequiel Garay.[24]

Fazio made his debut for the full side on 1 June 2011, appearing in a 1–4 friendly defeat in Nigeria.[25] He scored his first goal for his country in another exhibition game, netting the opener in an eventual 6–0 win in Singapore on 13 June 2017.[26]

Fazio was selected by manager Jorge Sampaoli for his 2018 FIFA World Cup squad.[27] He made his debut in the competition on 30 June, coming on as a 46th-minute substitute for Marcos Rojo in a 3–4 round-of-16 loss against France.[28]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 20 May 2018[29]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ferro Carril Oeste 2006–07 Primera B Nacional 17 0 0 0 17 0
Sevilla 2007–08 La Liga 22 3 0 0 2[a] 0 0 0 24 3
2008–09 16 0 3 0 3[b] 0 22 0
2009–10 10 1 1 0 2[a] 0 13 1
2010–11 19 1 0 0 5[c] 0 1[d] 0 25 1
2011–12 28 2 3 0 2[e] 0 33 2
2012–13 26 3 7 1 33 4
2013–14 27 2 1 0 13[e] 1 41 3
2014–15 0 0 0 0 1[f] 0 1 0
Total 148 12 15 1 28 1 1 0 192 14
Tottenham 2014–15 Premier League 20 0 2 0 3 0 6[e] 0 31 0
2015–16 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 20 0 2 0 4 0 6 0 32 0
Sevilla (loan) 2015–16 La Liga 4 0 0 0 2[e] 0 6 0
Roma (loan) 2016–17 Serie A 37 2 2 0 9[g] 2 48 4
Roma 2017–18 Serie A 34 2 0 0 11[a] 0 45 2
Total 71 4 2 0 20 2 93 6
Career total 260 16 19 1 4 0 56 3 1 0 340 20
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in Champions League
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Cup
  3. ^ Two appearances in Champions League, three appearances in Europa League
  4. ^ Appearance in the Supercopa de España
  5. ^ a b c d Appearances in Europa League
  6. ^ Appearance in UEFA Super Cup
  7. ^ One appearance in the Champions League and eight in the Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 30 June 2018[30]
Argentina
Year Apps Goals
2011 2 0
2012 0 0
2013 0 0
2014 1 0
2015 0 0
2016 0 0
2017 4 1
2018 3 0
Total 10 1

International goals[edit]

As of 13 June 2017 (Argentina score listed first, score column indicates score after each Fazio goal)
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 June 2017 National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore  Singapore 1–0 6–0 Friendly[26]

Honours[edit]

Sevilla B

Sevilla

Tottenham Hotspur

Argentina U20

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: Argentina" (PDF). FIFA. 10 June 2018. p. 1. Retrieved 10 June 2018. 
  2. ^ "La muy alargada sombra de Fazio" [The very large shadow of Fazio]. Diario de Sevilla (in Spanish). 25 August 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "El Sevilla ficha al argentino Julián Fazio" [Sevilla sign Argentine Julián Fazio]. 20 minutos (in Spanish). 26 January 2007. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "FC Sevilla 4–1 Getafe". ESPN Soccernet. 25 August 2007. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Racing Santander 0–3 Sevilla FC". ESPN Soccernet. 7 May 2008. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Real Betis 0–2 Sevilla FC". ESPN Soccernet. 11 May 2008. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Alta cláusula para blindar a Fazio" [High clause to shield Fazio]. Diario de Sevilla (in Spanish). 25 November 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2018. 
  8. ^ "Fazio, pivote de guardia, central de profesión" [Fazio, holding midfielder by guard, stopper by trade] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2018. 
  9. ^ "Deportivo find swift equaliser". ESPN Soccernet. 13 March 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Fazio y De Mul se reincorporan a los entrenamientos del Sevilla" [Fazio and De Mul reinstated in Sevilla's trainings]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 30 April 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Las lesiones se eternizan en el Sevilla" [Injuries become eternal in Sevilla]. El Correo de Andalucía (in Spanish). 12 January 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  12. ^ Law, Matt (26 August 2014). "Tottenham sign Federico Fazio for £8m on four-year deal". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  13. ^ Bevan, Chris (18 October 2014). "Manchester City 4–1 Tottenham Hotspur". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  14. ^ Abraham, Timothy (6 November 2014). "Asteras Tripolis 1–2 Tottenham Hotspur". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "Federico Fazio". Premier League. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "Tottenham Hotspur 1–2 Arsenal". BBC Sport. 23 September 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  17. ^ "Tottenham signings under Franco Baldini: Hit or miss?". Sky Sports. 28 September 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  18. ^ "El Sevilla cierra la cesión de Fazio" [Sevilla close Fazio loan]. Marca (in Spanish). 31 January 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  19. ^ "El Sevilla resiste la embestida celeste" [Sevilla withstand sky blue assault]. Marca (in Spanish). 7 February 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  20. ^ "El sevillismo, indignado con Fazio por elegir el dorsal 16 de Puerta" [Sevilla faithful, outraged by Fazio for having chosen Puerta's number 16]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 8 February 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  21. ^ "L'AS Roma perfeziona l'ingaggio di Federico Julian Fazio" [AS Roma complete signing of Federico Julian Fazio] (in Italian). A.S. Roma. 3 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  22. ^ "Roma 4–0 Udinese". Sky Sports. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  23. ^ "Holders Argentina ease into U20 final". UEFA. 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  24. ^ Federico FazioFIFA competition record
  25. ^ "Nigerians hammer depleted Argentina". FIFA. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  26. ^ a b "Argentina-Singapur: el seleccionado y una goleada por 6 a 0 ante un rival de muy bajo calibre" [Argentina-Singapore: the national team and 6 to 0 routing of quite lowly opponent]. La Nación (in Spanish). 13 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  27. ^ "World Cup 2018: Messi and Aguero in Argentina squad but Icardi out". BBC Sport. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2018. 
  28. ^ Cristopher Clarey (30 June 2018). "Lionel Messi's World Cup ends in a blur of goals by France". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 June 2018. 
  29. ^ Federico Fazio at Soccerway. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  30. ^ "F. Fazio – Matches". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 June 2018. 
  31. ^ "Spot-on Sevilla leave Benfica dreams in tatters". UEFA. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 

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