Francisco Cerro

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Francisco Cerro
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Personal information
Full name Francisco Cerro
Date of birth (1988-02-09) February 9, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Santiago del Estero, Argentina
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Centre midfielder / Right winger
Club information
Current team
Racing Club
Number 18
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Quilmes 51 (2)
2011–2012 Vélez Sársfield (loan) 24 (0)
2012–2014 Vélez Sársfield 34 (1)
2014– Racing Club 27 (0)
National team
2012– Argentina 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 March 2015.

Francisco Cerro (born February 9, 1988) is an Argentine football midfielder who plays for Racing Club in the Argentine Primera División.

Club career[edit]

Cerro started his professional career in 2008 playing for Quilmes in the Primera B Nacional (Argentine second division). During the 2009–10 season, he helped Quilmes to obtain promotion to the Argentine Primera División. During his team's one-season stay in the Primera, Cerro played 23 games (9 in the 2010 Apertura[1] and 14 in the 2011 Clausura[2]), and scored two goals.

For the 2011–12 Argentine Primera División season, Cerro was loaned to Vélez Sársfield with a US$750,000 option to buy.[3] He signed his contract with Vélez on August 4, 2011.[4] Initially a substitute for Héctor Canteros, Cerro became a regular starter for the team during the 2012 Clausura and Copa Libertadores, playing 21 games during the semester.[5][6]

The midfielder was eventually purchased by Vélez and started 13 games (scoring once) during Vélez's 2012 Inicial title-winning campaign.[7]

After tough negotiations, on 5 February 2014 is confirmed as the new reinforcement Racing Club, following the purchase of 90% of his passes. On February 15, makes its official debut with the albiceleste jersey in the 1-0 defeat against San Lorenzo in the New Gasometer, entering halftime replaces José Luis Gómez. Despite the defeat, Pancho performed well in his debut, since that party has won the title and is one of the leaders of the team, providing strength and good play with the ball under his breath.

In 2014 champion is crowned Racing Club having played two matches (against Banfield and Olimpo of Bahia Blanca) after 13 years of waiting. Currently he has 27 games played goalless in Racing Club . In 2015 their current statistics are in the Libertadores Cup and played 4 games in the First Division of Argentina, has 14 games played.

International career[edit]

Cerro debuted for the Argentina national football team in 2012, playing a friendly against Brazil in a team formed exclusively with local league players.


Vélez Sársfield


  1. ^ "Opening '10 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2011-08-03. 
  2. ^ "Closing '11 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2011-08-03. 
  3. ^ "Un ex mediocampista de Quilmes es el primer refuerzo de Vélez" (in Spanish). Télam. 2011-08-03. Retrieved 2011-08-03. 
  4. ^ Diego Luis Guitian (2011-08-04). "Es un sueño llegar al campeón" (in Spanish). Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  5. ^ "Clausura '12 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  6. ^ "Libertadores '12 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  7. ^ "Inicial '12 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 

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