Franco Miranda

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Franco Miranda
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Personal information
Full name Franco Andrés Miranda
Date of birth (1985-05-13) 13 May 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Instituto ACC
Number TBA
Youth career
1991–2001 C.A.I.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 C.A.I. (?)
2003–2005 River Plate 9 (0)
2005–2006 Racing Club 2 (0)
2006–2007 Helsingborgs IF 19 (0)
2007–2009 C.A.I. 0 (0)
2007–2009 St Mirren (loan) 46 (4)
2009–2010 Chacarita Juniors 0 (0)
2010 C.A.I. 9 (0)
2010–2011 Tiro Federal 0 (0)
2011–2013 Patronato 31 (3)
2013–2015 Sportivo Belgrano 55 (2)
2015– Instituto ACC 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 May 2015.

Franco Andrés Miranda (born 13 May 1985) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Instituto ACC. He is a left full back.

Career[edit]

Miranda signed for St Mirren in August 2007, on loan from Argentine club CAI. He had returned to Argentina from Sweden, where he was with Helsingborg. Miranda has also played for River Plate during his career.

In the 2007/08 close season, he had been training with Scottish Premier League team St Mirren and a one year loan deal was eventually agreed with them. On 10 August 2007 St Mirren received international clearance to finalise the deal to bring Miranda to the club.[1] Miranda scored on his debut, opening goal of a 2–1 win against Inverness. On 2 September 2007, Miranda scored the only goal for St Mirren in a match against Celtic but scored an own goal as the club was defeated 5–1 heavily. The next game could have been more worse for Miranda when he was sent off for second bookable offense in a 2–0 loss against Dundee United. But after a fine season with the Buddies, his loan spell was extended by a further season in June 2008.[2] Miranda would score twice against Hamilton and Rangers respectively. Miranda's last St Mirren game was a 3–2 defeat against Dundee United at Tannadice in January 2009. Shortly after this game Miranda suffered a knee injury which ended his season and he then left the Buddies in July 2009 to return to Argentina, where he signed for newly promoted Chacarita Juniors.[citation needed] During his time at St.Mirren, Miranda remains a popular figure at the club and became a regular player, playing in the left back position.[3]

At Chacarita Juniors, Miranda just made 6 appearance and at the end of the 2009/10 season he moved on to Argentine Second Division club Independiente Rivadavia, however it appears that he suffered a setback in passing a medical.[4]

Franco agreed to return to St Mirren on 28 August 2012, and flew to Scotland to conclude the deal[3] However on 10 September 2012, it was confirmed that St Mirren had pulled out of the deal and that they would be giving youth a chance by signing Graeme MacGregor and not signing Franco Miranda.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miranda completes move to Buddies". BBC Sport. 10 August 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "New Saints loan deal for Miranda". BBC Sport. 20 June 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Miranda set to return". St Nirren Mad. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mainguyague quiere ser titular el domingo ante Tiro Federal". 12 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "ST MIRREN SAY NO TO MIRANDA". EXPRESS. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "St Mirren boss Lennon ends interest in Franco Miranda". Daily Record. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 

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